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Saturday, August 18, 2012

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!
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  • SUSAN134
    I totally understand how proud of her you are! Her kitchen creations are wonderful (the baptism cake is my favorite).

    3156 days ago
    Wow! Yes, I am in agreement that she should easily be able to make some serious money with her baking/decorating talent!!! Way to go, Meaganne!! Maybe you could give some of the great folks she has already made wonderful tasty things for to spread the word. She might get some orders for pay!! Word of mouth has built many a successful business!! emoticon
    3157 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4114015
    What lovely cakes..she is truly talented! Thaks for sharing!
    3159 days ago

    and amazing for Meaganne

    yes mom something to really be proud of

    hugs JO
    3160 days ago
    Totally awesome cake decorating!
    3160 days ago
    She is so very talented! And they look delicious!

    Now... am I the only person on earth who thinks she can make a living doing this? I've been telling her this for months and I don't think she believes me. There is her job! No more searching! With her talent she could easily ask to be paid for these creations. And with her pain, if she's working for herself, she doesn't need to worry about answering to a boss if she doesn't feel well!

    Come on, Kathy, convince her....
    3160 days ago
  • no profile photo CD7023171
    Meagannne certainly has a gifted talent in cake decorating. She's really got a finest with detail. And I know she's an awesome salad maker too... Loved the Christening cake; looks too beautiful to eat!
    emoticon emoticon (Hello to Megs) Kathryn emoticon
    3160 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8158758
    Wow-that is artsy and looks delicious!! That Caterpillar was very creative!!! She is really great! Hope she finds a job soon! So, looks like Canada is having a bad of time with job hunting as down here! Economy sucks! Thanks for sharing! Now I need a snack! emoticon
    3160 days ago
    That is a great talent and that she loves it so much to work with the pain. She is a strong woman
    3160 days ago
    Meaganne does a wonderful job.
    These all take patience.

    I congratulate her on tolerating her pain to do them.

    She is not a quitter, she needs a break in finding a good job.

    Hugs Mary
    3160 days ago
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