I am not a perfectionist. It took me many years and two children to learn this nugget of information. Now that I know, I truly live differently; more freely.

I am not ultimately creative. I steal others' ideas and make them my own. Creating from scratch makes me stressed, headachey and grouchy.

I am not a great chef or baker. I am only now learning to roast a chicken and bake chocolate chip cookies that will be eaten by actual humans.

However, it is a little known fact that I love making cakes. I started 3 years ago when a playgroup friend needed a cake and our actual cake-making-super-creative friend was unavailable. She told me how to do it and wha-la: a Caterpillar. From there, I made cakes for friends' kids and my kids and baby showers, etc.

Today, I'm embarking on an ambitious endeavor of actually charging real money for my creations (that are by no means perfect or ultimately creative; although it is certainly my goal!). I'm raising money for the Susan G. Koman 3-day for the Cure breast cancer walk. (I'm also walking the 3-day in September. More on that later)

Please consider supporting and getting a cute cake too! What kind of party are you having? What cake design do you want?

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Star Spangled chocolate cake

This 4th found the entire Robblee clan together at Camano Island. My brother Tim and his wife came on their way from Pullman to Chicago and Andy, Michelle, Jessica and Jacob were dressed patriotically and ready to play as usual! Jessica, Jacob, Nathan and Josh won a prize for decorating and riding their bikes in the Stanwood parade. My boys enjoyed the beach, tracking sand through Nana and Papa's house, and shooting off fireworks with Daddy for the first time. We had an awesome steak and crab feast complete with the "Freedom Cake." Hope your holiday was beautiful and safe!

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