Tuesday, October 16, 2007

the lofty goal of an amteur baker

Okay. I have a goal. It's a big one. David's very first school organized Fall Festival, of which I'm on the PTA planning team for (very dutiful parent might I add, LOL!), is this Friday. I happen to love cake walks. Don't love being in them, but love baking for them. I love baking period. Okay, so here is my goal. I want to make a cake I've never tried before. I got this idea from our local H.E.B. stores latest "Showtime" ad. It's a spider cake. If you've gotten the ad, you know what I'm talking about. If not, you can view it here. Now, although my cake won't look quite that neat, it will still be cool. I've gotten some Hostess Ding Dongs for the spider body, Mini Milky Way bars for the head, black licorice for the legs, and gum drops for the smaller spiders. It will be green, will have a black web, and will have lots of little spiders on the sides. :) My lofty goal is that I will make 2 of these beauties along with 10 miniture pumpkin cakes, iced and made to look like real pumpkins, complete with stem an all. Whew. I'm tired just typing all that out! So pray for me gals! I've baked all the cakes allready and have frozen them, (little side note - freezing a cake before icing them makes the icing process MUCH easier!), and will do all the decorating and icing all day Friday. The festival is Friday night. David is so excited it's all he talks about. I am having to make him his own cake here at the house because he wants one of my cakes "sooooooooo bad!" he says. :) Way to make a momma feel good baby! :) I'll post pics when I get them all iced and pretty!

3 comments:

Bev Brandon said...

hey, we could have a cake walk right here...i love cake walks...i just like winning...what does that say about me?...we are the most competitive family ever...

Annette said...

I also love to cook and bake! It's great fun! Good luck. We're doing the cake walk at the Wylie Fall Festival too...

Shonda said...

Jen,
Let your creative side flow. It will look great! I hope you'll post a picture of your cake(s).
Blessings in Christ--