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?

Monday, June 20, 2011

Well, it's funny now. . .

Let me tell you a story:

I spent much of last week contemplating, stressing over, and constructing a pirate ship cake. By Friday afternoon, I was quite pleased with myself and my product.
Off I went to the Mariner's game. Upon returning home, I opened the fridge to "check" on my cake and perhaps pat myself on the back that it looked so good. I immediately closed the fridge and began hyperventilating. After some tears and more than a few choice words, I set to work again. At midnight (cake was due at noon on Saturday) new cake was baking.

My children loved having ruined cake! Nathan said to me earlier: "do you know why I'm so into pirates now? It's because you're making that pirate cake for that kid I don't know."

The second cake turned out just as cute and far more structurally sound.

I also made 4 dozen of these darling pirate cupcakes. It turns out I LOVE making cupcakes.

Great story right? I'll tell you, you are glad you were not there!

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