I’ve always liked to bake and make treats. I’ve been baking cookies and brownies for as long as I can remember. As soon as I became old enough to mix, pour, etc. without burning myself, breaking bowls, or making a complete mess, my mom stopped making treats for me. I then had to make them for her! She did, however, help me out this weekend and baked a batch of brownies for me.
Anyhow, as I mentioned in the previous post, I have triplets…sort of. They’re mine for all intensive purposes. I just don’t provide for, feed, or nurture them. Ok, so maybe they aren’t mine. Oh well. I was their “nanny” for the first three years of their life. Their mother (one of my dear friends) and I joked about who would have custody of the triplets when they moved an hour away from me. She won. But I still go kidnap them whenever I want.
I made the cakes for the triplets fourth birthday. They were absolutely darling…the triplets and the cakes. See…
I loved making these for my youngens. They were really excited about them, too. I have been making cakes ever since.
I am actually making the cakes for their birthday party this year, as well. My “babies” are now six-years-old! How do you make them stop growing? Or forming opinions? Any and all suggestions are welcome.
Anyhow, it wasn’t until recently that I began making my teenybites. They have been a huge success. The idea came from Bakerella. I’m sure you’ve all heard about her by now. She has a new book out called Cake Pops and I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy! I also got ideas from Pizzazzerie. Another super cute website. Be sure to check it out.
So, these two websites have inspired me to be more creative with my baking. However, my inspiration to sale my teenybites came from the triplets’ mom. We’ll call her PeeWee. PeeWee has, from the day I first met her, been behind me and encouraging me. She’s another mother figure in my life. Don’t get me wrong, my mom rocks and I don’t know where I would be without her. It’s just that PeeWee has been so much more than a friend is expected to be. I mean really, she lets me steal her kids – my kids – whenever I want.
By the way, just yesterday, one of the triplets called me (she texts too, but yesterday I got a phone call). The conversation went a little like this…
Triplet: “Hey Miss. I got to cheer for the high school football team during the first quarter!”
Me: “How exciting! Did you have fun?”
Triplet: “Yes ma’am.”
Me: “How did your sister do?”
Triplet: “I don’t know. I wasn’t watching her. Mama said you was taking a cake decorating class.”
Me: “I am taking a cake decorating class. I start tomorrow.”
Triplet: “Oh. I’m glad you takin’ the class before our birthday. I mean, birthday party.”
Then I hear PeeWee laughing uncontrollably in the background. No one tells this kid to say such things. She just tells you whatever she is thinking…which is A LOT.
As for my mom, I really can’t describe how wonderful this woman is. She is my mother and my best friend. If it weren’t for her and her money, I wouldn’t have been able to make any of my cakes, treats, etc. (or anything else, for that matter) to begin with. So, thanks Mama! Oh, and my youngens love her. They call her Nanny Granny, thanks to PeeWee. She was not too fond of the name at first, and she even tried to get them to just call her Nanny. Needless to say, Nanny didn’t work out and she will forever be Nanny Granny. And she is just fine with that.
There you go. My inspiration.