Saturday, September 26, 2009

Farm Fun

This cake was for Lisa (a co-worker of my bro-in-law Vince) and her son's 1st birthday. When she told me it was a farm theme I was SO excited! I've been wanting to do a "farm" cake for a while now... After finding many inspirations on line, I think my little figures came out cute. I had a blast and am thinking of using my farm ideas for my little one too... :)

Sweet & Saucy

We just so happened to be in the area of Sweet & Saucy Shop the other day, so we HAD to stop by to take a peek (and taste)! Melody Brandon is the owner of this fabulous dessert studio (who's blog I LOVE to follow), and so I got to meet her and chat cakes! I was really excited because I love Melody's work and think she is super talented. It was fun to see the place that I've visited online so many times come to life!

Here's her super cute front counter...

Ty enjoying one of her cake lollipops. YUM!!

Cam went with the red velvet. (YUM, again!)

She had a whole rack of cake stands (my fav)!

And she even put up with my crazy kiddos...

Thanks Melody for the fun tour of your awesome place!

Had to take some home (but it never made it home)!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Birthdays Galore!

This past weekend was cake craziness! I had fun doing them all, but boy was I wiped afterwards!!

This was for one of my good friends, Gina. It was her birthday so, of course, I wanted to make her a super cute cake! It was white chocolate cake with raspberry preserves and vanilla buttercream filling, covered in fondant with fondant accents.
Happy Birthday Gina!!!

This was for a friend from work, Julie. She is due in Nov. with her 2nd baby boy, so this was for her shower. I loved this cake!
It was white vanilla cake and chocolate cake, both filled with raspberry preserves, and covered in fondant. All fondant accents as well. Congrats Julie!!

This little lady was for my friend Stacey's little girl Maddie. It was Maddie's 4th birthday and she LOVES all things 'princess'. Maddie is very near and dear to my heart because she reminds me so much of my daughter, Camryn! They are like long lost sisters! So cute!!
Hope you had a wonderful birthday Maddie!

This butterfly cake and cupcakes were for a girl Tina, who was referred from a friend. It was her daughter's 8th birthday & she wanted flowers & butterflies. Nicole helped me with this one- it came out so cute!! Hope she liked them Tina!!

And last, but not least, this cake was for our babysitter Jenna. She turned 18 on Monday, so I told her I wanted to make her a cake. This one was super fun, and by the end of all that I whipped it out in like an hour!! I am really grateful for Jenna- it's so nice to have someone (besides family) that the kids adore, and that loves my kids SO much!!
Happy 18th Jenna!!!!

(Btw, I forgot to take a picture of this one, so Jenna had to send me one... :)

Monday, September 21, 2009


So, after many talks with my husband and friends and debates in my head, I have decided to cut down on the number of cake orders I will be taking. The stress of trying to juggle 3 kids, a part-time career as a nurse (as little as it it right now), and working at home in between, has really started to take a toll on me. I pretty much "hit the wall", as my friend likes to say, this past weekend. And for those of you who are thinking "I knew she wouldn't be able to keep up", I just want to thank you for your support. I really love making cakes, but when my kids beg me not to, it's hard not to look at their little faces and tell them no. So for now, the posts will be getting fewer (not gone though), and please don't be upset if I have to tell you "no" for a cake order. My sanity will thank you!! I appreciate all of your support and encouragement, and maybe in a few years I'll be ready for more....

Sunday, September 13, 2009

The BIG One

So here it is- the largest cake I have done to date!! I was so excited and relieved to pull this off (with help of course!) this past weekend. It was for a 50th birthday party and the birthday lady asked for a cake "exactly" like one she had seen from Pink Cake Box. I absolutely love and admire their work, so I was excited to try to recreate one of their masterpieces. I think I pulled it off pretty well, I must say, but not without the help of my assistant (I think I can officially call her that now:) Nicole. She did ALL of the zebra stripes on the cake, and a darn great job she did! I could not have done it without her! The cake sizes were 8, 12, and 16 inches and were white and chocolate flavors filled with bavarian cream. I heard it went over very well at the party, so that was worth all the hard work!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

One 'Sweet' Girl!

I had a fun time just practicing on a cake last weekend! I decided to prepare for the large topsy-turvy cake I'm doing next week by doing a 'mini' version. And considering we were going to be seeing our family for Labor Day, I thought I would see if our niece Mikayla would want to help me decorate it. She has been asking me to teach her some cake stuff (and has gladly volunteered to be my assistant a few times:) so I new she would be excited. Truth be told, I was excited to teach her!! Mikayla started high school this year and doesn't live too close to us, so I wanted to take this opportunity to spend some time with her. She's growing up too fast for me!!

Here's Mikayla with her cake. She did an awesome job with the zebra stripes!!

The finished product :)

Mikayla and her pround Auntie!!
Good job Mik, you're AWESOME!!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

'Diva' Cakes

These are the cupcakes I did for my daughter's little 'Diva Dance' performance. I used zebra print liners with purple and white frosting. The stars are made of fondant, and I bought some Hannah Montana picks for others as well. Flavors were chocolate and Funfetti, all with vanilla buttercream and sprinkled with glitter, of course! These were super fun, and all the girls loved them!!