Molding a lump of clay

Molding a lump of clay
I am a work in progress, molded by my Maker, refined by His fire, shaped with His love. Walk the journey with me.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

A legacy from my mom

A special tradition I got from my mom (who passed away 22 years ago) is making creative birthday cakes. She used to make all kinds of specialty cakes for my sister and I, and it's a tradition I've incorporated into my own family.

In the beginning, my cakes were a bit iffy... like the time I tried to make a Bambi cake for Aidan and he said it looked like a dog (which in all fairness it did.)

But over time the cakes have improved and now they actually resemble what they are meant to be. Which is why I have to show off this Lightning McQueen cake...

Birthday boy, Joshua Asiki, borrowed our Cars DVD about 6 months ago and has watched it more than 20 times. So when his mum, Cathy, asked if I would make his birthday cake, it was easy to decide what to make. It was a lot harder actually making it, but all the sweatin' and lip chewin' was worth the smile on his face today...

And before I finish boasting, here's a couple more photos of Joshua with his friends, and Kezi sporting a new dress given by her friend, Fatu....the little Liberian girl in the pink shirt.

Happy birthday, Joshua!


Christy said...

I am so impressed!!! What an amazing cake. Tanner is very envious!!! I would love to see the dog/Bambi one... do you have any pictures? :) I have had some very interesting ones myself. Like the time I tried to make pretty pink bunches of frosting on the top of the cake (to hold the candles)... Kendal said they looked like globs of A.B.C. bubble gum (already been chewed!) Seriously, we will remember your family over the next several days and pray for both your and John's safety. My Mom is praying too.

Laurie Ann said...

Wow! I'm impressed! The pictures are just precious.

Marysol said...

HOW did you do that? I imagine you're baking in an oven not between 2 pots, right? I'm very impressed. You could sell that!