Friday, December 6, 2013

The Cat in the Hat for Norah!

Well, friends, a year has past since I put my cake shop on hold! I can't believe how time flies when you are having fun...or trying to survive! What a great year. A heart-wrenching and trying year, but a great one. And now that we are on the other side of just trying to navigate the chaos of adoption, our family is back to enjoying little things like game nights and family outings...and I have energy to make cakes!

I don't take for granted this gift of relative calm in our lives. God is merciful and gracious as He works out His purposes in us. He is our Creator and knows how we work inside and out. He knows what we need, even down our expression of creativity. It is such a blessing for me to have an artistic outlet and I absolutely LOVE working with all of you!!

I love working with little Norah, who is turning 4! I have had the privilege of working on three of her birthday cakes over the years. I love her excitement as she recognizes familiar elements and takes in all the intricate details. This year she chose "The Cat in the Hat" fun!

I basically went through the book and pulled out as many elements as I could make. I wanted to start with the most iconic pieces...although I wish I would have had time to make the pink polka-dotted dress, too. Of course, the actual hat had to be in there somewhere, and the most logical place was the cake itself. I know, I didn't think outside of the box on that one, but it's a thread of predictability in the rest of the crazy Seuss world.

I thought about doing "Thing 1" and "Thing 2" but they are so over done. I went with something I hadn't seen before.

I decided to try stacking the elements like in the book, even though I am super concerned about the 45 min drive it will have to endure! 

And of course, I had to have the kite on there, with the string winding around the side of the cake. I chose to use the "Things" number circle for Norah's name. I think it ties in well.

So, Happy 4th Birthday, Norah! I am so thankful that I can be involved in a small way in celebrating the life of such a sweet girl. It's a blessing in so many ways! 

Hope you love your cake!!

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