Friday, June 20, 2008

Flashback Friday

Today's flashback might make you a little hungry.

Before I became a Mom, I had the time to focus on my own creativity. I spent lots of time creating new garden spaces, painting on anything I could get my hands on, and decorating cakes.

The cake decorating thing was sort of an accident. A dear friend of mine was throwing a baby shower, and she remembered the amazing cake that Mom had made for our wedding. She was wondering if I could bring a cake instead of a salad. Sounded good to me, as long as Mom didn't mind.

No, she didn't mind, but as I watched Mom pull all her decorating supplies out of hiding, the bug bit me! I wanted to try to do the cake myself, and that's all she wrote.

A few classes, lots of cake scraps, and a ton of buttercream later, 'Cakes by Mare' was born.

I hope you will excuse the quality of this photo-I had to scan it!

This was the last cake I did before Renee was born. Our friends, Rudy and Dawn, had gotten engaged in the rose garden at WDW. Her colors were a periwinkle blue and white, and all she asked was that I represent the mouse in there somewhere.


It was one of my most favorite creations, and most appreciated wedding gift, ever.

Oh, and it was delicious, too!


Debbie said...

I so wish we lived closer, I would love to learn how to decorate like that. Beautifully done.

Maybe it's time to get back into that, eh?

MariBy said...

Oh well done Mare! Well done! You are so talented!

Tink *~*~* said...

In my late teens/early twenties, I had a job at Baskin Robbins, decorating ice cream cakes. I wasn't as good at it as you apparently are, but I had fun with it.

Tink *~*~*

dizzbear said...

Oh it's beautiful Mare!!!

Maybe you and Renee can do it now!

Alicia =0)