Today is the last day for Lerner's Free Book Friday giveaway for DEAR WANDERING WILDEBEEST. Good luck!
So yesterday I went to pick up the cake for last night's launch party (more on this soon!). It was to be a photo cake with an image of the book cover.
Well, when I went to order the cake, they said, GOTTA HAVE A PRINTED PICTURE.
I've got digital, I said. More accurate.
NOPE, they said.
So I went home, took a picture of the book, had it printed, picked it up, and went back to the bakery.
This time they said, NOPE, No Can Do. Because of copyright laws!
But it's my book, I said. I wrote it! And I know Millbrook Press and illustrator Anna Wadham won't mind!
We'll see, they said. We'll call you.
WELL. They didn't call, which I took to be a good sign! And yesterday, when I went to pick the cake up, this is the sadness I found:
Seriously?? SO SAD. The colors: flat, dark, ick. And what's with the brown strips?? (Sweet husband said it wasn't that bad, but I didn't believe him.)
I NEEDED A CAKE. So I bought it and brought it home, plotting the whole time about how I might fix it. Something fast. Something festive. Off to Walmart I went!
A tub of safari animals, a tube of blue frosting, and some sprinkles later... and this is where we landed:
Better, don't you think?
So that's my adventures in cake. Surely there's a poem in there -- I just haven't had time to write it. Wishing everyone a happy day... and... Did you know Emily Dickinson liked to bake cakes? Poetry & Cake. Yum!!