Tuesday, September 4th 2007
Pining for Long-Lost, Local Food Artists

I love my town. i really do. It’s smaller than where I’m from, but not too small. Except this week. 

This week, I’m really, really wishing this town had one particular store. Nope, not a Nordstrom. (that’s number 2 on the list)

I really wish we had one of those stores that creates big huge decorative arrangements out of fruit.  We USED to have one of those stores – it was FANTASTIC the last time I gave a baby shower. And I’m doing that again on Saturday, but with no giant fruit thingies.  People oohed and ahhed over the big decorative edible things, then ATE them up, literally, and they were gone. Perfect for cleanup purposes.

I know. Some of you are such amazing do-it-yourselfers that you wonder why i’m not just cutting up a watermelon into the shape of a basket and filling with an array of melon balls. Those are really cute, but that requires some fine motor skills I don’t think I possess,  time I know i don’t possess, and the real kicker is I HATE fruit. The smell. The taste.  The stickiness gives me the icks. 

So. Baby Shower sans the fruit sculptures.  Any other ideas?  A friend and I make a mean diaper cake.

(does that sound disgusting? then you’re being too literal, just click the link.)

Suggestions welcome!

If any of you are here, having found me through ParentLife magazine, would you let me know please? I’m not sure when to expect you guys.


2 Comments on “Pining for Long-Lost, Local Food Artists”

September 4th, 2007
7:45 pm

Why not make lots of birthday pies, in the little crusts instead of the big ones? All you need is some mixing and some freezer space. No cooking. Looks good, tastes good… yum!

Or just buy cookies or cupcakes somewhere. If you’re making a diaper cake you don’t have to bake!

September 4th, 2007
9:53 pm


It’s your friend FLYlady Karla (Martha Stewart NOT) suggesting you do what I would do…take a trip to Albertson’s or the nearest grocery store, minus the boys of course, and order a cake. Most bakeries make very cute shower cakes. I love a shortcut! And I don’t have time to bake with 4 munchkins hanging onto my ankles in the kitchen.

Hope you all have lots of fun! Say “congrats” to your friend who’s having the baby. Babies…they sure are sweet!


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