The first time I baked a cake was for Cat’s 1st birthday. It was, in a word, a disaster. In fact, it was so bad (about 10cm high) that my brother-in-law baked a new cake the morning of the party.
I am glad to say that things have improved over the years. In fact, baking cakes is now something that I do for fun. I try not to do it too often though cause, if I did, I would roll around not walk around.
For the most part I bake for the kids birthdays and have baked a couple of cakes for friends, or for the office. But, I got my first ‘official cake order’ from one of the mom at the school.
She sent a message via her daughter via Cat: ‘Would I mind baking a cake for her youngest’. I sent a message back, ‘sure, what kind of cake and for when?’ Well, on Thursday evening at swimming Nelly told me that her mom would need the cake on Saturday and can it please be a Ben10 themed vanilla cake.
So on Friday, while I was at work my very handy/helpful/kind brother-in-law baked the cakes for me. Then, while Himself was at swimming with Cat, Cliff & I frosted the cake. It really does help to have a second pair of hands when you work with fondant, not to mention that it is really nice to have a man who can roll it out for you.
I was pretty happy with the outcome. Of course there are many things that I can find fault with but, the ‘client’ was happy. Also, it turns out that I could have charge more for the cake which would have been nice since I gave ½ my earnings Cliff. Hey, he deserved it.
The big question is, will this be the last order? I have to bake another cake on Friday for Tiger's birthday party but it is going to be dead easy in comparison since all he wants is a football shirt (hope this doesn't turn out to be a case of famous last words).