There is no better thank you than a video message from a two year old who has not yet mastered the words 'awesome' or 'Jacquee', but who is so passionate in his delivery it makes you smile and tear up at once.
I have replayed the video too many times to count since receiving it and it brings a smile to my face each time.
"TANK YOU FOR THE AWMUM CAKE, YACKEE! MWAH (hand gesture included)!"
Brayden turned two at the beginning of December and his mom asked me to make him a Spiderman cake. I was so very nervous about saying yes and stalled for quite some time. Weeks later I agreed and his mom and I settled on a two-tier chocolate and vanilla cake along with a couple dozen red velvet cupcakes for the adults in attendance.
The bottom tier is double chocolate and the top tier is vanilla bean. Both were filled with whipped vanilla bean buttercream and masked in chocolate ganache before being decorated with fondant. The red velvet cupcakes were topped with white chocolate swiss meringue buttercream.
I must admit, I love tall cakes, but I am not always comfortable with the stacking process - even more nerve-wracking is transporting the cake. I ended up taking it in two pieces and assembling it on location before snapping a few quick shots. Unfortunately, I didn't stay for the party, as K and I had other plans.
I decided to have Spiderman hover over the buildings upside down. My original plan was a little more elaborate, but things kept breaking and I knew it would be a nightmare to transport, so I adjusted and came up with this.
From what I understand the cake went over very well.
Robyn, thank you so very much for trusting me with preparing this cake for Brayden's 2nd birthday. I think you see more potential in me than I sometimes see in myself and I am truly grateful for your constant, kind words. Brayden, you're a gem of a little boy. Thanks for the sweet, entertaining video - and a big, wet MHAW (with hand gesture), right back at you!!