Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Stripes and Dots

Here is a sweet cake that was so precious. I love the bold color combination of black and pink accented by the white. It is too sassy! Just the thing for a fashionable girl of any age.

Palmetto Birthday

I did this cake for my friend Tiffany. Miss Tiffany works with a sweet group of gals that wanted to do something special for her birthday. She loves all things palmetto. She is a true southern gal!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Castle Wedding Cake

My Friend Linda was married this past weekend and she had a fairytale theme. I thought long and hard about how to create an elegant castle themed cake. I ordered these prop styrofoam castles from a cake supplier and they did the trick. The cake itself is our normal style, I just added the castles for that fairytale touch. Everyone was please. I actually attended this wedding so I was able to hear the comments from the crowd. And - being the cake goddess that I am, can you believe I had to serve the cake? We all had a blast.

Wedding Cake Weekend

This cake was delivered to St. Delight Church this past weekend. There was a total of 9 cakes in all. It went to the same place I took the cake with all of the fountain problems. (and near nervous breakdown) This time I made sure I tested all of the fountains and did nothing to anger the fountain gods. All went well and no delivery problems to report!

"N"ice Cake

Here is an initial cake that I did. It is so sweet and feminine. This would be great for ladies young and old!


My godson Jason Had a birthday a week or so ago and He wanted a chocolate Spiderman cake. I looked EVERYWHERE for an affordable action figure but I could not find a thing. Finally I came across this spiderman candle which did the trick. The other kids could not believe the cake was so cool and he felt like the king of the day with his awesome Spiderman cake.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Dolphin Blue?

My friend Sara ordered this cake for her daughter (Age 6) who informed her that she wanted a two tier cake (top red velvet, bottom yellow) with stripes and dots. She wanted the stripes to be dolphin blue, dolphin pink and green. I hope that is what dolphin blue looks like. It has been a while since I have given thought to the color of a dolphin but I thought the request was cute.

Carsyn's 1st Birthday

I made this VERY CUTE two tier cake for Carsyn's 1st birthday. I must say it is one of my favorites. The pale color combinations and cupcake theme were over-the-top cute and I think they turned out well. They also ordered a play cake as seen above for Carsyn to enjoy.

Wedding Cake

Here is a smaller two tier cake that I did a couple weekends ago. I did get a little help from "The Betty" on this one because I was pushed for time. She worked her magic on the scallops and borders. She is the greatest. She still has the touch.

Fort Cake

Here is another take on the castle cake. I did the base frosting in grey and added windows, turrets, a door and flags. I think any young man would love a fun cake like this.

Baby Shower Cake

-So sweet you could get a toothache. I made this for a friend (Tiff) who's sister Carla is having a babe in the near future. Their last name is Brandon and since we don't know if the baby is a boy or a girl, we went with the "B" for Brandon. Don't you just love babies!

Hang 10!

This is a great cake for a young fellow. One of my faithful customers - Joy ordered this for her son Blake. I gave much thought to the surf board design. I made these with white chocolate, candy molds and food coloring. I think they added to the edible cuteness.

Inital Cakes

Here are a few pics of initial cakes that I have done in the past week or so. They are always a sweet way to give a personal touch to a birthday. I think gals young and old enjoy these as a special occasion treat. The vertical stripes are a nice compliment to the dots. Very Girlie.

Argyle Sweetness

I have been guilty of not adding new photos but the wait is over. New cakes are here! Here is Josie's Argyle. This was a red velvet and vanilla cake combo. The cake as done in butter cream but the diamonds were made of fondant. It was really sweet when it was done. Sweet cake for a sweet gal.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Wedding Cake Blues

Where do I begin with this one. This cake day was possibly one of the worst days I have ever had in my life. (But the cake looked great!) A nice lady named Mrs. Betty (not my grandma) ordered a wedding cake to feed 75 and a couple of decorated sheet cakes for her granddaughter's wedding. Simple request. She also wanted the cake to sit over a fountain. Not a tough challenge since I have four or five fountains.

The wedding was at 5:00 so I waited until 2:30 to deliver the cake to the church fellowship hall which was about 20 miles away. No problem. I got there, set the cake up and plugged in the fountain and to my horror, it did not work. No problem - I brought a spare. I had to deconstruct the cake to get the fountain out. I guess I should have tried the fountain BEFORE I set the cake on top of it! I went the cake and got a brand new fountain out and this time, I checked it first. Now it is about 3:45. I got the Fountain of Doom inside for what was sure to be a quick and easy fix. Well as you may have guessed - it did not work. The devil's spawn in fountain formed mocked my as I stood there in shock. What was I going to do now? The FOB - father of the bride- tried his hand at fixing it and 20 minutes later, we got one going. I tried to put it in place but when I moved it the water was not coming through smoothly and the fountain stopped working. At this point I was ready to punt kick the fountain across the lavender themed fellowship hall but thought I might be escorted out. 4:15! Wedding is at 5:00. I jumped in my car and raced to the house to get the last fountain I have. There rest are at my grandma's. Get there, find it, and you guessed it, it does not work. In a panic, I called The Betty for help. She said she had one so she went to check it out. Horror of Horrors, my last resort fountain DID NOT WORK. I think the fountain gods were raining down bitter punishment on me. She jumped in the car and fled to the scene of my nightmare at the church. She thought she might be able to get one of the fountains going. After all, they had been her fountains before mine. 5:00!!!!!! Ceremony going one inside!!!! Cake not set up!!!! Betty whips one of the order fountains into shape and we throw the cake together! THANK YOU GOOD - I say to myself in triumph and then I here it. I heard grandma whisper OH NO and the scene crawls to a slow motion vision. She had elbowed the couple's champagne glass off the side of the table and it was headed to the concrete floor. It was inevitable - there was no stopping it. The shattering of the glass pierced my heart and I was done for. I just stared singing to myself and tying to go to a happier place in my mind. I wanted to die and I did not want to be mean to my grandma so I run to the kitchen to see if I could find a replacement set of glasses. Nope! all I found were two short, fat, punch cups. So we put them on the table, waited for the kitchen help to get there so I could tell them what had happened and got out of dodge hoping that the family would not be irate with me. The good news is that they LOVED the cake and everyone commented on how great it was. In the end, I offered to buy a new st of glasses and they would not hear of it. Accidents happen Mrs. Betty said. I still felt bad but I was glad there were satisfied with the cake.

Sunday, June 22, 2008


Here is a cowboy themed cake for a guy who loves horses. I am not skilled with drawing horses yet so I recommended horse shoes and a fondant bandanna. I thought the end result looked nice.

Class of 2008

No June would be complete without a few graduation cakes. Here are a couple I did this year. One was for a Andrews High School graduation and the other is for a group of students that graduated from Advantage College.

Matthew's Puppy Cake

Free handing a dog is more challenging than you would imagine. This was a large sheet cake for Matthew. I did a lot of research to find a dog that would be easy to reproduce on a cake with frosting and this one was what I came up with. It was cute and I am told that everyone liked it. I do love a challenge. I think it was cute.

Golf Fan

Father's day was a few weeks ago and I got a call to make a special golf cake. I used the half ball pan on top of the smaller sheet cake to create a 3-dimensional golf ball and I used a grass tip to add a little flair.

Fun and Funky Wedding Cake

Here is a little non-tradition for you. A sweet couple got married last week and had a fun little beach wedding. Here is the cake I made for them. The larger bottom layer was chocolate and the top was carrot as requested by the bride. The colors were bold but I thought it was so cute as a finished product. This would make a great show for a ladies get together or a teen birthday party. I thought it turned out well.

Lisa's Tennis Cake

Lisa A. had a birthday and her sweet hubbyWoody ordered this cake. She LOVES tennis so nothing else would do. This is a sheet cake with a half ball cake decorated to look like a tennis ball. She loved the cake and she and her whole family gave me kudos on the cake.

Pirate Mickey

I know it has been a while since I have added new cakes. Sorry about that. I seem to stay busy these last few weeks. My friend Claire G. ordered this little cutie for her son Peyton's Birthday. They had gone on a Disney cruise and Pirate Mickey was the theme. This cake will feed a lot of people if you serve the top mickey and then the bottom cake. My friend Tiffany called me one day and asked if I wanted an old cake pan she had found. As it turned out, it was this mickey pan. Claire then called and asked for the pirate Mickey cake which worked out so well. Thanks Tiff- Mickeys bandanna, shoes and pants were made out of rolled fondant. The rest was frosting.

Friday, May 23, 2008

April's Birthday Cake

This style birthday cake is my new favorite. The two tiers give it a great look when you can do different patterns. The stripes and dots are the most popular so it makes sense to combine the two. I made this cake for a young lady named April. She is turning 14. The great thing about this style cake is that it is good for any age and any occasion.

Just "Ducky"

Here is a sweet ducky shower cake I made for a friend's baby shower. Tanya C. is expecting a sweet little fellow who will be named Carter. It seemed to be all the rage. This cake will feed about 48 if you are cutting small. It was really sweet. No pun intended.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Princess Olivia

This is my second castle cake and I am over the moon about it. I learned so much from the last go around. I did not use the windows and two turrets on this one. I think it makes for a beautiful cake. I also added a few royal icing plaques that were cute. With this cake there is nowhere to write happy birthday so I created my own space. I love that the castle itself is pink. It really stands out. Before, it just blended into all of the turrets and windows. I kept it simple so that it did not seem to be too busy. Also, the cake had less collateral damage from things being poked into it.

Down on the Farm

How cute is this! Aiden is sure to be a member of the Future Farmers of America with a set of cakes such as these. John Deere - need I say more? His mom wanted the fields to look plowed so I used a special tip and a little brown sugar to do the trick. His mom provided me with the fence, tractor and trees which were too cute. I added a chocolate alligator to the mix for fun. The play cake was cute also. I used royal icing a few days in advance to create the symbol which worked out well.

Wyatt's Puppy Cake

My little Buddy Wyatt requested a dog cake for his birthday. This you man has just gotten his first puppy for his birthday. (A little blond lab) It took me a few minutes to determine how I would approach this dog cake. I wanted it to be special. I completed the bottom sheet cake with borders and used 2 jumbo chocolate cupcakes, turned upside down, to create the dog. I used a 1M tip from Wilton to create the dog's hair, face an tail with brown butter cream frosting. Then I added the eyes, pink tongue and a tiny black ball of fondant to create the nose. I did attend his party and people devoured the cake. It is always nice to overhear people ask where the cake came from and how much they loved it. All the while knowing that you made it and they liked it. It always brings a smile to my face. For me, I love sharing Betty's goodies with the world. It is such an honor. It's all her. Her recipes, techniques. It was the on of the best gifts she has ever given me. I just supply it to the masses.

Dots and Stripes Forever

I LOVE this cake. One of my favorites so far. This cake is composed of a 10 inch and a 6 inch cake. It will serve about 25 people with good portions. I love the girlie look. Pink and green are by far the most popular colors that I deal with for girl cakes. I added a pearl looking detail that really made it pop. I also like doing initial cake. Initials are big right now. I think the simplistic look is great. You don't always have to write happy birthday on something. After all , they know who's birthday it is! I think this cake speaks for itself.

Surf's Up!

One of my favorite customers ordered this cake. Tina C. called me and asked for a surfer cake for her son Ron's birthday. I had never done one before but as you know, I love a challenge. I made the surfboard a few days in advance with royal icing and allowed it to dry. I did the borders in festive summer colors and added the surfboard to the cake. I think the finished product turn out well. Tina had a large party but I know she was hoping to have little cake left over to snack on. It's that the reason we buy birthday cake in the first place - as a front for having spare cake to treat yourself to! :)


This weekend was crazy with orders. I did 9 cakes in all. Betty came to help me frost cakes. She left the decorating to me, which was good because she would never freehand a design on a cake. These frogs were drawn by yours truly in an effort to have them matching. It took a good bit of time but I really liked the end result. Jadon's mom, Cindy, seemed to like the look of them when she picked them up. The smaller cake is a "play cake". Parents will request the smaller cake so the children can get the ever popular "hands in the cake" photo. I think that the companion cake is too cute!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Castle Cake

Another first for me! Here is my first castle cake. It was done for a 3 year old little girl. The base is a two-tier cake with butter cream frosting. This cake was also constructed in humid / rainy weather, which made it a little more difficult to complete. Once the layers were done, I added the turrets and allowed them to dry for a while. (They are plastic parts) The top pieces are plastic rolled in frosting, rolled in sugar sprinkles. I think they turned out cute. After everything was put together, I added lots of flowers and vines to complete the castle look. I think it was adorable!

Mother's Day

I did 6 mother's day cakes this weekend in addition to the birthday cake orders I had. That made a total of 12 cakes. It was a busy weekend but I loved every minute of it. Here are a few pictures of mother's day cakes that were made. When I think of mother's day, I think of "the Betty". She is so much more than a grandma. She is my best friend, my teacher, my assistant (when I fall behind schedule with cakes), my traveling buddy, my mentor, my therapist, my cheerleader and so much more. She has no idea how to use the Internet so I know she may never see these words but she has been one of God's great gifts in my life. I let her know how much I love her as often as I can. I encourage you to let those around you know that they are loved because time is a gift. This moment is a gift. Take advantage of it.

Bunco Magic

Here is the highly anticipated Bunco cake ordered by Lisa D. When she called me a few weeks ago, I was up for the challenge. At the time, I did not even know what Bunco was. I thought it was a card game. Silly me. Anyway, she requested pink so I can only imagine that she and her gals play with a set if dice that are pink. I had a good time making this cake but it was tough. It was raining that day. Rain + cake frosting = Doom. Here is a tip from "the Betty". When the humidity is high, make sure you give yourself ample time to place your cake near a fan for drying the butter cream. If you apply a lot of butter cream on a humid day, you get a sweet little landslide. I made the top out of a solid piece of white chocolate dyed pink and the dice spots are white chocolate marbled with pink for extra pizazz. I think it turned out well.