Meaganne, my youngest offspring is very artistic and an avid baker /cook. Since graduating from University 14 months ago she has done most of the cooking here at home to help 'pay her way' since she's been unable to find a job - of any kind at all.
My oldest guilted Meaganne into making the cake for her baby's Baptism in March, and since then..... everyone wants her to make them something.
Here are some of the gorgeous cakes she's made for family and friends since then. Everything is made from scratch, and hand decorated - including the 'action' figures.
Emily`s Baptism cake, for those who haven`t seen it before.
For nephew Zachary's 5th birthday
For nephew Cooper's 4th birthday
The Iron Man figure, Flames (on the sides of that cake), and the Spiderman figure are all done by what is called "Buttercream Transfer". You place wax paper on top of the picture / shape you are using then 'trace' it out with your icing. Once finished you cover the whole thing with white icing and then freeze it. Until it comes out of the freezer and is flipped upside down onto the cake - you do NOT know if it has actually worked or not.
Our favourite vet`s hubby was in an horrific hit and run accident a few months ago, and since we know just how much of a sweet tooth he has, Meaganne decided to make this little Caterpillar for him, just to give him a `smile and chuckle` in the midst of all the pain and trauma he was undergoing.
These are some of the handmade chocolates on a stick she made for Easter, and the bucket of edible `Dirt`` that went with them.
Easter cupcakes with jelly beans and homemade chocolate eggs on top.
I find these all particularly beautiful, not just because they are products of my own offspring, but because she is someone who lives with almost constant pain from a spinal injury she suffered at age 13. Doing this kind of detailed work puts her back, neck and hands into spasms that can last for hours or even several days, yet she just never quits or gives in to the pain.
I am so proud of her! Well done Meaganne! They were all not just pretty to look at, but they all tasted AWESOME as well!