I had been decorating cakes for family and friends and I was quite busy with it....and then I had Johanna...and then Grady...and then Jack....and then Sophie...and then Lydia....and then I stopped decorating cakes.
People would call and I would say...NO. I just couldn't do it.
But I missed it.
A friend called me last week. She told me that I could say 'no'...and that would be okay. BUT she just wanted to check with me before she ordered a cake from somewhere else.
And you know what? I said 'YES'....I would LOVE to do the cake.
I needed to make a cake.
She told me that she needed enough white cake for 50 people...and maybe put a cross on it because it was for a baptism.
I love it when people leave the rest up to me. LOVE it.
I made two 12" round white cakes. I doubled the cake recipe that I use....to make sure that the cakes would be nice and big....and they were. Actually, they were ridiculously big and when I stacked them on top of each other....well, it was ridiculous.
But I couldn't turn back.
I would just have to work with it.
I covered it in the buttercream icing and then I decided to go with a celtic cross. This cake was for an Irish Catholic family....I thought it would be appropriate.
Because the sides were so incredibly high I needed to decorate them too. I wanted to keep it simple, so I just made some vines and flowers.
We needed a treat too. So while I was baking the cakes I also baked some cookies for us. I tried a new recipe that I had found on Pinterest. Here it is. But instead of chocolate chips, I chopped up two of those chocolate bunnies that I had bought on clearance....one white and one milk chocolate....and I added them to the batter. AND I added some oatmeal too. Sooooo good.
BUT then there was left over icing....so guess what?