Eat Cake.

I am infinitely more spoiled than I deserve.  You hear?  Infinitely.

My darling client, Jesselyn, has offered to gift me with my salon baby shower cake.  This is no small thing.  Jesselyn is a masterful artist!  And any baked good that comes from her home is sinfully delicious!

My dilemma?  She wants my input on the cake design.

You know me.  I know specifically and exactly how I want everything, period.  For crying out loud, THIS is why I’ve been nicknamed “Square Piece”!  From a glass of water to a slice of dessert, from a Subway sub to a Christmas tree, I have strong and decisive opinions on e.v.e.r.y. l.i.t.t.l.e. d.e.t.a.i.l.  Every detail, that is, except my baby shower cake.

But if you saw the brilliance with which Jesselyn assembles her artful designs, you wouldn’t want to screw it up with your input either!  I mean, look at this stuff!  Half of it doesn’t even look like cake!

We’ve got Homer Simpson:

A crossword puzzle:

A tea pot:

A box of wine:

Crocs (the irony is not lost on me):

A gift box:

But then there’s some baby shower cakes she’s done:

And this one that looks like a baby block:

But look how pretty the classic, sleek, elegant cakes are!

And isn’t this one just GORGEOUS!?

So you see what I mean?  How am I – me, Suzy Square Piece – supposed to tell HER – Jesseyln, who runs her own business, Eat Cake – what this is supposed to look like?!  In spite of my encouraging her to go with her instincts and expressing that I trust her artistic vision, she still wants more feedback!

I’ve thought about a bird nest/sparrow/baby theme OR a single baby on top of a sleek, tiered cake with his blanket draping down to the bottom on one side… But I dunno…

Who’s got a good idea?  I’m all ears!  Based on what you know about me, Brian, Bennett and possibly even his nursery (or possibly not), what should I do?



  1. August 8, 2012

    She should make a pregnant Suzy, cutting Brian’s dreadlocks off while he has Esther in his lap.

  2. August 8, 2012

    I love the sparrow/ bird nest idea. I love her cake pictures you posted! I wish I could learn to decorate like that, so beautiful!

  3. August 8, 2012

    LOL, Sherri, that sounds awesome 🙂

    She does amazing work!!! I can’t wait to see what she comes up with for you. 🙂

  4. August 8, 2012

    Those creations are absolutely exquisite! I would feel terrible cutting into them- although I am a fan of sweets so my craving would win 🙂

  5. August 8, 2012

    I’d love to see a cake that looks like a pile of adorable boys toys. Fire truck, little sneaker, baseball, maybe a frog, that kinda stuff.

  6. August 8, 2012

    OMGoodness!! This women should be making a mint! Tell her I’ll spread the word! Amazing and it’s hard to know how to guide her. Of course I’m familiar with another side of Brian. Maybe Brian & Bennett should mow a path to your peaceful garden.

  7. August 9, 2012

    Oh wow! I know Square Piece Suzy must be in over load…but did see the red and white mint on the tea pot?? you! 🙂

  8. August 10, 2012

    wow, shes super talented

  9. August 10, 2012

    i like the idea of the baby block cake using the sparrow motif and Bennet’s name on the sides.

    as i recall, you have a really cool color scheme (the oranges, greens, blues) from that piece of art you’re hanging in his room

    and maybe she could top it with a sparrow

  10. August 10, 2012

    I’d incorporate the colors of his room as well. Such a terrific and different take on a nursery. I love the two-tier and the box shape the best, but it is so subjective.

    How about a ‘welcome to the world’ with a globe surrounded with ocean, sun, moon, grass and trees.
    Trust me, this should be a decision for Brian and you, but you asked for my two cents and who can resist?

  11. August 13, 2012

    Duuuude! She’s a beast! She could totally win some money for her business if she entered a food network kind of contest. Wow! BEAST!

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