Lately, I had been taking a hiatus from cakes in order to free up my evenings and weekends to spend that with my family. (You cake peeps know how much of your precious time custom cakes really eat up. You have to sleep, eat and breath cake. Especially, if you're in the Wedding Cake arena, too.)
My whole beliefs in the importance and my reasoning for the decision to be a SAHM and being there for my family in the first place seemed to be flying right out the window when the cakes started taking over our home and our lives. So, I re-evaluated, reset and went back to a place of calm before the cake storm. It's been a happy and wonderful place to be and I couldn't have enjoyed it more. However, I did kinda miss cakes from time to time and it was hard turning cool ones down. So, I found myself a happy medium. Cupcakes!
I still do the occasional cake for a family member, but that's about it. And, since most of my previous cake clients know this, they'll sometimes ask for cupcakes instead. I will almost always say yes to cupcakes! Cupcakes are fun and easy and don't require all the steps and time and long drawn out processes that cakes do. So, if I am available, I am always happy to do some cupcakes! (Plus, Goo loves them and always has a blast helping Mommy where she can and playing alongside with fondant and making her own "cupcakes". So, I don't have to feel like I'm stealing any of her time away from her as I do with cakes. It's actually a fun activity and bonding time we can enjoy together.)
Here are a few laid back, casual, kiddie ones done for some friends over the summer:
Swim Party Cupcakes! Little snorkels, beach balls, and life preservers! Heeee!
Some Angry Birds Space!
Angry Birds Space Continued...
Super Mario Party!
Another Swim Party! This time, sunglasses, fishies and flipflops...