Since Sarah’s accident, I’ve been really taking time off to try and rest and focus on my family, but this past weekend I had a couple of cake orders and I really wanted to share them with you. First, this Under the Sea Cake with Gold Seahorses & Coral. Details on the cake are all the way at the bottom.
But first… a little update on life.
What’s been going on in our life…
Last September, when we signed the contract to buy our new house, I immediately made plans to stop taking cake orders. Since I’m usually booked out four to six weeks in advance, I didn’t want to have dozens of cakes to decorate in the middle of us moving or when we were remodeling the kitchen in the new house.
Well, things haven’t gone exactly as planned. I have taken a lot of time off from cakes… as of today (March 10), I’ve only made 11 cakes in 2018. That’s about one per week, but honestly, many of those have been doubled up and I’ve had a lot of weekends off.
That’s exactly what I intended. But I thought the time off would be spent getting a new kitchen done. Well… as of now, we’ve mostly moved but made zero progress on the new kitchen.
We decided to first finish doing some repairs and updated on our old house and get it on the market before we started work on the new house. But thanks to the flu hitting our house twice in December/January, plus strep, plus the holidays and other random activities and then Sarah’s accident… the old house is still not finished.
Which means my new kitchen is still not started. 🙁 No one is more disappointed by this than I am, but I know we’re doing the right thing. If we started work here while we still have work there, our whole life would be chaos and I just couldn’t deal.
And I fear we’d never finish either of them. By forcing ourselves to wait on the work here, in theory, it’ll motivate us to finish out there sooner. At least that’s the plan. Continue Reading ▶