For the first time in 3 weeks I had a weekend! Of course, weekend in hotel terms means I had two days off in a row – Wednesday and Thursday to be exact.
And these two days have been glorious!
I cleaned a few bathrooms, washed a few loads of clothes….
went for a short motorcycle ride….
The head housekeeper at the hotel had asked me to bake cupcakes for her grandson’s 7th birthday party. She told me she likes strawberry cakes, but gave me very little to go on about what he likes. She did mention he saw Madagascar in the theater recently.
Not being too keen on decorating, I searched the internet for ideas.
I found a Nutter Butter Giraffe and an Oreo penguin.
They don’t look exactly like the Madagascar animals, but I thought all young kids love peanut butter and Oreos, so I made the cupcakes match the animals.
I baked the cakes on Wednesday, and made the decorations on Thursday. Smart decision! It took me almost 4 hours to make the frosting, the animals, and then assemble them together.
But finally, they were ready for delivery….
And since she mentioned she likes strawberry, I gave the strawberry cakes another shot. (Remember all the ones I threw in the trash last time?)
Much better success this time!
I baked one in a sundae glass for the birthday boy, but the rest were baked in cupcake liners. And NO burned bottoms!
As much fun as the baking and decorating turned out to be….
it still wasn’t the best part of my weekend.
The best part?
I GOT MY COMPUTER BACK!!
It’s not 100% yet, as the battery is not charging, but at least I have it back. AND! Nothing was lost on it! I have all my documents, all my favorites, all my everything!
So I’m out of the office and back on my couch, typing on the keyboard I am so familiar with.
Happy Days are Here Again!