This week, the project was a Tiffany themed wedding shower for a friend-of-a-friend (who apparently is quite the Diva!). My Mother's beautiful silver tray set was front and centre again displaying an 8" topper cake and vanilla cupcakes. The topper cake is red velvet with cream cheese covered in blue fondant and accented with an imported edible jumbo diamond. Cookies make great favours and give a-ways! The cookies in the white organza bags are going to be attached to some of the gifts while the cookies in the plain plastic are going to the kids at the party. I hope the Diva likes it! The best part was the delivery, when I got to have breakfast with my friend!
About 3 month's ago, a neighbor in the building (Dawn - a sweetheart!) bumped into me in the parking lot while I was hauling supplies in. She made she that I knew her daughter wanted one of my cakes for her birthday in April. I had made Taylor's 16th birthday cake and everyone loved it. I bumped into Dawn a few times before the party and she kept making sure I was available for her daughter's cake - how cute! Taylor picked the designed - wanting a three tiered cake with a leopard design in hot colours! The top tie is a vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream, the middle is red velvet with cream cheese icing and the bottom is devil's food chocolate with vanilla buttercream. I bumped into one of the party go-ers, and she let me know how much everyone loved the cakes - made my day!!
I was very excited when I got the text from Maria asking if I would be a part of her wedding. It was supposed to be a small ceremony at city hall (the big event is to come in a few months in Mexico) with a dinner afterwards, but so many people wanted to share in Maria's special day, that the happy couple ended up hosting a reception for 80 people (and that was the short list!). Maria asked if I would make a cake, cupcakes and mini cupcakes for the wedding. She also requested some cookies to give away as favours. She was very relaxed about the whole decision making process and was quite easy to please. I ended up forgetting my camera in my rush to make sure everything was set up in time - I'm hoping to get better pictures from a friend soon.
Becoming an Aunt was probably the most extraordinary experience of my life - all three times. Seeing a friend get to have that same experience is almost as good as going through it yourself. When my friend Olga became an Aunt, everyone was thrilled for her. Now, little Valentina is 5 years old and for her birthday, her Tia (Auntie) wanted a special cake. And even though Olga had to go out of the country to attend to an ill family member, she still made sure her nice felt very special on her birthday. Aunts are amazing people...
Since I'm not a parent, I'm not really hip to all the new kid's shows. When my client first sent me a picture of a cake that she wanted - I had to ask "who's that?". Phineas and Ferb was the answer, but I still had to ask google for more details. Much better than a big purple dinosaur!
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!