My sweet little god-daughters (and my niece) are the closest thing I have to children right now. I’ve had them in my life for quite a few years now and their smiling faces and laughter brings me joy like no other.
It’s an amazing feeling and I assume that it’ll only be topped when I have children of my own. Just the other night I sat in a little civic center, among proud parents and grandparents as I grinned ear to ear and clapped as my oldest god-daughter was inducted into the Beta Club for her school.
Who knew that it was possible to feel that much pride and happiness for someone that wasn’t actually yours. <3 Alyssa, turned 11 this year, just a month ago actually. She’s growing up into quite the little lady. Do you know that she got glasses the other day, she looks so grown with them on.
But let’s move on, I know… like always………You’re here for the cake. 😉
I’ve been making Alyssa’s birthday cake for years, I’ve pretty much only missed out like 2 birthday cakes.
Once was before I really knew how to make cake and once was because I was over loaded with life and I regret not making it for her.
Every year we sit down together and we plan out her birthday cake. This year, she picked this design and I brought it to life.
I’m not really a cake decorator and while I have people ask me to make cakes for them I normally turn them down.
I have a super busy schedule anyways but I save my cake making time for family mainly and super close friends.
Not that they’re anything really special about these cakes but I put lots of love into each one and I don’t want to take away from the joy and care I put into making the few cakes that I do make.
I feel like if I started to make them for everyone that I might not feel that over whelming love when I’m baking and decorating cakes for my sweethearts.
Do you bake cakes for birthdays and holidays? Am I wrong in thinking that it won’t be as special if I’m making them for everyone? I’m pretty sure that I’ll get overwhelmed.
I’m a simple girl when it comes to cakes and thankfully Alyssa was this year. (Normally she had some crazy but awesome cake ideas haha)
I am not a great decorator, so my cake decorations are simple and easy to do.
Don’t fret. I know that you can decorate a cake.
You don’t need any amazing cake decorating skills to make a cake look nice. I promise. All of the flowers and swirls are make out of icing and the pearls are just little sugar pearl sprinkles that I stuck to the side of the cake. The inside is my version of a white chocolate cake although I think that next time I’m going to really bump up the white chocolate cake part even more.
Happy Birthday, Alyssa………and anyone else that’s reading out there. If it’s your birthday, Happy Birthday to you too! <3
What if I just share the recipe with y’all? Let’s do it.