Every year it is my extreme pleasure to make the birthday cakes for my nieces and nephew. The kids always come up with great requests and I find I do some of my best work for them - I still get compliments on the hot tub cake! This year my niece turned 9 and she wanted to have a sleep over party, complete with nail polish, pop and pizza. I was very much looking over to sleeping over and enjoying the party, but since I wasn't feeling 100%, I stayed for the pizza and glow in the dark nail polish only. Imagine my disappointment that I couldn't stay after hearing how amazing six nine-year-old girls screaming sounds... The girls had a great time and of course, they loved the cake.
My nephew (who will hence forth be known as Jube-Jube - thank you girls!) turned 7 this year and opted for a pool party with his friends. Unfortunately, I didn't get invited to this party - because I'm a girl, and since Jube-Jube was smart enough to high-tail it out of dodge for the girl's party, I didn't get to see his reaction to the cake. But, knowing him, he probably loved it. Personally I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. I really LOVE my new brick tool! It was super easy to do too.
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!