Thursday, May 5, 2011

Newton's Law of Motherhood

A baby in motion will stay in motion...  until acted upon by an unbalanced mommy! *

(* original law:  "Newton's First Law - An object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion with the same speed and the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force.")

This two layer white cake with chocolate buttercream frosting is the favorite flavor of a mother-to-be.  This particular new mommy is a High School Physics teacher and all-around athlete -- she run marathons, participates in triathalons, and even wears her rollerblades in the classroom when the mood suits her (or when she needs to explain Newton's First Law!).

A Baby Shower cake was requested by the other science teachers, who are hosting a shower for her.  I wanted to tie it in with her occupation as well as what she loves to do.  

It's a simple design, but I hope it conveys these two aspects.

Being new to motherhood, I also wanted to offer a little advice for when the baby's big enough to crawl... 
having gone through that experience twice already, I know the importance of being in shape to keep up with baby!

(by the way... this is to imply that Laura is running AFTER the baby, got it? ;) )

 It's a simple design, but it's mine, and I'm happy with 
the way it turned out.

I could have "run away" with more of this concept - the "at rest" could be a baby sleeping, the "unbalanced force" could be a bottle, telephone ringing, mommy with outstretched hands, etc.. (you get the picture).  

But I think this cake is a good example of just a taste of what is to come for the new mom!