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Thursday, 13 April 2017

Sisterly Love

We hear the term "brotherly love" fairly often, but the sibling counterpart also exists.  Last year, my always-thoughtful sister Nancy saw a picture of a cake on the internet that looked like a sewing machine.  She immediately thought, "Karen would love that!" and she duly set about finding someone to make it.
It took her 6 months to find the right person - Janet Wilmot, of Janet's Custom Cakery in Truro, N.S. A beaming Nancy and my B-I-L Ralph arrived one day, and held out the cake to me.
The details are incredible; pins, scissors, pincushion, and stitching on the "quilt".  There is even Aurifil-blue thread on the machine! What does one say to something like that? There were no words.
 There were, however, lots of tears.  :)  I am still bowled over by it.
And no - no one was allowed to eat the cake!  It's holding up well, as part of the decor.  Thanks, Nancy and Ralph. xxxxx


7 comments:

  1. Sisters are the best! What an awesome cake!

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  2. Your cake is gorgeous, but your " Easter Antependium" is so truly beautiful. Rainbow colours, it glows like a leadlight window.I will admit, I had to Google that new word, for me, and saw many examples of them, but none in fabric, and so beautifully designed.

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  3. It's gorgeous! I love it! Six months to find the right baker/decorator. Now, that's dedication.

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  4. Oh my GOODNESS!!!!! I can't believe you still have the cake!!! It was definitely one of my all time favourites to make!!

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  5. Wow, what a thoughtful sister, and such an incredible cake! I too would have wanted to save it. I assume it's covered in marzipan?
    Loved seeing the Easter antependium again, so beautiful.

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  6. Holy moly! That's quite a cake! I think your sister is a keeper! XO

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