A couple weeks ago, I picked up a box of cake decorating supplies. It’s been a while since I lost my old set and really, it was time for a new one. I kept putting it off because I only decorate 2 cakes a year and it just didn’t seem like spending money for something I’d use that rarely was a wise thing to do.
But, it is my kids’ birthday cakes and you can’t put a price on that, plus the princess really wanted roses this year. Well, roses I can do almost blindfolded, I used to make them by the hundreds when I was a young woman at my first job. But for roses you do need a couple of specialty cake decorating items.
So, even though I bought it a couple weeks ago, I didn’t open the box until the night before I had to decorate the cake. Surely a dumb move on my part. Half the items in the box were missing. All of the decorating bags were gone, and the writing tip was gone and what the heck was I going to do?
Well. I improvised. Thank goodness I had enough freezer baggies on hand that I could cut the corners off of to use as icing bags! Note to self: stick with the freezer baggies when desperate, as regular baggies will split on you and get icing all over the place!
[To the person who took all those things out of the box, shame on you. I know you’re stealing the socks out of the bags too. It’ll come back to bite you one of these days, mark my words!]
And for those who were interested, here’s the baby girl’s birthday cake. She picked the colors, and I made a rose for every year, with scattered rosebuds. She was happy.
Surprise, surprise, there’s a new post up on my poetry blog!