Tuesday Treats, an introduction...
I love sharing pictures of my latest cake projects. I guess I am very proud of even the smallest achievements when it comes to learning curves. Being self taught and overcoming layers of self doubt over the years probably has alot to do with it! :D
With that said, I made some goals when I decided to start this blog. One of those goals deals with being organized and putting together some weekly tasks and recurring themes, in the hopes that I might gain a few followers with some regularity and *perhaps* some amusing or entertaining blog posts....
This week I wanted to share two cakes. Cake number one being my first attempt at sugar flowers, period. It was for a baby shower which gave me a chance to work with molding fondant into an adorable nekkid baby!
Cake number two was the last cake I will ever get to make for my husband's grandmother. My daughter, Alyson, and I loved making cakes together that we could give to her when we would visit. Baking and decorating that cake was part of my own healing process. Not only had I just lost this incredible woman, but just two weeks before I lost my own grandmother, who also the last living grandparent I had.
Mamaw Roxie's cake was delivered to the dining hall where we all gathered as a family after the funeral. I had made several cakes, but this one was special...I had crafted the carnations for her three daughters and added some smaller flowers around them, a symbolic gesture of how Mamaw was surrounded in life by the one, absolute, treasure she held in this life - her family. She had even got to celebrate the birth of her great-great-grandson a month before she passed.
At first it seemed morbid to be baking and decorting cakes for a funeral...but I found out, it was extremely healing. I could cry and laugh throughout the day. My hands were busy. My mind could wander off and escape in the world of creativity with Alyson along for the ride every turn of the journey.
For babies and grandma's everywhere who make life just that much sweeter, xoxo
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