Throughout the years we've received heartfelt testimonials and reviews from many of our loyal customers. I have scattered some lovely reviews on some of the pages on this site. But today, I received such a beautiful testimonial penned by a loving granddaughter, I actually didn't know what to do with it, so I decided to blog about it. I'm not going to say that it was more beautiful than any of the other testimonials I've ever received, but perhaps the reason why it was so touching to read was because we actually felt so honoured to have been asked to make this cake in the first place.
Those of you who follow our facebook page (www.facebook.com/cakeme) might have seen that we wrote about how we always feel chuffed to be entrusted to make someone's milestone or special occasion cake. So to have been asked to make a special grandmother's 90th cake, it was truly an honour. Ninety. Wow, just a decade away from a century, what an achievement!
The testimonial made me feel so warm and fuzzy I didn't want to condense it, so if you're interested, you're welcome to read it here.
When were designing the cake, we weren't sure whether the family had wanted a sculpted grand piano cake, a cake with a grand piano topper, or a piano-themed cake. After consulting with them further, other than "piano" and "purple" they themselves weren't sure what design they wanted either. So we drafted up a few very rough sketches and sent it off to them, and they decided that the latter option was what they wanted, a piano-themed cake. To be honest, I'm always anxious about sending people sketches as I'm no artist on pen and paper, so I don't want people to doubt our cake abilities after seeing my drawings. So you can imagine how very happy I was to hear that they appreciated my scribbles and even went as far as describing them as "detailed sketches." ;)
Creating a beautiful cake, ensuring that it tastes divine, making sure that it is personalised for the individual, giving the cake its own character and all the attention to detail, literally takes hours and hours. Quite a few people have asked us over the year why we choose to do cakes. And the answer has always been that the joy in seeing someone's face light up when they first see the cake is incredibly rewarding. Quite often we don't get to see the cake recipient as the cake is delivered to a venue, or the cake is ordered by a loved one, or is picked up by someone else. So we rely on testimonials like these. It truly has to be a labour of love, or we wouldn't do it.
It brought us immeasurable joy and satisfaction reading how the grandmother herself actually felt:
No, thank YOU. We love cakes, and creating your grandmother's cake was truly an honour for us. Happy 90th Birthday Pepeng.
And this is exactly why we do what we do.