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These are a few of my favorite things....

My cousin Tiffany is a very special cousin to me...  Don't get me wrong, I love all of my cousins with all of my heart, but with Tiffany, we have always had a special bond.  I have always looked up to her, from her gorgeousness, to her dimples, to her magnetic personality, ever since I can remember.  She says I even called her mama when I was a baby, which she loved...

So when she called me, asking to make a cake for her daughter Callie's graduation cake, I jumped on it before I even knew what type of cake she wanted.  I still remember when Tiffany graduated High School, and I remember thinking, "I can't wait to grow up and be just like my Cousin!!!"

 I asked Tiffany what kind of cake she wanted, and she just knew that she wanted all of Callie's favorite things on it.  Tiffany told me that Callie loves Paris, Marilyn Monroe, Pink, Makeup, Shoes, Her crosses on her bedroom wall, etc...

At first I was so excited!!!  I love all of these things, and the color scheme is my favorite, just look at my logo!!  But then the anxiety kicked in.  These are all beautiful things, but I was really stressing on how to get them all together on a cake, and still look good.  I  am a little OCD when it comes to 
mish-mash, and could not wrap my head around how to do it all.

Not to mention I was really stressing over how to facilitate all of this.  Marilyn Monroe, Eiffel Tower, a very intricate 6 layered cross?  And Tiffany also wanted a high heel on the top, which up until now I had never done.  I always have high anxiety about new things, which is sort of hilarious, since I own a CUSTOM bakery and every thing that I make is a new and custom thing, go figure. :)

So I just decided to take it one piece at a time and not get overwhelmed... and just make everything pink :) You can't go wrong with pink!

Callie HATES chocolate, so I did a pink velvet cake with strawberry sauce and strawberry buttercream filling, which also goes with the pink theme.

I cannot even describe how much fun I had making this cake.  I am an early to bed kind of person, but I just kept working late because I didn't want to stop!  I am so happy that I had the opportunity to make this.  It is now my favorite cake I've made to date, (sorry Rochelle, now you just have to order another cake from me ;) , and I can't wait to see the look on Callie's face when she sees it!!!

Have a great weekend everybody!



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