I’ve never competed in a triathalon. For one, I’m not a great swimmer. Two, I like walking better than running these days. And three, my bike has a large child seat on the back. But after the past few days, I feel like I participated in a massive triathalon! And my training consisted of holding 2 beautiful newborn twin boys for hours on end… not so much exercise if you know what I mean.
Well, like any good athlete, at least I went with the hardest task first. The wedding cake:
As you can see, it was really 2 cakes. But you gotta do as the bride requests! She’s a great girl – a missionary in China – hence the Chinese themes. The chili peppers are a symbol of marriage in China so it was fitting to have them on and around the cakes.
This little bit of magic involved skewers and a lot of faith.
After a 10:00 delivery, I was home in time to work on the second cake of the day. A baby shower cake.
This cake is very similar to a cake on our website, coastalcakery.com, that we made for Ilka’s baby shower. In fact, the customer asked for it specifically but when making a duplicate cake, I like to try to make things even better than the last.
The puppies and booties were fun. I made the puppies much nicer and fuller than the last time:
And the booties – I learned a few new tricks along the way:
The customer loved the cake! I tried to match the bedding as best I could – not only the colors but the style of the rings and she was very impressed.
The final cake of the day is going to be picked up any minute now. I finished it late last night just to be sure and it looks great:
I found the idea on a friend’s facebook from her shower and loved the idea! I couldn’t wait to try it out someday. Liz gave me that opportunity!
The details took some concentrating but turned out nicely:
Whew! I need some refueling of food and sleep! But I won’t be eating any cake!