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, August 23, 2011

Cakes for Eli and Clara

We are blessed with awesome neighbors who moved in about 2 years ago. Our boys play outside in the front yard waiting for Eli and Clara to come out to play. Just this summer have we taken to knocking on each other's doors asking if kids can come out to play. So cute.
So of course, I was excited to do the birthday cakes. Last year, I made Eli an adorable robot. . . this year the theme was Cars, so I made my standard racetrack- this time in a 5.

A month or so later was Clara's turn for a birthday. Here is her Hello Kitty cake- white with strawberry filling.

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