travel

piece of cake redux!

i am a glutton for punishment, a sadomasochist. that is why 2 weeks after sending steve and shonika's cake to ny, i agreed to send yet another cake to ny for my friend's mom's retirement party. first by plane, now by car!so thursday evening rob came by to pick up the cake to drive from atlanta to ny....i think this one had me more panicked than the wedding cake. well i think all went well since i didn't get any phone calls from a freaked-out rob...

so here's the story behind the cake. rob's mom has been an educator for over 30 years, so the theme of the party was connected to a quote from nelson mandela - "education is the most powerful weapon we have to change the world", you have provided that weapon for years, now the world is yours! rob and his bro gave mom 2 round trip tickets to go anywhere she wants. how cool is that! she's also really involved in her church sorority and family, so i incorporated words that reflected her interests and relationships. i think it came out really well. i don't often do dainty pretty cakes; so much of what i do is very graphic and bright, so this was a welcome change. [gallery]

piece of cake!

yeah, so anyone who has every delivered precious cargo knows how scary it can be. i'm sure you're all thinking about your cute precious babies, and no doubt they're cute, and precious, but you've got all sorts of contraptions to keep them safe and whole. imagine cake. well not just cake, but someone's dreams, expectations, and happy moments, all wrapped up in very fragile, delicate sugar. not fun. downright terrifying.  since i like to live on the edge, not only do i deliver cake in the metro atlanta area, battling traffic on the downtown connector, and 285, i volunteer to take and send cakes out of state and out of the country. this time - new york, for my friends' wedding. i couldn't go and so a deep sense of guilt prodded me to say - "no problem, i can just send the cake with my dear husband; on the airplane. no biggie."

so after a couple of weeks of panic and planning, i shipped the cake stand by mail, and then the cake (and groom's cake) via airtran airways, from atlanta, ga to queens, ny. and you know what? it arrived, in one piece, safe and sound without so much as a fingerprint. wanna see how i did it?

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