Sunday, July 27, 2008

My Very First GIVEAWAY!!! (and another picture of a cake)

(In a sing-song voice)

My ver-y first give-away! My ver-y first give-away!

Keep reading 'til the end for it, but a little business, first:

“Hey BlogoSphere! MomDot is so excited about our launch! We had been working hard to get going for August 1st, but with all the amazing support of mom boutiques and mom bloggers, we are ready to get the Party Started! We want you to come every day starting on July 28th with the party ending on August 31st, including prizes daily and feature bloggers, just in time to bang out the end of summer and into the school year. Don’t forget to list your blog for free and connect with other mommies on our forum!”

And now, for the fun stuff!

We went to dinner at a friend's house tonight. Since cake is the only dessert I always have all the ingredients for, that's what I took. A light vanilla cake with chocolate ganache filling, cream cheese buttercream, and fondant. Yum!

I told Christian I was making a cake to take out there. Since they live out in the sticks country and have horses and a donkey, she said I should make a barn cake, with some horses and donkeys to go around it. God forbid I make a simple round cake anymore!

Well. I didn't quite feel like making a barn cake with horses and donkeys. In fact, I rather felt like I was a donkey, after the Harry Potter cake fiasco. And after making the Harry Potter cake, and the purse cake the following day, I really just wanted to buy some oreos and call it quits. So I made a simple round cake. A white, simple round cake. See my beautiful white cake? Kind of like a blank canvas, isn't it?

But I really couldn't take just a simple white cake. So since it was a beautiful white blank canvas, and I didn't feel like decorating it, I let Christian decorate it for me.

See the red barn? And the horse and donkey? And Christian swimming in the pond? Yep. She got it all on there. She even put all our names on the sides and counted to 100 by tens.

Yes, she did draw on every single one of those balls. Don't the little blue ones look like "the earth, as seen from a great distance"?

Which brings me to the giveaway! My very first!

You tell me which show that line is from, and the character that said it, and I'll give you... something. I promise. I'm very creative. I'll come up with something. For now, it's bedtime and I can't think of much.


Anonymous said...

Wellllll let me guess....since you are the only other person that knows "Friends" as well as I do, I am going to say friends. The character is harder, but I think it was Phoebe. SO that's my guess!!


(p.s. I love the maybe not live person flaoting in the pool...needs a chalk outline!! :)

Anonymous said...

Oh was her little pin dot tatoo.


Anonymous said...

you have a real competitor in your girl. she may take over making cakes for you. it looked great. can she make me one???? hope you all had a great time.

3girlsmom said...

Friends - Phoebe. Hilarious.
Awesome cake by the way. I love me some children's art!

Tracye said...

Yep. Friends-when Phoebe and Rachel got tattoos together, and Phoebe chickened out as soon as the needle touched her. Love that show!

Thanks for the compliments!

M'lissa, e-mail me your mailing address, and I'll get some really super-cool something in the mail to you asap.

Or next month, whatever.


Ticopi said...

Phoebe's blue freckle :-)
Very pretty cakes! I do like the blue and green and purple color combo!

Adena said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love your cakes. hmmmm...not sure on the quote but reminds me of the line from "Rocketman" about the earth looking like a giant blueberry :) And then of course you have to break out into song..."He's got the whole world in His hands..." in every language known to mankind.

2monkees said...

cute cakes! that is amazing art.

Jenn said...

I love you are starting her young!!!

She did a great job!

The Pink Potpourri said...

thanks for stopping by my blog and entering to win this week's giveaway! we have one every weekend, so be sure to come back and enter to win!

now, i JUST watched this episode last week...i am a HUGE friends fan! phoebe says it when her and rachel go get the tatoos, and she gets the dot :)

Nise' said...

My daughter has all the Friends DVDs, now I am going to have to ask her to bring me that episode! Beautiful cakes.

Beause your comments made my day with a smile or a laugh you have won the 2nd prize of a Dove Chocolate Bar. Please let me know if you prefer Milk Chocolate or Dark Chocolate and email me your smail mail address so I can get it out to you ASAP. Thank you for entering my giveaway!