Saturday, July 25, 2009


Graceful curving vines wrap around this beautifully simple three tier wedding cake. The textured fondant leaves add just a touch of color to the smooth surface of the fondant and echos the vine imprinted fondant cake base. The cascading flower bouquet shows off orchids and roses in green, pink, lavender, and purple.

Cake Flavor: Purple Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting, Covered in Fondant

Sparkler Cake

What says patriotic more than fireworks? This pyrotechnic holiday was always my Grandpa's favorite because it also doubled as his birthday. When he was young he was convinced that the fireworks bursting in the nighttime sky were in his honor. Through the years a tradition was born, every year on his birthday cake instead of candles we placed sparklers and sang "Happy Birthday" to Grandpa as the sparklers spit their light and ashes over the soft frosting. This year Grandpa's Snickerdoodle cake was dressed up with red and white stars and a shower of edible sparkles shooting up from the center of the cake. Happy Birthday Grandpa we miss you.
Cake flavor: Snickerdoodle with Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


A Timeless Classic-
A soft Ivory backdrop of smooth buttercream icing sets off hand crafted peach roses that rest at the peak of each floral garland, highlighting the garlands are delicate swags of coral colored stringwork. Elegant columns hold multiple tiers of luscious White Velvet Cake high above the table top, while below pale peach liquid flows gently down the cascading tiers of a fountain placed amid a wreath of peach, ivory and white roses. Filigree staircases lead down from the middle tier down to a smaller but just as showy display of roses and ruffles. From there a second set of lace like stairways end in a finale of mirrored garlands, ruffles, and roses.
Cake Flavor: White Velvet Cake
Frosting Flavor: Buttercream

Monday, June 22, 2009

Thomas the Tank

Thomas The Tank chugs along the track while Sir Toppham Hat sits above and makes sure that he's running on time.
Cake Flavor: Marbled blue cake with Fluffy Chocolate Frosting.

Powered by Metallica

Brandon's Metallica Groom's Cake
I made this cake for Brandon who loves Metallica, and since a Grooms cake should reflect the Groom's personality I decided to give him an iPod with all his favorite Metallica songs loaded on. And of course the iPod needed an iPod dock to make the set up complete.
Cake Flavor: Chocolate Better than ?... which included a chocolate infused chocolate cake with chocolate chips and toasted pecans
Frosting: Creamy Carmel Frosting and Marshmallow Fondant

Little Pink Purses

These little Pink Purse Cupcakes were created for a bridal shower where the invitation that was sent was also a pink purse.
Cupcake Flavor: Marbled yellow and chocolate Cake with Pink Buttercream icing.

When I was finished with all the cakes I had a few that I had messed up on, so I let each of my girls decorate one like a purse. When I told my little Emma that she could have one of the purses she giggled and said "Oh mommy I'm so excited to make a purse." Giggle, Giggle. "An' it's purple, Oh!" She exclaimed excitedly, "it will match my shoes!" She's 3, I think I'm in trouble for when she's a teenager!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

African Safari

There is a Legend in Africa that says that any child that can ride the white giraffe will have power over all the animals..." (The White Giraffe, by )
During the winter I read to my children a wonderful story called The White Giraffe. My kids loved it! They fell in love with Africa and the animals that live there.  So when it came time to pick a theme for their Birthday, I wasn't surprised when they picked ...

Read The Story Here

Monday, June 8, 2009


Citrus Wedding Cake:

This cake really shows Summer time is here with bright vibrant citrus colors that are set off by a back drop of smooth white fondant, brown apple blossoms cascade through falling slices of citrus fruit. Each tier is separated by fresh limes, lemons and oranges. Sliced oranges, lemons, limes, and grapefruit accent the base and cake topper pulling the citrus theme from top to bottom.

I made this cake for my sister whose favorite color has always been bright sunshiny yellow.  I helped her plan and decorate her entire wedding reception.  This was one of the funnest most colorful weddings that I've ever been to.  Thanks Annie for letting me be a part of the planning process!

Three tier wedding cake was made with three unique flavors to pull out the citrus flavor of the fruit that sits atop each tier.
Bottom Layer: Orange Marmalade cake with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting,
Middle Layer: Raspberry Lemonade cake with White Chocolate Cream Cheese and Raspberry-Lemonade Frosting
Top Layer: Creamy Key Lime Cake with Lime pudding filling and Coconut Buttercream Frosting.
All decorations are edible.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

The Dance

This cake was made for a girl who was dancing into her 16th birthday.  She has been doing ballet since she was a very little girl and it has remained a big part of her life.

Cake Flavor: Chocolate with Fluffy Chocolate Frosting

Friday, May 22, 2009


This cake was made for a long time family friend who was getting married again.  The delicate vines drape down this two tier cake giving it a simply sophisticated look.

Sunday, April 19, 2009


For my cousin and her fiance music has been a huge part of their lives.  When they came and asked me to do a Tuscan themed cake for their wedding I played around with a lot of possibilities but this design eventually won.  The rusty orange and white marbled fondant set the stage for the couple's favorite song to be piped around all three tiers.

Cake Flavor: Canoli Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Shopping is a Passion

This cake was made for a true shop-aholic!  The city-scape style shopping bags that circle around this two teir cake are finished off with a lovely lady in red who is ready to shop till she drops.

Cowboy For Life

This cake was made for a real honest to goodness cowboy who has spent the past 60 years working his farm. 

All decorations are handmade and edible on this two teir cake.

Aces To You

 This cake was made for a guy who loved his card games.   He and his sisters would get together every Thursday and play cards until 2:00 in the morning.  This was a very fun cake to make! 

Cake Flavor: Darn Good Chocolate Cake with Fluffy Chocolate Frosting

Monday, March 9, 2009


Bouquets of pink and red roses cascade gently down this black and white, paisley shaped wedding cake.  I really learned a lot while making this cake, it was my first real experience in piping.  I learned that piping by hand takes longer than you think!

Cake flavor: Red Velvet with Cream Cheese Frosting 


This cake was made for a wedding that was held in a garden belonging to the bride's grandmother. It was so adorable!  She had quirky things to discover in every nook and cranny of her back yard (notice the weathered kitchen chair hanging from the tree in the background).  The bride's choice of sunflowers was perfect for her outdoor summer wedding. 

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Barnyard Bash!

My daughter Izzy is obsessed with horses. If she could she would eat, breathe, and live horses. So it was no surprise when she turned three and I asked her what she wanted for her birthday she told me, “A horse mommy. But not a not fake horse, I want a real horse!”
“But Izzy,” I said. “Where would we keep a real horse?”
“In the backyard,” she said matter-of-factly.
“It’s too small, we just don’t have a place for a real horse .”
“Uh-huh mom. I could put it in my bed!”

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Saturday, March 7, 2009


This was the very first wedding cake that I ever made.  My husband had a co-worker that we were both friends with that was getting married and was kind enough to let me experiment on.  At this point in my baking carrer I had only made a handful of cakes.  She was very brave.
Cake flavor: Butter Cake with Vanilla buttercream frosting.

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