International Women's day

Every direction of my life leads to or has been lead by an inspiring, talented and present woman. 

Eunice Lauritzen loved beautiful things.  She  grew up poor on a farm in Mission, BC.  She lived through the depression and two world wars. She was from an era that preceded our current disposable consumer culture.  She took care of what  possessions she did have  and as a result she kept and used these things for years. 

Although I will never have the chance to meet Eunice, I feel connected to her. I understand her love of all things beautiful and the desire to maintain that beauty.  That is probably why her granddaughter and my dear friend Diane Thompson decided to pass on her stainless steel cake  knife to me.  She must have felt that we are kindred spirits.   

May the elegance of the knife continue to be the inspiration drawn upon to create delicious cakes for generations to come.

Champagne Cake with Raspberry custard and jam,  Frosted with Vanilla Whipped Cream.

Champagne Cake with Raspberry custard and jam,  Frosted with Vanilla Whipped Cream.