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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Out of control

Wow, I made it. It's the last day in November and I need to show off my accomplishments, lol.

I can't believe that I survived this month. On top of finishing SIX cakes and hearing good reviews on them, I had to deal with an ill baby, then an extremely ill husband, all right before I left for a week of vacation. At one point I didn't think that we'd get to go. It's a darn good thing that we made it though, or I might near have lost my mind. Finally we got to relax for a while.

But not before I made sure that these three cakes had been taken care of.

This large C cake is for the ultimate Chicago Bears fan. His lovely wife asked that I pay tribute to his favorite team for his birthday. Hope that it was a touch down at the party.
Groan..... that was really bad, I admit.

Giant Gerber Daisy. I have done a cake similar to this one in purple and yellow. I like the way it looks both ways. My customer requested Orange and Purple for the birthday girl.

And for my final cake of the month, the birthday boy got to eat his presents. He just turned one, so I hope that he dug right in with his hands and ripped off the bows. I'll have to check in with his mom on his reaction when it was party time.

What a month! Could it be possible for December to take it easy on me? Nah, that wouldn't be a challenge now would it?

Monday, November 17, 2008

I've gone to Vermont

Well, not physically. I've never been there. But I got a message from a Sara J. Henry in Vermont today, telling me that she had linked to my site. Because I am a newbie here, I had no idea what she meant, until we emailed some more and she gave me some blogging pointers.
So apparently she likes my cakes, and knows people in Calgary. That is great news to me, because the more people who hear about me, the more cakes I get a chance to make.
Sara J., thank you for your advice! I intend on using it.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

November's not over yet

I have never had a month that has been this busy with cakes until now. I love it! I do hope that I will continue to get more orders to keep every month hopping.
I started this month with the birthday of a sweet lady who turned 80. This is a woman who knows what she wants. She knew that her friends had plans to have a cake for a get together that they were having, but she let them know that she knew of a girl (me) who made cakes. Somehow the plans got changed and she ordered her own 80th birthday cake.

Little did she know though, her daughter had already planned to have me make a cake for different, family party that was being thrown in her honor, so I had two completely different cakes planned for the same birthday girl. She's probably had enough cake for this month.

Next on my list of cakes to do was Tinkerbell. She has got to be my favorite character cake so far. Just adorable.
I met a talented photographer who's daughter was turning five and she wanted to have a special cake made for her. We decided that we would exchange talents. I sent her a bunch of my photos of my cakes and she put together some advertisements for me while I was in charge of making the cake for her. I think that our trade went over very well.

That is only half of November for me. 3 down, 3 more to go. And on top of all that, I have a vacation to go on as well. Hopefully I will have time to post the next three cakes before the month is gone.