Why do cakes cost so much?

When you are ordering a cake for that special occassion, keep in mind the time that the cake decorator is going to put into your special cake. Most cakes take hours to decorate and then you have to consider the time the decorator takes to make the cakes and icing. Plus, don't forget about their costs for the ingredients, supplies, transportation materials like boxes, and clean-up.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

A Special Cake for a Special Boy

We went to a big celebration today. It was a celebration for a little boy named Elias who just finished his last cancer treatment. When I heard that his mom was planning the big event, I offered to make the cake. Elias likes Super Heroes and he has even created his own, "Super E" and this is how he said he wanted his cake. I got a little worried when the RSVP list was up to 122 people. Altogether, this cake took me 9 hours. I have to say I'm a little sad about how uneven the icing looks in this picture but every time I tried to smooth it out, the cake started to come up. I need to practice. Also, I had this cake up super high so my kids wouldn't touch it, you should have seen me standing on a chair, hunched over to write the message.

If you want to learn more about Elias, click on his mom's blog. She hasn't had time to blog lately as you can imagine but I'm sure she'd love to hear from you. Or you can click on his Care Page for a full story on his roller coaster ride with cancer. Also, if you can support their financial bills, they would be so grateful.

3 comments:

berto xxx said...

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berto xxx

Cameshia said...

Wow Stephanie, did you have a template for this? And how wonderful of you to do this for Elias. I don't know him but I'm glad for him and his family. You are a sweet person to provide the cake. How many people did your cake wind up feeding?

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