On January 2nd, 2002, Miss Jamie arrived and made me an Auntie - that was probably one of the happiest days of my life. I remember going to see my sister-in-law and the baby in the hospital. My poor sister was so whacked out on pain killers (due to the C-Section) that all I remember her mumbling was "Hey, 'Amy' is in 'Jamie'!" (referring to our rhyming names - I guess it hadn't occurred to her before then) before she passed out and I got to spend my first moments with my oldest Niece. Since then, Jamie has grown into an amazing, caring, considering, intelligent and beautiful girl. She never ceases to put a smile on my face, even when she was bossing me around and telling me where to sit, before she could even talk. I love making all the cakes I get to create for my customers, but by far my most favourite are the cakes I get to make for my nieces and nephew. This year, Jamie was going to have a spa party - so I thought of a fantastic cake idea, but at the last minute, Jamie decided to have an ice cream making party (which, by the way, turned out much better than I expected - we had actual ice cream, not just milk soup!). After some debating and figuring, I finally decided to give the giant ice cream cone a go. The cake turned out great! But, to be honest, I learned a lot about physics and cake contraction with this one.... there were originally three balls of ice cream meant to be on the cake, but I had trouble balancing them. Next time I think I could nail the three scoops!
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!