My love for cows started when I was just a little kid, someone had gotten me a toy cow, moo moo, who had a really cute red polka dots dress and its slightly snowballed from there. I have a toy cow on the dashboard of my car, cow mug in my cupboard, cow pen at my desk, cow piggy bank in my room and I’m positive there’s more cows hiding around my house. All my cows were gifts given to me by friends and family and they never fail to put a smile on my face. When people ask what’s up with the cows? I tell them I like to think they’re lucky, but really they just make me happy.
With my cousin Jessica’s birthday on the horizon I knew I had to make her a super special cake. Jessica’s taken a big interest in my work life and really there’s nothing more touching. She’s spent many days with me helping make decorations, learning how to make icings and bake cakes. Not only is it great having some company while I work, she has also been a big a help to me in busy times. Jessica came with me to my Diamond Life shoot and was the BEST helper ever, I often refer to her as my assistant/intern Jessica. She helped me setup the shoot, took pictures of everything that was going on and made me feel more comfortable during filming. She also bought me the pink cow, that lives on the dashboard of my car, just because she saw it and thought of me. While racking my brain trying to figure out what I could possibly make as her cake, it hit me; a lucky cow. I ran the idea by my sister, just to make sure I hadn’t gone to far out there, and she LOVED it. That was all the support I needed to know it was a great idea. I almost changed my mind at the last minute and was going to make a lamb (in the spirit of Easter) but I’m so glad I didn’t. The cow was a big hit! Everyone loved it, especially the birthday girl, and that’s what meant the most.
Big thank you to my aunt Kathy for all the amazing pictures!