Saturday, October 31, 2009

Post #161: Falliscious Cakes

I am kinda embarrassed to post my Fall Festival cake. It did not turn out quiet as I had hoped. I mean it really does not look very much in quality as the Kraft Version, but I tried. I did however come up with a list of excuses, I mean, reasons as to why it did not turn out that way:
  1. They used buttercream and not the recipe's "cream cheese frosting" (I will use buttercream next time).
  2. They used air brush.
  3. They  decorated a bundt pan and not a real cake. Therefore, the smoother finish.
  4. I started my cake at 10:00 p.m.
  5. At 10:15 p.m., I noticed there was a copperhead snake in my kitchen.
  6. Had neighbors over to help me solve my copperhead dilemma. It took a while.
  7. I am way out of practice.
There, I think that is enough.  What do you think?

Well, here are mine and my daughter's cake. Mine is the pumpkin cake. Hers is the scarecrow cake.

From fallfestivalfuncakes

From fallfestivalfuncakes

I still ache when I see Savannah's cake. First, I did not take a picture of it after she added the cool hay-colored Popsicle sticks for her scarecrow's collar. Secondly, the mouth messed up upon pickup,with no time to fix it. That hurt. At least, I took a picture of it when it was almost done. She did a great job, especially since she started hers after school and work. She started hers at 11:00 p.m. and finished it around 9:00 a.m. this morning!

She thinks I sabotaged her cake, since hers went for more money last year than mine. I tried to locate our pictures from last year, but no luck. This year, we still had that same friendly competitive spirit, but I promise,  my neighbors was not in cahoots with me. No sabotage here!

What happened to the snake you wonder? Well, my neighbor,s husband took a hammer to its head. It was kind of sad, but necessary. You don't mess with Texas and you don't mess with copperheads! I almost posted the picture, but it may have been too disturbing. Of course, my boys were fascinated by the whole ordeal. They watched all the gore.

 Back to a happier note, I hope our cakes bring in some good money for the Girl Scouts at the Fall Festival. That is what makes all the work worthwhile!

Happy Halloween everyone ! Keep your little goblins safe.


Donna-FFW said...

I think they both look wonderful. The scarecrow is adorable.

Cheryl said...

Both cakes are simple gorgeous! Snakes, I would pack my shit and MOVE OUT! LOL, I am most afraid of snakes! Happy Halloween!

Life with Kaishon said...

These cakes are outstanding! Although I can't imagine anything that wasn't outstanding coming out of your kitchen : )

We had a wonderful trick or treating night. Except that it was pouring and Kaish could NOT stand his costume...

Christine aka Mistress of Cakes said...

First off...snake=huge problem lol..not cool. Second off honey...give yourself a break. Everything takes if you knew the crap that food photoshoot people use you wouldn't be a least bit impressed with the food. Third...I think they are cute and you put effort into it so there!

5 Star Foodie said...

I love both of these cakes, so cute!

Amanda said...

I almost made this pumpkin cake too! I think yours came out wonderful :)

pinkstripes said...

Your cakes look AWESOME! Great job.