This week's big project consisted of a cake and cupcakes for Kayden's first birthday. At first Kayden's Mom wanted a Bam-Bam cake because she said her son was exactly like Bam-Bam. I thought that was cute, but closer to the date Mom decided she would rather have an Elmo cake since Kayden really loved Elmo. I've never had the pleasure of making an Elmo cake, so I wasn't sure what I would do. I reassured my client that I would come up with something faboulous. The client requested a red velvet cake with cream cheese icing. I wasn't 100% satisfied with the recipe I found, so I'll just have to try another one! I think the cupcakes are absolutely adorable. Maybe next time I'll make my favourite Monster: Grover!
And for anyone who, like me, likes to see how things are done...here is a small glimpse into the world behind Elmo. This is Elmo before I piped on all of his red fur and added his signature eyes and nose:
I baked my first cookie at the age of 5, and have been in love ever since. The smiles on people's faces when they taste my creations is what keeps my passion alive!