Topic: Big day....pushed the limit
Today was the day to frost and decorate the 5 big sheet cakes for my husband's retirement reception at work tomorrow morning. It was now or never....had to get them done. I started at noon....making frosting....and then slowly , but surely, frosted and scored 4 of the big cakes ...decorated them with rose buds and then moved on to the centerpiece cake. My good friend showed up about 4:30 p.m. to help in whatever way she could....which for me was going to be "clean up". Even though I sat to decorate all the cakes, just making the frosting and then frosting each of the cakes took a lot of my energy. I was a bit shaky by 6 p.m. when the last of the cakes were done, but they're done. My friend had completely cleaned up my kitchen...looks better than when I started. Yes, I was in tears thanking her for helping me out. I've planned to do this for my husband's retirement for years.....and there was no way I was going to have them order some yuck cake from a grocery store.