My Mom has decorated cakes since I was a baby. In fact I never had a store bought one, nor did my three brothers. She only stopped making cakes when her hands crippled with arthritis and no longer could produce beautiful displays of her artwork., I think they were still beautiful but she was so hard on herself, really her cakes and frosting were so good and me being a kid, I hate to tell her it could have been messy and still yummy.
When she had orders for huge wedding cakes or say Big Bird for a Boston show, I always helped wash all the bowls, as each color on the cake had a separate one. She made the best frosting. I can not explain how good our cakes were at home. When I was a Brownie she made a Brownie Cake and when I was a Rainbow Girl she made my doll cake in beautiful white gown just like the one she made me to attend weekly meetings in, as well as a rainbow cape on her shoulders.
Mom was so talented in all she ever set her mind to teach herself. I never wanted to follow in her footsteps. I wanted to cut hair like my Dad’s Mom. Guess I could never see myself as good as Mom was so I never pushed myself to try, ah now I know why I loved driving truck!
I will scan her cake photos someday and do a blog on her. The photos that will be attached to this blog are ones I took her to see in Boston at the Boston Flower Show
Every year the Boston Flower show has a theme and then a display of talented people and what they make as related to flowers. Hope you enjoy these photos once again I am using and Kodak Easy Share, in a crowded room.
I can hardly wait to share what my Mom did with a pastry bag and a rose tip!
She bought a book back in the 50’s and ended up in shows as these artists did.
Hope you enjoyed the photos sorry it went so long