Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Beat the Heat update and last week's cakes

It's sort of ironic that my two hobbies are cake decorating and running. But, last week was full of both and I sure did love it! Let's start with the, umm, healthier of the hobbies. I ran the Beat the Heat 5k on Saturday with a group of about 40 other people from my church and nearly 700 other people. It was so much fun to see that many people come out! The weather was absolutely perfect, we couldn't have asked for anything better. First of all, let me tell you just how ridiculously fast some runners were! The winner ran it in 14:13. I'll do the math for you, that's like 4 minute 30 second mile...for 3 miles. CRAZY. Me on the other hand, my goal was to run it in under 24 minutes. I crossed the finish line at 23:44 so I was happy! I was also very proud of my husband! He has only trained for about 5 weeks and ran the 5k in 26:03. This was his first race ever...his goal for next year is to beat me ;) Jamie ran participated in the race also...let's just say he got a bit sidetracked, enough said. Chris and I are running another 5k in the middle of August so I'll let you know how it goes!
Ok, moving on to the cakes! I made 3 last week. The first cake was a birthday cake for my really good friend and co-worker. Her favorite color is orange so I did a zebra print cake with orange buttercream. The second cake was for a little boy's first birthday smash cake. It was a small replica of the Dr Suess Cat in the Hat cake that I had made last December. It survived more than an hour drive to Virginia...whew! The last cake was a baby shower cake. I was asked to replicate a boy shower cake I did a few months ago but in pink for a girl. I was pleased with all the cakes. Enjoy!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

blog lazy...

So, I've been super blog lazy lately. Not even that busy, just blog lazy. My brother has been visiting this past week- he arrived last Friday and will be leaving on Sunday. We have had a great time. Since the new Harry Potter was coming out on Friday, we decided that would be something fun to do. But, there was one problem...Chris and I had not seen movies 1-7! So, we had a movie marathon all week. We watched one movie a night and surprisingly I really liked them! I have decided that I need to read the books though because there were quite a few things that didn't make a lot of sense but I think they would if I knew all the back story. Anyways moving on from the Wizarding World...
Tonight is the Beat the Heat race that a group of ladies from Center Grove have been training for for 8 weeks now. I led a running group and ran with another and it was so fun to see the improvements in some of the ladies! I'm looking forward to running tonight but I still get so nervous before I run races...you'd think I'd be used to it by now! I honestly haven't run too many 5ks so I have a little trouble pacing myself in shorter races. So, we'll see how it goes.
Alright, that's about it for now. I made 3 cakes this week but I'll post about that later. Happy Saturday ya'll!

Saturday, July 2, 2011


The last two weekends I have had orders for cupcakes- one for a baby shower and one for a girl birthday party. Here are a few pics of how they turned out! I forgot how much I enjoyed to make cupcakes. Both of these were classic white cake with cream cheese icing and fondant decorations.