- They used buttercream and not the recipe's "cream cheese frosting" (I will use buttercream next time).
- They used air brush.
- They decorated a bundt pan and not a real cake. Therefore, the smoother finish.
- I started my cake at 10:00 p.m.
- At 10:15 p.m., I noticed there was a copperhead snake in my kitchen.
- Had neighbors over to help me solve my copperhead dilemma. It took a while.
- I am way out of practice.
Well, here are mine and my daughter's cake. Mine is the pumpkin cake. Hers is the scarecrow cake.
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.