Friday, July 31, 2009

Took The Plunge....

Well, for those that know me well, it is no secret that I have always wanted a tattoo. I don't know why. Just something inside of me. But I didn't just want to get any old tattoo. I wanted it to have meaning. I knew someday that it would come to me. And it did.


26.2. Those are numbers that mean something to me. It is the number of miles in a marathon, which I have now 'run' two of. (The word 'run' being used lightly here....). But on Monday, when I went for my tattoo, it was 26 years 2 months from the day we got married - a marriage marathon. All done with my wonderful husband and best friend and I thank him for running beside me all of those miles and all of these years. I don't plan on 'running' any more marathons with my feet, but am hoping for at least one more 'marriage marathon'!!!


K is in the process of starting a baking business. "As You Wish" custom cakes, pastries etc... She's doing a lot of baking and is starting to get orders, which is exciting. She got her first cake order for a friend's adult son who is a huge Harry Potter fan. This is what she came up with... The Sorting Hat. It turned out amazing.












I thought I would share just a few of the other 'samples' that she has been creating as she learns the ins and outs of fondant; frosting; flowers etc..










Marbled with white roses.













Sunflower with large chocolate chips for seeds.... Mmmmmm...











Little baby cakes for fun.












Whimsical cupcakes. The turtle was my favorite. But the Prince Charming frog had his appeal! (Oh, and the cow and pig had awful cute backsides!!!)









I even got to create my own plate of fun cupcakes!!! It's like being a kid again playing with playdough!!!! (Only you get to EAT it!!) Yum!






Well, K and I are off to St. Louis to visit friends. While there, K is also going to be taking a class at the Viking Cooking School. Stay tuned......


Until Next Time.....

9 comments:

Wendy said...

Welcome to the club!! The tatoo club that is!!! I'm so thankful that you were able to have such a restful vacation and wonderful birthday. You deserve it. You are a wonderful person and I thank God that we are friends!!

JoAnn said...

Congrats on your tatoo! I got one in my early 40's (Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon prism) on my lower back. It's cool when you get one that really means something to you, as you did. Just wondering how it felt on top of your foot? A little tender?

Congrats also on your daughter's new business venture - how awesome to do something you love and make people happy and get paid for it! Good luck with the class!

A :-) said...

Love the ink :-)

And hey - maybe we should cupcakes from K at the Fling next year!

Lovs2Knit said...

Wonderful tattoo! Congrats to K on starting her own business. Looking at all these cakes and cupcakes she's a very talented woman. That Sorting Hat cakes is amazing! Actually all of them are amazing.

PatQ said...

Janice, I love the tatoo. It's a very pretty one. Me, I'm too chicken.

Kristi said...

Love the tattoo. K's cakes and cupcakes are amazing. Too pretty to eat. Wishing K the best in her new business. I second Adrienne's msg of K's cupcakes at the Fling.

Robin said...

Hope you have a great time in St. Louis. I like the tattoo also. Every now and then I think about getting one but I am also a chicken and my husband would hurt me.

Good Luck K on the new business. If I was there I would buy a cake for my daughter's birthday from you.

Terri said...

All of the cakes, especially the M&M cake, have been beautiful. The sorting hat cake is really a work of art. I had to look twice to realize it was a cake too. What wonderful talent!!!

p.s. Can cakes be shipped to Overland Park, KS?

Sharon said...

The tattoo is so pretty and very special to you! LOVE the cakes your daughter is making! Each one is so original. I know her business will be a success--everyone wants cake!