|Photo from Parade|
It's not like we were friends, it's not like we met regularly for coffee.
He didn't even know I existed.
But I certainly knew Robin Williams; through his films.
Death is never easy.
And when it's a person who's familiar - even if it's remotely, through a movie screen - the sadness feels a little more personal.
Robin Williams struggled with many inner demons, but he single-handedly brought SO much joy and laughter to so many people who encountered him, on and off-screen.
I just caught Patch Adams again on the movie channel last night, and it definitely did justice bringing the real life Williams to reel life.
In celebration of this wonderful man's colorful personality, today's post is about a rainbow balloon cake.
Particularly since the tear-jerker Pixar animation UP, balloons have come to represent hope and positivity.
The skyful of balloons air-lifting Carl's house in search of Paradise Falls... forever etched in our minds as we futilely fought back tears for his missing Ellie...
There's a certain freedom in balloons as they flit and float over everyone and everything, going where no one else goes.
Their haphazard abandonment carries such carefreeness, just what we're wishing for the iconic comedienne especially now.
These little fondant figures with their gold shimmer, hold the key to a blue open sky filled with innumerate round bubbles of dreams, as colorful as Williams himself.
Surrounded with fluffy white clouds of royal icing and white fondant cut-outs, the future is always open - for you, for me, for cakes and desserts, for dear Mr Robin Williams.
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