"if you wish to be glamorous, become a cake baker" -The Joy of Cooking

Monday, April 2, 2018

Oh hello again...

It has been a minute since I posted on my beloved baking blog.  I haven't lost the passion for it but I was just a teensy busy...  I guess technically I was doing a lot of baking this past year but not the cake kind.  I had a little sweet, amazingly beautiful and lovely baby girl that I baked to perfection! She just turned 4 months and i'm so in love.

To say my world turned upside down is an understatement.  Nothing is the same anymore, I'm not the same.  In a good way.  In the most amazing way. I can say that now but man was it was a bumpy road  to motherhood.

First pregnancy wasn't as easy as I thought it would be and giving birth was NO JOKE, not to mention the first few weeks of being catapulted into this daunting new life was extremely difficult for me to cope with and top top of the whirl wind of emotions/hormones, I had just lost someone very dear to me.  However, I (just) feel more "normal" and more like myself a little each day.  I'm taking it one day at a time and being mindful to enjoy every moment with her.

During all this life change, baking and cake decorating were just not on my radar or even something I wanted to attempt.  Recently, while planning my daughters upcoming baptism, the creative side of me that loves to bake, decorate and create took over.  I am so super excited to make the cake for this joyous event.

Here are some flowers I've made ahead for her cake:

I use like using Wilton gum paste with Wilton White White food colour so that the flowers are bright white and coloured the gum paste for the peonies 2 shades of pink.
This is my first attempt at making a peony flower.  I think they came out so pretty, they are such a lovely flower.  I ordered the FMM Easiest Peony Cutter from amazon.  Click   HERE to check it out.

I also followed this tutorial I found using this cutter on youtube HERE

I really had to plan ahead for these since what used to take me a few hours took me days to make now.  I could only work on them when my husband was home.

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