In spite of the fact that Saucy's kitchen was turning out over 300 cupcakes last weekend, the family still managed to have a little celebration of Loopy's birthday. Between batches of cupcakes Saucy slipped one batch of red velvet cake in heart shaped pans into the oven. It's kind of sad to only use heart shaped pans around Valentine's Day, because they're so sweet and pretty.
At any rate, nephews and dogs were walking through the door as Saucy was faced with the cooled cake, unfrosted, and the need to finish dinner. She grabbed her largest pastry bag, a Wilton 1M tip, and the batch of cream cheese frosting off the stand mixer and piped like a mad woman, in little swirls all over the cake. Sort of like an old-school baked Alaska finish. It took about three minutes... and while it is not Saucy's greatest pastry accomplishment to date, it was fine, just fine, for a quick dinner with the ones who matter most.
There is an actual Sweet Sixteen party in the works for this Monday night for Loopy and her friends. It won't be very extravagant at all, but it also will be fine, just fine.