Friday, January 20, 2012

NaNoWriMo Winner's Cake

Because ever since Tuesday we've had snow days this week, I finally managed to get together with my friend T, who I've been trying to get together with since November.

See, we did NaNoWriMo this year, and were sort of WriMo buddies.  And when we both won, we decided that we would bake a cake in honor of this achievement.

So, a month and a half late, yesterday we got together, and finally made our cake!

So, without further adieu, here's some pictures of the cake.

An overview of our cake.

The writing.

Another overview.

It says "NaNoWriMo Winners 2011" on it.  It's a two layer cake, and between the two layers, we wrote our main character's names.  For her, it was Qita and Laloiken (sp?) and for me, it was Hugo and Ria.  We had fun with the sprinkles, as I'm sure you can tell, and when we were at the store we were terribly excited by the curlicue candles (which sadly did drip some wax on our cake).

While waiting for the cake to bake/after it was done, we went into my basement, and played Foosball, and then watched The Princess Bride and about 2/3 of He's Just Not That Into You.  It was definitely a fun way to spend a snow day, especially as the two of us go to different schools, and she is always busy, so it's hard to find time to see each other.  

For those of you who did NaNoWriMo, and won, what did you do to celebrate your victory?  Or, if you did it, and didn't win, what did you do to celebrate the accomplishment of writing however many words that you did?  For me, I ordered a Winner's shirt, and waited a month and a half to bake this cake.  (And if you're wondering, it's just a plain chocolate cake, with cream cheese frosting.)  Though, our lovely cake almost resulted in disaster, when, just before cutting it, I turned to T in a panic, thinking we had forgotten the flour.  We didn't, luckily, and it tastes delicious.

The Dandy Lioness

1 comment:

  1. That looks like a great way to celebrate! :)

    I didn't do much . . . the fact I didn't have to worry about the deadline anymore was enough. LOL.