Since I had my kids I always really enjoyed choosing a birthday theme and making everything around it. From invitation and table decorations to the cake. I started out by buying cake decorating books and practicing. My first cake was for my son's baptism, 23 years ago. Everybody loved it and I got many compliments that I made me feel more confident to keep going. Then when they start kindergarden (in Argentina they start at 3 years old) I collaborated with every baking sale the school organized by making and decorating cakes. Soon I started getting orders for cakes from other moms, and I started a very small business. It was really nice to be a stay at home mom but be able to work at the same time. When the kids where a little older and they where more independent, I took some cake decorating courses. Sometimes I think how many beautiful things I could have made if at that moment I had had a computer and all the programs and apps that exist today. Everything was more time consuming because it was all done by hand. However, I still remember my kids' faces when they came back running from school, and they saw what I had made and how I had decorated everything to celebrate their birthdays. Today they are 26 and 23 and they remember that with a very wide smile.
Today I enjoy doing the same, with more technology, so other moms can also see the smiles on their kids' faces.
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Enjoy and have fun!