Tiny wedding cake, 7”/5”, with fondant ruffles. Designed to fit on top of a cupcake stand.
50th birthday cake, soccer theme. Soccer ball in the center is a 5” round that has been rounded off; all buttercream.
Half sheet cake with golden yellow and robin’s egg blue details. They wanted something sophisticated, but not overly feminine.
Another tie dye cake. This customer insisted on some yellow, so I had to figure out how to add the yellow without the whole thing turning brown! Also, the cake inside is marbled with the same colors…
Blue ombre ribbon iced wedding cake. This is all in buttercream with a wide basket weave tip. I think it took just about as long to mix all the colors as it did to construct the cake!
Too tired to go into detail, but I’ll be off here until Tuesday, most likely.
Yesterday my son broke his left arm just above the wrist on the monkey bars at daycare. He’s fine, other than sporting a cast.
Today I worked 11 hours to try and get 3 out of 4 custom tiered cakes finished.
Now I’m home, but trying to make more edible lace for the 4th cake. I forgot about the lace, otherwise I would have started the lace about a week ago…
Tomorrow I have to deliver said cakes, and won’t be off work until at least 4.
Sunday I have church and a BBQ to attend to, and probably won’t be home until late. Monday is more work (and hopefully some rest), and Tuesday I’m finally off, but have some doctor appointments.
Let’s see. Well, my mom lost her job a number of months back, and then lost her alimony from my father in a rather rigged-up court case the month before this. I’ve been in treatment for my anxiety and depression, trying to become a human being again.
I very likely have a job coming up! I…
So things just got even worse. The insurance company decided to hike our rates up to 500$ a month without telling us and they took it from my mom’s bank account… where there was nothing. She’s overdrawn entirely. They took everything without a word.
Guys… it’s really dire. My pets have food for now but it won’t last forever. Our need to go grocery shopping is pretty big. I’m hungry, myself. My mom is stressed.
Just… really need the help.
Well, things have gotten so tight, we’ve had to swallow our pride and make an Indiegogo campaign to help us get back on our feet. The IGG page goes into detail, but the TL;DR is we’ve had so many unexpected and expensive bills between my trips (and probable future trips) to the hospital, the tree falling on the house and the damage it caused, and one of our cats needing surgery soon, that everything is backed up, financially. We can’t afford even basics for the time being, like restocking inventory for Otakon (which is in less than a month), getting the car fixed, down to basic bills which are going to start coming in soon.
The IGG campaign gives out thank-you cards, prints, stickers, and discounts to our Etsy shop. It’s difficult for us to stomach blatantly asking for financial help, so we tried to compensate any donations a bit, somehow.
Also I (Shy) am taking marker-coloured character-commissions through the IGG campaign for $50 (this includes shipping the piece to you). I’ve been thinking of taking some, anyway, so it just seemed to fit in as a perk for IGG. Here’s examples of my marker work.
Regardless of if you can contribute or not, it would be a HUGE help if you would reblog/retweet this to get word around. With our next con being still a month away, and a lot to pay for before it, We’re really in a bind!
Thanks so much to everyone who’s been so kind to us in the past, and for anyone who contributes or reblogs this IGG post!
We feel awful asking for help, guys, but if you’re able to chip in anything, or even just reblog, we would be extraordinarily grateful!
never feel bad for asking for a helping hand