Jessica was one of the first brides to book with me for 2013 and she knew exactly what she wanted in a cake. It was stunning and right up my alley design wise. I make it a practice to not replicate other peoples designs and I went in to this cake wanting to make changes but not really sure what changes to make. The design was just that perfect to me. Sweet and Swanky Cakes is the original designer and while there are definitely differences you can also definitely tell who’s design inspired this cake. I love painting on cake. It is one of my favorite things to do. One of those things that used to terrify me but now that I feel comfortable with it I utilize this technique a lot. Whenever possible in fact. It is fast, it is forgiving (if you have vodka to clean up mistakes) and did I mention it is fast??? If you make cakes and you are afraid to paint trust me when I say it is one of those things you really should try because it can create some striking designs and do so in a fraction of the time it takes to make little fiddly things out of fondant.
When I meet with a client I am not shy to tell them how new I am to all of this. I want clients who have faith in my potential not my portfolio. Just because I have never done it in no way means that I can’t. Jessica had that faith in me. She saw my work, liked it, and she knew I could paint this cake for her even before I did. Ok, I do believe I can do anything I put my mind to and that there are no limits to what we can accomplish if our heart and will are big enough to dream it. That is how I was raised. On the other hand you don’t really really know until you are finished and it is done. Thank you gorgeous Jessica for having faith in me. Your ability to have faith and trust in someone you really do not know spoke volumes to me and I know your life will be a beautiful one. How could it not be? It is amazing what people teach us when we let them. I have more faith in myself because of Jessica.photocrati gallery