When I was asked if I would be willing to open up our bungalow for the home tour. . .
I ran it past my care group girlfriends.
They encouraged me with .. .
"we'll help" .. .
and they did.
It was easy for me to see the final picture ..
but I was needing a bit of help to make it all come together.
My girl friend Linda has decorated wedding cakes ..
and so I asked her to decorate my small cake for the centerpiece.
I baked a small 6 inch cake without using any fat.
Since we would not ever eat the cake . .
I wanted it dry as a bone.
I've never wanted a dry as a bone cake before.
I gave her free reign to decorate it.
I only required that she keep the sides very close to the cake since my domed pedestal cake plate was only an inch wider.
I now can enjoy this cake centerpiece throughout our Christmas season.
I added a few white reindeer which does not compete in color ..
and bit of greenery which in my mind .. .
works everywhere ..
and voila. .
the table was set.
I saved setting the table until the day before the tour.
Doesn't every hostess love to set a beautiful table?
I didn't use fresh flowers .. .
so it cost very little and will last for the month.
Tomorrow . .
I'll show you where I did all the sewing.