Monday, April 12, 2010

two things I learned today

Each night as I tuck my oldest into bed, I ask her, "What is one thing you learned today?"  Well, tonight I'm answering my own question.  Here are two things I learned today:

First, I learned that I need more than two hours to create a Little House on the Prairie cabin birthday cake.  Who knew?  I made my youngest daughter's dog house cake in two hours, so I gave myself two hours for Laura's cabin.  Denied!  I tried and tried and tried, but I just couldn't make it work.  I called my daughter into the  kitchen and said, "Honey, mommy may not be able to make you a Little House on the Prairie cabin cake in time for your party."  She said, "Mommy, it's wonderful.  I love it!"  This is what she was looking at . . .

This is clearly a cake only a daughter could love!  I love her even more (although I'm not sure it's possible to love her more than I already do) for saying that.  I tried a few different methods, but I finally had to admit failure.  Here's a few other pictures of the cake that almost was. 

As I was tucking her into bed tonight, she said, "Mommy, can you tell me a story about a time when your mom tried to make you a hard cake and failed."  Aw shucks . . . sometimes I hate failure!  But in spite of not being a fan of failure tonight, I will be adding this cake to my flickr group celebrating failure. 

The second thing that I learned today is that I can make felt bread.  Yippeeeee!  Success!  One piece down . . . nine more to go. 

Celebrating failure and success tonight.

Craft on!
SYS Thurs


Papgena Made It said...

Seems to me if your daughter loved it you didn't fail! :)
Your bread look delicious!

elizabeth @ twelvecrafts said...

Thanks Papgena . . . you are right, but it was a pretty horrible attempt. I did rework the cake a bit though. Sometimes the expectations I have for myself are a bit too high. :)

lcpalsma said...

I think you were very brave and creative for even trying!! If Neriah is happy that is certainly all that counts. You made great memories!! Even better than a perfect cake.

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