It’s been a while since I have done anything at all with this blog! So I decided to sit down and take you on a trip down memory lane. My most recent adventure of life .
This adventure started months and months ago. My dad had his apartment and an in home care person, her name is Audra Osborn, her husband is Oz Michael Osborn and he has a band called Crambone!
With this being said when they got married ( soon to be a year ago ) they got married on an island in Bahamas I think it was, I said hey I will make you guys a cake when you come back and have a reception.
It started out small me doing my research as I always do, and usually anyone can tell you i tend to overthink things. So i do research then i put things together and get what is needed to make this happen.Then it became wouldn’t it be cool if it was a shaped life size cake modeled after your husbands bass.
And so begins the adventure from that point I had Audra get me a traced pattern of his bass and then I made a template bought materials needed to make the cake board and stand.
I won’t pretend that we didn’t get stumped at various stages of making this stand and board, but not something we wouldn’t get together and brainstorm on!Mind you at this point of finish we had 2 weeks left before having to transport it to our destination of Ziggy’s Bar and Grill South Indianapolis.
It was a 2 1/2 he trip from our home to that destination. Lets take a few steps back, the night before we had to leave I am finishing up baking not only a life size Bass guitar but a life size amp!
At 3 a.m. I am so tired I didn’t notice my small dog Bella between my feet I was moving the amp to a transport crate, so all I’d have to do was load it and go 😭😭😭😭!!
Have you ever heard the old saying, “Don’t cry over spilled milk.” Well in my case it was don’t cry over dead cake!
Needless to say to avoid hurting her and myself the cake parished. I called Audra and said I’m done the cake has been ruined there will be no time to bake another! I’m going to bed and I will get up early bake 2 sheet cakes and I will have to icing it there.She said its all good, don’t worry I said but I do worry, I promised this cake plus this I have never ever failed to deliver what I promised.
I was beyond stressed out at this point. She assured me it was all good, just go to bed get some rest! Next morning I’m up after only 4 or 5 hrs sleep. Run to Effingham, get more fondant supplies, more food color, and redo a guitar and two sheet cakes. We were on the road shortly after 12 noon and headed to Indianapolis. Our destination was Ziggy’s Bar and Grill South Indianapolis.
We took what we like to call the scenic route. You know the path less traveled because that’s what happens when my husband drives loI. I really don’t care, because I hate long distance driving and I will take road trips as a passenger anywhere believe me as long as I don’t have to drive I am good!
On the way there I received a call from Audra she was like where are you at? Well give me a few ( me asking my husband ) hey where are we at in location to where we are headed well we had just gotten to Greenup IL.
Oh ok so your about 2 1/2 hrs from here I said ok well we should be there with more than enough time to spare and get it set up. Ok well please get the cakes covered its raining hard here. I said not raining here but thanks for the heads up.
I’m not sure how much time has passed but my phone rings again, and Audra again hey whats your location now ? Well we are in Brazil Indiana headed that way we should be there just before or little after 5. Ok hey, Oz says he wants to talk to you, ok no problem. Very sweet person he is like time to chill when you get a little closer text. I said ok, and we talked about the cake. And I told him and Audra both I was severely stressed and worried that no one was going to like this cake.Well don’t worry I think it looks better than your saying, and so I said just wait until you see it.
Well as we are driving the rest of the trip, I said be honest what do you really think. My husband says I was serious, he said at first no way will you pull this off it’s just not looking like a real guitar.
He said but, I walked out just to go to my workshop came back and I was thinking.” OMG THAT’S A GUITAR.” Well at least you nailed it and I most definitely not be ashamed to say my wife made this cake ! And I really think that they will
Finally we arrive and Audra is standing in front of Ziggys Bar and Grill South, she was excited she said some on lets go see it.
We get parked I am opening my van and she is like OMG THAT’S SO AWESOME !! She goes back up gets her husband Oz and makes him come out and see the cake along with several others.At this point its about getting finishing touches and getting it set up on the stand to be viewed.
I am honestly my own worst critic! As the night goes on, I notice alot of people are walking up and taking pictures, and it was then and there that the stress and anxiety of the whole thing just sorta of melted away.
It was like it had never caused me a bit of stress. We were given all sorts of compliments on how the cake looked and how they were looking forward to tasting it ! However this doesn’t end there, we then watch first a band, called Highway 9 preform. They were actually pretty good and I enjoyed being able to see them.
Next up my friend Audra’s husband and his band Crambone. Definatly worth going to see both Highway 9 and Crambone, they were both awesome!As the night becomes 2 am in the morning we are ready to go and I tell Audra to just bring the cake and my carrier with you. She said okay, so we pack up the stand, and we head out to get to our room. Only to get there and be told that we didn’t have a room check in time was at like 6 pm which we didn’t know. Well something happened and instead of our hotel getting word that we would check in after we left the venue and that have all been fine and good but they didn’t get the message so we were left without a room for the night.
So we go out I call Audra I am like look this place canceled our room because it was a 6 pm check in. What I said yeah its what they just told us and I am not happy now what are we going to do. She says wait what ? So I explained again that we got there and we have no room because they canceled our reservation.
She then gives the phone to Oz and I explain again what happened. He said ok let me call that number and we will with find you a room or someplace to stay with a friend of ours but I will call back from my phone.
I said ok I will wait right here for you to call back. He hangs up and it seemed like forever, before he finally calls back at this point he says come back to Ziggy’s we have a place for you to stay for the night.He says its with our friends Terry and Beth. I said ok, thank you we will be right back see you in a few. By the time we get back Audra has called the hotel same as the one we were booked at but in Beechgrove.
Well thats not a bad thing, but our hotel was in Southport just down the road from Ziggy’s. Its no big deal where the hotel is as long as we have a bed for the night !We get there and the lady behind the desk was absolute sweetheart she took our information we paid she told us where to go for our room and that was the end of the night. The next morning we got up and went to see the canal and then left to come back to Illinois.
It was a wonderful time and, I can’t wait to go back to see Crambone again really enjoyed the time there. We made new friends and met all kinds of new people! Sorry this is so long, in the end there was people who came to see my cake and enjoy the entertainment, we appreciate to love shown for the cake and all the kindness shown by one and all at Ziggy’s.
We also appreciate the offer to stay with Terry and Beth, thank you for the offer we do so appreciate it without even knowing us you were willing to allow is to stay with you and to me that speaks volumes about your kindness and generosity !!!
Also a big thank you once again goes out to Oz and Audra Osborn for getting us into Ziggy’s, if there is anyone out there that wants to get in touch with us, I will be sharing my contact info.