For every house is built by someone,

but the builder of all things is God.

Hebrews 3:4

Friday, July 9, 2010

Butter Cream Lace

Before having children, I had a cake decorating
business I ran from my home.
It wasn’t out of the ordinary to open up my
refrigerator only to see many cakes waiting for
delivery and to have to the sweet aroma of
butter cream icing filling the air of my kitchen.
Wedding cakes were my favorite to make because
it was like adding beautiful lace on a cake.
Eventually, my first was born and I realized I couldn’t
give the proper attention to babies and cakes.
I wasn’t sorry one bit to give up my business
because I knew from an early age I wanted to be
a stay-at-home mom, homemaker…

A couple weeks ago, I was able to make a
25th Wedding Anniversary cake for some
The children in that family asked if I could duplicate
their parent’s wedding cake.

I unpacked my cake pans and other supplies
that had been in hiding for many years.
Once again, the air in my kitchen was filled
with the aroma of chocolate cake, buttercream icing…

My children, now 16, 17 and 19 years old
watched and gave me much encouragement
as I dusted off my decorating tips and
started creating.

It was so much fun.

When it was all finished, I was relieved.
After so many years, I wondered if
I had forgotten the skills I once learned.
I am convinced now, after decorating hundreds of
cakes in the past, I would never forget.
The next day, I loaded the cake in the back of
my car.  Memories of the one and only
time I had a mishap with delivering
a wedding cake (my dear husband, back then
my fiance’ was driving), came to mind.
I remember the crushed wedding cake
 seemed like a disaster until I was able to
patch it up withextra icing and decorating tips.
I can laugh now.

 The anniversary cake for my friends
was delivered without a problem.
Not even a rose popped off along the way.
the day was the most humid day I have
experienced in Tennessee and thunder storms
were in the forcast.  Where was the cake
going to be set up?
That’s right,
 We decided it would be best to set up inside.
It’s hard to see in the picture, but we
were able to set up the cake on a beautiful
Wood cook stove.

Happy 25th Anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. “C”
The Smith Family


Deanna said...

Love this!!!! You have done a lovely job decorating the cake.

God bless,
d from homehaven

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

A beautiful cake Christa! I too make cakes and find that since my kids are pretty well grown, I am making more and more of them. Next month I will have the pleasure of making the cake for my parents 50th wedding anniversary celebration :)


Lady Farmer said...

What a beautiful gift you have, Christa! And a beautiful gift you gave your friends for their 25th Wedding Anniversary! I know they were delighted! Precious memories for them!

Melanie said...

What a beautiful cake, Christa.
You did a wonderful job. I'm sure the couple and their family was very pleased with your work! :)

Nadine said...

The cake is beautiful!
My Mom use to make and sell cakes years ago...I loved licking the frosting from the spoon!


Flat Creek Farm said...

Christa, that is beautiful!!! Something to be proud of, for sure :) -Tammy

Sharon said...

Oh Christa! How beautiful! You are definitely very creative. That cake looks gorgeous! Congratulations to the happy couple!

Have a blessed weekend!

Miss Antoinette K. said...

Oh wow Mrs. Smith it is soooooo lovely!!!! You MUST make my wedding cake (Lord Willing) in the future someday, you are so talented! God Has given you a lovely gift of decorating and creating such wonderful things!

Thanks for sharing and I am sure the "C" family was very happy with their cake! :)

Blessings in Christ,

Miss Antoinette

Cheyenne said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL! You are so talented! It would've been such a neat thing for those folks to see their wedding cake recreated! So special.

Mrs. JP said...

The talents haven't left you that's for sure. What a blessing to have a beautiful cake like that for their 25th anniversary!

Anonymous said...

I can just about taste that beautifully decorated cake. I'm glad you had opportunity to dust of your tips and rekindle your talent Christa!! Lovely job. Mary

Camille said...

Oh Christa!! It's GORGEOUS!!!!! Thanks for posting! Such wonderful pictures. Such a GREAT job! They must have been SO pleased!!

Hope you are not melting in Tennesee....we nearly did here in BC yesterday...we are not used to this!! ;-)

With Love,

Hannah Noel said...


The cake was beautiful and it tasted wonderful too! I have to agree with Annie that someday Lord willing I would love for you to make my wedding cake.

Oh, I also wanted to tell you that I love your new blog design- it is just lovely.

We look forward to seeing you all on Sunday!

In Christ alone,
Hannah Noel

{ jessica } said...

Oh, Mrs. Smith, it was so lovely. What made it more beautiful to us was your sweet, cheerful, and encouraging attitude that not only did the cake, but helped in many other ways! Thanks so much :]

Marie said...

What a beautiful cake! I guess it is like riding a bicycle, one you learn, you always know how to ride. The cake sounds delicious too!

tea said...

The cake turned out beautifully!! :)

Anonymous said...

Absolutely Beautiful. I've often wanted to take cake decorating classes.


MyJourneyBack said...

Lovely and you have not lost your skill. I loved ready this post.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a Blessed Week,

the wild magnolia said...

Absolutely amazing! Beautiful cake and a design you don't see these days.

Good job!

Kimberlee said...

Ah, it was absolutely beautiful Mrs. Smith! Too bad I was not able to be there to taste it! :D

His bondservant said...

Your cake is absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing the lovely pictures!

In Him,

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

It is just beautiful! I love it when we discover that a skilled that has been unused for so long is still there. I find that with my drawings.