I love using the talents God has given me to make other people happy. I have loved to create and do artsy things since …forever! I do not have any memories where I was not playing with play dough, coloring, drawing …or finger painting. In 1995 I discovered Cake Decorating!!! I had finally discovered a […]
The red high heel shoe was a first. I traced my then 8 year-old “sons” size 8 shoe and used that for the black sole. Then I just added a little larger one in red behind the black. Then shaped the hill and the red strap across the top, let all the pieces dry and […]
This cake was so fun. It started as a 9×13 single layer “Texas Marble” sheet cake. I carved it into the shape of the piano. Then frosted with butter-cream and covered in fondant. The gold leafed pages and the Steinway & Sons emblem were painted with food-grade edible Gold glaze. BTW: The legs that support […]
I loved making this cake —It almost has as much creativity and pizzazz as the bride! It’s three tiers of cupcakes on a stand interspersed with black berry picks, feathers and various black and white silk flowers. The rose cupcakes are decorated in bright neon colors and the top is an 8″ zebra pattern —all […]
Need more cake? Sheet cakes are the way to go —less decorating —- and can save money. These are four 1/2 size rectangular sheet cakes. You can put whatever design you like in the middle of the small squares. These are easy to serve following the cutting lines. Each sheet cake serves 48 people. Close-up. […]
This is a birthday cake I made in 2013. It’s a 2 layer 12″ round cake topped with a Zebra purse made using a 8″ circle cut in half. It’s decorated with butter-cream frosting and covered in Wilton pre-made fondant. It’s the “first” purse cake I ever made. This is a view from above the […]
This was my first square wedding cake. The scroll work was all free handed (the only way I know) in butter-cream. It’s 3 two-layer tiers are 16″, 12″, and 8″. It serves about 230 people.
This is a small, simple, yet elegant wedding cake. It’s decorated with butter-cream frosting and chocolate dipped strawberries. It’s 2 tiers are 6″ and 8″. It serves about 36 people.
This is the brightest wedding cake I have made thus far. The couple had super cute colors and wanted something fun. I had fun making it! It’s a 2 layer 16″ square topped with a 2 layer 10″ circles. Butter-cream frosting covered in Wilton fondant. It serves about 170 people. Candy Land meets Willy Wonka! […]
This cake was for a winter wedding. The silver and pale blue colors made for a beautiful and elegant reception. The cake is butter-cream covered in Satin Ice fondant. The tiers are 12″, 10″ and 8″. This cake serves about 118 people.
This birthday cake was for the hometown football teams quarter back. The jersey was made from a t-shirt form pan and the football field is a 1/2 sheet rectangular pan. This cake serves about 70 people. It was super fun to make.
This is a 3-tiered cake with columns between each tier. It has a purple border piped around each. The sizes are 14″, 12″ and 8″. The piping design and ivy complemented well the sort of Celtic theme of the couple’s outdoor wedding reception. This cake serves about 160 guests.
This wedding cake combined a square bottom with a two tier circular top. It is butter-cream frosting covered in Wilton fondant and decorated with black satin ribbon and fresh red roses. The pan sizes used were a 16″ square with 12″ & 8″ circles on top. This cake serves about 210 people.
For this wedding cake the couple’s theme was their favorite football team! Their invitations were adorable with pictures of them in their matching football jerseys. The team colors were blue & gold thus the colors for the cake. The 3 tiers are size 10″, 8″ and a 6″ top. This cake was butter-cream covered in […]
I really wish I had taken more pictures of the process of making this cake, but sadly I did not start taking pictures until I had already gotten this much done. My son wanted a WALL-E cake for his birthday, so here is my version. In all the cakes I have made in 21 years […]
Here is an example of a great way to save some money and get a beautiful vintage lace look on your wedding cake. Buy lace you love and stick it on the cake. It saves hours and hours of decorating and piping out the lace look. Saves time & money and looks beautiful, vintage and […]
This is a four tiered cake made with 16″, 14″, 12″ and 10″ double layered rounds. It was lemon pound cake with raspberry filling, decorated in butter-cream frosting. The scroll work is all original designs piped free hand with no templates of any kind. The flowers are all silk. This cake serves about 260 guests. […]
These cakes make for a nice neighborhood or office gift at Christmas time as well. My older kids sold these single layer cakes one year as a fund raising project. Together, our family baked and decorated 50 of these cakes in three days! It made for fun times and good memories. A family that “plays” […]
The brides focus for this wedding cake was all about the right flowers. The soft color palette came from a photo the bride liked at https://www.flickr.com/photos/cupcakesbyjanelle/6304512920/However she wanted brighter/darker pink peonies mixed with the colors. The cake I made is the result. It turned out beautifully if I say so myself. All of the flowers […]
This was the first cake I ever baked in a glass bowl and it actually worked well. However, you need to make sure your glass bowl is tempered and safe to use in your oven. I did learn newer glass bowls sold at the store nowadays cannot be used for this. I went to the […]
No cake ever made is as awesome as celebrating 50 years of marriage! This is a replica of the wedding cake our grandparents had when they were married in 1953. I even replicated the topper and the silk flowers. Note to self: I need to post a picture of them with their cake on their […]
This is a wedding cake I made in September of 2012. It’s a 5-tiered cake with small 2-tiered side cakes. The side cakes are 6″ & 8″ rounds. The large cake is a 6″, 8″, 10″, 12″, and 14″. It’s all chocolate cake decorated in butter-cream frosting with fresh red roses and black silk ribbon. […]
I love the striking colors of this cake. The deep shade of the almost black-purple flowers complement well the pale yellow ribbon, small roses and little Gerber daisies. Then the bright shade of purple used for the scroll and buttons pulls it all together nicely. This cake is a 3 tiered 12″, 10″ and 8″ […]
Here is my beautiful little girl holding up her picture I drew of Scooby-Doo to decorate her birthday cake with. I looked at the Scooby-Doo picture on the front of her birthday invitations and just copied the picture onto paper in a much larger scale.This is the method I use to make my shaped cakes. […]