Well, I haven't been able to get back to work on our laundry room, so I can't share any final pictures with you just yet.
Instead, I thought I'd share a couple of pictures of the little cake I decorated for my mother's birthday last Saturday. We have really taken to making cake layers in 6" round pans -- they create cute little cakes that are easy to decorate and don't sit around being eaten for days and days.
My mother and I took a basic cake decorating class together back in April and we share a lot of the "equipment" we use to decorate cakes. She brought over a bunch of stuff last week so I had everything I would need to decorate her cake. Except there were some key pieces missing -- couplers so that I could switch out different icing tips but still use the same color of icing. Long story short, it meant I couldn't actually even make some of the flowers I wanted to make, not to mention I was still having to do some makeshift tricks to do what I was able to do.
In the end, while it wasn't what I had originally wanted to do, I was pretty happy with the way the cake turned out. And my mother loved it, so I suppose that's all that mattered, anyway! (I was equally thrilled when I saw how well the layers baked up -- nice and even! Sometimes I never know with my oven... I actually took a picture of those, too, haha, but they're on my phone and not really worth sharing.)
I took the first three pictures right after I decorated the cake the evening before my mother's birthday. My dad took the last picture when they were over at our house for dinner. I'm not sure what setting he used or why his pictures would look so different from mine (we have the same camera), but I liked the way the cake looked -- more dimensional, somehow -- so I thought I'd share that picture, too :-)
I'm not sure how many of you remember my Saturday Snapshot post of Laura's first birthday party, but if these icing colors look at all familiar, yes, they are left over from that. :-)
Happy Saturday! Have a great weekend, everyone!