Anyhow, we like hosting gatherings and sometimes we've got to think up an event around which to plan them. Despite all its structural and cosmetic issues and less than optimal location, we love our old house. We think it deserved a party for making it this long.
"You're not putting that on your blog are you?" my husband asked when I was snapping photos of my confectionery wonder. I glared at him and he went on..."It's just not up to your usual high standards," he kindly added.
I let that go.
It is kind of sad.
Don't even mention its lack of dormers and porch rails.
My sister-in-law, Kim makes some amazing cakes in the likeness of an array of animals and book and movie characters. Surely a boxy house would have super simple for her, but she's had practice and knows which materials would work best. And... well, she lives in California (or I might have recruited her and her services). I was doing my best and working with graham crackers and popsicle sticks! Anyhow, the kids loved it. Because what kid doesn't love cake in any shape.