Welcome to a new feature here on the 37 Cooks Blog! From time to time we plan to have a "guest blogger"! How cool is that? And while we love sharing our recipes with you all, our guest bloggers will be sharing other stuff! You see, we realized what an interesting bunch we are! We have someone who taps their own maple trees, someone who can teach us all a little something about gluten-free living, and some of us have taken amazing trips and are able to take us on a virtual tour of some of the many places visited. You might even see a feature or two from some of our past sponsors! We are thrilled to kick off our new feature with Matt "Cake Daddy" Baird! He's a very talented guy and you will love his story! ~ Susan
|Here I am working on my brother's wedding cake!|
I started baking birthday cakes about 35 years ago, when my kids were toddlers. They were just plain, round, two-layer cakes from a boxed mix with canned icing. Of course, when the kids were toddlers they loved that I made their birthday cakes! As they got older and learned to read, they would pick out a special cake that they wanted for their birthday, from the cake decorating books I had lying around. So, I had to practice…a lot! Eventually, as I got to be fairly good at baking and decorating cakes, word got around the small town that we lived in. I started making cakes for friends, and the cakes kept getting a little more fancier (for lack of a better word.) I had a friend that was getting married and he didn’t have a lot of money, so we made a deal. I would make his wedding cake if he bought all of the pans and let me keep them in exchange for the cake. The cake turned out pretty nice, if I do say so myself, and I decided to start selling them to make a little extra money.
Fast forward to my daughter Chrissy’s wedding. I knew that I was gonna make her wedding cake, and I also knew that it would have to be spectacular, no ifs, ands, or buts! Talk about stress! We decided on a nice three-tier cake, but Chrissy was worried that there wasn’t gonna be enough cake for all of her guests (that was the Italian in her coming out…lol.) So, we decided to make a few extra cakes.
|Chrissy's Wedding Cake|
P.S. When my daughter Chrissy was little, she had a great imagination and she used to like to sprinkle imaginary Fairy Dust all over the place. When I made her wedding cake, I sprinkled glittery sugar crystals (edible Fairy Dust) all over her cake!