Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, I used to be really into decorating cakes. It’s always been something I’ve enjoyed. One summer in my junior high days, I begged my mom to sign up for a Wilton cake decorating class. She went for it and we had a great time creating adorable cakes that summer. Aside from that, I never pursued any training, but the love for decorating cakes has never died. It’s just….had to fade away while I deal with having a little girl who is just high maintenance.
Today I felt like sharing some of my favorite creations with you.
My first fondant experience came when Alex had a very serious ladybug obsession. This was his 3rd birthday cake:
After I had conquered my fear of fondant and realized it’s really quite easy….I dove in headfirst.
There was a soccer ball birthday for a friend’s little boy:
And a doggy birthday for a little 2 year old boy:
A bridal shower cake to match the bridesmaids’ dresses:
There was a mosaic cake for a shower we had at a paint-your-own-pottery place.
And a sleeping baby cake.
A cake covered in girly things for a 9 year old girl’s birthday:
Cakes are hard work but the satsifaction that comes from creating something so cute and so delicious is worth it. Hopefully when Elliott is older and realizes that she doesn’t really need to be physically attached to me 23 hours out of the day, I can get back into this fun little hobby.