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?

Friday, March 25, 2011

My drummer turns 3

We celebrated Josh's birthday with a few friends at Chuck E. Cheese. Super easy and super fun! I made a vanilla cake with buttercream and strawberry filling.
It turned out cute, but we couldn't find the plain licorice ropes- the yards of licorice we found pulled the frosting away from the cake and by the time we got to the party, it had all fallen apart. . . but to be honest, the 3 year olds liked it better that way. Josh especially loved drumming on the cake with the fondant and candy cane drum sticks!

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