Time seems to be flying for this month.. its the end of the month already.. Where did the time go? May is upon us already and I will be gearing up for a big month full of cakes:) So to wrap up April I wanted to tackle the issue over "naughty cakes". This topic was brought to my attention via a client of mine, M. who wanted to order a naughty cake for her finance for his birthday. When she called me so was at the end of her rope because everyone else she called either hung up on her (her words not mine) or told her they didn't go them. So when I asked her what she wanted and she told me I had to laugh a bit because I was like you were hung up on for that... she wanted a cake in the shape of breast that showed a little bit of nipple. I was like okay I can do that. She was sooo happy that I was able to do it and I was happy to do it for her. Now this is my take on "naughty cakes" and I know every cake decorator is different so you will probably get a couple of different views on this subject but this is mine. Now I am a very devout Christian and thus I do a have in terms of what I will and won't do business-wise. At the same time I make cakes and do them because I love to make cakes and but also to make money as well. So the only theme that I will not tackle is the male anatomy, particularly some one calling to ask for the male anatomy in the nude. That is a cake that I won't do. Nor will I do cakes nude cakes of the female anatomy below the waist line (a nice way of putting it ;). I will do male and female torsos as well as 3D figures scantily clad, but not nude. Anything above the waist line for me is free reign and I will do it for a client.
Now I know some decorators out there don't have those kind of restrictions but for me I am not comfortable with doing anything more than that, if they are more power to them and I will refer people to those decorators. That is the great part about cake decorating, there is a decorator out there for everyone:)
The best part about this story is that not only did she love the final product, her dad did as well and three weeks later he ordered a cake for someone at his job for their birthday. So it just shows you never know when you will get a referral.
Below are the two cakes that I did for daughter and father. I did get a kick out of doing them to see how real I could make them look and the experience helps me grow as a decorator.
Red & Black Breast Cake- Vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream filling
Steelers & Penn State Female Torso Cake- Chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream
Peace & Blessings