Sunday, October 3, 2010

Tim time!

I warned early on that this blog would be both in praise of my life with cakes and my bouts of malaise too, admittedly, it may have thus far been a little light in the praise department. Maybe I'm just old or getting lazy in my old age but , forgive my complaint leanings, but 13 hour work days don't leave me much in the mood for celebrating these days.Still, there are some jobs and clients that completely make me forget about the seemingly never-ending days. One such family are the "Z's" Carolyn Z first contacted me a few years ago about making some special airplane cupcakes for her son, Tim. Tim's a pretty special kid with a beautiful smile , who really knows what he likes.He's into planes and Mario, especially the Yoshi and Toad characters. Tim is also autistic.We've never actually met, but I am always treated to wonderful stories and pictures of Tim and his cakes.Words cannot truly express how touched I am that this wonderful family has let my cakes become a tradition in their family.I have never been able to make it through one of their wonderful thank you notes without tears.My work can feel so insignificant at times, but knowing that I have brought joy to someone through my work is a pretty awesome feeling. Tim's annual birthday cake has become as much a tradition for me as it is theirs. So from the bottom of my heart,Thank You!!!!!!...........xo, Debbie

The one's that started it all.....


The first of Tim's Mario themed cakes.........More Mario, the following year featured "Toad"....one of my fave cakes.......

Next up was an homage to Tim's love of planes,Mario (see the tail wing) and his very special service dog Charlie.I mean, of course he's special, he can fly a plane afterall!
This year I was tasked with combining Yoshi, Toad, Charlie and Nerds candy all in one. I love that dog butt =)
how can you NOT love this picture?? Carolyn told me Tim wanted to stare at the cake all night and even wanted to go back downstairs at bedtime to get one more look haha!

7 comments:

faithy, the baker said...

Love all your cakes! I'm sure Tim loves and adores your yearly creations for him and look forward to them each year.

Eve said...

Your cakes are awesome! I just read about you at NY Daily News, I would love to feature some of your cakes on my blog! Is that alright? Eveshouse.blogspot.com

debbie does cakes said...

Eve, was I on NY Daily News again, or was this the older piece? let me know if you don't mind.
Thanks! just let me know what images you'd like to feature and I'll send them to you.Much appreciated!

Faithy , thanks as always you know how I feel about you =)))

Me said...

These are amazing! I totally adore your Mario Cupcakes and featured them here http://partycupcakeideas.com/mario-cupcakes/

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Mac said...

Congratulations!! That is so great! I just love your cakes! It is just so inspiring to see the work of someone who is doing what they were made to do.



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myrtle said...

WoW! Such an awesome masterpiece. Love it.
myrtle