Saturday, December 12, 2009

Just in Case!

We are getting ready for Hope's 2nd birthday party. She wants a ladybug cake.
In the process of making the ladybug cake I have learned an important lesson. Never use Wilton's food coloring in large amounts.

After $6 in red food coloring, lots of stained fingers I achieved the perfect red. Fire Engine, ladybug red perfection. The big kids asked for a bite and I obliged. After all, what's the fun of a birthday without a few licks of icing. Right?

A few minutes later they were panting in the living room. "It burns." They kept saying. Doug was watching a football game and it didn't really register. They told me, "it's really pretty red, but it tastes awful." "Really?" I didn't want to believe them. Doug suggested I taste it. In retrospect, bad idea. Pregnant women should not taste things their kids tell them tastes nasty. But, I have a thing with tasting stuff. Kind of like sniffing stuff. Remember?

So I tasted. And bad things happened. The burn of alcohol stayed and stayed in my mouth. I tried to fix and tasted again. Will I never learn?

I am so thankful for a husband who was willing to run into the bad part of town while a football game was on to get red icing for our daughter's birthday cake from the only bakery store in town open. And it even tastes good. Yes, I checked.


Laura said...

I totally laughed when you said you tasted it again. :) Glad you got some new icing for the birthday girl. Can't wait to see the pictures!
Thanks for all your support, your the best! :)

Cop Mama said...

Now that is something I could totally see myself doing! Glad you got it fixed without too much damage.

Stopped over from MckMama's community at Blog Frog :-)

He & Me + 3 said...

Oh are so funny to try it twice. lOL I would do that too.
What a sweet hubs to go get it and wow during a football game? That is some love

Marley's Mama said...

If the kids said it tastes bad... wow! And yes, I would have tasted it too, but only after I sniffed to see if they were right! :-) Love you!

Brandi said...

Oh dear! HAHA! Yeah, it's usually a good indication that something is very wrong if the kids say it tastes bad! ;)