Okay, I got the stuff I need for Colin's present...which is actually several items in a box. And I made a treasure hunt to find it. :) It's not a very hard treasure hunt (at least I don't think it is) but we'll see. Some of the clues are harder than others. And they're all ready.
Then for his cake I'm planning on putting a tortoiseshell cat on it, made out of chocolate, white, and butterscotch chips. It was one of the ideas he had for his cake, so that's what I'm going with. What's not so easy is coming up with a cat picture to copy! I finally ended up taking a photo of Gracie and messing with it in Photoshop, but it looks rather weird. But it's enough to go by anyway...I think...it doesn't have to be perfect. Which is good, because I really can't draw. If any of my readers have amazing tortoiseshell cat-drawing skills, let me know...because it really is a bit scary. :p
I mostly wanted to do something that didn't require large amounts of colored icing with tons of food coloring in it. Last year I made him a cake with a road and everything...and the road tasted really nasty and turned your tongue black if you ate it...so I think no more black food coloring on cakes! :p So hopefully the cat will work.
And they have butterscotch chips at Aldi! I knew they had started carrying "white baking chips" but I was afraid I'd have to get the others at the store, and pay whatever outrageous price they were just to use half (or less) of the bag. So that's nice.
Apparently tomorrow night we're going to do the same thing we did last Sunday and everyone's going to get together at the Beasleys' house again...fun!! :)
Now I have ironing to do, so I'd better go get it done.