In early January, I wrote a little tribute to my wife for the awesome job she does when making cakes. There was a lot of good feedback from that. You can go back and read it from here, if you like. This is a short follow-up to that article. This is mostly because I think she has outdone herself again.
Just a short while ago was our oldest daughters birthday. She just turned two. Last year she got a ballerina music box as her birthday cake. This year she got this:
I think she did a fantastic job on this. The towers are all covered in colored white chocolate. The cake was really tasty too!!
Here is another one from last year that didn’t make it onto the first article. This is the tractor that was made for my niece. This was another birthday cake. We weren’t able to be there for the party (traveling back home at the time). From what I hear though, people were impressed and my niece was quite happy with the cake.
This one was harder than one might think. The hard part is getting the cake to stand off the ground and appear like the tractor is on wheels. She was frustrated with it – but did a good job.
Every once in a while it is necessary to do something a little more than a blog post about SQL Server. This happens to be one of those occasions. This time around I wanted to boast a little about the talents of my wife. My wife is an amateur cake decorator. Everything she does is self-taught and from her own artistic creations. My children really look forward to their birthdays. For them, it is a lot less about the toys than it is about the cake. Ask them what their cake was for their last birthday and they will tell you immediately. Ask them what toy they got and they fumble around trying to figure out the answer to that question. That is really awesome.
Here are a few of her creations.
This cake is a dinosaur made for our son Garrett on his 3rd birthday.
This cake was made for my first daughter for her first birthday. She might have a little more difficulty telling you what here cake was. Too bad she can’t truly store jewelry in this musical ballerina jewelry box.
This tank was created for our oldest son just last year. Unlike an M1-A1 or Sherman, this tank is fully edible. Next time, she will need to add some fireworks.
This one is a couple of monster trucks that you may recognize (e.g. Bulldozer with its horns). This Monster Cake was made for my sons 4th birthday. You can see he is there ready to eat it.
This cake is LEGO Batman and was for the 5th birthday for Kyle as well. This cake is also 100% edible and was eaten very quickly. You should have seen the enjoyment my son got out this.
This R2 unit was made for me. This was a new challenge for my wife with the cylindrical shape and it being upright. She did a good job on it. This was from a couple of birthdays ago.
This cake was a cake that she did as a giveaway. She did this one for the birthday of another child in our neighborhood. She did a fantastic job on this cake.
These are just some of the cakes that my wife has done over the past few years. She doesn’t do the cakes as a part of a business but more as a hobby. She gets great satisfaction out of it. I think she should develop this talent a bit more and expand it to be more than just a hobby. When she has the time and practice on cakes like this, they are incredible.
I would like to see her open up her own shop some day.