Today was our department holiday party. Is this a low-key Christmas for anybody else? I'm not complaining, mind you, but it just seems like the Spirit of the Season is tired and wants its slippers and cocoa. Which is not to say it was a bad party, just a little quiet…I mean, we are talking about a lunch hour potluck in a library, but quieter than usual.
This was the dessert I brought:
It tasted good, but I've brought more elaborate cakes in the past:
I walked this one up from the parking deck covered only in saran wrap. Many people smiled at me.
I did have a party favor to give out:
GIL is our library catalog, GALILEO the database collection.
What I gave in the Secret Santa game:
I don't really approve of canned frosting, though.
Tomorrow I have a cake for a friend's son's graduation party. He's a soccer coach.
Red can be a tricky color to work with (besides the cherry-red-mouth thing) so I sprayed the cake with Wilton spray instead of coloring the frosting:
I actually like the way the piping came out here, but…
I think I need to emphasize the carnage a little more.
I think I'm pretty much done for the year now. Scary baking note–I bought this can of Crisco two weeks ago:
Time to start the Christmas shopping…