Flower Power

Amanda, my amazingly talented photographer friend agreed to trade me a photography session in exchange for a cake. The photos she took were INCREDIBLE and no cake in the world would have been a fair trade, but I gave it a shot anyway! :) I was provided with a plate that was the inspiration for a bridal shower Amanda was co-hosting.

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I LOVED the leafy vines on the plate, and used them as my inspiration for the piping.

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I did my best to imitate the colorful flowers that made the plates so cheery and bright.

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I was pleased with the final result...

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and it even looked quite a bit like the illustrations from the plate! Amanda and the other hostesses were quite pleased with how the cake turned out.

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So fun to be able to trade favors with talented friends. A win-win situation, I'd say! What about you...what skills do you have? Let's make a trade. :)