Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Moulin Rouge Bridal Shower Cake

(Please Note Obi-Wan to the right of the cake. Yes, my boss John took this picture...)

It turned out better than I dreamed! The lacey texture I was going for didn't really work on the fondant (I will need more practise) and the cake store was out of golf leaf paint, so I went with Hand-Beading edible gold pearls - which turned out beautifully.

I wanted the red color a little more deep, but I think the light red was fabulous. (My hands are still red!!) I got the idea of the mask topper from Sarah and Lindi. I actually went to look for a small black top hat like Nicole Kidman wears in the movie, but no avail. I found this gorgeous mask at a costume store (a steal at only $5), the black ostrich feathers are actually wrist bands and the red feathers are a child's boa - all of which can be placed on the Bride at the Bridal Shower!

The lady who commissioned the cake was so pleased - she even gave me a tip! This is by far the most intricate and highly priced cake I have done. It could easily be one of my core designs - good for Mardi Gras, Phantom of the Opera... Very versitile design.

I am liking this cake thang.

Friday, November 24, 2006

How I Feel Today...

Dear Mr. President

Dear Mr. President
Come take a walk with me
Let's pretend we're just two people and
You're not better than me
I'd like to ask you some questions if we can speak honestly

What do you feel when you see all the homeless on the street
Who do you pray for at night before you go to sleep
What do you feel when you look in the mirror
Are you proud

How do you sleep while the rest of us cry
How do you dream when a mother has no chance to say goodbye
How do you walk with your head held high
Can you even look me in the eye
And tell me why

Dear Mr. President
Were you a lonely boy
Are you a lonely boy
Are you a lonely boy

How can you say
No child is left behind
We're not dumb and we're not blind
They're all sitting in your cells
While you pave the road to hell

What kind of father would take his own daughter's rights away
And what kind of father might hate his own daughter if she were gay
I can only imagine what the first lady has to say
You've come a long way from whiskey and cocaine

How do you sleep while the rest of us cry
How do you dream when a mother has no chance to say goodbye
How do you walk with your head held high
Can you even look me in the eye

Let me tell you bout hard work
Minimum wage with a baby on the way
Let me tell you bout hard work
Rebuilding your house after the bombs took them away
Let me tell you bout hard work
Building a bed out of a cardboard box
Let me tell you bout hard work
Hard work
Hard work
You don't know nothing bout hard work
Hard work
Hard work

How do you sleep at night
How do you walk with your head held high
Dear Mr. President
You'd never take a walk with me
Would you?


Thursday, November 16, 2006

They Found a Lump

So I get to go back in for another mammogram on December 5the. Not too happy, but I am sure itÂ?s just scar tissue.

This weekend was pretty icky. I ended up with a migraine on Tuesday and begged off work yesterday so I could really rest. I saw my doctor again and she gave me migraine medication and told me the headaches are probably because of stress (gasp!) and the weather change. On the good front, all my lab-work came back perfect. When I say perfect, I mean PERFECT. She was really happy with that.

Some more good news Â? I was contracted for another cake! I am thrilled. This one is a bridal shower cake in the Moulin Rouge theme. It will be Red fondant with Gold accents, including a feather and mask topper! I will be sure to post pictures!

Hope your week is going well!

Sunday, November 12, 2006

New Manifesto

Now that the election is behind us, and the Democrats control Both the Senate and House, there's no reason not to admit it: the Right was right about us all along. Here is our 25-point manifesto for the new Congress:

1. Mandatory homosexuality
2. Drug-filled condoms in schools
3. Introduce the new Destruction of Marriage Act
4. Border fence replaced with free shuttle buses
5. Osama Bin Laden to be Secretary of State
6. Withdraw from Iraq, apologize, reinstate Hussein
7. English language banned from all Federal buildings
8. Math classes replaced by encounter groups
9. All taxes to be tripled
10. All fortunes over $250,000 to be confiscated
11. On-demand welfare
12. Tofurkey to be named official Thanksgiving dish
13. Freeways to be removed, replaced with light rail systems
14. Pledge of Allegiance in schools replaced with morning flag-burning
15. Stem cells allowed to be harvested from any child under the age of 8
16. Comatose people to be ground up and fed to poor
17. Quarterly mandatory abortion lottery
18. God to be mocked roundly
19. Dissolve Executive Branch: reassign responsibilities to UN
20. Jane Fonda to be appointed Secretary of Appeasement
21. Outlaw all firearms: previous owners assigned to anger management therapy
22. Texas returned to Mexico
23. Ban Christmas: replace with Celebrate our Monkey Ancestors Day (this one if for Toni)
24. Carter added to Mount Rushmore
25. Modify USA's motto to "Land of the French and the home of the brave"

Please address comments to rightwasright (at) gmail (dot) com

Friday, November 10, 2006


They sent me one of them.

"Connie has a special way of going way above and beyond in building team unity and recognizing the team. She keeps a list of birthdays, brings in treats and creates a true team atmosphere. She loves to decorate to celebrate promotions and best of all... has a daily trivia challenge!"

Making the Difference

My Manager just told me that I should be getting an email from the committee with the nominations so I know what was said. That should be really interesting to read. I am still very very stunned about the nomination, but I guess that's the kind of business I work for - they really want to acknowledge their employees.

I'll post the comments when I get them!

Holy Bundt Batman!

So, we were having the Battle of the Pumpkin Cakes here at work. I made two Pumpkin Walnut Spice Cakes, left one at home and brought one to work.

Now a lovely co-worker has asked me to make 8 - yes 8 - of them for her for Thanksgiving! I figured the cost and gave myself a nice little 40% profit...

Who thought cake baking could be so very profitable?

(Please note the Chewbaka Pez Dispenser. My boss said the picture "needed something.")

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Weird. Very Weird.

LogoThere is:
person with my name
in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

A Great Day for Me!

I was one of only two people in my department nominated for an award that encompasses all of eBay North American Operations – and one of about 15 nominations from the SLC center. It is called the Making the Difference Award and is for those people who Make the Difference at work and in their personal lives.

Although I didn’t win the prize of $500 and a plaque, I am honored to work for a company who makes a point of recognizing that a person’s worth is not just what they do for the company, but how they impact society and the communities in which they live. I was nominated for “Going Above and Beyond in Promoting Team Unity” and for my work with Soldier’s Angels, a non-profit organization for deployed troops.

I am very blessed to have been nominated.

I am so sorry I haven’t been blogging lately. I truly have been trying to concentrate on my life rather than my blog, but I am sure you understand!

I have had time to make a beautiful cake for a lady here at work, though. Here is my latest creation!