Many of you know that I took a full-time position at a new Catholic high school in the area. I believe very strongly in the success of the school and everything it stands for. I am the school’s Office Manager and I LOVE going to work every day! I am still making cakes, but have significantly scaled back the number of cakes I do in a weekend, so get your requests to me as soon as you have dates! That said, I have the following announcement to make.
I want to start off by saying a HUGE THANK YOU to those that have supported me throughout these last few years…family, friends, customers…I am truly blessed! I love making cakes and seeing the reactions to them! They are my little babies and I love each and every one! It has been a pleasure working with each and every one of you to create your perfect cake for your occasions! I love starting with a wedding cake, making baby shower cakes and then eventually your children’s birthday cakes…it’s fun to be a part of your lives in that way!
Please forgive me…I’ve been a BAD blogger, I know. I’m sorry! Allow me to explain!
First, I am a wife and mother to 2 VERY active little boys! Then I bake and decorate cakes. During the school year, I work as the school’s Kitchen Manager, cooking lunch for around 150 every day. It’s an interesting job, very stressful and tiring. I also serve on our church’s Pastoral Council and Youth Ministry Council, design and layout the school’s auction fundraiser program, co-lead Vacation Bible School, and I could probably go on, but I won’t bore you with all I do! But you get the drift…I can’t say no and as a result, I’m a busy lady and blogging just got pushed into the VERY low-priority list (I’m sure there’s a lot of you out there that can relate)! I promise to try harder!
I have been updating all of the galleries with new pictures of the cakes that I’ve been doing. And if you want more up-to-the-minute updates (or as close as possible, anyway), you can follow me on Facebook…I promise, I update faster there!
There are big changes in store for Cake is Life in the future, including a newly redesigned website (there…I put it out there! Now my husband HAS to do it!) 🙂
I assure you, I have been making cakes, I still LOVE to make them and will continue to take orders for them! Email me at CakeIsLife@gmail.com to place your order or use the Contact Form here on the blog.
Thank you so much for your continued loyalty! It is such a pleasure working with great people such as yourselves! I’m honored to be part of your special events and I love it that you let me help you to create your perfect custom cake centerpieces!
Posted in 3-D/Sculpted, Birthday, Business, Cake, Graduation, Gratitude, Pictures, Religious, Updates, Wedding, Wedding Shower
Tagged 1st Communion, Baptism, Cake, Confirmation, EHS, Flowers, Hawaiian, Shower, Tiger, Tropical, Wedding, Wedding shower
Often, you will hear me suggest that you just shouldn’t use buttercream in hot weather…this is why! The lovely Bronwen Weber of Frosted Art Bakery in Dallas, TX has created a cute video explaining this very problem…
So, if you don’t want your cake to melt, please, PLEASE, pretty please…use fondant and DON’T have your cake outside in these conditions (your guests will probably thank you too!). 🙂 After all, you’ve paid all that money for me to spend all that time making and decorating your pretty cake…your guests should be able to enjoy it too!
Thank you, Mrs. Weber, for creating a video demonstrating this exact problem! Sometimes people just need to see it for themselves!
Ben’s 6th Birthday! Happy Birthday, Ben!
Lego Head Cake
Ben's Lego Cake
Posted in 3-D/Sculpted, Birthday, Cake, Family, Pictures
Tagged 3-D, Birthday, Black, Buttercream, Cake, Lego, Lego head, Yellow
Coach Purse Cake
I like being able to create cakes that look like things besides cake! This one is one after my own heart…who doesn’t wish they had a handbag made out of cake (shh boys, you just don’t understand!) Happy Birthday, Jennifer!
Posted in 3-D/Sculpted, Birthday, Cake, Handmade Flowers, Pictures
Tagged 3-D, Birthday, Blue, Brown, Buttercream, Cake, Carved, Coach purse, Cupcake, Fondant, Green, Pink, Polka dots, Purple, Ribbon roses, Sculpted, Tan, Yellow
Farm-themed Birthday Cake
I love creating cakes for this little one! This is the 3rd one…year one and year two! Happy Birthday, Lucas!
Once again this cake was as delicious as it was beautiful!!!! Way to go Emily!! The cake was Fabulous!!!! ~Jennifer
Candy Land Birthday Cake
This was another fun cake to make! I loved Candy Land as a kid and my own kids enjoy playing it too, so it was pretty easy to come up with a design.
I just wanted to send a quick note to Thank You for such a great cake! Everyone loved it and it tasted amazing! ~Jennifer
Posted in 3-D/Sculpted, Birthday, Cake, Feedback, Pictures
Tagged Backyardigans, Ball, Belt, Belt buckle, Birthday, Black, Blue, Brown, Buttercream, Cake, Candles, Candy land, Carved, Cow print, Cupcake, Farm, Fence, Fondant, Game board, Green, Gumdrops, Gumpaste, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Orange, Pablo, Peppermints, Pink, Plaid, Purple, Red, Sculpted, Silver, Sprinkles, Swags, Toodles, Tractor, Truffles, White, XBox logo, Yellow
The Father’s Day Cakes:
Tool Belt Father's Day Cake
Dad loved his cake. He was impressed by the “stitching” on the toolbelt. My nieces and nephew fought over who got to eat the tools. ~Kay
Lawn Mower Father's Day Cake
Posted in Cake, Feedback, Holiday, Pictures
Tagged Brown, Bush, Buttercream, Cake, Father's Day, Feedback, Fondant, Green, Hammer, Lawnmower, Red, Screwdriver, Silver, Stripes, Tool belt, Wrench
Safari Gift Box Baby Shower Cake
This cake was designed after the invitations for a shower for twin boys.
Posted in 3-D/Sculpted, Baby Shower, Cake, Cupcakes, Pictures
Tagged Animals, Blue, Bow, Brown, Cake, Cupcakes, Flowers, Fondant, Gift box, Giraffe, Green, Gumpaste, Lion, Monkey, Orange, Pink, Polka dots, Rhino, Safari, Stripes, Tiger, White, Yellow
Mardi Gras Wedding Shower Cake
I really like the way this cake came out…just like the image that was in my head!
It was delicious!! ~Melissa
Posted in 3-D/Sculpted, Feedback, Handmade Flowers, Pictures, Topsy Turvy, Wedding, Wedding Shower
Tagged Airbrush, Cake, Crystals, Day lily, Diamonds, Flowers, Fondant, Gold, Green, Gumpaste, Lace applique, Mardi gras, Masks, Orange, Pink, Purple, Ribbon roses, Roses, Sculpted, Sunflowers, Topsy turvy, Wedding, Wedding shower, White, Yellow
Mosaic Daisy Wedding Cake
Mosaic Daisy Wedding Cake
At the Reception
Bowling Groom’s Cake
Here is a recent wedding and groom’s cake I did for a fun couple! I LOVE the design of the wedding cake! Click on the pictures to bring them up bigger so you can see all the detail! I had a lot of fun making this cake!
Congratulations Laura and Ryan! May you live long, happy lives and always enjoy each other’s company!
These cakes were absolutely awesome! Thank you so much Emily for your hard work. They tasted as good as they looked (and I had three out of the four flavors). Thank you again for a fabulous job! ~Laura
Posted in Cake, Feedback, Groom's Cake, Pictures, Wedding
Tagged Ball, Blue, Bowling, Brown, Buttercream, Cake, Daisy, Feedback, Fondant, Green, Groom's, Mosaic, Pink, Pins, Red, Wedding, White