Monday, July 9, 2012

Lung Transplantiversary Cake & Cupcakes

My dear friend Heidi (aka Heidihoe), who is also a talented baker asked me to make a very special cake for her.

(Photo from Heidi's wedding a couple years ago)

Heidi has lived with Cystic Fibrosis all her life.
I can remember her struggles in High School...IVs, medications, breathing machines, hospital stays...
She is one of the strongest people I know and I am so glad that she is in my life.

Heidi is celebrating something BIG...HUGE...AMAZING...her double lung transplant.
It has been 5 years since she was given the gift of life and I was honored to be a part of the celebration.

Heidi asked me to make a Lung Cake.
Love it.

Each lung was a different flavor.
One being Chocolate Cake with Oreo Cookies n' Cream Filling and the other Vanilla Cake with Fresh Strawberry Filling.

Both lungs were covered in Vanilla Swiss Meringue Buttercream.
The trachea, veins and stethascope were made with homemade Marshmallow Fondant.

I had my doubts about fitting "Transplantiversary" on a lung...but it fit!

As her guest list for this special occasion grew, so did the need for some more sweets so I also made cupcakes - a dozen each to match the two flavors of the cake.

Congratulations to Heidi, her husband, her family, her friends and all those who are blessed to know her.

P.S. Check out Heidi's website to see HER cake creations:


HeidiJoy said...

Loved the cake! Thank you so much! I'll have to get a pic of me holding the "lung cake" up near my chest ;)
Thanks Erin! You're the best!

Your Happy Baker said...

Yes! Please do! I'd love to post it on the blog. XOXO