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 6/30/14

Hello, cake lovers.  Sorry I am a couple days behind this week.  I am blessed with so much business that I haven’t had time this week to update my blog!  This week I have lots of fun firsts.  I can’t wait to share them with you next week.

In the meantime, check out what was cooking in my kitchen last week…

Here’s a birthday cake that would work for either gender and any time of year.

Confetti Birthday Cake

This one was 4th of July theme for a birthday boy.

4th of July Birthday Cake

How about a prescription for rest, relaxation, and fun?!  That’s just what this retiring pharmacist got!

Pharmacy cake

This one was for two babies from the same family that were being baptized.  This used an older technique called Cornelli lace, which you can see how to do here.

Cornelli Lace Cross

Well, that wraps up June!  I can’t believe summer break is halfway over already.  I am loving all my time with my kids.  I hope you are all making the most of your summer and enjoying every minute!

See ya next week!

Cakes for week of 06/16/14

Hey, ya’all!  wonderin’ where I’ve been?  VA-CA-TION!!!  I got away to Michigan with my wonderful husband for four days and then took a week of no cakes for my kids.  We wrapped up the week with a trip to Holiday World in Santa Claus Indiana.  We have had a great time, but now I’m back to the grind.  Of course by grind I mean my awesome work from home job that enables me to be creative.

Here’s what was cooking in my kitchen before vacation.

2014 Grad Cake

Here’s a fun grad cake that’s unique, but easy to cut and serve to a large crowd.

Yellow banded cake

This was a wedding cake for an awesome Purdue couple!  My husband and I are both Boilermakers and are VERY happily married, so I’m sure it will play a large part in their marriage success.  :)

Not too much this post, but next week will be chock full!  I have 200 cupcakes and five other orders!

Cakes for 6/2/14

Hello and welcome back!  Thanks to all of you that keep coming back to see what I’ve been making and welcome to you newcomers.  Last week was fun because I got to do some new techniques I had never tried.  I also got to make a cake for a very special event at my church.  Take a look at what was cooking in my kitchen last week…

Here’s bright, fun cake for a Curious George themed party

Curious George Cake

Let me explain the ridiculousness of this one.  This was for a banquet at my church that was Sound of Music themed.  This is the face of our Music Director who was retiring from his ministry position.  My husband did the photo shop handy work while I did the cake.  We make a pretty good team, don’t ‘cha think?

Sound of Music Cake

Here’s a sheet cake I made to accompany it.  Lots of people were at this fun event so we needed lots of cake!  Here’s a tutorial for scoring a cake like this one.

Music Note Sheet Cake

This last one was a bigger challenge than I anticipated because I don’t do well with architectural cakes.  Straight lines are my nemesis.  Dr. Who fans will recognize this as the Tardis phone booth that transports the characters through time.

Tardis Cake

Tardis Cake side view

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 week of 4/28/14

Hello all!  Last week was super fun.  I got to do three first birthday cakes with smash cakes and two of them were for moms I have known since sixth grade!  Take a look…

Baby boy blue cuteness

Shades of blue birthday cake with Smash cake

This was my favorite this week.  I LOVE the outlined black daisies with the red centers.  So chic for a baby!

Lady Bug First Birthday and smash cake

This was my biggest challenge last week.  Making a tiny pinata is tough!  I am happy with how it turned out and the mom was thrilled, which is what I was after!  I have a tutorial for the fondant balls on wires here.

Cinco de Mayo Cake and smash cake

How about a sassy zebra stripe for this girl’s spa party?

Zebra Print Sheet Cake

Here’s an elegant ruffled cake for a bridal shower.

2 Tier Ruffled cake

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you saw something you liked!

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 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

Cakes for Week of 2/24/14

Pink Bra Breast Cancer Cake

This cake was a special opportunity for me.  A friend of mine works with a gal who finished up her chemo last week for breast cancer.  They threw her a celebration dinner and needed a cake.  I normally don’t do anything risque, but a cancer victory merits an exception!  Last night I got the sweetest thank you email from the honoree which made stepping out of my comfort zone completely worth it.

Cowboy 1st Birthday

This trio was for a little cowboy’s first birthday.  There were 3 dozen cupcakes with it, but you guys get the idea.  My readers are super clever, after all.

Scroll Anniversary Cake

This one was for a dear friend’s parents celebrating their 39th wedding anniversary.  What an accomplishment.  In this day and age, people don’t always stay married 39 days, let alone years.  God bless you, Conner family!


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