Friday, March 12, 2010

I'll bake my cake and eat it too!

There is one thing that I can remember that was consistent from birthday to birthday growing up. That was our birthday cakes. My mom would go to great lengths to make sure that our cake was perfect and she did a very VERY good job at it. One common theme from year to year was that they all were decorated with small toys. I don't really know why this is significant or why I remember it so much. I just remember the excitement of blowing out the candles looking at what was soon to be your new toy ... as soon as the frosting was licked off of the feet of course.


As I type this, my hands smell of sweet frosting and I am excited and honored that it is my turn to pass on my sweet mom's cake tradition to my family. I am not trained in "the art of cake decorating" like my mom was. She worked for a bakery until I was born and was quite skilled. In the future, I'd LOVE to take a class or two on cake decorating skills. BUT for now, my kids get my novice approach to cake decorating. For one of my first cakes, I am quite pleased with the outcome!


I look forward to tomorrow when Jace will gather with his family to celebrate his birthday. I also am looking forward to watching him thoroughly enjoy my hard work ... even if all he really notices or cares for is to satisfy his sweet tooth!


My baby is one!!

7 comments:

Lynsey said...

cute cute cute!

Jess and Jen said...

Those are totally adorable! Way to go!

Bryce & Cortney Alvord said...

THESE ARE AWESOME! I'M GOING TO HIRE YOU TO MAKE ROBERT'S IN 6 MONTHS.

Gramps said...

FYI. Your mom never had any cake decorating classes and she didn't decorate cakes at Dunford Bakery. All of her skills were self-taught. Must run in the family, cute cakes.

John and Kim said...

You have such talent in so many things and now you can add cakes to that list. Jace is so cute I love seeing his pictures! Miss you!!
Kim

Sarah Elizabeth said...

Loved his adorable little island cake! It was fun to watch him try to attack it...and watch everyone hover around trying to keep the floor clean. Awesome.

Mecqae said...

totally cute cakes! Completely impressed!