This summer I had the extreme pleasure of meeting a new co-worker and a fantastic lady named Ann (or Miss Annie to me). Ann had 20 years in at the new company I started working for and she had chosen last Friday as her much deserved retirement date. When I was asked if I would make the cake for her celebration, I initially thought it was for our little group of sales support specialists - but, no, I was wrong. The night before the cake was due, I realized that this was for the ENTIRE company. Oh boy.... This was the first real baking project I'd done for my new work family and I was nervous! I didn't have much to go on either, since I had only had the pleasure of knowing Miss Annie for a few short months. The girls in the office were able to find out that her favourite colour was yellow and she was not fond of roses (which is good, because the rose is the cake decorator's go-to flower). I'm happy with how the cake turned out, even if I did have to miss our Christmas dinner. We will miss you very much Miss Annie!
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!