Ally made her course 2 finale cake tonight! I think it's pretty darned amazing. My mom is surely holding her breath wondering if I will tell this story, so here goes....
When I was a little girl my mom took the Wilton cake decorating classes too! Yes, they had those classes even in the dark ages! Mom made us beautiful cakes.... I remember one year I had the Barbie cake where the dome shaped cake becomes Barbie's beautiful dress.... I also remember a golf cake she made for my dad. The putting green icing was hard as a rock & we couldn't cut into it! Oops sorry mom, this is supposed to be about my issues, not yours!
So, when I was about Ally's age, mom made this same basket weave cake full of flowers for my birthday. It was a gorgeous cake! So pretty that I wanted to show it to everyone. Someone came over that day (sorry, I can't remember who it was! Maybe mom knows?) & I went to get the cake off the kitchen counter. Mom had it setting on the counter with the cake carrier lid just setting over it. I thought the cake carrier base was underneath. So I slid the lid off the edge of the counter... and.... I hear you gasping. You know what's coming, don't you?
You guessed it. The fabulous cake Mom had made me crashed to the floor! What a huge mess. I was not a happy camper that day.
When I told Mom on the phone yesterday what cake Ally would be making tonight she said "Ellyn, isn't that the cake you...." yes Mom. It is. & let me tell you, I was totally paranoid carrying Ally's cake to the car tonight! But as you can see, we made it just fine. Oh, & yes, it did take me two tries to bake the cakes for it again today. Let's not even discuss that. I can't wait until summer break when Ally can bake her own cakes. She's much better at it! I guess it's one of those things that skips a generation!