Why Cake?

Though I do love the taste of cake and may go a little Liz Lemon on you if a celebration doesn’t include one, it’s not the indulgent taste that drew me into cake decorating.

For me, cake = love.

Now, that may seem like a terribly unhealthy relationship with a dessert I may need counseling to resolve, but here’s why I developed a passion for this particular baked good:

-Some of my earliest memories are of my mom decorating special cakes for our birthdays. I always knew those cakes meant I was loved and cherished because of all the time and effort that went into their creation.  So my love association with cake began as soon as I could blow out a birthday candle.

Heather's 1st birthday

My first birthday cake: a homemade angelfood cake with a pink glaze

-Cake declares something special is happening and creates happy memories. We may not remember what food was served at a party, but we do remember a gorgeous cake with our name written on it.

-Cake takes time and care to coordinate, whether you special order it at bakery, whip up a Betty Crocker mix with canned frosting, or spend hours making a delicately decorated masterpiece.  When we make time to present someone with a special dessert, we are honoring them and showing them they have value and worth.

-Cake decorating has helped me develop a creative ability I didn’t even realize I had until a few years ago.  The act of baking and creating beauty, magic, or whimsy through sugar is extremely cathartic for me.  Baking that awakens my senses and fills me with a sense of purpose and vigor for life. I am truly a huge cake geek.

Here’s some of the cake creations I have made over the past few years and many more to come. Visit this page often to see what I’ve been up to!

“Let’s face it, a nice creamy chocolate cake does a lot for a lot of people; it does for me.”
Audrey Hepburn

 

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