I never knew I could experience such a strong emotional attachment to a cake until this weekend when I couldn’t bear to part with my newest creation. I wanted to keep it for myself… not to eat, but to put on display and admire and perhaps take shameless, off-centred, self-portraits with it and use it as my Facebook profile picture. I was in love with this cake from start to finish and how fitting that the recipient was also named “Jennifer”. It was meant to be! *winK!*
When I received a request to do a Breakfast at Tiffany’s-themed cake, I was ecstatic! I’m not a fan of square/angular cakes because of its sharp edges and the pressure to get them exactly at 90-degrees but me being me, I never like to turn down a challenge. Complex techniques stretch and build my skills as a cake artist and if you’re not moving forward, you’re just staying still (or possibly slipping back). In order to grow in your profession, you have to continually take risks and do something different. You can’t expect to do the same thing every day and get different results. So instead of turning away or being intimidated by detailed cakes, I stare at it and say, “BRING ITTTT!” I’ve always been an admirer of Tiffany’s jewelry, from AFAR. How far? FAR… FAR… farrrr. I browse their website once in a while and I even went to their store at the Peninsula Hotel (Hong Kong), but that’s as connected as I am to this brand (until I find my rich husband, of course!).
I love everything about this cake from the pearly white bow to the edible image of Ms Hepburn herself. I love the softness of the pink and ivory roses preserving the delicateness of the cake and how the signature Tiffany Blue is just right. I enjoyed every minute that this cake and I spent together… all 8 hours!
During that time, I was watching one of my favourite movies, Sweet Home Alabama and lookie! They have a scene dedicated to Tiffany’s! (start from 0.33 minutes)
Is it every girl’s dream to receive a Tiffany’s engagement ring? I thought about this when I was making this cake. I’ve never really been big on jewelry so if my boyfriend proposed with a 25c candy ring pop from one of those vending machines, I’d be fine with it. However, I can foresee problems in the future (many many problems) and a lot of, “Remember when you proposed with that ring pop that I forgot in my purse and it attracted ants?”… ha ha!
Also, I would like to THANK everyone for entering Sweet Escapes’ Valentine’s Day Cupcake contest on Facebook. The question was, “What is your perfect date?” and I love all your responses! I guess it’s fair that I answer that question as well, huh?
I don’t have a picture of a “PERFECT DATE” in mind but I would like my ideal partner to be versatile, spontaneous and grounded. We can do anything and everything together from working out to traveling together, from going ice skating to dining out. He has to be a true man of God and have a BIG loving heart to match his larger-than-life spirit.
Life to me is a sum of the little moments we share together. Those moments that we get so lost in each other that the world fades away and all we want to do is STAY there. I love trying new things so doing something that is foreign to both of us would be my perfect date. Life is about sharing adventures together and what better company to share that with than your potential life partner?
I’m such a cheeseball.
Have a GREAT first day back to work, everyone!