We live in a pretty small town with a limited number of bakeries. Let alone bakeries that are accommodating to dietary restrictions. The best option I could think of was buying a massive amount of candy and hoping for the best. While it would have been easier, I couldn't stand the thought of my kid's disappointed face.
TIME TO CONQUER MY FEAR
It was then that I had to decide: would I let my fear of kitchen mishaps keep me from giving my daughter the sweetest birthday possible? Or would I face my fears and become the kind of supermom who basically runs a whole bakery on the side? I knew what I had to do.
TO THE RESCUE
I made my way over to the internet to find the recipes and tools I would need to make the perfect gluten-free birthday cake. I found the right recipe with no trouble, but the right tools were much harder to find. I almost lost hope until I stumbled upon Cakes of Eden. I browsed through their listing and found the ForeverSmooth Cake Turntable. It seemed to have everything I needed to save the day. Since this was a cake emergency, I couldn't pass up rush shipping, so I added it to my cart and waited for my saving grace to arrive.
EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON
Once my order got here, it was time to bake. I got started as soon as possible. A cloud of flour and sugar surrounded me as I conquered my baking anxieties one by one... or at least that's how it happened in my head. I even got my daughter involved! She helped me every step of the way. When she wasn't trying to lick the spoon, she was a master with the turntable, spinning our cake to frosted perfection. I've got to say, the look of pride on her face when she saw the finished product made me glad that the original order fell through.
THE PERFECT PARTY
On the day of my daughter's party, everything went off without a hitch! All the guests had fun, we had a cake, and people couldn't go a moment without asking where I got it. My daughter took every opportunity to let them know that we made it ourselves. I'd like to think I saved the day, but really we couldn't have done it without the ForeverSmooth Cake Spinner. It helped sweeten up my daughter's birthday and turned this DIY challenged lady into a pro baker. And an even cooler mom.