Tuesday, February 09, 2010


well the cake treats were a success...

but there's a funny story about the whole thing...

i actually set out to make these for my friend, melanie

her husband was planning a surprise birthday party for her and put me in charge of bringing the birthday cake. in lieu of a cake, i decided it would be a great opportunity to try these mini cake treats.

... and thought it would make a great blog post as well. i even mentioned it on facebook. i knew melanie would see that, but didn't expect what came next.

while i was making the cake balls, she calls me. not wanting to blow the surprise, i let the call go to voicemail. 

she left a message saying "thanks for your blog post... and for introducing me to bakerella!! i'm going to hobby lobby today to get the molds to make them for my birthday on monday... i'd love to come by and see how you are making them!!"


i didn't call her back... thinking at least maybe she'll decide to wait on making them. 

i'm on the phone with jerrie, and the doorbell rings. 

guess who... 

melanie comes in and we hang out and i try to talk about everything but cake balls. but she knew why she had come over and asked to see them. i gave her one and she loved it... and decided to make that trip to hobby lobby to get all the supplies. 


she leaves and michael and i take the kids to dinner. i get a text message from her saying that hobby lobby is out of the molds and the ones at michael's weren't quite right. she asks to borrow mine on monday, to which i respond with "absolutely!! i'll bring them to you tomorrow!"

whew. crisis averted.

i show up at the party with melanie's cake treats and we laughed and laughed about the whole situation. she was truly surprised. 

so here's to melanie. being thirty is completely fantastic. i love you, friend


Anonymous said...

What a great story! :) The minicakes look incredible!{wishing the screen was scratch and sniff} x

Sam said...

I can't wait to make these myself! Yours look mmm mmm good! Ashlee

Emily Suzanne said...

that's sooo funny!! I hope she had a great birthday! Not looking forward too much to mine :(

Anonymous said...

I still laugh about the whole thing :) I love how we have great stories to tell!
I am cooling my cake right now to make them as Valentine's gifts for the ladies in my bible study tomorrow, so it's all good!
I love you too dear friend!!!!!

Jerrie Haskin Photography said...

i love this!! they look so great!! i'm going to try to make some for ash and alan when they move here!! as a "welcome" suprise!!

love the pics of isaiah. made my day!