In addition to the belly cake, Beth also wanted a cake for her daughter's 12th birthday. Shaughnessy loved the cupcakes I made for her 10th birthday and was excited to be getting a special cake again this year. Beth said that the girls were having a sleepover, so I sent her some pictures of the sleep over cakes I've make for my niece. She loved this one and wanted one similar.
I always get excited when I see an email from Beth in my in-box. Some of my favourite projects have been for Beth, like the Palm Bay cans, the crawling out the grave cake and her daughter's 10th birthday cupcakes. This time she wanted another belly cake for a baby shower, pretty much exactly like the last one.
Shortly after Lisa's baby shower, my new friend Jan (Lisa's sister - fantastic chick) asked me to make a cake for the teacher she works with, Mr. Y. Jan works with special needs kids as a guidance counselor in a higher school - one of those jobs, like a nurse, that I think is highly underpaid and under recognized. She wanted to get him something special to show her appreciation. Apparently, Mr. Y likes his Coke very much - I think Jan said he has at least one every day.
I heard later that Mr. Y was so happy with his cake that he sent pictures of it out to the whole school!
Lisa, my new BFF at work (who befriended me and showed me everything I needed to know when I was a newbie at my recently new day job) is having a baby and her hubby Herb asked me to make the cake for her shower. This was a huge honour for me because Herb fancies himself a pastry chef too (though, he does have far more industry experience then I do) and it's been a running joke between Lisa and myself that when they finally have their wedding, that *I* am going to make the cake. She always said Herb wouldn't have it because he wanted to make their wedding cake. So I told her that at least I would get to make the baby shower cake, and even that she shot me down on saying Herb would probably want to do it. I win! The baby's room is painted blue with an underwater theme. We suspect it's a girl, but we can't seem to find anyone in the medical profession who will confirm it for us. Congrats Lisa!!!
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!