"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 here on my beloved baking blog.  I haven't lost the passion for it 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, lovely baby girl! I baked her to perfection! She just turned 4 months.  My husband and I are so in love with her.

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.  To be honest 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.  To top off 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.  For the first time in my life I didn't want to bake or cook.  Recently, while planning my daughters upcoming baptism, the creative part of me that loves to bake, decorate and create took over.  I had such a strong urge to make something.  I'm so super excited to make this cake for my daughter and everyone for this joyous event.

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

I really like using Wilton gum paste with Wilton White White food colour so that the flowers are bright white.  I 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 this 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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