On the last day of warm weather, we visited a nearby beach. It was fantastic. Warm sun and a playful breeze. The water was a bit too cold for my liking and I was shocked at how parents took out babies (in diapers) into the cold water and also that the itty-bitties were squealing with joy.
Of course, standing in there, knee deep in the water I also adapted to it and loved it.
My son had a blast! He did not want to come out of the water.
We had to drag him out screaming and kicking and promising the beach on every sunny and warm weekend.
We know where we will be, come summer.
Then came the end of the vacation (happy dance).
With more time on my hands and a friend celebrating her birthday, I decided to make her a cake.
I have a small group of friends here and we decided to surprise her with cake and some brunch items.
The cake was a 6 inch (x2) Chocolate cake, with Whipped cream between the layers. The frosting and the decoration was done using Buttercream.
While I have done a course on cake decorating, I also draw inspiration from many cake decorators online.
It's so much fun to watch the videos and dream making cakes as beautiful as those. I wish I could make such stunning cakes, I know it's all about practice, practice and more practice.
I like Vanessa's YouTube channel and her videos are very informative and she makes it look easy.
I hope to learn a lot more from her channel and also get the opportunity to make many more cakes!
As usual, I was decorating till the last minute and did not have the time to take pictures with a good camera. The pictures I have are taken on a smart phone.
Note to self: also work on organization and time management this year ( you suck at this).
I also really need to work on frosting my cake. I'm stingy when slathering on butter cream because it is *so* sweet, I'm always worried that the sweetness will overpower everything and make people regret taking a bite. This is something that does not give my cakes a very 'finished' or 'polished' look, if you get my point. But, I'll work on it.
Here's wishing you all a happy new year and may all your dreams come true! Stay positive and happy!