Tuesday, October 26, 2010

UVIC'S lipdub!

If you're familiar with this YouTube phenomenon, here is UVIC's (Victoria's) latest one!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

"Air-Guitar" and a precious Good-Bye

So my new airbrush might be my new favourite thing ever.

I did a cake order this weekend for a little boy's birthday and it was an electric guitar (which fit very well as the boy's Dad is a bit of a rockstar!)

The airbrush was so fun to use on this project.  You can see more pictures on the cake website to the right but here is a taster:

The weird dichotomy of the weekend was that on the same day the cake was due, we had Omie's burial and memorial service.  Omie is Darrell's Grandma on his Mum's side and she was a gem of a woman.  She left a legacy of 5 children, 11 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren!!! Standing at graveside was quite a sight to see all of these people who were really only here because Omie was.  And Omie loved the Lord.  Her catchphrase was "God loves you and so do I!"

I was asked to sing at the memorial and I deliberately sang while looking at the ceiling and once even out the window to the street!  I knew that if I looked at anyone and saw them crying that I wouldn't be able to get through it.  Darrell's cousin Brian gave a wonderful eulogy and then we all went into the gym for the reception tea.

She will be missed but she's now dancing in heaven with everyone here on earth, richer for knowing her.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

New Purchase for Cake Business !!!

V-E-R-Y excited about a purchase I just made last week.

AN AIRBRUSH !!!  YAYYYY..... It's a PAASCHE airbrush (same one used by Duff on Ace of Cakes) and I can't wait to try it out on my next project.  Which, incidentally, is an electric guitar cake.  Keep posted on my cakes website for an update with a photograph.

This opens up a whole new realm of what I'm about to do with cake decorating.  Very cool early Christmas present.

Friday, October 15, 2010

You Go Girl!

Last night we had the privilege of watching Brooklyn play in her first ever basketball game!  She joined the night league through school with her friend so they play for the PCS Pacers Grade 4/5 team.  Except she and her friend are the only grade 4's on there and neither one has ever played before !

We were so proud - and surprised - Brooklyn is TOUGH!  She kept looking left to right to make sure she was on her check, she ran down the court dribbling while holding out her arm to guard off her opponent, and whenever another girl tried to grab the ball from her you should have seen her grit her teeth!  She almost looked mad she was so intense!  It was hilarious to watch and good to see her getting a more cardiovascular workout than the dance classes can provide.  At this point the tall girls are the only ones who stand a chance at shooting at the net but it was fun to see them give their best out there.

And Zachary's football team is in full swing.  They are so fun to watch because the skill level at this age is really quite good.  We were very proud of him; after about 4 tryouts he made the Gold team for his age category.  So a higher calibre but still no travelling further than Metchosin so suits us just fine.  It's just so neat to see them make plays that are thought out.  And this is where Zachary is quite good; he has a head for the game and where ball placement should take place to produce the most scoring opportunities.  Little athletes........ahhhh........

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Tea Anyone?

On Wednesday of this week my Grandma turned 90.  NINETY ! Amazing.  She and my Grandad (93) still live on their own in a Sidney apartment and go downstairs to the communal dining room for lunch and dinner.

For her birthday my aunt flew in from Alberta and was joined by myself and Brooklyn and 2 of my Grandma's friends as we took the birthday girl to the Empress hotel for Afternoon Tea.  Shockingly, despite being English (which almost makes this tradition seem like a birthright....) I had never been to the Empress for tea.  But at $55 a person, I'm sure you can understand why.

It was absolutely delightful.  The food was delicious, the tea hot and steeped just like it should be and the table settings were impeccable.  And Brooklyn had the 'Princess Tea' on her own 2 tiered china platter!!  It was sooooo cute and she was so excited to go.  (Half-way through our time she whispered to me "I thought old people would be really boring but their stories are quite hilarious aren't they Mum?"..... haha)

Have you ever had tea 'adorned' with Pringles ??

Brooklyn and my Auntie Celia

This was Brooklyn's plate but we all received an individual jam jar.
Everything on Brooklyn's plate was mini; mini scones, mini sandwiches etc.  It was absolutely adorable.  And everyone was given a box of Empress Tea to take home with us at the end of the 90 minutes we spent there.  Not to mention the lovely tones coming from the pianist in the lobby.

Flowers from my sister

The birthday girl