Saturday, April 4, 2009

Things I built before you woke up this morning

Actually, I built this last night. I should say Xander and I built it. He was instrumental in cutting the bungs, sanding and capping the roof. We had a good time and he got to stay up till after 10. The resulting birdhouse, suitably constructed to house chickadees, wrens, titmice or downy woodpeckers, will be auctioned off to benefit Hartsbrook school.

I expect we will be building more of these in the near future. since it was such a quick and rewarding project.

Cakes (for fun)

Lately I have been making a lot of cakes, each one slightly more elaborate than the last.
I started simply enough with decorative animal cakes.

Things began to heat up with the cake of the pyramids.

The big deal cake of the year was the marzipan dissection frog cake for a biology teacher friend's birthday.

Around here, the hero animal is the hedgehog. I don't have an explanation of this but it resulted in this life size hedgehog cake for Juliette's birthday.