I had my most difficult cake project last week and in a way, I’m glad it’s over. Don’t get me wrong, I love what I do but being a perfectionist, I am not always completely satisfied with my designs because I feel that it could always be better. Maybe I’m just harder on myself! HOWEVER, this cake was pretty difficult to put together. Why, you ask? Because I had to put 13 years of memories on two tiers of cake! That’s why
I met with a client that I met through a Facebook comment on my uncle’s page (ha!) and she radiated positive energy. I love clients like that! She was bubbly and full of life which is something I strive to be. We chatted for a bit at Starbucks about her relationship with her husband–what they like to eat, where they traveled, how they met, how he proposed, what their hobbies were–and I went home with pages of chicken-scratch notes. The most challenging part of the project was to put everything together and have it look good. Where do I even start?!
They have a beautiful baby girl named KATIE. She was born on September 15th, 2010
She loves Cookie Monster. He loves Halloween. She loves Christmas (who doesn’t?!) and they both love water sports. I put my first (ever) Chinese character on a cake and it is “WONG”. It is part of their dragon boat team logo (along with the maple leaf behind it). And don’t forget the paddles! The BF thought it was two reindeers playing tic-tac-toe! HAHA. Silly BF! I can totally see that! Can you see it?
They went to Cuba and spent the week lying on the beach (I remember those days! Actually, my profile pic on the upper right hand corner was taken in Cuba).
They both love sushi, have a dog named PEANUT and their wedding flowers were roses in lavendar, pink and gold.
They were married on August 20th and I attempted to replicate their topsy-turvy wedding cake here.
Last but not least, how it all began and my favourite section of the cake. When they met back in 1998, their nicknames were “Phoenix” and “The Queen”. Shortly after he graduated from Waterloo, he moved to Taiwan to work for a few years and they continued their relationship on different continents. I love the symbolism between the two phones and the love that they shared through those conversations that brought them to where they are today. They are living proof that long distance relationships work!
Thank you Amy and James for giving me the honour of making your anniversary cake. It was truly a pleasure and although it took a lot of planning and improvising, it was worth every minute of it!
Happy 13th Anniversary!