One of my cousins, near and dear to my heart, Christina, is expecting! She and her husband Allen are some of the greatest people I know, obvi she is my cousin so she is undoubtedly amazing. When I found out she was expecting I almost fell out of my chair in excitement and all I wanted to ask her was if she would grant me the honor of making her a cake for her gender reveal. AND she said YES! I was so over the moon and really blessed to be able to be apart of their journey but in all honesty I was extremely nervous. She sent me a photo of what she wanted, a "Touchdowns or Tutus" theme and I have never everrr made a cake that mimics a picture before. Everything and anything you see on this blog is my own ideas in my brain and with the help of youtube and my husband whom I literally annoy every time I bake, layered cakes become my very own masterpieces. To say that I felt pressured is an understatement. Although I knew they would be grateful and happy no matter what, I really wanted to knock people out the ball park when they saw this cake. Needless to say, the cake turned out looking pretty great and most importantly they were extremely happy and loved the cake which made it all worth while.
I know I know I have been MIA again with my posting but I have made a bunch of new cakes that are so out of my comfort zone so just be prepared. I have finally done the one cake I was most nervous about...a half birthday cake! Is there anything more exciting than seeing a vision in your head and it coming true in cake form? NO! Literally NO! If you have been following this blog than my twin nieces are now 6 months...YAY to that! It happens so that their half birthday was the weekend of Halloween, my most despised holiday by far. Do not get me wrong all you pumpkin spice lovers, I love that part I just hate anything and everything scary; flashing lights, scary movies, masks, clowns, the works. So to say the least I was stumped as to what to make for a Halloween themed party to celebrate their half birthdays so I made it as fun and whimsical as possible.