Well, I certainly have neglected THIS blog, now haven't I? Hmmmm. Well, 2010 was a very busy year. It's not that I wasn't creative. I spent most of my time (outside of the necessary day job and taking care of my kids and house job) making and decorating cakes. I had a lot of people asking for cakes, and not wanting to hurt any feelings, I generally tried to oblige. Unfortunately for my pocketbook, most people have no idea what it takes to bake and decorate a custom cake. For instance, I think most would be surprised to know that even my simplest cakes take about 3 hours of my time. And the smallest of cakes has a minimum of $10 to $15 in cake costs . . . so when they offer to pay me $15-$20 for a cake, well, they don't really realize they are asking me to donate half a day to them for FREE. But, well, I love most of the people I make cakes for, so I tend to cave and just make them a cake, ha ha. I do love to decorate them . . . Here's a few from 2010 that I made. You can always see all my cakes (most of them anyway) at my other blog at www.catscakecreations.blogspot.com.
This was a FUN take on a 57 Chevy . . . It's a HUGE cake, 22" x 15" and 3 layers high.
and Congratulations to the Grads! Here are a couple of the grads with their "mini me's!"
This was a "wild" jungle birthday cake . . .
and I LOVED these sunflower cupcakes, loved their rich colors!
I made A LOT of cakes in 2010 . . . only time will tell if 2011 brings just as many or more! ;o)
I'm a working mom (in a hospital not a bakery!) who happens to enjoy making cakes. I started making them for my children when they were small, after my mother in law bought me an old decorating kit from an antiques shop. I've enjoyed it so much that I have continued to make unique cakes for my children, as well as family, friends and sometimes others who need a creative concoction (if I'm available)! I'm completely self-taught, and always learning. Half the fun is in learning a new trick or trying something completely different. I love it!