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Old 01-23-2016, 11:53 PM   #25021
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Old 01-24-2016, 01:18 AM   #25022
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I just finished an online consult with a bride and groom I am doing a cake for in 6 weeks. This is definitely a first for me - the whole wedding is themed around the game The Legend of Zelda and the cake will be as well. But surprisingly they went for a fairly traditional look using the crest and sword as gold decorations on a white fondant covered cake. The three tiers will be triangular as this is a key symbol for the game. We will be having a tasting in 2 weeks to determine flavours.

This is my first wedding cake in a few years and I have to say I am really looking forward to it. And I have a young protege who will be helping so that is nice.
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Old 01-24-2016, 02:35 AM   #25023
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LP, it's great that you're feeling well enough to tackle cake baking/decorating again!

Pictures when you're done, OK?
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Old 01-24-2016, 07:17 AM   #25024
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LP, it's great that you're feeling well enough to tackle cake baking/decorating again!

Pictures when you're done, OK?
Thanks, CG. I am getting what I can done decoration and planning wise ahead of time, and having the helper will make it a lot easier on me. This is a test to see how I can handle it.

And there will definitely be pictures!
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Old 01-24-2016, 04:56 PM   #25025
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When I filled the front bird feeder and suet cage this morning I had no idea I would be treated to such an awesome "movie." I can barely leave the sofa.

I would have to say this afternoon has been a cardinal "extravaganza." I haven't seen many other birds, except for a red-headed woodpecker who likes one of the trees there. Well, he does have a red head, so I suppose he expects to be part of the group.

A few minutes ago I counted 27 cardinals, males and hens, with many more flying in to join them. It's one of the most beautiful sights I've ever seen, especially with the brilliant sun shining across them and the snow- and ice-covered trees sparkling.

Wow...just wow!
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Old 01-24-2016, 06:08 PM   #25026
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Sounds beautiful, Katie!

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I decided to do some re-arranging of some canned goods, pasta, grains, etc. Then I thought, well, why not wipe down the inside of those cupboards while I was at it. Two cupboards led to 3, then 4, then 5 - and now I've created a monster. There's not an empty space on the kitchen countertops, and it's almost time to start dinner. Oy.
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Old 01-24-2016, 10:12 PM   #25027
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How I would have loved to have seen that beautiful picture you painted with the birds and the snow Katie! I've never had the pleasure of seeing a Cardinal in person.

We had a wonderful day with our little Cheyenne at her house today. I called her Mom and Dad several days ago and told them they needed some alone time together, so we wanted to come and stay with her while they went to a matinee movie and had a "Lupper" meal, just the two of them. The bonus was we got to play with her alone all afternoon. What a heart throb entertainer she is, at just past 2 yrs old.
Our kids came back in a wonderful mood, and it was a win-win for everyone. Now that's a good day!
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Old 01-24-2016, 10:23 PM   #25028
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Cardinals and snow do make the prettiest sight, Katie. We have a lot around here too, along with a lovely bunch of other winter birds. And many squirrels.

Glad you got so much done, Cheryl! Kay, that was so nice of you to give the kids a date day, and you got time to spend with Cheyenne! Two is a fun age, but they sure keep you going!

I threw out a bunch of leftovers that were past their prime, and packaged up some nice chuck roast chunks for my overstuffed freezer. We got to 40F, so were able to take Beagle on a nice long walk. We even got divebombed by a robin.
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Old 01-24-2016, 11:24 PM   #25029
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How I would have loved to have seen that beautiful picture you painted with the birds and the snow Katie! I've never had the pleasure of seeing a Cardinal in person.

We had a wonderful day with our little Cheyenne at her house today. I called her Mom and Dad several days ago and told them they needed some alone time together, so we wanted to come and stay with her while they went to a matinee movie and had a "Lupper" meal, just the two of them. The bonus was we got to play with her alone all afternoon. What a heart throb entertainer she is, at just past 2 yrs old.
Our kids came back in a wonderful mood, and it was a win-win for everyone. Now that's a good day!
I love the way you put that Kay, it really is a win-win for all. I'm so glad you had a great day with sweet little Cheyenne! Our kids work hard all week and need some alone time with each other, and the grands benefit so much getting to know grandma and grandpa. It only gets better.
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Old 01-24-2016, 11:31 PM   #25030
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I am presently nursing Pirate through the loss of the Patriots to the Broncos. Along with a case of the flu. The good side? No special foods to cook for the game. Too sick to eat. I just wish I could get more liquids into him. He has an appointment for an MRI on his spine early in the morning. I will call first thing in the morning and cancel. Will have to reschedule it also.

I did make up a batch of sugar cookie dough, made it into a roll and now it is in the freezer. My granddaughter will be coming down from Maine in a couple of weeks and she loved the last ones I made for her. So this time I made it into a roll so she could just cut off slices and bake as many as she wants to at a time. I am going to make peanut butter cookies for her also. Those are her ultimate favorite. And the have childhood memories for her. I am going to have to bake those though so I can put the crisscross on them. Then I will freeze them also.

As the saying goes, "Be grateful for small things." And today I am. We didn't get the worst of the storm. After it had stopped you could still go outside and walk in the snow. Two inches is hardly enough to sneeze at. And the temps will be going up to the high 40's this week, so it will melt fast.

I do feel bad for the south that got hit so hard. They are not used to driving in this kind of weather. And you can bet very few of them have snow tires. The kids are happy though. As they should be. When was the last time they ever got a snow day off from school?
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