Friday, January 1, 2010

I don't get out much

I can still clearly remember, 4 years ago thinking, "Wow, now that I work for myself, I'll have lots of time to go places and do fun stuff!" um....... what was I smoking???? Oh, if only I could credit some delusion inducing drug on my naivete.... As those of you with your own businesses already know , it's nearly impossible to leave work. Sure, you may go home, but in this age of smart phones, you're never really "clocked out".
These days I find myself immersed in research for the latest cake project, and sometimes my personal interests intersect. Thank goodness for this , because I feel so sequestered sometimes, my only exposure to new things often comes from cake orders. When I had time to do fun things, I was quite the collector.I love to see things in multiples. Everything looks better in groups, I think.I guess I have always been a collector . Since childhood I have obsessed over one thing or another from miniatures to smurfs. I later moved on to vintage lunchboxes and my most recent love is urban vinyl and designer plush. But, again, I don't get out much anymore, ha ha! So, I was extra excited about my newest cake because it is a character called Tare Panda. Tare in japanese means lazy, so Tare Panda is a somewhat deflated, droopy panda who moves around via rolling. What's not to love? My client also wanted to incorporate the birthday girl's love of rock climbing too, so Hey, it sounds antithetical to me , but one rock climbing lazy panda, coming up!
So here's a glimpse at my lunch box collection, plush toys and the cake that reminded me that there's more to life than cake. Hush my mouth!

11 comments:

Kyla said...

That picture is made of awesome!

Marisol said...

i wonder do you teach

faithy, the amateur baker said...

cant wait to see your next cake! i'm always in awe of your works! :)

Clever Cupcake said...

love the lazy panda! have you seen these? http://www.damneddollies.com/dollies.html . they are made by a local artist, thought you might like them!

Sugarbloom Cupcakes said...

Gorgeous form, I am in lust with Wee Ninja...... Mmmm...ninja. :oP

debbie does cakes said...

Thanks! Still pondering the "look" of the blog, I'll be in touch for your expertise =) =)
Marisol, I don't teach currently but may put that on my agenda for this year. I'll be sure to post details.
Clever : more stuff to buy, thanks =)!!!!!

Art On The Menu said...

The perfect perspective for a New Year Post! And thanks for sharing that completely awesome lunch box collection!

Crazy Cake Lady said...

Awesome lunchbox collection, Debbie! Oh, and welcome to the blogosphere :)

goodgirrl79 said...

I do love your cakes, I'm in awe of your talent!

lyndsay said...

hi debbie! great to see you are blogging! your cakes are absolutely MENTALLY INSANE! sooo incredible.

your fish cake and the HAM cake on your website are my faves.

keep up the great work and all the best! :)

lyndsay :)

sacredjinx said...

I am one of your local(bay area/flickr) worshipers. I've been teaching myself the art of creative caking, and think I'm progressing well, until I see your latest! You are a force of cake greatness. And if you ever have the time, the first Sunday of each month is the Alameda Antique Fair. It is one of my personal favorite outings and I'm sure you'd dig it!

Standing in awe...: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sacredjinx/