Saturday, June 2, 2012

Snatch, Jerk, Surprise

Planning a surprise party is no joke! But when it goes off without a hitch and the bestie is totally surprised, all the planning, the organizing, the sneaky lies - worth it!





I wanted to do something unique (she's a pretty awesome girl), and ordering a tank or gym bag from LifeAsRx wouldn't cut it ... so I  hit up Hobby Lobby to challenge my 3rd grade level craft skills.



Hours and hours (and days later), I think even Martha Stewart would be proud of the final product.




And I have no idea how I pulled it off, but this crazy cake is a product of my culinary prowess craziness.


It started with a vision and a few supplies ... I couldn't find directions on how to make a kettlbell cake, so I kind of improvised.


 I Googled as I went along (like wtf is a crumb coating?) and if it'd be safe to keep in the freezer (because the cake was soft and the handle kept slipping off!). Where would I be without you, Google?





The Betty Crocker Butter Pecan Cake mix is da bomb. I also used Fudge Chocolate for the bottom layer (it was 3 layers total). 

I was sporting a romper from Kohl's that I bought last summer. I love me a little romper! It's a dress without all that fussy leg-crossing. I also love me some ruffles up top, because I don't really have anything up top. The fashion mags tell me it's all about the illusion people, illusion. 


A few of us even got our toes done for the occasion. Shrek-feet begone!

Not the sandals I was wearing with the romper, promise.


Birthday shot!


Hamburger Hoff meets Cake Hoff. We were meant to be. <3

Happy Birthday to my love! 

It's a good thing we all made it home before midnight, because this mornings WOD was brutal. 



More on that tomorrow ... 


10 comments:

  1. That cake is SICK. Can you make one for my birhtday too haha ;) What a fun time, your friend must have been floored!

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    1. I was just so happy it tasted good!

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  2. between the homemade bag AND cake, I think you nailed it. I kept wondering how you made the handle and it looks like one of the last pics that its a headband? Creative genius!

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  3. great job on the cake and the dress is cute

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  4. Ok, so that kettlebell cake? Just amazing!

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  5. That bag and cake turned out awesome! Want to be friends and make me one? :)

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  6. That cake is awesome!!!!!!!!!!

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