Between all of the recent cakes, and losing internet access for 5 days, it's been tough to stay updated! As a result, this may be a long post... The first cake was for Lauren's daughter's (Hannah) confirmation. This was another one of those pre-party cakes - for just the family, not the main event. Apparently, Lauren's Niece Sophia insisted on eating all of the butterflies, and a second piece of cake, which is unheard of for her!
Next was a groom's cake for a co-worker who tied the knot over the weekend (my first Muslim wedding - very interesting!). Josie and I decided to try a Tuxedo cake - my first. While I would do some things differently next time, everyone really seemed to like it.
One of my favourite and most tragic projects of the week was Marlee's bugs. I LOVED Marlee's bugs!! I made them a week in advance to be sure they would be dry and ok for transport on Friday. I got used to seeing their cute little faces smiling at me through the plastic container each morning. So when it came time to put them atop thier final buttercream cupcake resting spots, I wasn't thinking clearly. I assembled the cupcakes the night before and thinking only of the buttercream, put them in the fridge for the night! As a result, condensation eventually caught up to the bugs... The bees were loosing their wings and the butterflies melted!! Sadness. I owe Marlee some butterflies!
Right after that, I had to get to work on a last minute 50th birthday cake for one of my favourite customers, Beth. She said she wanted something really inappropriate because the poor birthday girl was age sensitive and Beth wanted to push some buttons (she's like that). We decided to do the crawling from the grave cake. This was my first attempt at a fondant face/figure. And, because I felt kind of bad for poor Mary, I wanted to make the cemetery as pretty as possible....
No rest for the wicked, because right after the grave, I started to work on the religious celebration cakes. First was Hannah's actual confirmation cake (with cookie loot bags) and the second was Erin's first communion cake. Erin has beautiful strawberry curls, and she and her sister were a pleasure to meet. I hope I get to do more cakes for them in the future!
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!