Having My Cake (I Ate It, Too)

May 1st, 2023

Aww. I just wanted to thank everyone who reached out today and said nice things.

You are so appreciated.

Since before I can remember, my mom would get me a birthday cake every year (DQ being my favorite) and, understanding who I am and the assignment fully, she would put whatever pop culture icon I was into at the time on the top of it.

Ninja Turtles, Batman, Dalmatians, Power Rangers, Pikachu, Dennis the Menace himself (and, apparently, I was into the Chicago Bulls and VW Beetles at a point, though it’s more likely I was masking to fit into my surroundings). She would also create homemade games based on those same characters for my friends and I to play (she was an absolutely charming artist who could recreate so many styles).

This year, I decided to do something I think she would have loved: I put my own characters on my cake.

I’ve been hard at work on Brushfire (you guys, I have literally drawn these squirrels hundreds and hundreds of times and you can’t even tell) and put the icing to the sheet to add Bay and Elle to this ice cream treat.

I’m not quitting any of my day jobs to become a cake decorator, but it did make me feel close to my mama for the few minutes I spent making it.

Thank you again, so much, for taking a moment out of your day to think of me. I got a lot of lovely thoughts and you made today special. (And if you’re wondering, we hit up the Lego Store in the morning, saw Return of the Jedi on the big screen this afternoon, and had Mediterranean Cafe for dinner!)


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