We’re working to highlight magnificent beings and vendor friends during this time of drab and sad pandemic lifestyle. . . just as Diwas + decided who our first run of blog spots would be, Kristina from Baked Custom Cakes called us with the sweetest vision of all time, her curbside store idea. She’s taking her delicious custom cakes that the wedding + event industry love so dearly – the same custom cakes created for clientele and are renown in Seattle and beyond – and making them accessible for folks.
Scroll on from our take-aways of this experience… and apply them to your home-schooled, socially distanced life.
Comfort cakes – cakes in a cup already frosted, topped and are eat-from-the-center-with-a-spoon ready OR a 4 inch round cake with a full decorating kit for anyone to enjoy. We did them with our two kids (ages 7 and 2) and they took the job seriously and had so many joy filled moments just in decorating… even more as they devoured the cakes!
Pro-tip: grab a comfort cake or six-pack of them as a pre-decorating snack. It can buy the time in organizing your cake decorating station while immediately meeting the needs of a child-like sugar fix- child or not.
This, my friends, is the home learning that I’m talking about… an exercise of fine motor skills. A study of color, compliments, and design. The direct education of nutrition and listening to your body… just how many confections are too many to eat?
We had the kids work together, but independently decorating one cake at a time. We wanted to draw this experience out for as long as possible. We have hours and hours of time, ya’ll. We figured it increased the number of colors, increased cooperation, increased reminders of how we treat each other, shared design visions and serious cheer-leading from the sidelines of the cake decorating station.
This practice reminded me . . . it would be super fun to decorate cakes with a group of friends during a happy hour, a zoom call, maybe a socially distanced date with that person you had swiped right (or is it left? I don’t know) on. BUT – the idea of doing this cake thing together while apart – and then eating it, too, felt super lovely.
So… Friends, get your order on. Get a comfort cake – or order a bunch of decorating kits and get your friends on the line to do them with you. The best way to have a delicious show-and tell, amiright?!