Another one of my husbands birthday slipped by with me absent. I’m thankful I have someone in my life who can understand the chaotic life style I guess we signed up for.
So I decided to make a Birthday Cake card that I saw on Pinterest in his honor. Link is here
First you need to get a sponge. I found a carwash sponge at Home Depot. I had a really hard time slicing the sponge in half using a serrated knife (we don’t have sharp knifes here). I wet the sponge and froze it to get a better cut and used a regular knife. I also cut one end of the rounded sponge so the cake could stand up on it’s own. I learned this from trial and error and had to go back and re-spray paint after everything was done. Skill level was high on that.
Then use an exacto knife to cut a small strip of the sponge out so you can put the frosting in it.
Is the fact I have a tiny bit of nail polish on my thumb driving you crazy yet? Yeah it’s been this way for 2 weeks now. Yes, I don’t want to splurge and spend the 99 cents at Walgreen’s to buy nail polish remover. Any ways here comes my next favorite step. SPRAY PAINT!!
I then used card stock and traced my sponge on it cutting it out. I used spray adhesive 3M 77 and adhered the card to the back side of the sponge. I bought colored brown caulk from the store ( I used acrylic latex caulk FYI) and applied it directly to the sponge using a caulk gun as a piping tool.
I didn’t take a picture but apply the caulk the same way to the top and side. Then using a toothpick or a small paint brush swirl the caulk to make the caulk resemble icing. I also used it to smooth out the icing in the middle.
Let dry for a few hours and walla! The website I stole this from actually sent these out in the mail, and they were sucessfully delivered.
Now for a quick Pilot gripe. FACT: pilots love complaining
Hindsight is always 20/20. I became a pilot because I loved flying, wanted to succeed as a female (women power), and see the world. But it has all come at a huge cost.
Missed tons of family and friends wedding. I’m not there as a spouse when I need to be. I’ve spent every major holiday alone on the road for the last 10 years. Did I mention becoming a mother and having a dog in this job is nearly impossible. All for what???
The moral to the story is don’t let your loved ones become a pilot. This wasn’t what I thought it would be.
Happy Birthday babe! I’m sorry I missed yet another day.