Little sister.best friend. Same thing :)

So my sister is my best friend. My closest friend. The person I can always count on. My little sister deserves the world. So when her birthday came around… I was willing to do anything. And this is what we came up with

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Ha a little… Different. But my sister is different. She’s artistic. She draws and paints. She loves manga and anime. She’s into Korean and Japanese culture. For 15 she’s extremely diverse.

The cake was a white chiffon with multi colored buttercream. 5 layer 6″ cake. With mini cakes st the bottom so her friends could pick out their own personal ones. 🙂

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Aha… And yes. I know the layers are not evenly sized haha. I was rushing! I got off an 8 hour shift and had to make her cake during the party haha.

Honestly, making a tall cake was such a fun experience. I love it! I was terrified that it would fall, but ecstatic when we cut it open and all the colors were revealed 🙂

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It’s the little things.

This past Friday my mom had an awesome opportunity. She is a local artist and is being featured in a winery. For her first day she was able to invite people and they had music by a local musician. Quite inspiring. My mom has done it all. She has worked at a bank. She worked at a pre school when I was young. And even in the medical field. But she finally found her calling. Designing and creating both jewelry and art. I’m fascinated and inspired that she can truly find what makes her happy and go after it.
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Well.. she asked me to cater it. Mini everything. So I slaved in the kitchen for some 8-10 hours or so. Haha and I created a little dessert table for the guests. 🙂

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Above: mini cannolis and coconut macaroons.

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Above: fruit tarts and chocolate dipped raspberries

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Above: cheesecake filled strawberries.. dipped in chocolate

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And of course dipped pretzels 🙂

It was such a great feeling to see people be excited over my food. To love what I’ve created. I gave my number to one woman and was asked to give a quote to another party! Omg! Great feeling 🙂

A little off track..

Do you ever feel like your goals and desires were launched out of the picture? Like everything you have been working for is out of reach? Because I do. Sometimes I feel like my life is on track. I’m going to be successful. I’m going to be happy doing the thing that I love. Baking sweets and making a living off watching people get the very things I created. Watching the birthday boys eyes widen and smile grow on his face when he is surprised with his cake that I put hours into decorating. Trying to create the coolest superhero cake. Sometimes I feel like it’s all going according to plan….. And then other times I feel like this: I’m stuck. I’ve gotten worse. I can’t even make my own recipes successfully. What if I’m the only one that likes them? Eeek!? What if people just tell me it tastes good because they are being nice?! I can’t blog. My pictures aren’t even good. I don’t have a gazillion followers.. no one will notice.

Ha… And then I bake for an event or something and feel revived.

Moral of the story?
We all hit bumps in the road. Don’t let it affect your dreams. Your desires. Keep pushing. Keep aiming to be the best. I can. I will. 🙂

Special thanks to everyone who has kept motivating me through my happiest and scariest days 🙂