Friday, October 15, 2010

my man can decorate a cake.

It is true.  And it's not the first time.

The latest cake comes on the heels of an engagement!

Our little brother Timmy, caught himself a keeper!
He proposed on the Washougal River, here in Camas,
while he and his perused the early morning waters in their waders.

Luckily, the river was high that special September morn,
and not one caught a fish...
except for Timmy, of course.

Aimee!!!  Welcome to the McCully clan!
We're so glad you're hooked and a keeper!
Tim is lucky to have you and we think you're lovely.

We are so excited about the engagement, that we celebrated last weekend,
and ate a fish cake!

Here is the evolution of the fish cake.

Husband is an artist and builder of many things...
in wood, ink and cake {to name a few}.

No tracing here.  Nope.  Just a vision.

It was realized early, that cutting and decorating the likes of a salmon fish
would be pushing our luck.  Whimsy it was.

Husband even added a little oomph to the middle section
to give the belly curvature.

Lotsa corn starch!  Possibly too much!

He insisted this eye be "bugged."  I thought we might be eyeless by the end of the night,
but she held up!

I love the beaded outlining he chose.

and of course the newly-engageds' names.

Besides a couple minor cracks and bumps, the fondant cooperated,
and Husband prevailed.

Husband receives an A+ in my book
and with all the party goers!

There were some of these, too, in the same flavors as the cake.

Carrot for him.
Vanilla for her.

{with cream Cheese frosting, of course}.

Hope your Friday is great!

P.S. I'm linking up to Joyce's Friday Pretties!  Go see the other pretty things here.


resolute twig October 15, 2010 at 11:07 AM  

that is one awesome cake. :)

And congats on the addition to the family!

Katharine October 15, 2010 at 11:26 AM  

That is awesome! He is really good...I haven't attempted fondant yet...I'm chicken!

Connie October 15, 2010 at 1:11 PM  

Nathan's cake decorating is awesome! The scales on the fish idea are a darling touch. And pass our congrats on to Tim & Aimee.

It's me October 15, 2010 at 2:10 PM  

Wowwwwww....what a great job your husband did!!! ,...i like that cake !!...happy friday pretties......hugs from Ria...

Erin October 15, 2010 at 8:52 PM  

It turned out so great! Love it!

kara lynn October 15, 2010 at 9:06 PM  

holy cow! that is some serious talent. and that is adorable about the engagement. how cute how your brother proposed!

Shaleign October 17, 2010 at 3:10 PM  

Cassie it sounds like you "hooked" yourself a great guy there. My hub wouldn't have even thought about making a cake let alone do that great of a job. My hub taps out a top roman and chicken nuggets. Microwaved.

Libbie October 17, 2010 at 5:14 PM  

You are right!!! he sure can! That is pretty cool! The cake looks goregous & that propsal was pretty cute too :) Congrats to Timmy! :) & to you for picking a good man yourself :) I would actually be scared to see a cake my husband decorated :) But he is cute so I'll keep 'em.

a little bit biased October 17, 2010 at 5:25 PM  

Wow! Very impressive. It turned out GREAT! Good job Nate and yay for Timmy!

Tammy October 18, 2010 at 7:17 AM  

Great job, turned out AWESOME. I've been dying to see the finished product! You two need to have a cake/cupcake decorating business in your "spare time"! J/K!!! Congrats to Timmy and his "catch"!

Janet Fonoimoana October 18, 2010 at 7:36 AM  

Wow! I'm SO impressed!

A Serenade for Solitude October 18, 2010 at 10:15 AM  

I can't wait to tell him how impressed you guys are with his cake! xo

Rebekka Seale October 20, 2010 at 7:01 AM  

Ahh! That cake is SOOO good!!!

Erin October 26, 2010 at 12:26 AM  

That cake is ridiculous... I never would have guessed... :)

Stephanie October 26, 2010 at 8:28 AM  

Oh my gosh, are you kidding me? I wouldn't even be able to get my husband to put on the sprinkles let alone make the entire cake. Go Nate!

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