My sweet obsession

Gavin’s Giraffe

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Well, today I made my first big cake mistake.  I was asked to make a christening cake for a little boy.  The mom had seen one on my blog that she liked, but she wanted a giraffe instead of teddy bears.  It needed to be scaled down a bit, but otherwise it was to be the same cake.

In the two weeks since she had asked for the cake, my life has taken a few twists and turns.  I normally live at a pretty steady pace, but these last two weeks have been something else.  To say I am preoccupied would be an understatement.  In the back of my mind had been this little boy’s cake and at some point, it took on a life of its own.  The giraffe became the centerpiece, and the colors evolved from baby blue & white to brown, blue, green & white.  Oh, the quilting disappeared and the buttons with it!

After placing the finishing touches on the cake, I went back to my emails to check on the time she was picking it up.  Lo, and behold…I read the description of the cake I was supposed to make – and it wasn’t this one!  My stomach began doing a little dance and panic set in.  Thankfully, Gavin’s mom really liked the design and was a little relieved that it didn’t look like a cake I had already done.  I take away several golden nuggets from this…

  1. When a cake is requested via email, I will re-write it on a standard form
  2. Life happens – I just can’t take on everything at once
  3. There are a lot of really nice people in the world (thanks, Tara!)

One comment on “Gavin’s Giraffe

  1. Joanne
    February 13, 2012

    This is quite an adorable mistake Ann. I love it and the colors look great together. YOU ARE JUST AMAZING !!!


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