After Nathan's cake - it was Ethan and Ava's turn for their cakes! I wish I had had time to make Thomas out of fondant, but I was running short, so Nathan got to keep a souvenir from his cake. The biggest thing I learned with these cakes is to let your fondant dry before you write on them with edible markers. I really love the look of Ava's cake. I think I'd like a cake like that for my birthday!
Julia and her family were so happy with the Thomas #1 cake that she asked me to make her parent's 40th anniversary cake. She wanted a smile design with flower, but in red. Lucky for me, one of my customers (NAFTA Foods) at my day job makes fondant, and she just so happened to give me a huge bucket of red cherry fondant to try out! Inside is red velvet with cream cheese frosting. The fondant was great to work with. All of the colour was uniform and the fondant wasn't too soft. I've never seen cherry fondant on the market either!
I seem to be at the age where everyone I know is either getting married or having a baby - or knows someone getting married or having a baby (lucky me!!). As always, I was thrilled to hear from Rupi when she asked for a Tummy cake. I had made the cupcakes for her wedding last year, but this tummy cake wasn't for her - we still have lots of time for that while she finishes up her law degree. She asked for yellow as we didn't know the sex of the baby - and she didn't mention the foot (I should have asked!) which is why it's missing from this tummy. I have to say, I feel just a little bit naughty every time I have to smooth the fondant on cake boobs! Later I found out that there was left over cake and Rupi's darling new husband got a whole boob to himself!
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!