"When the angels are with you"
My mother taught me everything I know about cake decorating~she was the cake lady in our neighborhood back in the day while raising 6 children~hanging cloth diapers~waxing floors~wallpapering rooms, budgeting and on and on....
She is an artist as well and when she would draw her portraits she would go into her "zen" place and create her magic~she did the same when decorating wedding cakes~she would put the record player on the lowest speed and build her frosting roses on a piece of paper at the center of the record holder~petal after petal of frosting as the circle would spin~
I was her apprentice not for floor scrubbing but for all of the beautiful details she made from frosting and in the portraits she drew while her children swirled around her....."when the angels were with her" she told me yesterday, she could get into that magical state of creativity ~♥
Emma "big E"turned 6 years old this weekend and requested a home~made birthday cake~6 layers please Nana~
And so this is how grandmothers get in trouble and find themselves thinking not of sheep as they try to sleep but how will I keep the layers from listing to one side....lol!
And here it was at Emma house showing its true colors~The party and cake were originally planned for 40 people but little Emma woke up with the flu so it was pared down to 6~everyone had a layer...lol!
another special request from Emma~
I made little ones this year so she could pass them out to whoever she deemed worthy~
Two layers that did not make the cut stayed at home for Nana and Grampy~