I quit my job at the cafe and have been picking up extra hours as a cake decorator at my part-time job. Decorating cakes all day is why my husband was supposed to have a chocolate cake with no decoration for his birthday last week. I mean, jeez, you get tired of working with cakes and people after a while, and with no time off to prepare the last thing you want to do is deal with one more freakin' cake that you're not even going to get paid to do. So that was the plan… chocolate cake, chocolate frosting, any maybe his name if I was feeling generous.
After a long day at work, I started shopping for the cake ingredients. Partway through shopping, I started to feel a little guilty about not doing more for my husband's birthday. That was how I ended up over to the toy section playing with the Backyardigans toys. No really, I was looking for something that I could just plop on top of the cake (he got hooked on Backyardigans while out sick from work–that evil, insideous Nick Jr.!). What I did find was a tube of Spongebob toys in the discount bin, so I grabbed it and went home.
While waiting for the cake to finish baking, I started feeling guilty again, grabbed a piece of scratch paper, and started drawing. This is what it looked like with the toys on it.
It wasn't too bad so I started the cake in earnest… and that was when I realized that I forgot all about buying a cake board and cake box for transport. That's why the finished cake is on a sheet pan. The cake would have looked better, and taken a hell of a lot less time to prepare, if I had an air brush setup. But that's a whole different rant. <sigh>
Anyone notice where the bubbles originate?
Don't feel bad, no one at the party did either. They were all too excited about playing the new 80's version of Guitar Hero. In the end, I was happy that I did a bit more than I had planned for a cake, and the party was a lot of fun too. Next year we're celebrating in Las Vegas for his big 40, snf I have no idea what we'll do for a cake then.