Joleen General has created several Native inspired cakes.
Her company Heavenly Sweets takes orders for these custom designed pieces of art. She is from the Deer Clan of the Onondaga Nation and lives on the Six Nations Indian Reservation in Ontario, Canada.
Here is her story in her own words: "People ask me all the time, “Did you always want to make cakes? How did you get started?” To be completely honest, I wanted to be a lawyer when I grew up. After college I began working at the Children’s Aid Society of Brant. While this job was necessary and had a purpose, I couldn’t help but feel like I was incomplete. I wasn’t happy and 10 years of not being happy is a long time.
Though the job bought my house, fed and clothed my children; there is nothing compared to the peaceful happiness my life has now. One day I was shopping with my brother and he saw this sign for cake decorating classes. He said to me, “We should go!!” I had just gone through surgery for Carpal Tunnel and was having some complications. I thought this might be a good way to strengthen my hand again. So we signed up right then and there.
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Two weeks later we were to start the classes. The day of our first class he calls and tells me he ‘ain’t going’. Having already paid for the class and bought the tools needed, I went by myself. As it turns out I have a creative knack for cake design. I caught on quick and impressed the instructors. After that there was no turning back. I took all 4 courses, and loved them all. There is so much to learn. Making cakes is trial and error but so much fun. The satisfaction and absolute joy I have when I finish a cake is astounding."
Check out also some other Native Birthday Cakes found around Internet for your eyes
Kwakiutl Native American Birthday Cake (Source)