I forgot to tell the story about this cake, and I want to remember it. I have a history of cake stories-nightmares/terrible cake turn-outs/toddler stepping square in center etc. and here is one for the books,.
I found this gem on Pinterest and knew it was perfect for Jeff. It ended up being a little bit of a hassle because my normal grocery store wouldn’t do it-something about no free-hand drawing (which would apply to the underwear?) I had to stop at another store and show them the pic I wanted and all the bakery ladies cracked up and said, “Sure we will do this.” I am not picky about colors etc, just wanted it off my list! When I went to pick it up (with kids) they had forgotten to write Happy Birthday Jeff and I asked if they could do it then. The only person working was not someone who looked like she wanted to be working anywhere, and she scribbled it quickly and it looked awful (this is from me who is NOT picky at all!) I went to leave (I hate complaining) but then said, “Heck I’m having it redone, it looks awful and costs a pretty penny.” I found a different bakery lady because I didn’t want to hurt the original “scribbler/no effort” girl’s feelings and this nice older lady fixed it up so it matched and one could read it. I had to wait another 10 minutes though.
I’m thinking, “All for a darn cake, I have a million things to do!” such as make an entire dinner for 50 people.
We finally got home and I took in the groceries and someone is relaying a phone message to me and it’s all chaotic and I hear a little voice at the screen door in the garage saying, “Mom, mom, can you help me?” And I peer out the door and Janey has the entire HUGE sheet cake in her hands and is trying to set it down while she opens the door and climbs up the steps to come in. She actually managed to finagle the box out of the trunk of my mini-van and walk all the way from the driveway into the garage with it. It was twice her size!!!
I said, “Oh no no no no no. Mommy will do that.” I said it quite energetically I am sure. She said, “Mom I’m just trying to help!” in an exasperated tone.
The cake AMAZINGLY was NO worse for the wear-maybe a little side-smudging on one side but I was thanking my lucky stars. This one will go down in my cake history as my lucky break.