Well, the guitar cake was a SUCCESS! It came out cute...and it was an awesome learning experience in the making.
My suggestion to all to cake artists out there that are thinking of making one for the first time --> use rice krispie treats for the staff. I think it would have looked a lot "cleaner"...luckily the guitar is supposed to be fun and toy-ish (another invented word), so the fact that it's measurements are a little off adds to it's fun. I'll just keep telling that to my OCD self! My kitchen still hasn't recovered from the flurry of powdered sugar, but hopefully by tomorrow it will be back to normal.
In a few hours we will load the cake in the car en route to Louisville...this is what makes me the MOST nervous because I haven't ever traveled that far with a cake in the car. Fortunately I think it should be a relatively easy transport since the cake is flat, but crazy things can happen to a cake in the car so I will breath easier once we get there.
On another note, while surfing Facebook, I came across a link to a blog of a friend of a friend of a friend etc. Sadly, this precious young mommy and her husband lost their sweet baby boy at just a few weeks old (if even that). I went to her blog and read a lot of her posts from the day she found out she was pregnant, throughout her pregnancy, the day they found out their son had a problem with his heart, the day he was born, and through their ordeal the past few weeks post delivery. There is no post saying he passed, but the person whose FB page I got the link from posted it, and there are no posts since 6/19. When my girls woke up this morning and immediately started fighting, my first reaction was to spank, put in time out, and so on...but after reading this mommy's blog I couldn't help but to tear up even in the midst of the chaos of my life. Please say a prayer for this beautiful family and for their little boy who is now in the arms of the Lord.
You can click on the link below to read about them, and there is also a prayer button if you want to show your support that way.