This Is Why I Do Cakes

Business By momtobtb Updated 24 Sep 2008 , 6:17am by lillykaci1

momtobtb Posted 22 Aug 2008 , 1:26pm
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I am so happy and feel great about myself at the same time. I now know I made the right decision to start my own little cake business. I honestly love doing cakes. I call it my therapy time. My business has thrived just in the short amount of time that I've been "official" this past year.

Anyway, my husband is currently on a 6 month deployment to the Middle East along with 32 other soldiers from his unit. I told my husband to pass on the word that if a soldier wants me to do any type of cake for their families while they are gone for a birthday, anniversary, etc to let me know and I'd be more than happy to do one for no charge at all. I've gotten a great response from the guys and they are absolutely thrilled and thankful that I even offered to do this for them. So far I've done 3 birthday cakes for children, a birthday cake for a soldier's wife, and the massage therapy school graduation cake. Just the other day when I surprised the soldier's wife at work with her beach themed cake, she actually cried. I had a message on the cake that said "Happy Birthday, I love you and miss you" from her husband and she loved it.

The reactions I am getting from the wifes and children when I surprise them, along with the heartfelt thanks I receive from the soldiers, makes me realize this is why I decorate cakes. I think it was important for me to do this since I know firsthand how their wives and children feel. My husband will miss my son's 5th birthday in November so I'm going to make his cake extra, extra special.

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armywifebryan Posted 22 Aug 2008 , 1:39pm
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What you are doing is so awesome! I am glad that you have found your calling! Keep up the good work and definitely be sure to make your son's cake EXTRA special!!! Our children are the ones that suffer the most through these deployments and that little bit of "extra" can make all the difference! Have a great day and keep up the good work. Your family will be in my prayers.


Donnagardner Posted 22 Aug 2008 , 1:51pm
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That is an awesome thing to do. I am sure they truly appreciate it.

pianocat Posted 22 Aug 2008 , 1:51pm
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What a wonderful idea. This is so thoughful of you too. May the good Lord bless you because of your generosity!

Aliwis000 Posted 22 Aug 2008 , 1:53pm
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Wow, thats a great idea! You are doing a truely amazing thing. Thank you for sharing that wonderful story and thank you to your husband for his service to our country. You and your whole family will be in my thoughts and prayers.


raggedyanne78 Posted 22 Aug 2008 , 1:54pm
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Fabulous idea!!!

MaxTRexmom Posted 22 Aug 2008 , 2:12pm
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What a wonderful way to support these families that sacrifice so much! My husband was deployed during our oldest son's first birthday and even though he was too little to remember it was very difficult for the rest of us, especially DH. Please tell your husband thank you for his service. We appreciate it so much. I'll be praying for his safety and for your son to have a very special birthday!

hallfamily727 Posted 22 Aug 2008 , 2:21pm
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You broght tears to my eyes. Thank you for doing this. I'm just getting started in caking and find that it's something that touches a lot of people. And thank your husband for his sacrifices.

iluvjay829 Posted 22 Aug 2008 , 2:33pm
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What a wonderful example of love and generosity. God will truly bless you and your family!

susanscakecreations Posted 22 Aug 2008 , 2:37pm
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What a wonderful gift you are giving! I know that you will be repaid many times over for your kindness and generosity! Maybe not in this world, but in another!
You are truly 'paying it forward'!

God bless you and your family!
And be sure to let us see your son's birthday cake!


nickshalfpint Posted 22 Aug 2008 , 2:45pm
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That is awesome! I know (somewhat) how you and the other wives feel. I think that's great what you are doing. I'm sure it makes them feel sooooooo wonderful! Great Job!!!!!!!

2sdae Posted 22 Aug 2008 , 2:46pm
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You made me cry!!!! icon_cry.gificon_cry.gificon_cry.gificon_cry.gif
I come from a family where everyone is either an army specialists or a marine special unit. So we have gone through deployment after deployment and not speaking to the person or even know when and where they might be.
So this gift you give is so much more than cake. It is a piece of hope, love and a touch when you cant physically be there to do it.
God Bless you and yours over sea. And on behalf of those families and soldiers and on behalf of us not directly involved in service now, THANK YOU.

TejasRebel Posted 22 Aug 2008 , 2:47pm
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You GO girl...! thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

tyty Posted 22 Aug 2008 , 2:50pm
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That is truly awsome, you will have many blessings.

momtobtb Posted 22 Aug 2008 , 2:57pm
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I just love you guys! You all are awesome.

The soldier who asked me to do the birthday cake for his wife told me he appreciated it so much because he loves to make his wife feel special and this was his way of doing it while he was gone. I was just so honored to be a part of that.

The beehive birthday cake I did was for a 5 year old little girl who's daddy is my husband's roommate over there. My husband said her father had tears in his eyes when he saw the cake because he was worried that his daughter's birthday wouldn't be special, but we made it that way. We also saved him a bee a flower from the cake.

I did a 3D spiderman bust cake for a 4 year old little girl whose mother is over with my husband also. Her face just lit up when she saw it and she gave me the biggest hug.

It's a very heartfelt feeling for me. Just seeing the smiles on their faces and knowing that I did something for my husband's fellow soliders is worth more than anything.

We as decorators know there are very weird customers out there, but when you find the ones that truly truly enjoy the work you do, it makes it all worth it.

amysue99 Posted 22 Aug 2008 , 2:58pm
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What an amazing gift of love and service! I'm a military wife too, and my husband has missed birthdays, Christmases and holidays. You have inspired me!

Bettycrockermommy Posted 22 Aug 2008 , 3:55pm
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I think that what you are doing for these military families is so beautiful! Your story of the wife's birthday cake from her hubby brought tears to my eyes. Please pass along my heartfelt thanks to your hubby and his friends for their sacrifices and service! It is appreciated far more than they will ever know!


mkolmar Posted 22 Aug 2008 , 5:32pm
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Thank you so much for doing this. It warms my heart just reading it. My DH and I were both in the Marines. The length of time that families can be apart is hard and something like this makes all the difference.

golfgirl1227 Posted 22 Aug 2008 , 6:03pm
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You are AWESOME!!!! You are doing something that is helping these families make wonderful memories, even in the not-so-great times they are facing. Thanks to you for being the kind of person that our country needs more of and to your husband for making the sacrifices he has made to fight for us.

Teenequeene Posted 22 Aug 2008 , 7:53pm
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Two thumbs up for you!! thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

onebigdogmama Posted 22 Aug 2008 , 8:16pm
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thumbs_up.gif Any little bit helps everyone--here and there. Keep up the good work. usaribbon.gif

mysonshines Posted 23 Aug 2008 , 1:22am
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What a nice thing for you to do thumbs_up.gif


I call it my therapy time.

that's what I say too (and I'm a therapist icon_lol.gif

osorio Posted 23 Aug 2008 , 1:43am
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What a wonderful idea !!!

CakeDiva70 Posted 23 Aug 2008 , 1:55am
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That is so sweet and thoughtful of you. You are doing a great job!

covered-in-sugar Posted 23 Aug 2008 , 1:58am
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That is a very sweet and heart-warming idea! I am so inspired by this... Keep up the good work! icon_smile.gif

jibbies Posted 23 Aug 2008 , 2:04am
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I'm an Air Force wife of almost 30 years. We have been through 2 wars and countless TDY's. I have seen and been part of many wonderful things to help ease the struggles and loneliness that the families and the men experience. I will have to say that what you are doing is one of the sweetest things I have seen. May God bless you as you continue this important ministry. usaribbon.gif


newnancy Posted 23 Aug 2008 , 2:44am
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WOW! That is a really wonderful thing you are doing. I hope you inspire other decorators to try something similar in their area. Our serviceman need all the support they can get while they're away.

megankennedy Posted 23 Aug 2008 , 2:50am
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that is really great. People are blessed to be in the company of other thoughtful and caring people. I hope that I can help give people that type of joy as well...

HappyValley Posted 23 Aug 2008 , 2:58am
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thumbs_up.gif You ROCK!! thumbs_up.gif

paddlegirl14 Posted 23 Aug 2008 , 3:25am
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What a wonderful idea! icon_biggrin.gif

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