Monthly Archives: April 2010

the smallest pigs in the world

today at hancock shaker village.


my first early attempts at cake decoration

I have been taking a cake decorating class at a local college for two weeks now, and have begun my slow, occasionally pathetic climb toward becoming a master cake decorator.

here are my first early attempts at roses:

I don’t know if you can really see how terrifying my hands looked here, but they were SO PINK.

I kept forgetting what had happened to my hands, and I’d look down every once and a while and have a momentary panic attack about the vivid hue of my finger flesh.

our cake decorating professor made us do rabbits for our first cake, being a few days before easter and all. I had no desire to do so, but heeded her demands.

it looked ok. please forgive me for the yellowness of my bunny–I was forced to render him thusly.

I am enjoying this. I am creeped out by the vast amount of crisco (excuse me, vegetable shortening) that goes into my frosting, so if anyone knows a recipe for a nice, stiff frosting, good for making flowers etc., that does NOT have crisco in it, I would really appreciate the suggestion.