He sent me a copy of the invitations and wrapping paper they were using. My idea was to make a cake with animals modeled out of chocolate to match the theme. The only problem was I had no idea how to model animals out of chocolate. I'm not even really good with play-doh. Really long snakes are about the best I can do. I swore The Chef to secrecy just in case I couldn't pull this off. I even came up with a Plan B so when the day of the shower came and I was sobbing in a heap on the floor I would have something to give them.
I remembered a Wilton cake that was decorated with animals and so I quickly googled my little heart out and found the cake. Gulp. I was pretty sure there was no way I could pull this off. I stalled and texted a couple of friends to whine that there was no way I could do this.
Finally I sat down and figured out exactly what I would need, wrote a list and went to the store. Then I came home and paced. And then paced some more. I figured I would just start and see what happened. So I worked my way step by step through the modeling of the animals. It was incredibly easy! They turned out so cute and I really couldn't believe I had made them. And, apparently the guests of honor loved them, which makes me immensely happy! Congratulations to them and their twin baby girls!