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I don’t generally write much about myself or a client,  but this cake and it’s story is unique and very dear to my heart.

Recently a couple came to my bakery to inquire about a wedding cake.  Such a lovely couple.  They requested a rustic cake with burlap ribbon and flowers.  I knew right away it was going to be a country wedding.  Then we discussed the groom’s cake, a beaver.  I noticed a slight smile cross the bride’s face,  indicating a story was behind the cake.  So…I asked. The bride proceeded to tell me that they “lived close to town,  but out of the way”.  That description felt familiar to me. Then she said they had lakes and a beaver terrorized them,  building dams and clogging the drain.  That also felt familiar. I instinctively said,  “you live in my old house! You live on (road name removed for privacy)!” Shocked,  the bride asked how I knew that. I told her my grandpa had built the lakes and the beautiful two story log cabin.  My grandparents raised me and my brother there. My grandpa had since passed and my grandma moved away.  I immediately teared up.  My grandpa had been on my mind a lot. I had been missing “home”.
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Throughout the conversation,  we exchanged some stories of what we loved so much about the property.   one story being that I, myself was married on the property in 2001. I was also fortunate to live there for 2yrs with my boys, watching over the property,  while my grandparents lived in Brat, Fl. They got to experience some of the same things I did in my childhood.

I was invited to visit anytime,  which is so appreciated.  I’m reminded that God answers,  even when we don’t know we asked for something.

The couple said,  “I do!” on Saturday,  October 21st, 2017, just a few days before the 5th anniversary of my grandfather passing. I know I was meant to make this cake.  Just one more memory left for me to cherish.

 

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Happy Father’s Day! (Harley-Davidson Flame Cake)

Life around here is never dull 🙂 Especially not on special occasions like today…. Father’s Day!  So let me tell you how my day went…

First I have to tell you a little about my husband, David.  He’s a wonderful husband and father, but when it comes to giving him a gift for any occasion, he is a big pain in the neck!  So this year, I skipped the stores, both in person and online, and instead I gave him some more unconventional gifts.  The first, I cleaned out our closet 🙂  Hey, he loved it!  The second gift was a gift of sacrifice.  I joined him at his cult….Crossfit.  (It’s not really a cult 🙂  Now you have to understand, I don’t workout.  I mean, I kind of look like I do, but I don’t.  I just watch what I eat and run around like a crazy person making cakes and chasing kids!

So to say that I enjoyed getting up at 5:30 this morning to run, do burpies, step ups and a multitude of other torturous activities would be a complete and utter lie.  I hated it!  (Even more so now that every muscle in my body feels like its made of stone!)  But I did it, at least what I could do of it!  But of  course I needed to get back home, because…… I had a special occasion cake to finish before church at 11:00!  I thought I would have plenty of time to finish after our workout, but no it was an extra hard one, so instead of being gone a little over an hour, we were gone almost two!

Ironically, the cake I had to finish was a Harley-Davidson themed Father’s day cake that my son’s teacher requested.  Because I had a lot to do, I enlisted the help of my husband (since it was his fault I was running late 😉 to cut out fondant letters.  So I spent the last hour and a half before I had to leave cutting out fondant flames, attaching them to the cake and painting them; creating a fondant Harley-Davidson logo, and prepping my husband’s fathers’ day meal in the crock pot; while getting ready for church.  Miraculously, we were only 12 minutes late 😀  And she loved the cake.  Sorry about the lousy pics.  We didn’t have time to take any, so my husband shot these with his iPhone!  Lol.

So Happy Father’s day to all you dads out there!  Or as they say on Cake Wrecks “Happy Falker Satherhood!”

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Flaming Harley-Davidson Father's Day cake

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Harley-Davidson themed Father's Day cake

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Customer's father enjoying his custom Harley-Davidson cake!