A friend asked if she could pay me to make her son’s birthday cake. When you post pictures of your cakes to FB, that happens a lot.
I always say no.
I don’t like the pressure of being paid to make something look good (I’m a perfectionist and can’t stand mistakes with my cakes), but I do love making a cake. So, I went to her house and made it there while our kids played and she learned basic fondant skills. It was the perfect way to spend a Friday morning… So relaxing!
(The cake isn’t “done” in this photo… She will add a fondant trim to the bottom once she transfers it to her serving plate.)
Hi, there, I’m Courtney. I never planned to stay home with my kids, but I got sucked into motherhood when my first baby came into our lives after years of infertility and multiple rounds of IVF. His brother followed closely behind, something we didn’t plan on after having such a rough road with achieving parenthood the first time around. My boys are IVF cycle twins, conceived on the same day but born two years and one day apart (they were both transferred on the same day in October, but with two years between them). My boys are the best of friends and my husband is a terrific husband, father, and most importantly… friend. He fully supported my desire to stay home (“I just wanted it to be your idea and not mine, I totally want you to stay home and raise our kids!”) and encourages me in everything I do.
I am a lover of projects, spreadsheets, fitness, healthy cooking and eating, crafts, selling my stuff on FB (HA!), and the outdoors. If I’m active, I’m pretty darn happy!
December 10, 2016 at 10:42 am
What a wonderful way to spend some time with a friend! That cake looks great already!
December 13, 2016 at 12:08 pm
OMG that is awesome. I wish I had a friend like you nearby…we are doing a Ninjago themed party this weekend for my son and I have no idea what kind of cake I can pull off (I tried working with fondant once and it was an unmitigated Cake Wrecks-level disaster.
January 8, 2017 at 11:01 am
Know what would be awesome?
If you and your family moved to Denver. Next door to me! Make me free cakes and teach me about fondanting.
January 8, 2017 at 11:49 pm
I would love to teach you fondanting!!!!!
June 2, 2018 at 7:35 am