My nephew turned eight this year and had originally asked for a hockey cake since he started playing hockey this year (and he's good too!!), but then he changed his mind and asked for a Club Penguin cake. Yes people over the age of twelve, Club Penguin is a thing. Its some kind of on-line game for kids. I've tried to explore it - so that I could share something with my nephew, but I think I'm just too old...
This year my niece Jamie turned the big One-Ohh - 10! She was having another sleep over party and asked for a variation on last year's cake, but this time with six girls in sleeping bags. I was lucky enough to be invited to the party again this year, but since it was on a Friday, I was a little late getting up to the house. I had dropped off the cake earlier in the week since I knew I was going to be late and I didn't want the girls to wait for me. When I walked in, I guess they had just finished cutting the cake. The girls all poured to the front door in screams of "Wow!" "That was awesome!" "I ate her nose!" "I pulled her arm off!" Probably the best reaction EVER! I don't think I'll ever get a bride to react like that....
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!