I'm obsessed. I've caught the cake decorating/baking bug! At first it was just around the holidays, baking cookies, pies, cheesecakes, basically any delicious looking recipe I found I would try. I never thought about cake decorating until July 2008, my twin boys' first birthday. I wanted a surfboard cake, I HAD to have a surfboard cake! But none of the grocery store bakeries in my town could make one for me. Well, I thought, I'll do it myself. How hard could it be? So six cake mixes, about 10 cans of icing, (it was a big cake), some cursing, and finally tears, at three in the morning I found myself with the above finished product. Yea, I know, not the best looking cake in the world, but I was extremely proud of it. This was the official start of my decorating obsession. Since then I have come up with as many reasons as possible to bake. Birthdays, holidays, visiting relatives, and just because. Like today is my sister's birthday, and even though she lives in New York and won't actually get to enjoy it, I'm going to bake...well, just because!