Oh boy, two parties in two weekends! Not good. I'm so very over parties for now. Luckily there are no more until May for us. I just didn't have the energy for poor little Soph's party prep. The day before the big day I was standing in the kitchen contemplating making a jewellery box cake for her. The temperature was in the high 20's and the humidity was about 100%. Not good for me or for the icing as it turned out.
The icing was collapsing down the sides of the cake as I worked. It stuck to the bench top when I rolled it out. It grew as I picked it up. The girls were eating what they thought were scraps. No.2 thought I should be videoed. Move over Julia Child! I just had to laugh, it was all so terrible and ridiculous. I think professionals have airconditioning. I think I did a bad job of the cake but in the heat I really didn't care.
Our baby girl didn't care one bit. She didn't notice the flaws in the icing. She just blew all of her candles out and happily cut into her cake. She didn't eat her piece of cake, just the decorations! Cheeky little lady.
I'm not into baking as you may well know. This is as good as it gets I'm afraid. Bought marshmallows in cute cupcake wrappers! Well it's all about presentation for me. I'll leave the fancy cooking for others.
So tomorrow my first real 'back to normal' week begins. The girls all started back at school during the week and hubby goes back to work tomorrow after six weeks at home. It sure is going to be quiet around here for a while. I'm looking forward to getting into the veggie garden. I'm hoping for a tidier house. I'm thinking No.4 and I are going to have a lovely day together tomorrow. And I sure hope you all do too!