Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Cake Overload!

Is there such a thing?! I think I had to much cake "input" yesterday, woke up at 4:00 this morning and couldn't get back to sleep! (I was dreaming about cake... not uncommon for me!)

Anyways, during Superbowl, (which was an amazing game by the way!) Food TV was running their "Wedding Cake Marathon" during the Superbowl! They ran about 6 or 7 "Challenges" which I had recorded. So last night, I sat and watched all of them! Some I had seen before, so I skipped through, and a couple new ones I hadn't. One was the 2006 Oklahoma Sugar Arts Show, which I attended (didn't enter). So it was a fun watching that. The other was the 2005 show. Unfortunately, FoodTV did not attend last years event, due to schedule changes (I was there and entered). It was interesting to see some of the competitors over the past few years, and how their work had evolved! You've really got to step up your game for this competition, it's probably the largest wedding cake competition in the country - and brings out the best of the best!

Speaking of Oklahoma, ealier in the day coincidentally, I had been on line doing some research for this year's show. Each year, the wedding competition has a theme. This year's them is:

"The Language of Flowers"... Eh. (I liked previous categories: Hollywood Glamour, Cakes Around the World, Wedding Gown Designs) ...but the Language of flowers? This is going to be tough! So, of course at 4:00 this morning, this is all I could think about!

So many nights, I lay awake and think of "cake"! Especially if I have to come up with a new design for an upcoming cake, or trying to visualize a new design, or even a new recipe. I know, I'm obsessed! ...but you know, I'm OK with that! ...I also know I'll be takin' a little nap on the couch this afternoon! Hmmm I wonder if "Platinum Weddings" is on this afternoon....


Treva said...

You can do it! (But definitely get a nap first!)

Love the new blog--looks great and seeing pictures up is awesome!

You definitely need to make the VH cake anyway....and I'm sure there will be no trouble finding happy eaters to celebrate in his place. ;)

Lisa E said...

Yay! I'm so glad to see the new blog!!! Looks fantastic...and yes, ya needed some "oomph" on your blog with photos and color and you have that now. :-) So glad you converted...

Now I'll pass this link on to everyone I know...and change your address on my blogspot.

(LOVED seeing all the boys' photos...nice, nice, nice...)