Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Bear With Me... A Bear Cake and a Teddy

Happy Fall everyone!

Holy man it's been a wild summer (and really, a wild roller coaster year) for me. But it comes down to this ... I had a beautiful baby boy this summer, born on his due date, August 20th, here in Vancouver, BC! His name is Teddy!

Becoming a mom has been... oh yes, life changing. It's only been a month now, but you can't help but feel a myriad of crazy emotions - excitement/disbelief that there is now another little mini human in the house, growing powerful love as you get to know your new baby, and of course homebound cabin fever, as your entire job now consists of feeding and caring for this growing little monkey, as well as those baby blues - sleep deprivation and your body changing can really do a number on you, too...

Crazily enough in the last few days I've had the urge to bake things, so I made some chocolate chip cookies, a sour plum crisp and some blueberry yogurt muffins, all simple things that I could throw together but still feel like I was human. (I made the cookies carrying Teddy on a sling in front of me)! I'm thinking of reopening Coco Cake on a very low key basis come January 2013, but for now will just add some posts of cakes I haven't yet posted... and some family cakes, too!

Here is a cute little bear cake that I made a while back but didn't post - man this Japanese character is popular! His name is ... Rilakuma! Lookit that face! Pretty cute.

I hope all you blog buddies and readers out there are doing exceptionally well. Thanks for all the kind and thoughtful wishes I've received this past year! Looking forward to spending time with my little guy and getting back into some baking/blogging in the near future!

See you soon,

xo Lyndsay (and Teddy!) 


Avianti Jewelry said...

Love the teddy cake, simple but yet very adorable!

SweetThingsTO said...

Hi Lyndsay, I'm so glad that you had some time to bake up some treats! Happy almost-1 month birthday to sweet, beautiful Teddy! Take Care Mommy!

Simone Richards said...

Hi - I've been logging on each day to see if there was any news on the new addition - thanks for letting us in blog-world know about the arrival of Teddy :) Can't wait for your cute pics as he grows and enjoys lots of yummy cake! From an Aussie fan, Simone

Neha said...

He's precious! I'm so glad to hear that you and baby are doing well : )

Robin said...

Lyndsay! You're amazing.

designjr said...

Congratulations! He's lovely and it's great that you're managing a little baking in all the chaos of a small baby :-)

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rabbit_Xin said...

Hi Lyndsay,

Congratulations!!!!What a cute baby!!!! I am so happy for you. I was the one ordered the angry birds with Canucks jersey cake for my boyfriend last year and I sent you the photos after. Hope you still remember me. Ohh....and I have the same birthday with your baby boy...Aug 20th!!! hahaha....expect I am 25 years older than him :D Anyway, all the best wishes to you and your little bundle! - Xinxin

Coco Cake Land said...

@Avanti Jewelry, thank you!

@Sweet Things, thank you so much Juanita!

@Simone,how sweet! I really appreciate that! ^__^

@Neha - thanks so much! hope your caking is going well!

@Robin - YOU are amazing... snack time soon! xo

@designjr, thank you - i hope to be baking more, too!

@naturelle - thank you!

@sweetleela, thanks so much!

@Xinxin, yes I remember you! That is so cool you and Teddy share the same birthday! Thank you for the well wishes and I Hope you are well! ^__^

claire said...

way to go lady! he's adorable! and so happy to hear you're baking again. mmm

Anonymous said...

nice ;)


Jan Halvarson said...

Yes congrats Lyndsay! My sister shares Teddy's birthday too!

Coco Cake Land said...

@claire awww thank you!!! xo

@sorrbet thanks!

@jan - so cool! a great birthday indeed!!! :)