As many offices do, they celebrate employees’ birthdays with cake but this lot don’t do it by halves. In place of a chocolate cake from Tesco, they make a big deal of it and have proper, full on, decorated birthday cakes. And I think it’s a fantastic idea.
The lady who had been doing the cakes previously had to give it up due to being so busy she was unable to commit to the orders. Good for her and good for me.
This came about through doing a cake for a friend’s family member’s son, who is friends with a boy whose mum works for Better and who approached me to do the cakes. After a bit of discussion and nervousness on my part I was away with my first request.
I have to be honest. I wasn’t really sure how this was going to turn out but I think taking time to get the detail on the various items made it work; it was a random cake with random bits but (hopefully) everything looked like it was meant to.
The most recent one I did was for a member of staff who doesn’t like cake. (I didn’t think those people actually existed.) So instead he got a flapjack smothered in melted milk chocolate. I wish I had a picture of this one because it looked so yummy I wanted to put my face in it. I think it was just nice to have a break from cake, and to be honest I’d put my face in anything covered in melted chocolate.
So that’s what I have done so far and am anxious to see what the next cake brings!