Since I'm not a baker, I had to get a few supplies: cake pans, a cake carrier, frosting tips. And since I couldn't decide whether to make from scratch or a box I had to get ingrediants for both: cream of tartar, almond extract, other-stuff-that-escapes-me-at-the-moment. You get the idea. When all was said and done I'd spent around $50, but that's OK because I can reuse the supplies, plus I'm baking with love!
As the sun sank in the sky, I decided I'd best go with a boxed cake because it was almost time to make dinner too. The kidlets and I mixed and stirred and made a mess, but wow did it smell great! The aroma gave me hope...false hope. When I tried to get the cakes out of the 9" round pans, they stuck. A lot. So much that when I finally got BOTH cakes out, they broke apart.
Kidlets went to bed, and I went for round 2. Good thing I bought an extra box. This time everything came out of the pans, but I had no idea how hard it is to decorate.
I'm a writer not an artist.
Anyhoo....I'm reasonably certain this is the sorriest looking $50 in town. I'll chalk it up to experience.
On a lighter note, we also celebrated the day by heading for the wild animal park. Check out our encounter with the giraffe!