I skipped the fourth of July cake this year. The drought shut down all local fireworks, even those over the lakes, but I still snuck another couple of cakes in:
The "formal" cake was just to confirm to myself that those are really so much easier than the whimsical ones. It was. So much so that I decided to spray paint it because it took so little time to do the formal white look. The crab was for my Cancer (zodiac) mom's birthday. I liked the pinacolada-ness of the cake (complete with pineapple juice and coconut flakes), but I thought the execution was lacking.
On a random notes:
We have giant spiders in our house more often than not.
A month ago, I built my raised garden bed, but I haven't gotten the dirt to put in it yet.
And I've finally started painting the monitos from my hubby's favorite board game:
And I find night photography to be particularly stunning:
I have been so busy lately that I haven't really stopped to talk about all the stuff I've been doing. It's kind of a mixed bag, that. I mentioned the auditions, so let's go into some of the standard make & bake type things in a quick overview.