Friday, July 9, 2010

Cake, cake, cake... cake balls!

It's like Duck Duck Goose. Get it? Oh, nevermind. Anyway, I had a very busy night baking last night. I baked the layers for the wedding cake tomorrow, along with extras in each size just in case and had a request at work for cake balls. Funfetti cake balls. The guy who requested them would get along very well with my husband. I also tried out Wilton Bake Even Strips. You soak them in cold water and wrap them around the cake pan before baking. They keep cakes from raising too much, which causes a lot of loss when you level them. Therefore, they also produce denser, sturdier cakes. I'd heard about them but hadn't tried them and I'm glad I did. I'm a huge fan.

Tomorrow begins a weekend of family fun. First, I've got to assemble and deliver the wedding cake. Mrs. ESPN is graciously letting me borrow her kitchen for the assembly and decoration. I was so nervous about driving someone's wedding cake from one end of town to the other, and she only lives about 10 minutes from the wedding. I'm so thankful for her taking that worry off my shoulders! After the cake is taken care of, the fun begins. My brother-in-law arrived yesterday and tomorrow there will be a BBQ at my in-law's house. Many of the guys' friends will come by throughout the day and we'll have all sorts of yummy food. My mother-in-law invited my parents to come up, too. It'll be nice, as the parents haven't had many opportunities to get to know each other.

What is everyone else up to this weekend?

1 comment:

BrownEyedGirlsMom said...

It's the least I can do. Make yourself at home and help yourself to anything ...