By now you should know that I LOVE telling stories. My vision for a designer cake company was that not only would the final product be presented but the story behind it too. Who is the cake for? What is the relationship between the person who bought it and the recipient? Why is it designed a certain way? I love stories And by now, you should know that I get emotionally attached to my creations sometimes and have difficulty letting it go. I absolutely CANNOT WATCH my cake being cut/eaten (although that’s the cake’s life purpose). Little did you know, I have a relationship with each cake. I have a story too
I did this wedding cupcake tower for a friend as a favour. I never do more than one wedding per week and this was #3 that week! I was really hesitant because I wanted to do a good job on every order and accepting 3 wedding orders that week was pushing my limits. But I did it anyway because I have troubles saying, “no”
I had full design “executive powers” over this cake and all the bride wanted was, “BLUE”. And “FLOWERS”… so I came up with this design. I stamped each cupcake topper with J for the groom and N for the bride. 200 cupcakes sounds like a lot and LET ME TELL YOU… it was A LOT. I would like to call this story, “the fondant toppers that kept going and going”… because late into the night, I was still stamping, sticking and sparkling.
Their wedding was on a Sunday and even when I got home from church, I wasn’t finished with the cake yet. The delivery was at 3pm and it was my first wedding delivery by myself to a far location that I’ve never been to. So much pressure! And it was HOT outside. Sun + cupcakes = melted MESS! Eeks! So I had to rush and luckily it turned out how I had envisioned it in my head. When I got to the restaurant (an hour early *phew!*), I saw a big sign on the door that said, “CLOSED”. You could only imagine what was going through my head! I was panicking and pulled out my phone to call my friend who ordered the cake. I squinted my little Asian eyes and saw people in the restaurant and luckily someone opened the door for me. They were closed because of the wedding! Relief.
The rhinestone buckle was my favourite part of this cake!
It took 30 minutes to set-up and I felt so relieved. But more so, I felt God’s presence with me the whole time! Even though it was my first delivery “alone”, He was still with me in the car as I drove, keeping my cupcakes together (NOT melting!) and His peace was in my heart as I set-up the tower. When I look at these photos, I not only think about how I am never going to accept 3 wedding orders per week until my studio is set-up but I am reminded of God’s grace and how He was FAITHFUL and how He was with me the whole time!