I do love making cakes. Even if I don't know who they are for, I hear about the birthday girl or boy, what they like, what will make the cake personal. This one was great because it was for a woman turning 30 but her mum wanted to have a cake that reminded her of her childhood passion. Geez it was mine too!
Apparently Hannah used to run in from school and pretend to answer phone calls, fill in petty cash receipts, write lists and take the register. This was all under her shop name of "Caroline Smart"- her mum still has no idea why. I completely understood this, my sister and I used to do this kind of stuff all the time. Occasionally I will open a book from the bookshelf and spot 15 years on there is still a homemade library slip in the inside cover, stamped all over the place where we asked our mum for a date stamp!
I really had fun making the cake, especially the receipt roll and pencil sharpener and also the "Caroline Smart" lettering to look like fridge magnets!