Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Yay it's Tortie Tuesday and it's also Tax Day! We had to help Mommy work an extra day this year since yesterday was the Emancipation holiday in Washington, DC so the whole country got an extra day to invest in their IRAs and to file their taxes today...
But now it's time to get back to normal around here. One of the things Mommy doesn't like about tax season is that so many things get put on hold because she's working so much. My wise Tortie advice is that life is too short to be put on hold! I even convinced Mommy that it's okay to take a cake decorating class she's always wanted to and she listened! Here's her first cake that she made last Thursday:
She said it was more stressful than a 6 hour tax return but she did have fun. We love the buttercream frosting and can't wait for the next 8 weeks of cakes!
Huh, what's that Mommy? Why are the next cakes going to Daddy's work? Can we at least have some frosting?

Anyway, today's lesson is: Life is too short, enjoy the frosting!
If there's something you've always wanted to do - do it!

Hope you have a very Happy Tortie Tuesday!


bichonpawz said... April 17, 2012 at 12:42 AM

What a beautiful cake!!! Great Job Isabella ... we should suggest this to our mama...we love frosting!!
xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

Sparkle the Designer Cat said... April 17, 2012 at 1:01 AM

Is your human going to learn how to make a salmon cream cheese frosting? That would be fancy - and awesome!

Fuzzy Tales said... April 17, 2012 at 1:55 AM

Good heaven's, that cake is gorgeous! That's your mom's first try at cake decorating? Wow!!

Karen and Gerard said... April 17, 2012 at 2:37 AM

The cake looks really pretty! Your mom did a good job on it. Glad she is doing something fun. I'd sure rather decorate cakes than spend 1 hour on taxes!

The Furries of Whisppy said... April 17, 2012 at 3:44 AM

That is such a happy little cake. You do give out such good advice, Isabella!

Catherine said... April 17, 2012 at 4:04 AM

That's a very good lesson Isabella and I'm glad you convinced mom to take the class. Her cake is beautiful! Dad's coworkers are sure to enjoy her creations!!
xo Catherine

Ann said... April 17, 2012 at 4:42 AM

If that was your mom's first cake I think I want her to come work with me in the bakery. I need a little boost in sales and I think that would sell big time :)

Duni said... April 17, 2012 at 5:14 AM

Wow, Sharla! Your rainbow cake looks amazing!
Glad you are getting back to your normal routine :)

Tina said... April 17, 2012 at 6:29 AM

My mom is a natural artist and always decorated beautiful cakes. I was fortunate enough to get a little of her in my genes. I just love decorating cakes and also took a class a few years ago. It's so much fun! Your cake turned out spectacular. I bet it tasted just as good!

Katie Isabella said... April 17, 2012 at 6:48 AM

OH that looks SO good! What a beauty!!!! YUM!

Hot Rocks said... April 17, 2012 at 7:30 AM

WOW! Mommy is very talented, and lucky Daddy, getting all those cakes to take to work! I wonder why Mommy doesn't want them sitting around her kitchen? Good for Mommy for taking that cake decorating class, I can't wait to see more of her creations!

The Army of Four said... April 17, 2012 at 7:55 AM

GREAT advice, Isabella!
Wow. Did you have to read that whole book to help your mom?
Your mom's cake looks wonderful!
Play bows,

Grace said... April 17, 2012 at 9:17 AM

1. The cake is gorgeous
2. I'm not that crazy about frosting
3. I do support the concept of "eat dessert first"!

Laura said... April 17, 2012 at 9:20 AM

And that cake will be much yummier than any 'ole set of tax forms! Glad your Mommy is done helping with taxes and can devote all her time to you!

Nancy said... April 17, 2012 at 9:26 AM

The cake looks great!!! And yay for your last full time day!! You showcased a sign last friday finds that was a cat that had written on it "life is short, play with me!" on it. I keep thinking about it, and it's a great reminder for me to stop what I"m doing and play with my furbabbies when they come to me!

Jenny said... April 17, 2012 at 9:59 AM

Beautiful cake! I have always wanted to do a cake decorating class.

Patty Woodland said... April 17, 2012 at 10:04 AM

That is a very pretty cake. I took a class once and it was a blast!

Katnip Lounge said... April 17, 2012 at 11:14 AM

Mommy is salivating!!

Tell your Mom that nobody ever thinks "I should have worked more" when their time comes.

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said... April 17, 2012 at 11:45 AM

Good thing your mommy took your advice Isabella...that cake looks awesome!
Happy Tax Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said... April 17, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Wow, that is one gorgeous cake Mom made. We hope there is a big pot of gold for lots of treats at the end of that rainbow.

So today could be Emancipation Day for your Mom.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Splendid Little Stars said... April 17, 2012 at 12:59 PM

sage advice, dear Isabella!

It looks like you're saying "NO more taxes, Mommy!"

beautiful cake!

Rose said... April 17, 2012 at 1:33 PM

Yay Sharla! Almost there! Again your cake is beautiful. Have fun with your classes this spring.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said... April 17, 2012 at 3:12 PM


PeeEssWoo: Dear Sadie - those khats are sooooo inkhorrekht - all her time will be YOURS!

The Island Cats said... April 17, 2012 at 4:42 PM

We are so glad that tax season is over now and you can get your mom back full time! That cake is awesome! Is it made of toona??

Katie Isabella said... April 17, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Isabella I came back to tell you how beautiful you are. Mommy said that tho she loves me dearly she still misses Admiral and seeing you is a joy. Xox

Reeni said... April 17, 2012 at 6:16 PM

The cake is beautiful! Your Mommy is so talented! I'm glad tax season is over! Love, Moon

Live, Love, Laugh, Write! said... April 17, 2012 at 7:28 PM

The cake is adorable! *hugs*

storybeader said... April 17, 2012 at 7:59 PM

what a great saying. You can have the icing off my cake... it's just too sweet for me! {:-D

Cathleen said... April 17, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Wow, that cake looks gorgeous! I've never decorated a cake before either, but this has made me want to try!

Kathleen said... April 18, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Wooos givin' Mommy good advices, Isabella! Hope she 'members to save you some frostings!
Pal and Forrest

Kjelle Bus said... April 19, 2012 at 5:31 AM

Me and mom both think´s that botiful cake looks delicious !