As some of you know, I was interested in taking a cake decorating class to improve my much-lacking skills in this area. My mom was kind enough to take the class with me, so I wouldn't have to go it alone. When my dad, the artist, got wind of this class, he went into put up or shut up mode and challenged us that his decorations would be far and away better than ours. So, that's how all three of us ended up in a store in the middle of the ghetto in Atlanta for four Monday nights, taking a cake decorating class.
While all of the other students were busy concentrating, we were the class clowns in the back, laughing at each others' heinous decorations and poor technique. Somehow, though, they let us graduate (we even have diplomas!), and we proudly present to you our final assignment for your judging pleasure. We were required to have the following elements: at least one rose, stems, sweet pea flowers, leaves, a bow, and a shell border.
I won't tell you which cake is which, but please comment and leave your vote for the best Girard family cake! Some voted earlier this weekend while we were in Kansas City for Mary Beth's graduation (congrats MB, go K State!), so I can tell you that my dad's cake is in the lead right now by three votes. There will be some sort of yet to be determined prize for the winner.
Vote early, vote often.