Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Beware Martha Stewart

I'm not the biggest fan of Martha Stewart, but occasionally I see something she's done and simply must try it. (Not immediately - more like 3 years later). In her March 2004 Living issue, She had some really cool spring cakes. I also don't so much care for cake decorating (having tried to make an elmo cake for Pumpkin once and leaving us and all the guests with red stained teeth for two days). However, I've really REALLY wanted to try to make these cakes!

Anyhow, I asked for a cake decorating kit (in Dec. 2004). I finally got around to making a cake - the Martha Stewart cake I have been dreaming of all this time - tonight. Someone at church was saying they needed cakes for an activity so I volunteered, knowing that this was the only way that cake decorating kit was every going to be used.

I say beware Martha Stewart because this project took me 5 HOURS to complete. It's 1 a.m. and I have to get up in 4 hours and go to work. (and YES, Martha's was much better than mine, but still, I'm pretty happy with it). Through the process I only got more addicted, and will definately be cracking out the decorating kit more often. I don't mind the time investment because it's a little theraputic. And it's kind of edible artwork....so I can still tell people I'm "doing my art....".

8 comments:

roadrunner said...

Your cake looks amazing!!

Elle said...

Looks great Pam, keep up the good work. Maybe you can do a cake for Brads wedding. You may have the next ten years to learn hahahah!!!

Jessie said...

Pam, it's great! It looks almost like a vintage cake! Those RS ladies better appreciate it!

WTG!

Minks said...

The cake looks great, but I just can't quit thinking about how you only had four hours of sleep. It makes me sick thinking about it. I get worried when I haven't fallen asleep before 10:30, because I feel horrible the next day.

Ken Chandler said...

Before reading your post I thought this was a painting. Wow! Really nicely done.

pamo said...

minks, it's time you knew the truth about me. i have a disorder where i need to have some reason to stay up way too late every night. were it not the cake, it would have been something else. so when i talk about being tired, don't feel sorry for me, just say "it's your own fault."

annek said...

I really like Martha...but rarely am I brave enough to try anything she does. Way to go! The cake looks great, almost too pretty to cut into.

nessa said...

wow, pam! that cake is beautiful, not suprising coming from you though! it didn't at all shock me when you said that you only got a few hours of sleep....because isn't that what you do? all through college, i don't have one single memory of you sleeping at night, ever. i do, however, have many many memories of various activities you did instead of sleeping.... lets see, giving yourself a haircut, for one. oh, and, making yourself new pairs of pants by simply laying an existing pair of pants on some material and tracing them to make a new pair of pants. i think late-night-cake-making sounds perfect for you!!