Sunday, November 9, 2008

about the cake and header

Okay well just kidding! I had this whole schpeal about not wanting to post the recipe and I couldn't find it on Martha's site, but my genius friend Chelsea found it for you. You can get the recipe here.

In other news, the silhouettes are actually pretty simple. I took a photo of everyone in front of a white wall (distraction is key, steph! we had banks sit on ben's lap and look at a toy at the right level). Then I just edited out the background and filled in the head in gimp shop, or photo shop, or whatever program you have. You can get gimp shop for FREE here and although I've only used it for a couple of days, it seems to be really great. Anyway, if you have any other questions about the silhouettes, just leave a comment and I'll answer it as best I can. And although they were simple, they weren't quick. It took me a couple of hours to do all of ours.

What a post of good free things! Thanks again, Chelsea!

5 comments:

Chelsea said...

Hey I googled your cake. Is this the recipe? http://www.marthastewart.com/recipe/butterscotch-pecan-cake

Carrie said...

That's it! I'll post your link in my post! Dang Martha Stewart. I looked for it on her site and it didn't come up. Thanks Chels.

Sara said...

that's great! maybe we should work together on making real cut outs for our families! I think I'll do your idea for computer sake though. It actually shouldn't be too hard since you know how to make the sillouette, just blow it up and cut . . . right!? or am i being spacey and missing something? I know mary actually traced her children's faces while they sat there--sounds hard.

Stephanie J. Robertson said...

oh you are the bomb- hooray!

i feel so catered to :) thanks lady!

melissa said...

very nice work, dear! the computer version seems much harder than the paper version to me, and i'm impressed. (but that's because the paper was so easy when i made ours and i don't have a computer editing program maybe.)