I’ve Got News

filed under: Rose + Rosette Cakes on November 13, 2012

You may or may not have noticed, but I have been absent.  Not blogging.  Not really facebooking.  Not tweeting.  Not Instagraming.  Not pinning.

And I have missed you.  Missed your kind words and your blogs and your awesome pins and seeing what you are up to on twitter.

And soon, I am hoping to get back in the groove again.   The separation anxiety has been too much.

pink rose cake

Well, I might as well tell you why.

In about five months we will be gaining another member to our family.  We are pregnant!  Well, *I* am pregnant.  But my dear hubby has been picking up the slack like crazy for the last few months so he gets full credit too.

Although we are thrilled and beaming and so, so thankful for this blessing, it has not been easy.  I have been very sick.  Its been severe nausea/sickness and exhaustion and migraines and some other not so fun stuff.  For someone who suffers from motion sickness even when not preggers, this nausea has been debilitation for me.   I would look at my computer screen and get sick.  It got to the point where I had to hide my computer because the mere idea of being on it would make me sick.

blue rose cake

But, as of the last couple days, things are starting to look up.  I am typing and not dizzy.  YAY!

The idea of baking doesn’t make me want to set my kitchen on fire so I will not have to go near it.  I mean, not that I thought that.  That would be crazy.

So hopefully, over the next five months, I will be able to get back to what I love.  Baking. Blogging.  And hanging out with you.

gender cake

For the first time ever, we are planning on not finding out the gender of our newest miracle.  This being our fifth child, I think we will be able to handle it.  I mean, logistically.  Emotionally I might be in the fetal position in my closet eating cool ranch Doritos and ceasar salad (that has been my cravings of late) because I CANT TAKE THE SUSPENSE.

I might need to lean on you for support.  Please tell me you have done this and it didn’t make you crazy.  Because if there is the slightest chance it will be stressful I might start stalking our ulstrasound tech.

pink slice cake

My husband and children have unanimously decided that its a girl.  However, we currently have three boys and one girl, so I think the odds are in favor of a boy.  I have no idea.  I have never guessed right with any of them!

But no matter what we are blessed with, we know he/she is already so completely and utterly loved.

And I just want to really apologize for how absent I have been.  I know I mentioned it before, but I sincerely miss you all.  Your comments and interaction in the iambaker community has been such a delight!  Getting to know you better is a true joy.

Oh, and one more thought. In making this cake I got to thinking… not only is this is fun “We’re Pregnant!” cake, but could also be a fun Gender Reveal cake!

Maybe I will just update this post when our new addition arrives! 🙂

***Just in case you want to know, I call this cake the Rose Cake.  Its an original cake the I created in Feb. of 2011 and have made many since!  You can see my full tutorial here, or my video tutorial here!


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  • Barbara L says:

    I hadda feeling it was a girl and I was right 🙂

  • Peabody (Culinary Concoctions by Peabody) says:

    You are a super woman Amanda! I am in awe! Five kids and you run an amazing blog and have a book coming out!!!!
    Here is to a healthy and happy pregnancy!

  • Mindy says:

    congrats!! we only have one child & we didn’t find out what we were having. honestly it wasn’t that bad. for some reason though i just knew i was having a boy & sure enough i was right! enjoy it…we don’t have many surprises left in life!!

  • Janet Dandy says:

    Oh you youngsters!!! Ha ha, back when I was having my kids we didn’t have that option, things just weren’t that advanced or the Docs were just too old fashioned to use the info for anything other than for medical purposes. Glad you’re feeling better. With my first two the Doctors yelled at me for not gaining enough weight, I was so sick nothing would stay down but all I got was “take some maalox”. (I miss hearing I’m not gaining enough weight now, lol) With the 2nd I contracted Hepatitis A, was so dehydrated I had to pour water in my eyes to just get them open in the mornings but was still never put in the hospital or even hooked up to an IV. Oh how things have changed!!! All you have to do is pick two names and be prepared. There are worse things than going with a yellow theme until you know what you’ve got. Glad you’re back, I so enjoy getting ideas from your lovely creations. I’m going to make this cake, when I do I’ll send a pic. Thank you and good luck!!

  • Angela says:

    What amazing news!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!! I love this cake idea!!!! I hope this pregnancy goes very smooth.

  • amanda williams says:

    Congratulation I didn’t find out the sex of my baby and I loved it it made it so so special not knowing and there is so much nice unsex stuff about now so it is no different to knowing really apart from the lovely surprise you get when you finally have baba

  • Lorraine Torres says:

    Someone posted on FB a Buttercream frosting that holds up to piping that was made by you. But I couldn’t find the link. Which recipe do you use?

    • Elizabeth Keeney says:

      Hi, Lorraine! I work with iambaker and am happy to help with questions. The American Buttercream Frosting recipe works well with piping. I hope this helps, and have a great day!