An Enchanted Cake
by Sherry Stevens
(St. James New York)
A Cake Dream Come True
I feel baking and decorating cakes is like therapy for me. I zone into what I am doing and just love it. It is a creative outlet that I began quite some time ago when my children were small (they are now all young adults.) It was not until 2007 that I started to sell my goodies and I'm happy to say I have a nice following.
Unless a client requests a copy all my creations are original. I was a Wilton cake decorating instructor for six years and have stayed in touch with many of my students. I just love that!THE DREAM CAKE REQUEST
My biggest joys doing my cakes comes from donating them to the Stony Brook University hospital on Long Island. This particular Thanksgiving/Pumpkin birthday confection was done for a young man battling a serious illness. He turned 18 on Thanksgiving and all he wanted was a dream cake. I was more than happy to make his cake dreams come true.
He requested a fall theme with a chocolate for one tier and red velvet for the other. For years I have been telling my family...always strive for Heaven points....acts of kindness really do matter....so I practice what I preach.
If I could tell you - the reaction when he saw the cake was priceless!! It was an awesome moment in time and one that will not be forgotten. It made my Thanksgiving all the more special! I felt honored to do this for him. It was wonderful to see such a huge smile on his face.
I named my little business Enchanted Cakes
- you can find me on Facebook. My profile picture is that of Mater from the Disney movie Cars. If you have children you know what I am talking about. My biggest dream is to own a cupcake shop....hopefully one day soon!
Thanks for giving me the opportunity to share this and to enter your contest.