Friday, December 19, 2008
It is finally done. I've spent close to two weeks working on the cookies, cake, filling and frosting. I hope Danny likes it. Four layers, what the heck was I thinking?
If you're not familiar with the movie "Cars" (you're lucky) this is supposed to be a scene where the cars go "cruising" down the main street at night with all the neon signs lit up. Do you have any idea how hard that is to do on a frosted butter cookie? I made cutter templates from Danny's various colouring books and toys, and then just gave it my best with royal frosting. I think it looks OK. I wish my kitchen weren't quite so slanted and that someday I could bake a cake that is actually level.
So um, you know all those theories about food colouring making kids hyperactive? I guess we'll have some annecdotal observations to add tomorrow.
It is supposed to be scary cold here over the next couple days (-12 F.) I'm afraid we might have to keep the birthday celebrations closer to home as it probably isn't a good time to be outdoors. Danny has his 4 year check-up early tomorrow (on his birthday, poor kid, but it was the only time that fit everyone's schedule) and I promised him a Hy-Vee breakfast afterward, but i think the Union Pacific Train Museum will have to wait for another day. Hopefully we can get home before noon when the temperature is supposed to start dropping like a stone.
Four years old. Wow, it went fast.