Saturday, March 23, 2013

Sweet Baby Feet

This Saturday morning was one filled with anticipation for the births of two about-to-be born babies. I was honored with the responsibility to bake cakes for two separate showers. The first cake was a black and white marble sheet cake decorated in a woodland theme, requested by a forever friend Christi (mother to five, including 2 sets of twins!) for her good friend Jaime and husband Chris. The second, also black and white marble, was a 2-tiered cake for my high school (and beyond) friend Linda's daughter who is expecting a baby boy. Linda also asked for baby feet cookies, and photos of those are posted here as well.  

I am so grateful and have to say that I couldn't have pulled any of this off without the help of my daughter Katie, who was aware of my morning's time crunch (since I was a little bit social last night, and went out to dinner with my sister Anne and nephew Patrick, and then went on to see my brother Michael's play, Lucky Stiff, at Russell Sage College in Troy, and got home much too late, and with no regrets!). 

While I'm am rambling a little bit in exhausted energy, I somehow find it important to note that I produced so many dishes today that the dishwasher ran twice!  And after the cakes and cookies were safely delivered to their respective showers, the rest of the day was spent with my buddies Henry and Peter so their parents could have a Saturday skiing date. When it came time to prepare dinner for the boys, I took the simple way out and made them peanut butter and strawberry jam sandwiches and orange slice "smiles." Just couldn't face creating any more dirty dishes! Anyway, because it was a late night, I set my alarm for 6 a.m. this morning to frost and decorate the cakes and I cut it very, very close!

It's been a long, long day so I am ready to go to bed the minute I post this, but am excited to share photos of today's creations so that I can sleep in tomorrow morning, maybe! And, not bake a thing!




Welcome little ones!  May every happy occasion of your lives be celebrated with cake!





18 comments:

  1. sharron eddy cataldoMarch 23, 2013 at 10:58 PM

    awesome creativity Jeannie ! do you also do the booties ? so adorable !

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    1. Hi Sharron, I did the baking and the frosting, my daughter Katie pitched in and make the fondant decorations and shaped the little shoes and pacifier. She often helps with fondant creations and is very creative. Thank you!

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  2. Jeannie such creativity !! do you also do the booties ? awesome so cute !! sharron Eddy Cataldo

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    1. Thank you, Joyce! Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend! :)

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  4. Wow what a work of art! I love to bake but have never ever tried to decorate to the extent that you show here. That is real work. Real talent! How pleased one must be when they get their delivery! I can't tell you the number of times over the years when I have picked something up from a bakery & been disappointed. Too many! Not to mention all that you took on in one little weekend social or not. And you have a full time job! Well Jeanne your work belongs in a bakery shop window but then again I guess what makes it so special is that your creations come after work hours and from a house built with love. You are lucky to have your daughter there & they are lucky to have you.
    PS My kids always said I made the best peanut butter & jelly sandwiches but I see you do too. Happy Sunday Jeanne.

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    1. Fran, I am kinda humbled by your comment (thank you). Because I do bake mostly for family and friends, and I am not a business, these cakes are an expression of those relationships, and I guess the inspiration shows through! I am very fortunate to have my children near by, and grandchildren (!). And as for those PB & J sandwiches, it was almost all I could do not to make them into club sandwiches (used to do that for my kids!). Hope you and Paul are having a great weekend, especially after that run yesterday!

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  5. Jeannie I love those baby feet how much do you charge for a dozen. I just had my 1st great granddaughter. Let me know. Iknow i want you to do my next cake we got one from you before.Linda Myers

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    1. Hi Linda - since I'm not a business, I don't have a price list, but if you message me or send me an email, I'll be happy to talk to you about baking baby feet cookies for you and your newest great-grandchild! You are WAY too young to be a great-grandma, by the way! :)

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  6. Oh Jeanne you have out done your self.....what fantastic decorations.....these little shoes and all the others are floating around my mind ..mmm how do I decide what to do for Brigitte's cake .. I espically love the baby feet cookies! I agree with Fran, you should be in a bakery window. Hope you had a wonderful day with the boys. CKJ

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    1. Cindy, I'll do whatever you want for a cake. You just tell me and I'll do it, and the baby feet cookies too! : ) Thanks for the compliment - would love to showcase my goods in a bakery window on a pretty street in a beautiful town, but that's a dream for the next life (or the next Powerball and then I'd hire someone to bake for me!).

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    2. I want to order the baby feet and i love the cakes

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  7. The baby feet cookies bring back wonderful memories of the ones you made for my grandbaby's shower. I hope you realize how much your love shines through in these beautiful creations...and how much they are appreciated!

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  8. That is the cutest cake I've ever seen! If I get another grandbaby I'm calling u for the cake! Do u do cakes for three year old princesses? In sept

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  9. Happy Feet for happy occasions!
    So darn cute

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  10. So fun, the baby feet cooks are adorable!
    Ginelle

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