It matters how we treat people.
Every day. Every person.
It’s actually kind of crazy the amount of power each one of us holds to affect the lives of those we encounter each day.
Sometimes with just one little gesture, like a smile or a frown, we have the ability to either cast a shadow over someone, or light them up with a little sunshine.
If we could just get out of our own heads for one minute…stop just focusing on ourselves and the things that plague us and realize that we hold the power to bring a little extra joy to just about every person we meet each day… I think it would transform us.
It would be a game-changer.
I know somebody who gets this.
My friend, JoAnne.
If you look at JoAnne from across the room and she sees you, she smiles.
And if you get the chance to talk with her you’ll find yourself laughing (even if you were in no mood to) and walking away from her feeling just a little bit happier than you did before.
It’s not because JoAnne has no worries or struggles of her own. She does. Just like the rest of us. In fact, she’s been through some harder things than I want to think about.
But she cares how she treats people, regardless of how she’s feeling herself.
Whether she’s always been that way or she learned early on that being a source of sunshine for other people is so very worth it… I don’t know.
But I love her for it.
And I want to be near her as often as possible.
And I want to be someone who she thinks of the same way.
I want people to walk away from me with just a little extra sunshine in their hearts.
‘Cause in a world filled with so many clouds…
it’s the thing that really matters.
This remote control VW bus cake was made as a surprise groom’s cake for JoAnne’s daughter’s wedding. Her whole family is close to our hearts.
And you can imagine how much I loved making them smile. Xx
Some behind the scene photos of the making of this cake…
White Almond and Chocolate Sour Cream cakes carved and added to a prepared remote control platform.
Covered in buttercream,
And then a layer of fondant.
(A two tone layer. 🙂 )
More details and some edible shellac spray by Chef Rubber…
Wafer paper “Just Married” banner license plate.
I cut little rectangles of wafer paper, wrote the letters on with an edible marker while looking at a font I liked online, brushed on a line of shortening around the edges and sprinkled on some silver disco dust.
I used a little hydrangea paper punch to punch two layers of petals for each flower, and used the edible marker to draw on the centers.
I attached the banner onto the back of the cake using shortening.
The full, step by step video tutorial of how I constructed this remote control VW Bus cake and SOOO much more,
is on Cakeheads.com!
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