Monday, May 9, 2011

Mother's Day Weekend 2011

Remember how busy I was last weekend? Well, this weekend was every bit as busy and today I'm pooped!

It all started last Friday when the scrapbook store closest to my house held a weekend crop because Saturday was National Scrapbook Day. The crop started on Friday at 11:00am  - ok, so I got there at 10:00 - and lasted  until midnight. The crop continued on Saturday but I wasn't able to go that day because . . .

. . . I took a cake class in Tulsa. Did I mention that after getting to bed around 12:30, I had to get up at 6am to pack up my things for the drive to Tulsa?

Son drove in to Tulsa from Oklahoma City to take the class too. Since the first time we saw a "topsy-turvy" cake - you know, the ones that look like they're about ready to topple over? - we've wanted to know how to put one together and this class taught us how.

The cakes were actually supposed to be 3-tiered but Son and I chose to make 2-tiered ones because of the distance we had to travel back home with our cakes. Not to mention the actual size of the cake! What you see above is three 2-inch thick layers of 9-inch cakes and 3 2-inch layers of 6-inch cakes. Had we made 3-tier cakes the one you see above would have been on top of 3 layers of 12-inch cakes. And that's a whole bunch of cake!

The decorating design was left up to each student. I found a cake design online that I liked and tried my hand at it. I didn't think it turned our too terribly bad considering I was in a big hurry to get it done. I actually had to finish it after I got home -still in a hurry - but I had places to go and things to do. 

Son made a "Angry Birds" cake. Do you know that game? I don't really know anything about it other than I've heard it can be addictive and I just don't have time.  But I've seen pictures of the characters and Son did a great job on his cake.

Once home and the cake decorating was finished it was off to be the videographer for G1's turf car race. AD and I made it home about 11:30pm. Not bad for a race night but I was running way low on energy.

Yesterday, Mother's Day, was a day of rest. It had to be. I was dog-tired.

Daughter and her family came over for a little while in the afternoon and G2 surprised me with this bouquet of flowers. I've said before that he is one onery kid but then he'll do something like this and it just melts my heart.

Then AD took me out to dinner. What a guy! But then, he was probably thinking that if he didn't he'd just had to eat cake.

So that was my Mother's Day weekend. I hope yours was just as much fun as mine was!

P.S. Seems I forgot to mention that I made these cookies for the crop weekend on Thursday.

(For those of you who don't scrapbook and are wondering what those sparkly baby bottle-looking things are, they're supposed to be bottles of Stickles, a kind of glitter glue made for scrapbooking.)


  1. You certainly had a busy weekend and sounds like a Good Mother's day.

    I'm intrigued by those topsy curvy cakes.

  2. What a busy & fun time you had ... love that cake! What did yours look like?

    Hope your Mother's Day was beautiful.

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  3. I think you did an awesome job on the cake. And the cookies look good too.

  4. What a beautiful cake!!!! Is it covered in fondant?

    Glad you had a nice weekend.

  5. Marydon, The cake in the photo is the one I made.

    Parsley, The icing itself was buttercream (everyone else did cover theirs in fondant but I'm not a fan of the taste.) I did make the decorations (the vines, leaves, flowers and balls) out of marshmallow fondant. At least it tastes a tad better than the kind you buy.

  6. Wow!! You are so talented! The cake and the cookies are so adorable! I bet they are just as yummy too!

  7. Sounds like the perfect weekend - except for the exhaustion part. That's a lot of cake, lol! Cute!

  8. What a cute cake! I thought at first it was a blunder, then you explained what it was. Very whimsical. My hubby bought me a tool set for Mother's Day. Please don't laugh.

  9. I got tired just reading about your busy weekend, LOL!! Cute cake and cookies, too. Sounds like you had a great weekend.

  10. Wow! Now I know who the real RACER is in the family! You zzzipped and zzzoomed around all weekend! I'm surprised they didn't buy you a race helmet for Mother's Day! The cake looks great! Maybe one day (when your life slows down) you can do an online tutorial. Glad you had a nice Mother's Day. Too funny, AD took you out because he thought the option was cake for dinner. Your cookies are amazing -- how did you make those scissors?

    Your Friend,

  11. Wow, super busy!! Great cake!! I'm glad you had a wonderful weekend!!

  12. You are one busy lady!
    I just love that cake. It would be great for a party with a whimsical theme.
    Your flowers are pretty. My daughter brought me tomato plants. I sure hope they do well.
    We had a steak dinner at home with my daughter and her family and my Mother and Father-in-law. My Captain did most of the cooking. It was delicious!

  13. soooo darling. do tell the topsy turvey cake secret please.

  14. Deborah, I have a scissors cookie cutter.

    There are a number of videos on YouTube showing how topsy turvy cakes are cut and stacked. Here are the url's of a couple I watched this morning.

  15. I am constantly amazed by your creativity!

  16. That cake is just too darn cute!!!!! And with those cookies, you were just showing off! What a talent!

    I thought of you the other day when we went by that newer Wally store in SE KS and then spent the night at the RV park at Downstream... Some time we have to get together!!!!! We are now in Branson. We got to be the first ones to park in the newly rebuilt front two rows at the city campground~after the flood!

  17. wow, it looks like ur pretty crafy! great job!!

    i'm a fellow okie! we live in the mountains now but are headed back in a couple of weeks!

    i'm ur newest follower, great blog!