Thursday, November 10, 2011

Today's Philosophy Lesson

You know that weird philosophical question :
"If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?" 
Really. Can you believe that there are grown adults in this world taking apart that thought and digesting it academically. Really? Let's get real people. If a tree falls, BAM. It makes a LOUD sound. Trust me. After last week's crazy blizzard, there were trees falling all over the place. And every time one fell we jumped. I guess Mr. Philosophical will argue with me that it made a sound because there people around. Which brings us to a stalemate. Because really, I think that whole thing is just a bunch of humbug. Let's get real people. Live life. Who cares if a tree falls down in a forest? I sure don't. Unless I'm standing under it. And if I am, let's face it- I have a lot more problems than if it makes a sound. Point is: I match Mr. Philosophical with a much more relevant philosophical question of my own:

If you make a cake, but do not post it to your food blog, does it exist?

Chew on that Mr. P. 

Does everyone realize I am having a fictional argument with an imaginary philosophy professor? Goodness, all this baking this week really has gotten to my brain.
 I need a vacation. Big D. - did you hear that? V a c a t i on.

 Because I do not want to waste 6 hours making a cake, and then worrying about whether it exists or not, I am going to share with you all the cakes I've made in the past few months, and for some reason or another, have not posted them  yet. Then we shall be secure in the knowledge that my cakes do in fact exist.

(Photo purists: Please pardon all the terrible lighting and color balance. This is what happens when you snap pictures of your cakes at 1,2 or 3 am.)
Chocolate Chip Cookie Torte
Story of this cake in three sentences: 
1)I stayed up till 3AM making a 3D Teddy Bear Cake.
2) The cake collapsed in the middle of the night, and the kids woke up to their dream come true where it was raining cake and frosting (from the top of the bookshelf where said cake was kept for "safe" keeping).
3) I propped my eyelids open with toothpicks and at 8AM the next morning whipped up the above cake in less than 2 hours for customer who was coming to pick it up at 10AM. From scratch.
Embrace your failures, people. Embrace it.
(And don't worry, the customer requested any kind of teddy bear cake. I was the crazy lady who decided to make a 3D bear cake. After it flopped the first time around. Repeat after me: Crazy Lady. 
And the life lesson of the day is: If at first you don't succeed, try try again. And if you still don't succeed, then STOP.)
For Hyper D. This was 8 layers of sugar cookies. The whole thing is about 4 inches tall. 
If you want the story here, you'll just have to ask her.
Big D.'s boss ordered this one for the other bosses birthday.Awww, so sweet. 
Authentic Dodge font by the way. Just 'cuz I'm cool like that. 
Just a yummy cake someone ordered. No story here folks. 
This one was for Hyper D.'s birthday. My goodness Hyper D. 
You are just all over the place today.
Last but not least, a cake I made for my mother's friend whose son was getting married. 

Happy Monday guys! Take a lesson from me and stay sane
You can do it,  I'm a lost cause...


  1. wow! each one of these is amazing!

  2. i love the cookie "cake"

  3. Im gonna repeat after you: CRAZY LADY!!! :) but seriously these cakes are are amazing!

  4. hyper d says that my cakes were amazing!!! crazy lady, u rock!! luv u

  5. wow!!!! all these cakes are BEAUTIFUL!!!! how do you make those flowers? the brown ones that are on top of the white wicker..? what kind of tip would you use?

  6. Thanks! Thats a wilton 1M done in tight swirl, starting in the inside, and swirling around.

  7. I made a 3-D teddy bear cake for my son's 1st birthday, and all was well until I tried to move it. It cracked on the ride to my parents' house. Then, as it sat on the table, with my entire family watching, the back to teddy's head fell off (too top heavy, I think). After this 3-d sculpting disaster, I found out that Wilton makes a 3-d teddy pan. That would have been easier.


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