Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Ace of Cakes Here I Come....Maybe






Ok so I had a little bit of a wild hare this week. For Halloween, Reiggin, Virginia, and I are heading to Donnie and Meredith's house for a BBQ/Halloween party. So I decided that I would bake a cake to take to the party. 

But as always, I can't do things simple. So I decided to bake a pumpkin cake. First, it started out that I was going to try to make a full size pumpkin shaped cake. But I quickly realized that the pan I got was not the size I desired. And when I picked the cake up to look at the bottom, it broke into pieces. 

So I altered my plans and decided to make a half shaped pumpkin cake. It was a lot of fun and I did manage to shape the stem out of the broken up cake. So I was quite proud of that.  The cake turned out pretty good. I still have a long way to go before I out-do Duff from Ace of Cakes, but I am going to keep trying. 

Also attached are pictures of the hot air balloons that floated over our house last Saturday. They were coming from the Balloon Rally in Statesville. It was so cool and pretty. It was amazing how low they were flying. The whole town came out following the balloons or at least it seemed like it.
Well that is all. Hope everyone has a great Halloween!


3 comments:

Susan said...

Nice cake...A for effort. You know, that's a really dumb saying! Cause technically shouldn't it be E for effort...

The Roberts said...

I love the cake! Awesome job on it! :) Have a great weekend and Happy Halloween

Melissa, A.K.A. Lisa said...

I agree with Susan, A for effort. I liked the pictures of the hot air balloons. We saw some of them too. Those are neat!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Ace of Cakes Here I Come....Maybe







Ok so I had a little bit of a wild hare this week. For Halloween, Reiggin, Virginia, and I are heading to Donnie and Meredith's house for a BBQ/Halloween party. So I decided that I would bake a cake to take to the party. 

But as always, I can't do things simple. So I decided to bake a pumpkin cake. First, it started out that I was going to try to make a full size pumpkin shaped cake. But I quickly realized that the pan I got was not the size I desired. And when I picked the cake up to look at the bottom, it broke into pieces. 

So I altered my plans and decided to make a half shaped pumpkin cake. It was a lot of fun and I did manage to shape the stem out of the broken up cake. So I was quite proud of that.  The cake turned out pretty good. I still have a long way to go before I out-do Duff from Ace of Cakes, but I am going to keep trying. 

Also attached are pictures of the hot air balloons that floated over our house last Saturday. They were coming from the Balloon Rally in Statesville. It was so cool and pretty. It was amazing how low they were flying. The whole town came out following the balloons or at least it seemed like it.
Well that is all. Hope everyone has a great Halloween!


3 comments on "Ace of Cakes Here I Come....Maybe"

Susan said...

Nice cake...A for effort. You know, that's a really dumb saying! Cause technically shouldn't it be E for effort...

The Roberts on October 30, 2008 at 9:54 AM said...

I love the cake! Awesome job on it! :) Have a great weekend and Happy Halloween

Melissa, A.K.A. Lisa on November 2, 2008 at 10:01 AM said...

I agree with Susan, A for effort. I liked the pictures of the hot air balloons. We saw some of them too. Those are neat!