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    my little cake addiction

    I really should just go for it and make up some business cards, but I keep teetering back and forth on the whole cake business idea.  I LOVE designing and doing.  But I neglect my family & home when I jump into the cake zone.  A far too delicate balance for an all-or-nothing girl! 

    This is the cake that engulfed my weekend: 

    A 40th Anniversary.  She quilts amazingly.  He woodworks amazingly.  So that's what I combo'd here, adding some of the tools of the trades.  I wish I had taken detail pictures of my pincushion, spools of thread, needle sitting on top, scissors (all completely edible), etc..I always kick myself when I don't get pictures, but in the stress of finishing up it's hard to focus on that! 

    Jim built me an awesome system (with two wood rounds and a rod) to support the woodworked cake stand.  I sculpted around the rod with rice krispie treats, then covered that with fondant (which was very tricky). 

    And here is the cake I did last week when I fell in love with ruffles..and anemones:

    I can totally see this topped with one more ruffle tier.  It would make a gorgeous wedding cake.

    And shimmery girl cupcakes from two weeks before:



    And this morning I've been swimming in cake company name ideas and logos. 

    I try to avoid it. life is plenty busy.

    But I just can't help myself.

    Reader Comments (10)

    LOVELY, amy!! the ruffles are fun - how cool to see them perk your fancy on Pinterest, and then to see them done by you!!
    September 6, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlelly
    You amaze me lady! You ARE so busy and yet you do beautiful cakes and treats! Love ll of your ideas and how crafty you are! Seriously artistic ;)
    September 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmber
    Are you kidding me with that wood grain?! I want to see you with a cake shop some day! I really want to know the names you thought of too.
    September 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa M.
    You are insanely talented. I don't know how you choose which cakes to say yes to and which you turn down, because each seems to get the full dose of your passion and ability. I think you should do the business cards and be as busy as you want to be. But, I get it...for I am also an "all-or-nothing" type gal.

    The anniversary cake is unbelievable. It blows my mind.
    September 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLucy
    I told you, you could give Martha Stewart a run for her money. Every one of those cakes are so awesome. Go for it. Love you
    September 6, 2011 | Unregistered Commentereloise
    Oh! my heavens! My husband and I (C + C) are the recipients of that 40th Wedding Anniversary Cake, and we cannot stop talking about it. We did not want to cut into it. It was a piece of Art. Truly Art! And to top it off, it tasted wonderful! Thank you Amy and Jim. And those words do not sound sufficient. If you need more pictures, we have lots. Love you!
    September 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCharlene
    Completely amazing! I love the stand on the anniversary. Your attention to detail is crazy good! And I know the feeling. When my house is thrashed and I'm rolling out fondant at 1am, I wonder if it's worth it. Sometimes it is, right?
    September 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCassy
    You are the Cake Master with a thriving business. You just haven't made it official. Business cards or not, you are a true artist.
    September 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterVella
    Ditto to all the comments. That cake is beyond amazing!! What a great job you did of creating that. I love everything about it, especially the wood grain. Out of fondant. It blows my mind.
    September 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKay
    oh my goodness! I would have been terrified that the anniversary cake would topple!

    I LOVE ruffle cakes. Yours is so beautiful.

    Do you ever wonder if making cakes would become less fun if it was a business? I wonder that about things that I love to do.
    September 19, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermichelle

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