So I like asking for advice. It's so helpful! All these people with lots of experience tell you what they did and how it worked! It's like conducting an experiment without the test tubes. So I think I'd like to make "Bring It" a regular occurrence. I'm getting ready to put all of your potty training advice (from the last edition of Bring It) into practice this weekend. We've cleared our schedule, and we're going to focus on potty training (not force it, this girl has been BEGGING me to wear panties and sit on the potty, I just haven't had the time to focus on it). So we'll see how this weekend goes and evaluate on Monday.
So. Cake-making. A certain baby that I know has a first birthday coming up. I know, I can't believe it either. And for the whole 2 birthdays that I have previously navigated as a mom, I've bought cakes. The first one, my mom ordered with Katy's baby picture on it. The second one, I had an acquaintance make a Dora cake, which was gorgeous, but not delicious. So I was thinking, since we're not doing a big party (if those of you who are normally invited to our birthday bashes are wondering - we're taking a break this time), the cake would be something special and memorable that I could do for him. Actually, maybe for all my kids' birthdays from now on?
But here's the problem: I don't have a clue. Those of you who know me know that I'm no Martha. And the extent of my cake-making history is the Cake-Mix Doctor, or drawing a Block O on Brian's cake one time. (Brian always teases me about this cake because we weren't even dating when I made it for him. He says I was smitten.)
So is making an interesting birthday cake out of my league? Any ideas as to where to start? Is it really hard to cut the cake and make a new shape and ice it? Oh, man. I hope I don't have expectations too high.