Wednesday, March 25, 2009

I'm here, and still amazing

Sorry I haven't posted in forever but it's been unreal crazy busy in this house since scrapday. Haven't even had a chance to just sit for sooooooo long. We are still dealing with water in the basement because of the frozen drain tile. Constantly vacuuming water, all day (some days more, some less). It's driving me crazy. That's not all that's driving me to drink, I mean crazy, with water downstairs I had to bring my daycare play area upstairs. So now my whole house is runover with toys and activities everywhere!!! Hoping this snow just hurrys up and melts so we can get this done and over with. Along with the wet basement, I've had a few SU! workshops and planned a surprise birthday party for my inlaws (with Dwight's 2 Aunts so don't ask how that went). But the party was a huge success and they were thrilled!!! So wirth it.
I'm going to share the cake I made for them because it's amazing. Oh ya, totally amazing. I got the idea from Amanda's creative cakes so it's not my own. I used 3 boxes of chocolate cake mix (I didn't have time to make cake from scratch, nor did I want to) to make 2 - 10" cakes and 2 - 6" cakes. Inbetween the cakes I poured chocolate ganache to keep them together. For those of you that don't know what chocolate ganache is, it's chocolate (and I used a milk chocolate Lindt bar) and whipping cream. I iced the sides with buttercream icing to attach the kitkat bars (only needed 22 bars). Then I poured more chocolate ganache on top and sprinkled the shavings from a Toblerone bar over top. I filled the martini glass with Malteasers.
The gold balls are Ferrero Rocher chocolates. It only took me 2 hours to assemble it all, not too bad I thought. Oh and the ribbon is real ribbon, not edible. (someone asked me at the party lol)
So once I get my room back I'm hoping to scrapbook or stamp or do something creative involving paper and ink!!!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

wow Anne you are amazing! I dont know how you have so much creative talent and I have so little lol
Nettie

carol said...

So THAT was what the bars were for! Love how it turned out! Tres cool!!!! My birthday is April 2 and I want one just like it <3

Liz said...

sorry to hear you have water issues too... no fun! Hope everything gets "back to normal" soon.

That cake looks amazing and sounds/looks delicious!

Anonymous said...

Awesome cake Anne!

Irina

david and michelle said...

love it!!!!!!!!

Leigh said...

Sorry about your water problems... they're probably a little on hold right now because of the snow...
Love that cake, Anne!!
It looks fabulous!

Jen said...

Yes you are amazing. Your creativity must just ooze out of you!

Nina said...

Looks amazing! And the Kit Kat bars look great! Let me know when you get time in your room, I just may want to join you as I need some "me" time after being without hydro for 30 hours and keeping my kids busy without having a TV break!

deryqueen said...

WOW, What am amazing cake Anne. I have missed seeing you post but totally get how life can get in the way. Sorry to hear about your basement. Hope it gets better :)