So you know – Mother’s Day is this Sunday and I’m giving you a 5 day heads up. Normally, I’m the one the day before either Mother’s Day or Father’s Day or a birthday or any special occasion scrambling around trying to figure out how in the world my card is going to get from point A to point B in one day without having to pay FedEx $100 to get it there.
Now that you have ample notice, I’m giving you an even better idea than a card. How about a cupcake cake and some easy fondant flowers? All of which will not cost you nearly as much as an overnight express card.
Cupcake cakes have become very popular in the online world. And now that I’ve made one, I know for sure I will be making more. They are just too easy to make to pass up and something different than a cake or just plain cupcakes.
Forgive my post if it seems a little out of sorts today. Besides slowly coming out of a Chocolate Chip Cookie coma, I also decided to give up my beloved Mountain Dew this week. I know, call me crazy, but it’s something I have to do.
You see, last summer, I gave it up for ONE WHOLE month. In that month’s time, I felt better, had more energy and lost some weight. I don’t attribute all of this to just giving up my one Dew a day because I also changed a few other eating habits but it was a start in the right direction.
Well you know what that darn calendar was saying to me the other day? It said swimsuit season is just a few short weeks away and that this body needed some work before then. And my body was also telling me I needed to decrease the sweets and increase the fruits and veggies.
The past two weeks were a whirlwind and by looking at my calendar for the next two weeks, it doesn’t get much better. The biggest difference between the past two and the upcoming two is that I don’t have over 800 individual desserts to make.
Now I loved the challenge of helping out my friend Rebecca for her Gallery Grand Opening but the one true thing I learned out of all of this is that I NEVER, EVER, EVER want to become a caterer. It’s too dang stressful. Not to mention that a good caterer “has” to try everything they make. 4 pounds on the hips in 2 weeks = not good.