Going Away Cake

This cake was one that was especially important to me. It was for a friend that I’ve known for close to 20 years. The company she worked for closed down and she made the decision to move over 500 miles away to NY, where employment would hopefully be more plentiful. It was a bittersweet day, as I knew that she was doing what was best for her, but at the same time, I knew her presence would be missed.

Her church gave her a going away party and I decided to make her a suitcase cake. The cake was sitting on the head table. I was so delighted when I heard someone ask, “why did they decide to give her green luggage?” He actually thought that my cake was a piece of luggage!!! My friend said that she wondered the same thing as she walked by the table.

Suitcase 2

This was the first time that I actually attended an event that I’d made the cake for, so it was great to hear all of the positive and wonderful comments that my cake received.

Cake cutting

This cake was a vanilla cake with vanilla bean buttercream filling.

Suitcase 3

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