So here you go!  Here is the Toy Story Cake for NIcky's 3rd birthday.  The little guy was so excited when he saw the cake, he yelled, "Zoig" and tried to grab Zurg by the head.  I think there was a collective holding of the breath by all of the adults in the room as Zurg's horns were pulled from his head.  No big deal, it was a quick fix.

Well, Nicky's Toy Story cake is ready for his birthday party! It is all packed up and sitting on the floor of the car between my legs. Christopher is driving as carefully as he can, while I sit here cringing with every bump and biting my lip. K.D. Lang is keeping me calm with her smooth cooing. The delivery is always the most stressful part of making cakes.
So production of the Toy Story Cake has begun. Zurg is almost complete, he just needs some details and his cape! Today I will bake the cake and hopefuly finish Buzz Lightyear as well. Tomorrow I will tackle Woody and piece it all together. The farther along I get with this cake, the more excited I get. I know, I think I say this about every cake. But you know what? My Grandpa Deardurff told me once, "Find something you love to do, and find someone to pay you to do it".

Now if I can only get out of the DMV.
So today is a great day for three reasons. First, we have been asked to make an amazing Toy Story themed birthday cake for Nicky's 3rd birthday! It is going to be sooo much fun and you will get to see lots of pictures along the way. The second reason for today's awesomeness, is that The Blue Pantry has officially entered its first cake competition! On June 9th, we will be at the IKEA in Redhook for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. Grab all your friends, come out and support the ACS and enjoy a beautiful summer day, eat some cake, and of course....vote for our entry "Lavender Summer"! (Learn more about the ACS Relay for Life). The third, and the most important reason for celebration, is that we finally have a blog page!!! Now you can follow us behind the scenes on new projects and ventures, see what's going on in our plot in the 103rd Street Community Garden, and join us on our trips to the local farmers markets and farms to see whats growing on here in NY!