This weekend I helped host a wedding shower for my best friend Kristen.
We have been best friends since we were six-years-old and I cannot imagine her not as my best friend.
Her wedding will be in three weeks. Three. There is so much to do from now until then. And I'm just the maid of honor.
Anyways... Yesterday all of the bridesmaids hosted a shower for her and her fiance whom I refer to as Sweet Charlie.
My job at the shower was to bring the cake and some food. As much as I like to announce to everyone my cooking skills, I knew that I wasn't going to be able to just go buy a cake. I knew I had to make this bad boy. And I knew it had to be pretty awesome.
When you're one of the bridesmaids at your best friends wedding, it's either go big or go home.
Saturday I ran around all day (lunch, movie, shopping with girlfriends) and then I remembered...I have to bake a cake before tomorrow!
After a long day of friends, I got home around 1:30 a.m. (Sorry, mom.)
Then what did I do? Started baking of course! I baked a vanilla cake and chocolate cake so the cake would have two different layers.
Then I made cupcakes with the left over batter. I said I would either go big or go home...
Now. I didn't take pictures of me decorating the cakes because I was in such panic, frenzy mode that I completely forgot.
BUT, I did take a picture to send to cousins/friends to gather their opinion.
The cake while I was at my apartnement.
Ever traveled with a cake? It's painful. It might make one paranoid. It might also make your hair poof go flat and curls start to fall.
Then again that could be the Arkansas weather.
The cake arrived safely and I made sure to cover it up as soon as possible so no one would get tempted to stick their finger in the side of it. Or maybe that was just me.
Once the party started, I uncovered the cake.
And set-up cupcakes that had been decorated.
Kristen and Sweet Charley cutting their cake getting ready for the 'big day.'
See. Told you it was half chocolate and vanilla. And look at that layer of icing.
The wedding shower was a lot of fun. We had the happy couple playing games, enjoying their families and friends.
In three weeks we will get together again to celebrate the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Christianson.
Now, to hit the treadmill so I fit into the bridesmaid dress...