I have been MIA practically the entire week. So many fab giveaways and I haven't actually entered as many as I would have liked. I had a migraine on Wednesday that worked it's way into Thursday. When I have a migraine, my eyes get really sensitive to light. The computer screen is not my friend. So I have been staying away.
Thursday was my fnal Course 1 class. Which means that I had to make my cake on Wednesday. In the midst of my pain. I learned something. Don't try to do anythin creative, say like baking and decorating a cake with a migraine. First of all, I screwed up one cake by adding 3 tbsp instead of 3 tsp of baking powder. I should know better, but that is not important right now. I then proceeded to drop my flour canister and the entire contents on my kitchen floor. I decided to quit and resorted to my old, faithful friend Duncan. Mr. Hines has helped me through several crises and I will always be grateful . It was then time for me to make the dreaded roses. After a few hours I finally had 7
The next day, I go to the class to get yelled at a bit and get my certificate. My friend Maggie took the course in Georgia and she had told me that her instructor allowed them to be creative with their cakes as long as they used the techniques learned. Not my lady. Whatever. Since I'm a glutton for punishment, I signed up for course 2.
Bright side of it all? The cake. The pastry creme and the strawberies were amazing. So much so, that although the cake was ugly as sin, I was going to share a picture. I share the good and the bad you know. When I came down, Danny had already dug in. So this is all I have.