I've been busy, and this is why:
Our town fair is today and I decided this year to up the ante. Usually, I enter a piece of jewellery and a knitted toy. This time around, I took a serious risk and entered a decorated cake and some muffins. Anyone with two hairy dogs, a cat, and a toddler who enjoys grabbing fistfuls of anything within his reach will know why this was a stressful undertaking. If one of the judges takes a bite of muffin and finds a cat hair in it, I will simply die.
But back to the cake. It is our local fair's 125th anniversary this year, hence the farm animals and very prominent "125". I made homemade marshmallow fondant to decorate it (it was on my cooking bucket list, and now I can check it off), and in total it probably took about 8 hours. As you can tell, I am no professional, and I let the fondant sit for too long before rolling it out to cover the cake, so things are a little hilly. But overall, I'd say I'm happy with it for a first try. However, I'm pretty sure it's also a last try. People who do this kind of thing for a living must surely be demented.
In other news, I have a new computer! Cleaning out my laptop keyboard helped a little with my typing problems, but it wasn't a real solution. Now I have to slip downstairs every time I want to
I'm looking forward to a relaxing long weekend, with friends here on Sunday for a barbecue. My only plan this weekend is to get the house just barely acceptable for guests, and to visit all the blogs I've been missing lately.
Happy long weekend, wherever you are!