On the first Sunday of each month, we celebrate the birthdays in our church during that month. Since I've been playing with cakes lately, Wes asked if I'd make the cake for this month. I chose a simple one from my Wilton's Course 1 Student Guide. Simple does not equal quick, I'm learning! If I continue doing cakes, I will do them in stages, baking one day, making the icing and coloring it another, and decorating on another. In fact, Samuel's birthday is coming up, and I'm about to start on his cake a week ahead of time. This is a challenge for the Queen of Procrastination! So, anyway, here is the practice cake I made. The actual cake for the meeting was exactly the same, but my camera battery was dead. It was very rich: devil's food cake with white chocolate pudding as the filling, iced and decorated with cream cheese icing. The chocolate is just the cream cheese icing with some cocoa powder and a little extra milk. Cream cheese icing is good, but that chocolate is to die for! Oh, it is so good! I had to put the leftover icing in the fridge and forget it was there. But of course now that's not working. I know it's there now. ;)
Yesterday (Monday), Wes and I left the house at 10:30 to go Christmas shopping. We had every intention of finishing our Christmas shopping, but at 4:30 we admitted we were whipped and came home! LOL We still weren't finished. We did narrow down some choices, though, and today I went out and got most of everything else we didn't get yesterday. I can't say too much, because certain people read this blog! ;) But suffice it to say that we're almost done, and it's still 3 weeks till Christmas!