There's a saying- "Jack of all trades, master to none".
I think that describes me. I dabble in a bunch of different things, but don't have the perfectionist abilities to truly excel at any of them.
Today is M's 10th birthday party. He requested pigs in a blanket for dinner, and a lego cake for dessert.
For pigs in a blanket, I used a basic roll dough, and let it rise. Then, I divided it in half. I rolled half of it out into a large rectangle, and cut it into rectangles measuring 3"x 4". Repeat with the other half of the dough. I then wrapped a hot dog in each one. They're rising right now, but they'll cook at 350 for about 15-20 minutes.
For the lego cake, I made a 9x13 sheet cake. I lined the bottom of the pan with parchment paper so it would easily come out. After cooling a bit, I tipped it onto a cooling rack.
Then, I divided the cake into thirds. One of the thirds was divided in half so that I'd have a total of 4 "legos" when I was done.
I stuck it in the freezer for an hour or two, then made a big batch of buttercream frosting. Keeping it white, I frosted a thin layer on each cake for a "crumb coat". Stuck the cakes back in the freezer for a couple of hours.
Then I dyed the rest of the frosting and frosted each cake. To make the lego tops, I used large marshmallows that I cut in half and frosted. Rumor has it that they frost easier if you freeze them first, but I didn't try it that way.
I think the finished product is obviously amateurish, but still kind of cool.
The boys are all playing video games downstairs. I think I'll sneak out, leaving J in charge while I buy ice cream to go with the cake (oops!).