Opening up another session of the FNCC! Everyone is welcome to share their week, photos of their work, ask for help or provide help if needed.
Hi everyone! We are just home from our second Christmas...out of 4! We still have another tomorrow and then again Sunday. With a spread out family and this strange midweek holiday along with a new baby in our family it was just too much to get everyone together for one!
Hope your week was fabulous!
Hi Cat, Merry Christmas. I fully understand. Seems so hard for me to get in the swing of things today. I also have Christmas get togethers and dinners until Sunday but I also have a large cake for a quinceanera due tomorrow. A 4 tiered cake with a masquerade ball theme. As usual no pics today. But here is the mask that will go on it.
Will post pics over the weekend.
Ginn...really beautiful! Can't wait to see the whole cake. I have 4 more weeks until my broken fingers are healed enough to cake again. SIGH. My husband went out and spent a fortune restocking all of my colors, luster dusts, most used tips and bags, brushes, etc. for Christmas. He says he wants me to have all new supplies when I can start back again. I'm kinda freaked out about it still but I have a cake order for Feb 1st and I have to be able to pipe by then! The last of Feb I have my daughters 30th birthday Twilight book cake and that has a lot of printing on it so I really have to be able to have serious control over the bag by then. The doctor says that it should be ready by then but he's not so sure of the Feb 1st date. Each week I get SO envious of the work you guys are doing and want to be able to make my own too. Thank you so much for letting me live vicariously through you guys!
Cat, what happened? I must of missed something because I didn't even know you broke your finger(s) and are not able to work at caking. That is terrible, I'm so sorry to hear that.
Cat, I too must have missed something. I am sorry to hear about your broken fingers. I will keep you in my prayers that you will be a fast mender!!!! Hang in there and keep the faith!!! I am sure you will be piping again in no time!!!! God bless you!!!! My thoughts and prayers are with you!!!!
heaps and tons of healing being sent your way -- but maybe consider using print from the printer if your hands are not cooperating enough by then?
best to you--
ps--i did too much over christmas--and i am paying the piper--but on my behalf so is my husband, my daughter & son etc. paying the same piper--'cause they hurt when i hurt of course--so lots to consider there with your hands--nothing wrong with taking care of yourself--
hopefully you will be 110% better by then!
Thanks everyone...it was a freak accident and act of clumsiness on my behalf. I broke the middle and ring fingers on my right hand in our front door mid October. The worst part was that I still had two cakes to do that month and I simply struggled through them. I've had broken fingers before, broke the other hands same two surfing when I was 14, so I knew it takes months for it to heal up. I'm not totally helpless..I am ambidextrous but do have dominate right hand when it comes to writing/piping because when I was a kid you were not allowed to write left handed in school, only right. So most of life is ok but anything that requires two hands (like rolling out fondant) or writing/piping just sucks right now. The reason it takes broken fingers so long to heal is that you are still using that hand every day so it's about double the time it takes an arm or leg to heal. UGH. I get to take the major bandaging off mid January but still have to use a pressure cuff on the fingers for another two weeks after that and then I get to find out if I can even use them at that point. The dr says it will be about 3 months after that before I have full use again. Nothing permanent like arthritis is but half a year as a caker is not fun. I was lucky that it hit at the end of my summer season and I didn't have any scheduled in November due to my trip but I had to cancel 3 in December and refer them to other cakers. I did take that one Mater cake earlier this month but buttercream isn't as hard to work with but the rest were fondant and I knew back in October I wouldn't be able to do them. After that I just didn't schedule anything till February. So there's my saga! LOL! I'll be fine and I'm blessed with a wonderful husband who has really helped here at the house to make life easier.
Hope everyone has a very Happy New Year celebration! It's a quiet one for us this year. We are just doing a carpet picnic and watching a movie till midnight after the kid goes to sleep! We'll "ring in" the New Year at 9pm, watch the ball drop from NYC on the tv with him but nothing like last year which we made a big deal out of. Low key. What is everyone elses plans?
Good jobs on the masks Ginny. Mine were too thin and cracked while I was painting them. I did my first 3 tier cake. It was for a friends kids birthday so I didn't charge. It has it's problems but stayed stacked during the car trip. The middle tier is too busy for me but I was told it is the Mad Hatter's Tea Party. It is supposed to be busy..
i love it--the middle tier too and i love the reflection of the face in the board--extra mad hatter-y.
What is everyone elses plans?
i learned how to do short ribs this month--and we are like addicted now--so we're gonna do a fourth pot of 'em and pig out that way--
but we just usually fall asleep early--who am i kidding--hahahaha--but he's had some days off and he's rested up so maybe we can stay awake this year for the ball to drop--not taking any bets though--
and i might do these too--so ridiculously wonderful --the best batter fried onions ever--
hope you have the loveliest low key time ever!