Filed under: cooking, holidays, Tattoo, tattoos | Tags: birthday, buttermilk, cake, coconut, filling, icing, lemon, longhorn, Tattoo, texas, vanilla, white
Tomorrow is my dad’s birthday, but everyone seems to be busy including myself so we decided to acknowledge it today. My dad isn’t a fan of chocolate anything so I was on a mission to make him a cake that was tasty but not boring (also not COMPLETELY labor intensive). So, I made a buttermilk cake with lemon filling and used *regretably* store bought white icing; it also had some shredded coconut here and there. The reviews from my mother, sister and father were great and I thought it tasted delicious as well. But, next time different icing. After the cake was done being made, but prior to being eaten, I finished Elke’s Texas Longhorns tattoo and after it’s healed will post pictures.
I have been in Anaheim for the past four days and it’s been fun. Gave corey another tat and practiced on a grapefruit as well; and I’ve also made several trips to the land of Disney.
So, something very interesting happened this week; besides Corey coming back from spending two weeks in Hawaii doing work. I have obtained a tattoo machine, well two really. And Corey has been crazy enough to request that I use his thigh for practicing. YIKES! So, I’ve been doing a lot of research and getting a better grasp on things and learning as much as possible. But, I have already given him three tattoos. I’m re-working the first one, the palm tree scene, once it heals; the second piece was a slice of pizza where I got to play with color and shading, the third one I did yesterday and it’s a shaded monotone cowboy hat with some filler around it. Here are some pictures of my equipment and what I did. I’m going to buy so fruits to practice on so that I don’t completely fill up Corey’s leg, and I’m going to work on my line work a ton, because I find shading a whole lot easier and more fun.