It's not often that I don't actually meet my clients, but this was one of those times. My client works for a company that I left a number of years ago, but since I still maintain friendships with many of the people there, a lot of my stuff still shows up in the office, and my client got to enjoy some of my yummies. When it came time for her first child's Baptism, she asked me to make the cake, cupcakes and cookies (not pictured, sorry). Her Dad was kind enough to pick everything up, so I never got a chance to actually meet Deanne. Not yet, anyway.
When a long time client asked me to make the cake for her sister's baby shower, I was thrilled!! Her sister was blessed with twin boys, and the shower had a jungle theme. My client sent me a bunch of pictures, including the invitation, but gave me specific instructions that this was not to be a tiered cake.
Initially I wanted to do two cakes, one for each boy, but after seeing the invitation, I decided to use it for inspiration and make one tall tier. The leopard dots turned out to be darker than I had expected (the Youtube tutorial said to make sure my colour was deep - lesson learned). I had lots of amazing feedback on this cake - everyone loved it as much as I did!
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!