The short run and cake

by Joanne on June 11, 2010

Friday Morning late start:  After Ted got back from the bike ride Thursday, we had a late dinner at Uno’s which meant a late start to this day.  But Shane and I managed 3.2 walking miles with a little ball playing over at the track in spite of the additional zzz’s. 

The tents were set up at MV for the weekend Relay For Life.  That means Shane and I are banned from walking around MVCC Saturday and Sunday.  We’ve been yelled at before “NO DOGS!”  Grrrrr….in some cases, dogs are more preferred over SOME people!  I never would say that but I’ve thought it.

As I said, above …when TED got back from the bike ride.  No bike ride Thursday for me.  It was a beautiful night but I was a bit unmotivated to say the least after trying to cram a bunch of running miles into 3 days.  Not that I was tired, I just didn’t have the push in me that’s needed to get me moving late in the day.  Ted said it was a good thing I didn’t go. It was windy and cool heading out and they road fast and hard for 27 miles.  There were only 5 in last nights group.  A little regret today that I didn’t go and get that great workout in but, there’s always next week.


Thursday morning was the last day of running this week before my 5K on Saturday.  The workout was a simple 30 minutes of Elliptical, 40 minutes of back, shoulders, and abs with weights.  The run was 3 1/2 miles at an easy pace through wet streets of Utica and around MVCC. 

Recap of the Manufacturing EXPO


Good day away from the office, not a good turn out for the show. I think the advertising for it was lacking.  It’s a shame.  When you introduce something like an EXPO for the first time, it is so important for it to be a hit so the following year, it will bring more participants and visitors.

Our table was the best:


Since the event was slow and lunch wasn’t really my style, I had 3 of these:

candy bowl

Not the whole bowl of course but NIPS!  I LOVE NIPS!  That’s what happens if I’m bored: mindless munching.  I wasn’t the only one. A lady from one of the other companies came to our table for idle chit-chat then FESSED up that she really wanted our candy.  She grabbed a handful. I TOLD you we had the best table!!!

The cake.  


The cake was for a rehearsal dinner.  Our friend’s son is getting married and the theme on the invitation was Cinderella.  It was a challenge to come up with a rehearsal dinner cake that represented the theme without looking like a little girl’s Cinderella cake. 


White cake. Cheese cake filling (real cheesecake with sour cream topping and graham cracker crumb base = New York Style Cheesecake).  It was topped in vanilla buttercream.  I sprayed a pearl finish on the cake to give the carriage, horses, roses and cake top a pearly finish. There are gold stars sprinkled on top for that “magical” feel.


TGIF! What’s your weekend plan?


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  • At 2010.06.11 08:05, Bonnie said:

    That cake just takes my breath away – it is STUNNINGLY beautiful ~ especially the pearlescent roses. Since I have enjoyed your cheesecake filled cakes before, I just know that this will be a HUGE hit at the rehearsal dinner.

    • At 2010.06.11 09:07, Joanne said:

      Thanks Bonnie. I hope it was a hit since we are going to the reception tonight. If not, no one will talk to us. I say US because Ted had to package it up as I was at work – if anything goes wrong and Ted touches one of my cakes, I get to blame it on him. He’s ok with that and it makes me feel better to skirt the blame.

      Have a great weekend.

      • At 2010.06.11 09:25, kilax said:

        What a beautiful cake!

        Good luck at the 5K tomorrow 🙂

        • At 2010.06.11 15:59, Joanne said:

          Double Thanks!

          • At 2010.06.11 10:25, Monet said:

            What a gorgeous cake. And cheesecake filling? I would have been in heaven. Thanks for sharing with us!

            • At 2010.06.11 16:00, Joanne said:

              Me too. I just make the cakes but never get to eat them 🙁

              • At 2010.06.11 10:32, Nancy Jean said:

                THE CAKE WAS A SENSATION! I should have had some of your business cards to hand out, I could’ve promoted you. I did, of course, remember to mention your website! And the cake was as delicious as it was beautiful. Dinner was excellent and I ate well, but I didn’t leave a crumb from my slice of cake, and neither did anyone else!
                When I opened the box (Ted did a magnificent job packaging it, BTW!) my breath literally caught. Stunning truly was the word. The bride entered the room, saw the cake immediately
                and said “OHHH!!!” She posted 51 pics from the rehearsal party and the cake pic is the 1st one. I put 2 crackle-glass candles holders w/tea lights staggered on either side and the picture is beautiful. I took one too and I’ll be sure you get a copy. Andrea took the horses & carriage for her memory box.
                I can’t thank you enough, Joanne. The cake capped a splendid evening. See you later.

                • At 2010.06.11 12:15, pegasuslegend said:

                  What a great theme for a wedding ….hope that shoe fit 🙂

                  • At 2010.06.11 16:00, Joanne said:

                    Love the pun

                    • At 2010.06.11 16:22, kalli@fitandfortysomething said:

                      what a gorgeous cake! of course….. 🙂
                      i know you are gonna do so well in your 5 K-can’t wait to hear about it!
                      i think i am just relaxing and riding my bike this weekend 🙂
                      can’t wait for the school day to be over!

                      • At 2010.06.11 19:32, Dawn said:

                        The cake is so pretty! Yes TGIF! We spent the day at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm and will hopefully be on the boat this weekend and then off to a work party tomorrow night.

                        • At 2010.06.11 21:50, Bela said:

                          OMG a Cinderella cake, I am in heaven. I love it!
                          Good luck on your 5K, I can’t wait to hear all about it!

                          • At 2010.06.12 09:52, Anne @ Food Loving Polar Bear said:

                            Love the cake! 🙂

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