I made a cake for the baby shower of a close friend of mine - she is in my small group at church and we teach kindergarteners together in children's church. There were quite a few people there, some I knew and some I didn't know as well. It was funny that when someone came in, I would overhear someone else tell them that they needed to go see the cake. I got a small thrill inside every time I heard it. But the best compliment ever is on the way home, my husband told me (it was a co-ed shower) that he heard two women talking about and they said "not only does it look great, it tastes great too!".
It was the first time that I had ever made these kinds of animals and the first time I ever transported a tiered cake already tiered farther than 1/2 mile. Thanks to Aine2 for her tutorials, Leah for promoting the SPS system and jkalman for her suggestions last night when I was stuck!
CC is such a great site and has inspired to make cakes that 1 1/2 years ago, I never envisioned making, even after making cakes for 18 years.
The cake is in my photos under Bailey Baby Shower and there will be a link (if it works ).
What a fantastic compliment. Good for you!!!
easy to see why it got so much attention! A very good job!
Isn't is amazing when you hear people talking about how surprised they are that a cake looks good AND tastes great? I seriously wonder about all of these crappy cakes that are apparently the norm out there, and the bakeries/bakers who make them .... well, how do they stay in biz?
It's also pretty great that your hubby was there to hear all the great things being said about your cake!!
Thanks so much guys! The animals were fun to make and definitely a labor of love. I really struggled with this cake trying to figure out what to do. I did live the outcome and it went great with the decorations.
Yes Debi, I was very glad my hubby was there to hear the comments. He is such great support.
"Isn't is amazing when you hear people talking about how surprised they are that a cake looks good AND tastes great? I seriously wonder about all of these crappy cakes that are apparently the norm out there, and the bakeries/bakers who make them .... well, how do they stay in biz?
There aren't many custom bakeries around here - maybe 2, so most people go to Wal-Mart or Sam's. There is one other local bakery that has the crappiest, driest cakes that don't even look good. No, I won't eat cakes from that place but I won't name it because it's not a chain.
What I find utterly amazing is that in shopping for cake supplies, people that work there have asked me about baking a cake for them. Yep, I was buying a cake box yesterday - that's it - and the cashier asked me if I had been baking. When I said yes, she started asking if I had a card and what would I charge her for a cake. I just said that it's a hobby and I'm not legal. I could drum up business for a bakery just by buying supplies I think.
Hi Tracycakes, if the cake was half as good tasting as it is looking it had to be great.I love the frogs !!! I see horror storys here about us husbands not supporting their wives and glad to see yours appears to be smart enough to see he is married to a very talented person.
Thats great!! I would be so excited! And juding by the way it looks, I would have LOVED to try it! It looks fantastic, you did an awesome job!
I love what you did with the windows. I posted under your "This is too busy or needs something" thread. I think it is nicely balanced with what you did to modify it.
I am always amazed at the "most cakes look nice but don't taste good" comments.. I was up on the table having an embryo transfer today.. we are going through IVF to have a baby.. and the dr was making small talk and asked me what I do for a living and I said I make wedding cakes.. and the first thing he said so many times you have this beautiful cake and it doesn't taste good. I said that's the idea I am trying to change. Odd situation to be talking about cakes.. .. but people must have had some seriously bad cakes.
Your cake is so cute. I love the frogs also. I have to agree I strive to be known for my cakes to be great looking AND taste great.
Who wants to pay that much money for a cake that taste aweful.