(Photo from Heidi's wedding a couple years ago)
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.
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.
P.S. Check out Heidi's website to see HER cake creations: http://yummyjoycakes.com/