Admittedly, since I started decorating cookies back in 2010, my collection of spatulas has grown quite a bit. My husband once asked me why I had so many, to which my reply was to tell him for the same reason that he has so many golf balls… eventually I will use them all.
While I have from one time or another over the past 2+ years, used every one of my spatulas, Ron has not used every one of his golf balls. Even considering the number of times he golfs in the course of a season, this does not surprise me. He has a LOT of golf balls and he keeps buying more or getting more for gifts.
My passion is baking & decorating, mostly sugar cookies. Ron’s is without question, the game of golf. While we both golf, we both do not bake. However, just as I support his love of the game, he supports my love of baking and my need to continue to add more spatulas to my collection. This Christmas he gave me this lovely canister which shows he also supports my penchant for collecting roosters, which by the way are believed to bring good luck.
We are headed south the Florida in a few weeks so Ron (we) can golf. He hasn’t swung a club since late in November when his course closed. For an avid golfer, that’s a long time to go without putting a single ball. Believe me when I tell you that even watching his beloved football isn’t helping him get over the need to get out on to the fairways.
Today is Ron’s birthday. I made him his favourite carrot cake with pumpkin pie spice buttercream icing, but just a little one.
With the extra batter, I made little carrot cake loaves. I decided to try my hand at creating a little golf course hole for my golf fanatic, complete with a sand trap at the back of the green and a #10 hole flag. You’ll have to ask Ron the significance of that! Suffice to say it’s the #10 hole at Mapleview Golf course. As it is his special day, I thought it would be nice to have the little buttercream golf ball sitting nicely on the edge of the green. Much better than up in the rough or worse…in the sand trap!
Slicing down one of the little carrot cake loaves, I positioned the two slices at the back of the top of the cake and proceeded to *dirty ice* it all.
Plain white buttercream was used to cover the area for the sandtrap. Dark green icing was used to frost the cake and a lighter shade of green was used to frost the green. The *rough* was piped using a #233 decorating tip with the dark green icing. A wooden skewer was used to hold the cardstock flag.
Happy Birthday Honey! To quote Arnold Palmer, golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated; it satisfies the soul and frustrates the intellect. It is, at the same time rewarding and maddening – and it is without a doubt the greatest game mankind has ever invented. But you already knew that didn’t you! This cake on the other hand, very simple, totally uncomplicated and no problem if you slice it