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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Writer's Workshop- 3 Things You Would Just LOVE To Know About Me

For today's Writer's Workshop I chose prompt #5- What are three things we would love to know about you? Well, I don't know if you would LOVE to know any of this about me, but I'm going to tell you anyway. Don't worry there are no real big revelations or major confessions. Just three simple facts about Lady Di.

#1: I hide chocolate and other delicatable snacks in random, obscure places around the house from my kids....and husband. Although, I think my husband may be on to me because once he wanted to know why a bag of Reese's Pieces were in my apron and oven mitt drawer. Now, why he was in my apron and oven mitt drawer I do not know, but luckily it was unopened and I said I was saving it for "us". He bought it...I think. I have since abandoned that hiding place. No worries, there are others that have yet to be discovered.






#2: I LOVE baking and decorating cakes. I am a self-taught cake maker. I have a whimsical fantasy of owning a cool pastry shop and being a cool pastry chef like the ones on T.V. However, a little thing called "real life" gets in the way of that. No worries, I get my cake fix by making cakes for my kid's birthday's and there are plenty of nieces and nephews around to keep me busy. I even made a wedding cake once. Maybe when the kids are all grown up I will open that shop. Instead of being the Cake Boss, I can be the Cake Granny. The first picture is the Tea Pot cake I made for daughter's 2nd b-day.






My nephew LOVED Superman!














The Princess Cake for my daughter's 3rd b-day











It has black icin'! You can't even begin to imagine how hard it is to make black icin'! (it always just wants to stay a yucky gray color). It was great though, all the kids had black teeth and mouths. This was also for a nephew whose Daddy (my bro-in-law) is a 2nd Lt. in the Army.




#3: I believe in Guardian Angels. I recently had an experience that affirmed this belief. Some of you might already know this. A rather large tree fell on my parked Suburban while I was still INSIDE it. I won't go into too much detail, if you want the whole story and see more pictures (they are pretty amazing) you can go HERE. However, I will say that there was a series of events that saved me from harm. So, I am a believer in Guardian Angels. I am so grateful that I came out of the whole thing relatively untraumitized. Unless of course you consider the fact that I give every tree I drive by the "stinkeye".



There you have it. 3 things about Lady Di. Oh yeah, #1 is our little secret okay (pinky swear?)

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21 comments:

Multiple personalities.. said...

Cool, a fellow chocolate hider and hoarder! I kind of have to because my husband can finish off an entire bag of Hershey's kisses within 10 minutes. And I LOVE that teapot cake! I wish you did have a pastry shop close by to me so I could ask you to make that for me! So adorable...you are quite talented my friend! Have fun holding down the fort!

P.S. What's the newest on your truck?

Lisa Anne said...

So I love to cake decorate also,we should shae tips and ideas. I love the teapot. I once made a nintendo wii cake for my nephews bday. I love working with fondant even though it taste gross.

Hows the car?

Erin said...

OMG Di! Those cakes are AMAZING! Can I get you to make a BOLT cake for my oldest? Or how about an ELMO cake for the little one? his birthday is coming up in Sept!

And if you lived closer I would pimp out your cake making abilities to all my friends for their kids bdays too LOL!

Erin said...

Oh yeah and my mom hides chocolate all around the house too, she says if she doesn't hide it Thomas like sniffs it out and he and Grandpa will eat it all! LOL

blueviolet said...

I've been known to hide chocolate and other candies around the house too. I'm glad I'm not alone.

Your cakes are spectacular. Yes, you COULD own a bakery!

And, that is absolutely terrifying about the tree on your car. I am so glad you're ok. That's awful!

shortmama said...

Pinky swear, but I cant promise that I wont sneak in and tear apart your house trying to find your stash. Im just sayin

Amy said...

Great cakes...

monica said...

You do a spectacular job on those cakes. Wish you lived closer so you could my kids cakes!! Very amazing! I like the hiding of the candy very clever!

ModernMom said...

Oh my gosh! Where to start. Love those cakes. The teapot is my fave (and I refuse to make cakes with black icing anymore) Do you watch Ace of Cakes!
and the tree! Wow. Keep giving the stink eye. They deserve it. Glad you were ok. whew.

June Freaking Cleaver said...

I just started a Wilton class...maybe someday, my cakes will look like yours?

The Redhead Riter said...

Stopping by from SITS to say HI

Before I became diabetic, I would hide a can of Hershey's syrup in my underwear drawer. :o)

A woman's got to have her chocolate!

Muthering Heights and Other Senseless Sensibility said...

LOL, I sometimes hide treats too!

The Cranford Family said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your cakes. I try but always get so frustrated with the finished product. It never looks like I had it pictured in my head!

If you find your hubs snopping around you know that he is reading your blog! ;-)

Get Real Girl said...

Isn't it sad that we have to hide the chocolate. . .I wish someone would hide it from me somedays. I just can't resist it.

Love your cakes. I love to decorate cakes, too. But, I am at a very amateur stage.

And thanks for sharing your angels story. Amazing that you were unharmed.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

WOW! I just read about your SUV/tree collision and I am nearly speechless and that rarely happens. Chilling! So glad everyone is ok.
You are a great cake decorator! You'd never appear on cakewrecks.com! lol
PS...I hide chocolate too! I won't tell if you won't.

Dreamgirl said...

Hi!
Found you through SITS. What a fun post and a very nice blog too... I'll be back!

I hope your day is great and that you'll come visit me at SweeterLiving...
PS. I hide chocolate too!

Greetings from Spain

Summer said...

Okay, seriously those cakes are amazing...

and that tree...what the heck?!? Crazy!

shelley said...

hi lady di!
stopping by from this am's roll call now that it is 12:23 est... anywhooo loved your 3 things.. my god that tree thing was majoryly scarey! holy crap! i love baking 2, i loved baking all of my daughters birthday cakes with all of their themed parties... i'm self taught two always give it my best shot! your cakes look wonderful! love the teapot~
smiles,
shelley
ps oh yes, last but not least love the hiding chocolate! lol
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JennyMac said...

Hi. Please share ALL your cake decorating prowess with me!!!! These are so great. Our little man is 2 so I have time to learn. Bravo!

Mama Nut said...

I love the Army Cake! I am totally going to make one of those for my hubby when he comes home!

Mama Kat said...

Those pictures are terrifying!!! I'm so glad you're ok!

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