Sunday, December 27, 2009

Heading Back to work…


Let’s just say I wouldn’t recommend heading back to work just a week or two after the birth of your first child. But like many of my friends and colleagues that own small businesses, especially cake designers, we all have this gene within us that makes us do crazy things. I had to pass on segments on Oprah (yes the Oprah), Good Morning America and a Food Network Challenge but I just couldn’t say no to a recent cake.

One of my wonderful clients that we have done cakes for before had purchased a cake at the silent auction for a charity I support every year called C-CAP . Out came a two-tiered holiday cake with a gnome theme.


While feeding my new baby, running back and forth between home and bakery (with gum paste and fondant in hand) the cake was completed. And I could not have done it without the help of my amazing assistants who baked and built the two cakes, and made all the arrangements.


Now I have to go cut some brownies but after this I am REALLY taking maternity leave…at least I think I will.

11 comments:

Cake Power: Kate Sullivan said...

I love your gnome cake!!

Jennywenny said...

Very cute! Love the design. I hope you get the rest you need, and that you have fun with your new baby!

Looking back on 2009 I definitely view the lesson I was lucky enough to have with you as one of the big highlights of the year, thanks so much for fitting me into your busy schedule!

Brandy L said...

Gorgeous cake! I love the little walkway by the front door.

++MIRA++ said...

this is adorable! i LoVE thegnome.i dont think ive ever seen that

Jasara said...

Beautiful cake as always! and Congrats on the new baby!

Jennifer said...

You never cease to amaze me! I admire your talent and "craziness"! Please take maternity leave, you'll enjoy your little bean so much I promise! <3

Karen said...

Congratulations on your baby...I am a huge fan and have been since I found your first book. I had to laugh when I read this post, because I too am a pastry chef/mother, and have done exactly what you described. Each of my babies had the "good" fortune to come to work with me and sleep (or not) while I worked. I am happy to report that it gets much easier, so don't dispair! Best of luck!

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