"I may not be there yet,
but I'm closer than
I was yesterday."

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Busy busy.... Did I mention busy?

I know this isn't cake related but, I think I can let this one slide. I'm engaged and soon to be married this October. I kiiind of let things slip out of my grasp these last few months while I worked on preparing for the wedding and trying to find a new venue for the wedding. I've also been working on finding a new florist, caterer, and many more things.

At the moment I feel like a rancher trying to herd cats in the middle of a yarn field.

Non the less I'm sorry for going missing for so long. I'm back now and will start getting things up and running again. Even though this blog seems dead and bare my hands sure weren't with all the food coloring and gum paste I've been working with. I can't wait to share the cakes with all of you. :)

Happy Icing!


Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Ombre Coral Wedding Cake

White Cake, fudge filling, Butter cream icing, ombre coral.
 The small one up top was the little four inch cake I gave them as a gift for their honey moon.
The bride wanted chrysanthemums. So we gave them to her. Again my sister-in-law is amazing and knows how to work well with others.
 The small silver butterfly is my signature touch. All cakes have them. Well, they all well from here on out. The carrot cake didn't get one.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Bachelorette Cake

The bride I did the carrot wedding cake for she had her bachelorette party and was in need of a cake.
 So I talked to her friends and got working on a cake for her party. Now she wanted a cake we had seen and talked about on pintrest. Though as I looked for it I couldn't find it. So I got to work making something better.

This is the out come of the cake. It was a hit. Spice cake, butter cream icing, fondant, gum paste panties, and bra.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Wedding Cake

 Wedding cakes, one of my first and it will never be one of my lasts.
 Gum paste lilies.
 Nine flowers, four tiers of carrot cake with oven roasted pecans. The top two tiers had no pecans for those that had allergies.
 The flowers were dusted with petal dust and luster dust. My assistant/ sister-in-law is truly an artistic genius! She did a stunning job and dusting the flowers.

 Four days of long hard work later we had a stunning cake for my friend.

 It was a hit. The guests enjoyed it and so did the bride and the groom. As a gift from the bakery to the happy couple I make them a separate tier for the couple to enjoy on their honeymoon.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Chocolate chip cookie in a Bowl

So clearly this doesn't look like much but a scary puddle of stuff in a bowl. BUT! It was a cookie in the making! It's a cookie for one. Have you ever had one of those days where you want a cookie but you don't want to spend well over fifteen to twenty minutes making dozens of cookies and cleaning up a mess. So why not make just a cookie for you? Just one!
Being allergic to wheat (gluten) it's not cheap, or easy (I'm the only one in my fiancee's house that is allergic) when it comes to finding gluten free things.
 Now to ingredients will clearly be cut down to teaspoons, tablespoons, and a few cups. Though don't worry you can easily change this into cups as well and fill a bigger bowl.


  1. 5 tablespoons all purpose flour (I used Pamela's Artisan Flour Blend)
  2. 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  3. A pinch of salt
  4. 1 1/2 tablespoons brownsugar
  5. 1 1/2 granulated sugar
  6. 2 tablespoons butter (room temperature)
  7. 2 tablespoons of a beaten egg  
  8. 1/4 cup chocolate chips (plus a handful for yourself to snack on)

  •  Start by melting the butter (melted not boiling)
  • Add sugars, vanilla, and salt (stir together)
  • Add your 2 tablespoons of egg
  • Stir in flour
  • Add in chocolate chips
  • Pop into the microwave for 2 minutes
 It is a little dry but that's nothing a little milk won't hurt.
Sit back, relax, pop up your feet and dig into the yummy treat. :)

Friday, March 7, 2014

Flower Friday

 Chocolate, chocolate, and.... dare I say... more chocolate?
 This is a chocolate whipped iced cake, with chocolate whipped roses, ganache leaves, filled with Bavarian cream and more ganache.
Now the only real difference between these two cakes it the whipped icing. The top cake had a lot of air bubbles in mixture. The second one you can see the big difference. No air bubbles makes a HUGE difference. The shine to the roses on the bottom as well came from the air spray gun. If you have a pearl spray just to a light mist over the roses and leaves to get that beautiful shine to it.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Thoughtful Thrusday

 Now, don't get me wrong. I LOVE to get creative with cakes, I love to run wild with someone's idea and give them a fun cake. But to come into an order like this just makes me laugh at how silly and 'thoughtful' people can be at times. Now, I say thoughtful this way because my dear friend that took this order set this order up to make sure I got it and no one else.
 See, she knew what she was doing and did it right.

I wish I remembered to take a picture of the cake out of it's box. Since I didn't though this is the best I've got. It was a lot of fun none the less to make this cake.

Happy Birthday Jillie. I hope you enjoyed the cake as much as I liked making it.