Friday, August 26, 2011

Viv's Cakestory

Happy Friday!  We're so excited to share some of our creations with you along with the 'story behind the cake'. 

Everyone has a story - here is mine.  I am originally from Bogotá, Colombia; grew up in Philadelphia and finally moved to Miami to go to college (Go Canes!) and ended up staying. My husband, Jorge, and I married in 2005 and we had our daughter, Celeste, in 2008.

As Guelcys mentioned in her previous post, Celeste is actually the reason I decided to learn cake decorating. I figured I had many years of birthday cakes ahead of me, so, why not??? What I didn't know is that I would fall in love with 'caking' - and a hobby would turn into a passion. My friend Guelcys was interested in learning too, so we decided to take some classes together and some time later, 'Cakes With Attitude' was born.

Since my daughter is the reason I decided to embark on my 'Adventures in Cake Decorating', the first cake I'd like to share is the one we made for her 3rd Birthday.

Celeste is a very opinionated little girl and knows what she wants (don't know where she gets that and when I asked her what theme she wanted for her birthday, she quickly responded 'Nemo' - so Nemo it was. Being the planner that I am (and slightly OCD), I immediately started brainstorming what we would do for her cake and eventually decided on a three-tier ocean scene (knowing we would have tons of cake left over because there weren't 100 people at her party, but 'go big or go home,' right?) depicting as many of the movie characters as possible.

Each of the 19 characters (Nemo, Dory, Marlin, Gill, Bloat, Peach, Gurgle, Bubbles, Deb, Jacques, Bruce, Anchor, Chum, Crush, Squirt, Mr. Ray, Tad, Pearl, and Sheldon) was hand cut or molded out of sugar. The only inedible thing on the cake was the candle. It was pure serendipity that the '3' happened to be orange and matched the cake :D

Guelcys and I worked long hours on this cake, but in the end, it was so worth it to see the look on Celeste's face and the smiles on her friends' faces at her party as they pointed out the different characters.

Here's a picture of my husband and I with Celeste; the birthday girl blowing out her candle and 'helping' to cut the cake.

I am looking forward to her next birthday! She's already decided (5 months in advance) that she wants a princess theme for her 4th birthday (I told you she was opinionated)...stay tuned!


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