I don’t know about you but I know I get tired of the same old bouquet of daisies every year for Mother’s Day. I mean, they’re nice and all but is it really adequate appreciation for giving someone the gift of life? “Here you go honey, thank you for bringing my children into this world, here’s a $10 bouquet of flowers… that, by the way, are going to die…probably tomorrow” I mean COME ON.
In all fairness there really isn’t a gift a person can give that matches the miracle of birth but just because it is literally an impossible accomplishment does not mean a person shouldn’t try. We want to feel like you know us and love and appreciate us enough as Mother’s to get us something that will really make us feel special. As Caker Mom’s we have a special list of things we’d truly love for Mother’s Day, and since there’s only a few days left, you better pay attention. Here are 10 things in no particular order we are sure the Caker Mother in your life would LOVE to have.
A personalized Chef Jacket or Apron is something every cake decorator wants to have. Makes us feel legit. Unless your caker already has an armoire of these, it’s a thoughtful gift she’s sure to love.
Chances are your Caker Mom transports her cakes in her vehicle. Having it professionally detailed would take a load off of her mind and keep it in tip top clean condition for delivering her goods. Her baked goods.
Cakers are on their feet A LOT. They get run down, worn out and sore. A good massage and pedicure will rejuvinate her body, give those tired tootsies a rest and lift her spirits.
Yeah that’s right we said expensive. Good quality kitchen shoes are expensive and are a huge blessing to people who spend as much time on their feet as cakers do. Really you’d be doing yourself a favor. Feet that hurt less are bound to result in less grouchiness.
Ok I think it’s safe to say a pattern formed with the last three. A pattern that sends a not so hidden message that says we’re tired, we need a break! Hire someone else to clean up after everyone so the caker in your life doesn’t have to. Whether she’s good at keeping the house clean or not it’s a great gift. Either she’s getting out of having to do it for a while or she will finally get to enjoy the clean house she is always too tired to get to that point herself. Someone willing to wear the Downton Abbey get up while they do it is a plus but not a requirement.
Head shots are one of those necessary evils for cake decorators who do it as a profession and want to be taken seriously in the cake world. Take the stress out of it for her and set up a professional session where all she’ll have to do is show up, deal with the awkwardness (unavoidable) and leave with beautiful photos and perhaps the best part of the gift, having gotten it over with. It may not seem like a good gift but head shots are like immunizations, they suck to get and you never know when or if you’ll need them but you’re sure glad you have them when you do.
Cake shows are like Disneyland for cakers. You don’t need to understand it, just embrace it. Get her tickets to the nearest cake show and you’ll forever be her hero. Don’t worry about how she’ll get there, she’ll find a way.
Most cake decorators yearn to learn. They want to further their knowledge and experience and become even better at their craft. The cake industry is constantly changing and evolving so help the caker you love keep up and pay for an in person class where they can earn valuable knowledge and have a great time doing it. What happens in cake classes, stays in cake classes.
A nice camera (DSLR preferably) is one of the best gifts you can give your caker. It’s the gift that keeps on giving. Beautiful, professional looking photos that showcase their work time after time and furthermore attract more customers and the attention of their peers. Sure it’s on the spendy side but hey, you can use it for other things too right? That’s right, go ahead and justify it.
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Well hopefully you made it to the bottom of the list, and if you didn’t it better have been because you found the perfect gift and purchased it right away! I have a lot of cake friends and if I hear of any one of them getting a $10 bouquet of flowers after having read this article and obviously placed it in your path to see, I may have to personally hunt you down. That is all.
May 4, 2016