One of the nicest surprises in this job is meeting a new client through a referral. It's always heartwarming to hear that people that I've made cakes for in the past, even though we may not be in contact, are still pointing their friends in my direction. It's nice to know old friends still think of you. This cake was made for a new client's grandmother, who liked to quilt and knit (the gumpaste knitting needs were still drying at the time of this picture). I just love the colours! I really wish I could have seen Wand's face when she saw her cake.
Early December I was contacted by a customer who wanted a cake for his son's third birthday. They loved the soccer cake I had made for Abir's second birthday and wanted to have the same filling/flavours, but this time in a Diego themed cake. I hunted high and low to find some Diego toys to use on the cake (I love using actual toys on a cake, at least that way the little person has something to remember the cake by - after it's all destroyed and eaten) but I couldn't find any! I guess Diego isn't as popular as he used to be. Luckily my nine year old nephew came to the rescue. I raided his old toys and found a Diego! My nephew asked if the Diego was going to be on the cake for the kid to keep and play with later. I said yup and asked if that was ok with him. He replied "Sure Auntie, no problem!". What a great kid.
It was also Abir's Grandfather's birthday, so my client requested a special cake for him as well. Instead of chocolate ganash filling for this one, we went with a mango buttercream with vanilla cake - Yum!
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!