Well, it would seem that is been a while since I posted anything. Truth is I just didn’t get around to posting anything. I felt like I didn’t really have much to say actually. But looking back now I did have a few things to say and share and show.
Late last year I was contacted by a very busy stylist from Sydney, Olivia Blackmore, who was very interested in a Happy Birthday cake topper I had made. She bought. I sent. All good. The End…Well no it wasn’t, cause a few days after she received her order I received a request for more. So I busily thought of some new designs, cut them, glued them packaged them, and away they went. They were for the possible inclusion in an International cake decoration book. Well can you imagine how excited I was? Really, can you? I was super excited!
People that do this for a living probably don’t get excited about working on magazines or books, they probably get used to it. Or at the very least learn to hide the little girl giggles when they see their hard work published. Bit of a shame really, how wonderful would it be if you walked into a news agency and some man is jumping up and down on the spot with excitement yelling “Look, look, I did this! I picked this font! Woohoo, isn’t this a great font?” Kids do this, they don’t know how good they’ve got it, do they? Or maybe you go to Maccas (Australian for McDonalds) sit down to have your bacon and egg McMuffin and who is sitting next to you? The 17 year old girl that started at 5 am and made YOU a bacon and egg McMuffin. She suddenly becomes your Mother…watching the first bite you take…you chew…”do you like it?” Isn’t it great?” “I made that you know!” She said through her very (in my experience) expensive braces. Well, anyway, do you get my point? I was excited that one, or more, of my cake toppers might be in a book. One thing I didn’t know about books. It takes a really long time to complete. But I totally understand why they take a really long time to complete. Lots of magic goes on between the covers of a book.
Olivia contacted me recently to let me know that the book has been published and that she was sending me a copy. Which was very nice of her. I received my copy soon after and the quality was amazing. I was hoping it was one of those fancy cookbooks where the cover has a beautiful texture and looks as though it is meant to be handed down through generations, and it was exactly what I was hoping for. I am very proud to have something to give to my children to keep in their kitchens and maybe show my future far far far away grandchildren. It’s just beautiful. Amazing Decorated Cakes.
Recently my Mum came to visit, all the way from Bagdad…not that one…the lesser known one in Tasmania (I still think they moved there because Mum and Dad love telling people where they live), any way, Mum was visiting, I gave my much treasured copy to my Mum. It’s still nice to see pride in your parents eyes, doesn’t matter how old you are. A few days after Mum had returned to Bagdad (not that one) I got a call from my Dad telling me how wonderful my cake topper was. Yes, you and I both know he couldn’t give a
rats hoot about cake toppers it only mattered that his girl had something in a book…totally worth it 🙂
Arranger of Pretties (Stylist): Olivia Blackmore
Clicker Extraordinare (Photographer): James Moffatt
Iconic Australian Publisher: Australian Woman’s Weekly
I don’t know who picked the font but let’s give a thought to the great font choice. Great job!
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Did you make it all the way to the bottom? Really? How nice are you? Oh and that lipstick totally suits you. xxx.