CakesDecor Gazette: Issue 3.04 / April 2014


Hello my Lovelies,

I LOVE a good reaction to my work….in fact, I think I can admit to being a big reaction junkie! There’s nothing like seeing joy on someone’s face and knowing that something you created with your hands put that look there.

Well recently, I got the best reaction EVER! Months ago, when my gorgeous friend told me she was having a larger than usual party for her adorable son’s first birthday and dedication ceremony and it would have ‘A Very Hungry Caterpillar’ theme…I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I knew that I would finally get to really challenge myself with a stacked cake structure.

Anyway….weeks of planning, painting and creating later and we were carrying the towering confection to the stunning Dessert Table made by another wonderful friend. When Riley’s mum saw the cake….my usually unflappable friend practically threw herself at me and hugged me for ages while she cried on my shoulder!! Cried!! Happy tears she promises me ;)

Now I’m even more desperate to push the boundaries because I want me some more of that!! Is that bad? Should I hang my head in shame I don’t need applause or publicity or fame…I just want tears haha! Happy tears of course ;)

What has been your best reaction to something you made? Tell us your great reaction story in the comment section below, we’re looking forward to reading them. You can also tell us what you would like to see in future issues of The Gazette :)

Raewyn xx

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Raewyn, Sydney, Australia


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Hi Raewyn.
The best reaction I ever go was tears too, happy tears. Though my work wasn’t outstanding and gravity defying, like yours, mine was a simple garden toadstool cake for a little lady’s 3rd birthday. The specs given by the mother was just something to do with flowers or plants because the beautiful little girl loves gardening.
When mummy saw the toadstool cake she hugged me so tight and had tears of hapiness in her eyes. That was the best experience and reaction I have recieved in the 2yrs I have been caking.

jchuck ...

Mine was a simple baby shower cake for my niece. 3rd cake I’d ever made. She hugged and cried when she saw it….best feeling ever!!

SugarMagicCakes (Christine) ...

My best reaction was for this baby shower/ birthday cake. Her mum ordered it for a surprise and when they both picked it up, her daughter looked extremely happy and close to tears and wouldnt stop thanking me as she carried it away down my path. Couldve been the hormones! :-)

Mrs BonBon ...

Funnily enough, it was very recently. Other than for my grandchildren, most of my cakes are made for adult recipients, who are generally very pleased. This particular cake was for a friends little boy. She brought him with her to collect it and the look on his face when he opened the box was absolutely priceless. He absolutely beamed from ear to ear, bless him.

Raewyn Read - Cakes by Raewyn ...

What lovely stories and gorgeous cakes!! Thanks for sharing with us :) xx