This week Lucas turns two. Time flies! Last year I never made him a cake (I had the best of intentions but life got in the way of life with my mom in law being admitted to hospital for a hair-raising journey). I decided that this year I would bake a cake for him. I enjoy baking, it relaxes me and it is something I enjoy. My mom did not bake for fun but she did bake us birthday cakes. Novelty cakes lovingly crafted with the help of her Australian Women’s Weekly Children’s Birthday Cakes book.
This morning as I iced Lucas’s car cake I turned around to Riaan and said, “My mom really loved us.” Because she made these cakes for us even though she didn’t find baking fun. She made them to show us she cared.
Making Lucas’s cake made me remember so much… and it makes me look forward to making more.
Love and birthday cakes,