Awww...that was the song my husband and I chose for our first dance at our wedding. Every time I think about it I smile. We were such terrible dancers - thank goodness we've taken dance lessons since then. [If you're interested in who our Ballroom/Latin teacher is in Brampton, ask and I'll tell.] BUT...I digress...
These last ten days have been *C*R*A*Z*Y*. Yep. Insane. January is usually one of the slowest months of the year. Not so for 2012! I've had more orders this month than every January since I started in 2006 combined. I love it though! I've been able to make some fab new designs as well as some trusted favourites. However, it's time for a break!
And so... I'm off on a cakespotting mission! With the family tagging along of course. We're off to Florida for a week and I'm hoping to hit some bakeries as well as cake supply shops. That means that the studio will be closed from January 31st to February 8th. Messages will be checked, but not responded to until I get back. Email will be checked daily - while I'm by the pool soaking up the sun.
On another aside: so many people ask me what we do with all the "leftover" cake and icing. We're quite resourceful here, so there is usually never a significant amount of anything leftover, but occasionally there is a substantial chunk or two of cake and I'll do something like the pic above. A classic case of the shoemaker with no shoes. What you see there is 3 pieces of cake smooshed together in a haphazard trapezoid shape and iced with a super thin layer of pink and white buttercream. With only the tiniest bit of icing left in my bag, I added the inscription and ta-da: the sorriest excuse for a cake I've ever come up with, but the kids were enthralled (as kids are wont to be when presented with the surprise of cake - and yes, it is a rare treat, even in my house!) and begged me to put it up on the website because it was so beautiful. I think they were more excited about the certainty of travel in the close future (1 more sleep!) than in the beauty of the cake design. And so, for their benefit, I will show them that indeed, their cake is on the website.
So on the fading notes of another song... All my bags are packed, I'm ready to go....
Have a happy cake!
Baking, Decorating and all things cake!