Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Easter Eggstravaganza!

Okay, I didn't really know what to put for a title. We had a busy weekend, full of chaos and powdered sugar. Mark's sister and her 4 boys came for a visit this weekend. 8 boys, age 8 and under. Yeah, crazy is an understatement. 8, 7, 5, 5, 3, 2, 5 months, and 5 months. But we had a lot of fun, and the kids loved playing with their cousins. On Saturday afternoon, we filled some plastic eggs and Mark hid them during lunch. Then we released the kiddos.

And away they go!

Nathan got a hold of one that had split open and the candy had fallen out. He's in the process of dropping the half he was holding and was about to throw himself backwards onto the lawn. After which I informed him that the candy was just under the trampoline and since it was wrapped, it was just fine to stick in his basket.

"Where are those eggs?!?"

Oren spied one in the crook of a tree in the corner. That boy was quick!

It was a bit chilly, so we threw a blanket on Daniel and toted him around the backyard. Stephanie actually made this blanket for me as a suprise, and we use it all the time. So snuggly! And it's hilarious when his little toesies stick up through the holes... Cutsie tootsies!

As for the powdered sugar, I have been working on 2 wedding cakes, both due this weekend. One for a sister in a different ward, and one for Mark's baby sister. I spent all Saturday and Sunday listening to conference from the dining room making royal icing bluebells, bases, and leaves. Then putting the flowers on the bases on wires. Then wiring them all together into bouquets to place on the cake after assembly. Next came making gum paste (like fondant but dries much harder) daisies and blue apple blossoms. Put on bases on wires. Shaping leaves. Painting the center of the flowers silver. And assembling/wiring into swag/sprays that will cascade down the layers.

From Saturday to today (tuesday) I've spent a good 24 hours total on these flowers. I have one spray halfway done, and have to make a few more apple blossoms to do the top spray and then all the flowers are done. I start prepping and filling layers tomorrow, and will frost and decorate the first one for delivery Thursday. Then we'll head out to Rigby Friday and I'll do the other cake there. Phew! I think I'm going to need a nice massage at the spa when I get back.

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

Aww, Daniel looks so cute snuggled up in that blanket! Glad your Easter was fun.