So as you all know this whole cake thing started after I took the Wilton cake decorating classes at the local Michael's. What many of you might not know is that this is not my first try at cake decorating. Many many years ago after high school I worked in the local grocery store in the deli. Back then the deli and bakery shared space. One thing led to another and I started to learn how to do basic cake decorating from the head baker. That came in handy when they needed a hand or if a customer wanted something done to a cake later in the evening when the bakery staff was gone. I did also do a few basic cakes from time to time but then I moved on to other things and cake decorating took a back seat. Recently I was looking for a little something to get me out of the house. I started looking in to craft classes at Michael's. Unfortunately Michael's stopped offering their general craft classes leaving only cake decorating. Rob got me a gift card for Michael's for my birthday I think to pay for all the classes so I decided that it would be fun to get out once a week and do something on my own. In the beginning I only did the cakes required for class, then I started to take them when we were invited to someone's house for a party and it just seemed to grow from there. After making them as gifts I made my first "cake for hire" as you will for my friend Chirsty's daughter's birthday (more on that later) and then it just grew. I just finished up my fourth paid custom cake and am enjoying what I am doing. I thought it was better to separate my cakes from my family blog because if someone wanted to see my cakes they don't necessarily want to search through what goofy things the kids have been up to. So here we are. It took me forever to come up with a title but I like what I finally chose because my life is filled with the sweetest things no matter if it is my cakes or my family and friends. So let me know what you think. I will try to add all of my cakes so far very soon.