This is one of my very first "proper" cakes. It was my second, I think. I look at it now and cringe. I see the flaws, I know the errors. Somehow, though, I love it.
It was one of my earliest creations and the encouragement I received from it and the orders that came in subsequently are some of the reasons I continued with my cake making.
I love it because it was the start of my education in fondant. I love it because the roses were perfection.
I love it because its imperfect, and it reminds me of how much I've learned and grown.
I love it because it humbles me and reminds me how little I know, yet how much can be achieved by LEAPING into something. The crystal beads were from my wedding bouquet. They have been on more than a dozen cakes, at least half of which were wedding cakes. I dont believe in "luck" but they are symbolic for me, of love.
SO, I made it my cakes button. To remind me of all of this. To remind me where I started out, and where I'm going. And because, even though its flawed, its beautiful.