I hope I don't sounds as if I am complaining. I've enjoyed every stitch. Its probably the most extensive project I have ever done, so I am just really, well, proud of it. I think the bride and her family will be happy with the results. I'll be sure to post a picture as soon as its entirely finished!
Did you hear that great sigh of relief last night around 8:30pm Eastern time?
That was me finishing the last stitch on the embroidery for the Chuppah!
Oh, I am so relieved. Next week I have some friends coming over to help sew the main pieces all together (they also must be done by hand in order to preserve the old materials). I may have to make one more quilt square, but that part is relatively easier than hand monogramming!
However, early yesterday morning I needed to get started on the cake I am making for the bridal shower on Sunday.
I wanted to have the fondant made before the kids got up and I had to teach school.
The Boy actually got up and decided that he would take pictures. "For the blog", he said.
And although I was void of make-up and contact lenses, and still in workout clothes and an apron, I decided to let him. Plus, my hands were covered in fondant so, really, what could I do?
We laughed together when he showed me these photos. He said he was gonna call this set "Concentration" based on this photo.
He's a funny guy, that kid.
I mixed white fondant for the cake, and tinted some to make leaves and roses, but I wasn't in love with the texture for the roses. I had heard (primarily in my fave show The Cake Boss ), that gum paste would be a better medium for flowers, but I have always been to afraid to try.
I mixed up some gum paste, tinted it pink and started to make flowers.