Friday, October 19, 2007

A true cake story

All my regular readers know about our good friend (and golfing buddy!) Ruth. Ruth is the lady who makes those gorgeous wedding cakes.

These, for example.

Well, another friend of ours (actually she's a very good friend of our younger daughter's, but like a number of our daughters' friends, she's friendly with us too) sent me an email this morning that I just HAVE to share with you.

Yes, I have her permission.

She wrote (I've changed a few details to protect an identity):

"Okay, so today's Don's birthday. Yes, it is after midnight on Friday morning. I have been up past midnight every night since last Friday working on his cake.

I asked him what he wanted... I was thinking a simple birthday cake.

Oh, no. He wanted me to bake a cake for him to take to the FBI National Academy luncheon the PD is hosting. Friday. Today. The day after he returns from a week-long absence.

What does he want it to look like, you ask?

He wants me to make the seal of the FBI National Academy; he'll be attending it (Quantico, Virginia) this spring. He'll be gone for THREE MONTHS!!!

Anyway, seals are pretty simple, right?

I'm attaching the picture he gave me... before he left for a week-long Chiefs of Police conference in New Orleans.

Like I said, I've been up past midnight every night for seven straight nights. Here is the result of all my work...

I have to admit, it looks pretty good.

Or it did. Before I threw it at him.



Nankin said...

Wow, I'm impressed. My cakes never look anywhere as good. Actually, I've given up baking cakes.

kenju said...

We need her in Raleigh, if she ever decides to move! LOL

The cakes are beautiful!

Anonymous said...

I'm told it was delicious!

Don ate two pieces yesterday at the luncheon, and two today.

What was left over, he gave to the patrol officers... who couldn't believe I made it.

Thanks for sharing!


Duke_of_Earle said...

Thank YOU, Sal, for the story and pics. I'm glad you didn't really throw it at him, and that it was a "hit" at the lunch!


Duke_of_Earle said...

P.S. to "Sally:"

...and thanks for finally leaving a comment, you lurker!

southernbelle said...

That is the most impressive cake I have ever seen. The detail is superb. It is awesome.

Candace said...

Wow - truly amazing! What a pro!