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?

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Ode to my Dishwasher

Every good baker needs a great dishwasher. Most days, I can get the cake done before I fall over. Thankfully, I've got this guy. He gets my dishes cleaned, dried, put away- all with a smile :)

1 comment:

  1. Beth, your cakes are beautiful - you are beautiful, your husband is handsome, your children are adorable. I am indeed a cake lover (consumer, not baker) so I enjoy looking at your creations and wondering what they taste like! You continue to inspire me; to seek out what gifts God has deposited within me. Thank you for sharing via this forum. I look forward to your next post..love Ruthanna.