A week before easter, I received a phone call from a lovely client who wanted a cake for her dear little grandson’s Christening which was to be celebrated on Easter Sunday. When she casually mentioned that his name was Noah, I knew right away that this would be an opportunity to create something very special. Our family has a Heavenly son called Noah and I felt such a heart connection to this display. I loved using his name and having a rare opportunity to do something for another Noah that I was never able to do for my own son. To be honest, yes, it was a bittersweet experience and a few little tears escaped while I was making the display, but I also found it incredibly therapeutic and meaningful. Every letter of his name was made with love and great care. As much as I wanted to do this for my client, I knew that more than a little part of me was also doing this in honour of my beautiful Heavenly son. x
It has been quite a year this year! Not only have we said farewell to our oldest son as he ventures out of the nest to embrace his future, but our darling youngest baby has just turned two! Not a big deal to a lot of people I guess, but when you have been pregnant and birthing babies for almost twenty years, this is a milestone indeed! Not so much having a two year old, but having a two year old and not being pregnant with the next one!!!! This is a first for Mama Bear.
When I was asked to make a feature cake and cupcakes with a sea/beach theme for a baby shower, I was pleasantly challenged. After researching all of the possibilities, I knew that I wanted to to create a show stopping display which had an authentic beachy feel about it.
The feature cake was a dark chocolate mud cake with Kahlua buttercream, and the cupcakes were rose & vanilla with white chocolate shells and sugar shards topping the vanilla buttercream.