Friday, January 22, 2010

Let Them Eat Cake!

My mom loves to bake cakes. It has become a hobby of sorts, but she is REALLY good. She made my wedding cake and it tasted so good, and I don't even like cake. She worked so hard on it and it came out beautifully! When my aunt and mom were setting up the cake at the reception hall, a bride was touring the facility and loved the cake so much she asked my mom if she would make her cake! It was a great compliment, but my mom declined the offer.
But we kept telling her she should start doing cakes professionally. She has done countless cakes for friends and family "just for fun." She always said if she started a cake buisness it wouldn't be fun anymore.
She recently made the cake below for a co-worker's baby shower and it turned out amazing!!
And yesterday a lady from church called because she heard how great her cakes were and asked my mom do make her wedding shower cake...and she's getting paid. She works so hard and is really talented and I am super proud of her! Congrats on your first paid cake mom!!

38 comments:

Mrs. Newlywed Giggles said...

Left a blog award for you on my blog.

pocket full of pink said...

Aww YAY how exciting!! Her cakes look AMAZING! Yummm. Now I want cake! Have an amazing weekend!

Andrea said...

Your mom is quite talented! I can understand her hesitation to start a business but at least she can take orders when she wants and work at her own speed. Sounds like a win/win situation to me :)

Mrs. Newlywed Giggles said...

This post makes me wanna go out and buy myself some cake. :)

Allison said...

So cute! I was lucky enough to have two aunts who made me special cakes like that for all my childhood birthdays. It's extra special when you can "taste the love"!

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

Those look great! Now I'm seriously craving some cake!!

Lauren said...

Awww...congrats to your mom!!! I LOVE CAKE...I don't think that making cakes for a living would be good for my waistline!

a H.I.T. said...

I am so jealous! I have a secret desire to learn to make really yummy, pretty cakes. Congrats to your mom for following her dreams!

Meg said...

Such beautiful cakes! congrats to your mom!

Autumn said...

Wow! Those are amazing! Expecially your wedding cake! :)

Jen Caputo said...

oh wow! I don't think I've ever seen one of your mom's real fancy cakes. Those are so cool, and what a compliment that the other bride wanted one!

Perfectly Imperfect said...

very nice cakes!! this post just me really hungry by the way... =)

Emily Jean said...

That's awesome! My cousin does cakes for weddings and b-days on the side and I know how much work goes into it! She deserves to be paid! :)

Garrett and Meagan said...

She totally needs to start a business!!!

Happy Dash said...

Yay for your mom! We always tell my mom she should go into the cookie business as everyone we know loves her cookies, but she refuses for the same reason as your mom that it won't be fun anymore! Oh well :)

Sarah Wyland said...

Congrats to your mom! Her cakes are amazing!

Leesie said...

Wow she really is talented. That must be so much fun to have a baker in the family. Happy Friday!

Elizabeth said...

You Mom is like mine! Loves to bake/make cakes!! What a talent!!

Christie said...

Congrats to your Mom! It's awesome to do what you love and be rewarded for it.

Lil' Woman said...

Those are beautiful...my aunt is going to do our cake! :)

Annie said...

that's awesome!!
your mom is talented!

Patience said...

Her cakes look amazing. I am not a fan of cake, but I could just stare at her beautiful designs.

Lindsey said...

Oh my goodness!! She really does need to go into business. I always wished I could be that good at making cakes. Your mom is uber talented. All I can say is wow.

Kyla said...

Congrats to your mom, how exciting! I love your wedding cake :)

Kate said...

Your wedding cake was beautiful! I love it!

You mom is a talented woman!

tootie said...

Your mom sounds so talented! I am impressed!

Allyson said...

I have always wanted to make cakes. Your mom is VERY talented. Her cakes are beautiful!!

Liana said...

wow she's so good!! I would never dare make a cake that too many people would see or take pictures of ;)

A Nerd and A Free Spirit said...

First of all, I love your subject. I love Bill Cosby. And the cakes are incredible! I'd really like to take a cake decorating class someday.

~Kathryn

Jon and Steph said...

How cool! You're mom does a fantastic job. I remember seeing your wedding cake before and thinking how talented she is!!

Lauren Kelly said...

How exciting. She has amazing talking!!!! )

M said...

My MIL made our cake too! That is awesome! Looks beautiful!

Kassie said...

How exciting!! Good luck to her!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

that is so neat!! and so fun! my Mom always made cakes for everybody too, but never made a business out of it either. and she always made a special one for our birthday every year =) she is what got into wanting to make fun cakes too!

The Southern Housewife said...

Very cool! :) Those cakes look awesome!

AmyT said...

They look beautiful!!

In this wonderful life... said...

these are AWESOME!!! My mom use to make cakes! i'd really like to learn to get good at the task myself!

Lucky in Love said...

Those cakes are amazing! Good for your mama!! I can't believe she made your wedding cake! Love it :)