Toughest Cake Challenge I've Personally Had

Decorating By Joshua_Alan Updated 7 Nov 2010 , 2:16am by Babs1964

Joshua_Alan Posted 7 Nov 2010 , 12:55am
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Earlier this year one of my closer friends lost his 4 year old son to an unfortunate accident. His wife asked me to make a cake for his birthday this weekend with the only guidance being that he was a Redskins fan and that she wanted it to be for the 'best dad in the world' from both of their sons. I don't think I've ever agonized over a cake nearly as much as I did this one. Christian was a wonderful little boy, full of life and always happy and smiling. It really tore me apart inside to try and make a design that wouldn't be overly sad and still honor his wife's request. I think I did good, they seemed to love the cake. I went with a personalized, autographed Redskins jersey cake. What do you all think?

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Motta Posted 7 Nov 2010 , 1:10am
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Very nice cake - it is simple and appropriate. What a sad story....

hanacakes Posted 7 Nov 2010 , 1:10am
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wonderful job! you should feel good you did a wonderful job and cake for them

sweetnessx3 Posted 7 Nov 2010 , 1:13am
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You did a great job ! That would have torn me up also icon_sad.gif !

tigachu Posted 7 Nov 2010 , 1:21am
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Great cake!

tokazodo Posted 7 Nov 2010 , 1:29am
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I can relate. I have recently completed 2 cakes for a woman who's 2 year old little boy, drowned last year on Halloween. The family was getting ready for Trick or Treat, when the accident occurred.
The two cakes I completed were both for her 2 baby showers. I insisted I make them as gifts. *Baby Monkey Cake and * Sign of the fish* (in my photos)
My friend is expecting another baby girl, any day.

Many times when we make cakes, we are a piece of the celebration in spirit.
Sometimes, that can be bittersweet.

You did a great job!

AngelinaMomof3 Posted 7 Nov 2010 , 1:33am
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Oh my goodness. God bless them. How very sad.. ~icon_sad.gif You did a great job on the cake and I'm sure that it warmed Christians Daddys heart.

Joshua_Alan Posted 7 Nov 2010 , 1:36am
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Thank you all. Tokazodo, Christian also drowned. Extremely horrible, sad story. I also insisted this was a gift, mostly though because the father is such a good friend of mine.

Kitagrl Posted 7 Nov 2010 , 1:45am
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Oh, how very terrible. icon_sad.gif The cake is lovely and so appropriate.

I did a birthday cake for a friend whose baby girl was turning one and had fought leukemia since 8 weeks old...the baby girl died four months later...so sad...the cake was also a gift and I thought it a privilege to have been able to make her only birthday cake. The topper was a keepsake Precious Moments figurine.

*Sigh*

Babs1964 Posted 7 Nov 2010 , 2:16am
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So sorry for your friends loss. You did a very nice job on this cake.

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