I am so grateful and have to say that I couldn't have pulled any of this off without the help of my daughter Katie, who was aware of my morning's time crunch (since I was a little bit social last night, and went out to dinner with my sister Anne and nephew Patrick, and then went on to see my brother Michael's play, Lucky Stiff, at Russell Sage College in Troy, and got home much too late, and with no regrets!).
While I'm am rambling a little bit in exhausted energy, I somehow find it important to note that I produced so many dishes today that the dishwasher ran twice! And after the cakes and cookies were safely delivered to their respective showers, the rest of the day was spent with my buddies Henry and Peter so their parents could have a Saturday skiing date. When it came time to prepare dinner for the boys, I took the simple way out and made them peanut butter and strawberry jam sandwiches and orange slice "smiles." Just couldn't face creating any more dirty dishes! Anyway, because it was a late night, I set my alarm for 6 a.m. this morning to frost and decorate the cakes and I cut it very, very close!
It's been a long, long day so I am ready to go to bed the minute I post this, but am excited to share photos of today's creations so that I can sleep in tomorrow morning, maybe! And, not bake a thing!