It was my niece's third birthday and she decided to have a tea party! My favourite cakes to make are always the cakes for the kids....from hot tubs to sleep over parties, to swimming pools, the cakes are always fun and I get to let my creativity flow! Plus, no one could have bigger fans that I have in my family. It's nice to enjoy the Ooohhhs and the Aaahhhh during the party, not just at the door when I drop the cake off. The cake and cupcakes are devil's food chocolate with vanilla icing. All of the little treats are made out of fondant (though in retrospect it would have been easier to just buy the mini cookies) and everything is 100% edible.
I already had a lot on my plate with Anna Maria and Sean's wedding, but when I got an email from my first bride asking for a baby shower cake, I couldn't resist! Not only was it a chance to catch up and say hello, but also to welcome a new life with many birthdays to come! I love that this job lets me start and build relationships with people so that I get to enjoy all the happy milestones in their lives. From weddings, to baby showers, then birthdays and who knows, maybe one day a second generation of weddings! That has to be my new favourite part of this job. For the cake, my client raved about how everyone loved the wedding cake so she asked for cupcakes with the same flavour combinations as her wedding cake - chocolate and mocha. The cake is a vanilla cake with yellow buttercream (we don't know what the baby is yet). This particular client isn't a fan of fondant, so this cake (like her wedding cake) had to be decorated in buttercream (which I find more challenging). The baby bottle accents are fondant, and were made by my assistant.
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!