Nov 21, 2009

I Can Bake Baby!

Oh yes I can! Inspired by myself;), I baked a cake again for my good friend's surprise baby shower today. I still cheated at the cake mix department like I did for V's birthday. I didn't cheat on the icing part though. Made icing from scratch. I really wanted the red to come out red but it was just turning into pink and not red, so I gave up on that. My friend was going to wear a red and green saree for the evening (sneaked in to the venue by her mom-in-law :)) and I wanted the cake to be green and red too :). Oh well :). It came out a teeny bit nicer than the last one :)

Nov 19, 2009

Three Years

Vikram turned 3 last Saturday. We had a small get together at our house with few of his friends (Whose parents are our friends ;)). Every day for the past 2 months, I kept telling myself, forget the project craziness at work, work's going to be here, go start planning V's birthday party. Never happened. Instead of the birthday hoopla I envisioned, we had a fun and friendly evening of good company, kids laughs and a fire truck cake with fireman's hat candle :). V didn't care either way whether his momma made a big deal or not. He promptly said "Thank You" to everyone who wished him on that day and was less cranky (could be due to the fact that I went a teeny bit over board with the gifts).

Here's him showing off one of his gifts that I picked up in Vegas.

I did a fire truck theme (V's first Love) and even baked a fire truck cake.I never did a cake like this in my life before, tried my best to make it look like a fire truck. Bought red velvet cake mix and the fire truck cake pan and tried to slap on the icing as best as I can. No one in the family said a word but V wanted to know why I was cutting his fire truck into pieces :).