Deja vu. That's who and what.
If you're a follower of the blog, you may be thinking you've seen this cake before. And you'd be somewhat correct; I did a similar design a few months back. (Evidence here.) I did change it up a wee bit, but it's still essentially the same design, which leaves me a little torn. On one hand, I'm glad someone liked a previous design enough to request it for their own cake and it does make the planning and building go considerably quicker, but on the other hand - it's the same cake, been there done that. Part of the fun is designing something new and individual for each person, but the customer is the ultimate decision maker...if they order a design that's been done by me previously, I'll do it again. That's just the way the cookie crumbles.
Speaking of deja vu - do the flowers on this cake look somewhat familiar?
If so, you have been paying attention; gold star! They are a few extras I had made for use on a previous cake, but ended up not needing them. Rather than chunk them in the garbage, and waste all that time, effort, and gumpaste, I opted to hang on to them, knowing I'd be able to find a use for them at some point. Sure enough, I did! (And, before you get all huffy about me using flowers from one design on another, it's not like they were previously used, taken off a cake, then recycled.)
Though for everything that comes around again, there are also new adventures to balance everything out. For instance, this circus themed cake (and smash cake); made to match the party decorations, of course!
And this bow-tie cake for a baby shower.
And this chevron, striped, and "give me the keys" themed sweet 16 birthday cake.
The license plate was an edible image - I knew better than to attempt hand drawing that design.
Hmm...just noticed there was lots of blue in these past few cakes. That was unplanned, promise!
Talk to you soon!