- These companies are not paying me for this. I am just letting everyone know what I like.
I feel like I have hit a plateau in my weight loss journey. I have tried to incorporate more carbs in my diet and switch things up but that is not working. I stopped drinking coffee and tea but that's not working either.
Now I have to admit with all of the weddings, birthday parties, get togethers, and such lately I've been lazy and eating whatever I want. I like to go by how my clothes fit rather than the actual number on the scale. Don't get me wrong the scale gets put to use but it depresses me so I try not to weigh myself that much.
I've been doing 30 Day Shred by Jillian Michaels but unfortunately my DVD has a huge imperfection in it so I can only do the first workout. I've been reading a lot of blogs lately that suggest Taebo by Billy Blanks for loosing that extra puff around the arms and tummy. I'm thinking about incorporating that plus the 30 Day Shred....once I get it fixed or traded out.
I've also gone back to straight Paleo in the hope that all of this combined will help me lose a few extra pounds and tone up.
This may seem vain to some but this is how I feel about my body and lifestyle. I want to be healthy and not have jiggle.....nobodies trying to get a Beyonce bod here! Although that would be great....
|I have no idea where my sister-in-law found this cake...I think she found it on pinterest???|
|First you have to trim the sides of the rough edges and cut off the top to make it flat.|
|Next you prep your icing. We used gels to color the buttercream icing. You can buy buttercream by the gallons from Sam's Club.|
|Next you pipe the colored icing onto the sides of the cake.|
|Icing the top as well|
|Then center it out with a scraper.|
|Use a roller to smooth the edges and sides while getting all the bubbles out. It gives it a much more smooth and polished look. Once this is done you have to let the cake and icing set for a few minutes. I started coloring the second icing, green. I also started prepping my fondant for the cut outs on the cake. My battery started going dead on my camera and I forgot my charger so the pics get a little scarce after this.|
|Place the layers and icing them the same way with the blush pink.|
|Here is yours truly trying to icing the top layers.|
|Once the cake is all rolled, icinged??, and ready you have to let it set. This is when we got busy with the fondant.|
|Each of these fondants had to be mixed to get the exact pastel colors. I bought premade fondant from Michael's in neon colors and then added white fondant and color gels to get the colors we needed. I bought the Dora figurine from Target bakery. They sell them for $7.|
|Here is the final product before I left to put it in my trunk. I was a nervous wreck. I kept thinking that it would fall apart or fall over but it traveled well. It did shift a little on the top but I was able to smooth it out.|
|Here is the final product. I added some stars in the background using fondant, icing, and some wires.|