Cakes for 7/7/14

Hello all.  We have just had the most amazingly wonderful week of weather in Indiana.  I mean, crazy awesome.  I have not had my AC on for a week… IN JULY!!!  It has been awesome.  Decorating a cake becomes so much better by a breezy screen door.

So let me show you what I made while enjoying the splendor of 70’s in July…

This one was for a little sweetie that loves unicorns

Unicorn Birthday Cake

Here are some beautiful ruffled baby shower cupcakes

Ruffled Cupcakes

These were for a soccer crazy little man.  His mom is so cool that she got a cookie cake for his actual birthday and another cake for his party with friends!

Soccer Ball birthday Cake Soccer Ball Cookie Cake

This one was for a Ball state student.

Striped Sheet Birthday Cake

And finally, my fave from last week.  The pinwheels are gumpaste and were so much fun to make.  This was for a very lucky little one year old.  I forgot to get a picture with the smash cake.  WHoops!

Pinwheel Birthday Cake

Get out and enjoy the weather!  I know I will.

Cakes for 06/23/14

Take a look at my busy, fun week!

Here’s a fun, girly grad cake.  There’s always a fun way to incorporate your school colors but keep it stylish.

Cheetah Print Grad Cake

Fun colorful cupcakes!  I made 175 of these last week, but 12 of them photographs just fine. :)

Neon Sprinkle Cupcakes

This was one for my Mother in law and sister in law whose birthdays are only a week apart.

White Daisy Cake

BAM!  POW!  Holy rusted metal, Batman!  Here’s a fun super hero cake!

Marvel Comic Cake

This one was definitely a first for me.   This was for a Cross Fit themed baby shower!  That’s one hot mama!

Crossfit Baby Shower Cake and cupcakes

Crossfit cupcakes

This one was my absolute favorite from last week.  I am so MAD at myself though because I didn’t realize the pics I took were blurry.  So sad.  Hopefully the sight of it will make you squeal with delight like the birthday girl did when she saw it…in spite of the blurry pictures.

Minion Cake

Minion Cake Top

So that’s it!  This week has a lot on the books too, so come back next week to check them out!

Cakes for week of 5/26/14

Hello all!  Guess what…my kids are out of SCHOOL!  It’s the most wonderful time of the year.  For eight weeks, we can hang out together and have fun as nature intended…in a pool.  I am so blessed to work from home and be able to spend all this time with them.  My husband works so hard at his job to make this possible and I am so grateful.

But enough about my super hot, hard working husband…here’s what was cooking in my kitchen last week.

Here are some cupcakes for a tea party themed baby shower.  My favorite ones are the turquoise ruffled ones.

Shabby Chic Cupcakes

This one was my favorite last week.  I don’t mean to toot my own horn, but TOOT TOOT!  Isn’t this cute?!  I LOVE doing Dr. Suess cakes.  There’s a tutorial for how to stripe a cake here.

Cat in the Hat Cake with Smash

Here’s a grad cake for a gal on her way to the University of Alabama.  Roll tide!

University of Alabama cake

Have a great week, cake lovers!

Cakes for 5/12/14

Good morning!  I am GIDDY today because it is the last Monday of the school year!  That’s right, folks.  Nine more school days and I get EIGHT WEEKS with my kids.  I can’t WAIT!  In addition, I got to do four really fun cakes last week.  Take a look…

Here’s my “weekly Frozen cake”.  This one is the first one I got to do as a sheet cake.

Frozen theme Sheet Cake

This one was a 30th birthday for a French teacher.  Ooh la la!

Eiffel Tower cake

This one was for the sister in law of the above cake’s recipient.  They had a joint 30th birthday party.  This girl loves to shop!

Purse topped cake

This one was for an IU grad with a music degree.  Her mom was so precious to work with.  Every correspondence oozed with pride for her daughter.  I truly hope I get to do many more cakes for that family!

Tiered Piano Cake

Have a great week, cake lovers!

Cakes for 5/5/14

Here’s what was cooking in my kitchen last week…

My weekly Frozen cake.  This one had a fun twist though!  I used pearled Sixlets to make it as girly as possible.  They also made the coordinating cupcakes extra pretty.   I left space on the top for the mom to add her Frozen topper she bought.

beaded Frozen cake

This one was more exciting inside than out.  It was chocolate chocolate chip cake, filled with chocolate buttercream and chocolate chips, iced in chocolate buttercream, and topped with more chocolate chips.  I advised the mom that it should only be eaten with a cup of coffee or a large glass of milk.

Chocolate chip cake

This one was to celebrate a first communion.  The recipient requested no pink.  I had so much fun making all the spring flowers.  I used what was actually growing in my yard for inspiration.

Cross with spring flowers

Cakes for Week of 4/21/14

Last week was my biggest challenge since I started my business in January.  I had a full calendar, but couldn’t turn down two fun additions at the last minute.  I was busy, busy, busy.  It was so worth it!  Everyone was happy with their cakes!  I even got some super cute pics from a mom of her sweetie smashing her first cake.  Those pictures made me completely forget the stress of last week.  Here’s her little chevron cake.

Pink Chevron Smash Cake

And here’s the little sweetie enjoying it!

Baby smashing cake

This was my favorite one last week.  Sliming it was just too much fun.

Ghostbusters Cake

This one was for a sweet friend of mine from my church choir.  She’s a wonderful woman with a beautiful family.  She and her husband have been married 59 years!

Scroll and Spring Flowers Sheet cake

As I’ve said before, no week is complete without a Frozen themed cake.  This one was the first to use the ruffle effect along the bottom.  It really made it elegant, didn’t it?

Ombre Ruffle and Snowflake Cake

This one was for the twin of the gal who got the Frozen cake.  What a couple of lucky kids, huh?

Batman City Scape Cake

Giddy up!  Another denim and cow print for a first birthday party!

Cow Print and Denim Cake

Denim and Cow print 1st Birthday

Cakes for Week of 4/7/14

Hello and happy Monday!  Last week had lots of fun cakes.  Check out what was cooking in my kitchen…

This one was for a teen that calls himself N8MC.  He actually posted it on his Instagram account as a “sick cake”.  I have arrived!

Neon Circles Cake 2

Here are some primary color cupcakes that can work for any occasion!  These were for a super hero party.

Primary Color Cupcakes

Here’s a cake for a big fan of Cars!  This uses the transfer technique I taught in a previous tip o the week post.

Lightening McQueen Cake

Here’s a fun way to use edible images.  This was for a friend of mine and his wife found this selfie on her sister’s phone.

30th birthday edible image cakes

What’s a bachelorette party without cake?

Black Scroll Cake

This week is Holy Week and my favorite time of year.   For me, it’s a time to be reflective and grateful for the ultimate sacrifice my Savior paid for me.  As nature comes back to life around us,  I am in awe of the God I serve that created it all.  Happy Holy Week and Happy Easter, everyone!

Cakes For 3/17/14

Last week was busy!  Along with cake orders, I had two personal events for which I made cakes.  That’s right…my own friends and family eat my cake too.  Proof that it must actually taste good!  Check out last week’s cakes:

This one was for a Hello Kitty fan.

Hello Kitty Cake

Here is a smash cake and cupcakes for “Mommy’s little Monster”

Little Monster Cake

Here is a bridal shower cake for a couple’s shower.  This shade of blue is one of the wedding colors.

Cake with Pearls and Fondant border

This cake was for my son’s Scouting Pack.  It was a 30 serving cake along with 125 cupcakes!  It was a labor of love. :)

Boy Scout Cake

The den of boys that was “crossing over” from Webelos to Boy Scouts got special recognition.  Their den mascot is this bird.

Boy Scout Cake 2

This cake was the most special of all!  My husband and I just completed the nine week Financial Peace University class by Dave Ramsey.  Our church hosted a church wide initiative.   In addition to the videos being shown to large groups, we were placed in small discussion groups.    These people have become dear friends over these past nine weeks.  We had a graduation party at our house last Friday to celebrate all of the great changes our families are making to obtain financial freedom.  If you have never taken this class, read Dave Ramsey’s books, or listened to his radio show, I highly recommend it.  Although my husband and I have always done fine, we now feel like we have a new direction towards “living like no one else so we can live like no one else”.  Plus, we have all these sweet new friends!  It has truly been a blessing.

Credit card cake

Cakes for 3/10/14

This cakes likes summer and warm hugs

Olaf Cake

These cakes were for a little man born on the luckiest day of the year!

St. Patrick's Day Birthday cake

This cake was for several  family members celebrating their birthdays together.  The youngest recipient got to choose the color scheme.

Red and Black Birthday Cake

This cake is good for several themes.  This little girl was having a Frozen party and loves the princesses.

Snowflake Cake

Hope you feel inspired to create a beautiful cake this week!

Cakes for Week of 3/3/14

This cake was for a Minecraft loving little guy.  The camouflage and “Creeper” are fondant.

Minecraft Sheet cake

This cake was cute and fun, but it also was sentimental for the family.  This design was based on the birthday boys’ favorite book “The Little Blue Truck”.  When the mom picked it up, she explained that the book was given to her oldest son by her father in law, who had since passed on.  So of course, that gave a whole new meaning to what that book will mean to her boys.  I teared up when she told me!  Have I mentioned I love my job?

You can see how I did the truck image here.

Little Blue Truck Cake


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