Category Archives: Graduation

Bad Blogger (Sorry!)

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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!

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Golf Bag Graduation Cake

Golf Bag Graduation Cake

Golf Bag Graduation Cake

This cake was MASSIVE!  It served 150 and was about 28″ tall!  It was made for a girl graduating from high school this year.  She played golf throughout high school and was getting ready to play golf in college.  It’s hard to tell from the picture, but the “towel” by the grad cap is “dirty and used” and the one on the bag is “new and white”…signifying her transition.  I had fun with this cake, from it’s conception to it’s delivery (although that was stressful after what happened to this cake, that was all I kept thinking about!  Thank you to my Dad who helped me construct the board it sat upon and to my husband, who “hugged” the cake the entire 25 miles to deliver!

Congratulations Elyse!  May your journey be fun and rewarding!  Good luck at Eastern!

And just so that you can see the massiveness of this cake, here is a picture of the cake just after it was stacked on the board and covered with buttercream.  Notice the coke can sitting next to the cake?  This thing was huge!  It took about 8 1/2 pounds of fondant just to cover this cake (by the way, I SO NEED A SHEETER if anyone has a spare that they would be willing to part with!).  In total, there were 12 cake layers, about 13 pounds of fondant and 2 1/2 BIG batches of buttercream!  Not to mention a full bag of Oreos!

Uncovered Golf Bag Cake

Uncovered Golf Bag Cake

Graduation Cakes and Some Strays

So this has been a SUPER busy week.  These are only 2 of 4 cakes this week (and a bonus one I haven’t had a chance to upload yet until now).  I’ll upload the rest later this weekend!

Preschool Graduation Cake

Preschool Graduation Cake

The first one is one that I was asked to make for my son’s preschool graduation.  I had a lot of fun making it, although I’m going to have to try to figure out what is wrong with the black ink on my edible image printer, because all of the writing ended up having to be hand-painted on…and I don’t write straight, much less paint words straight!  I’m happy with how it turned out and everyone seemed to be enjoying it!  Congrats, Ben…you’re going to LOVE kindergarten!

Purple Polka Dotted Grad Cake

Purple Polka Dotted Grad Cake

This cake was for a local grad.  The school colors were purple and white…yes, that’s purple…for some reason, that color doesn’t photograph well…perhaps it’s the cloudy day!  Congratulations, Jordan!

Wizard of Oz Cake v.2

Wizard of Oz Cake v.2

Normally, when someone asks me to do a cake from my gallery, I like to change it up a little (or reinvent the wheel).  I LOVE the design of this cake, so I really didn’t want to do anything major to change it.  I did do a few minor things, but mainly it’s the same!  Happiest of Fifth Birthdays to you Jewel!

Playing Catch-up

Okay, I’m a few cakes behind and I have another two I’m currently working on.

Daisy Birthday Cake

Daisy Birthday Cake

Daisy Cupcakes

Daisy Cupcakes

The first cake was for a mother’s birthday.  It happened to be Mother’s day weekend.  The family didn’t want to focus on how old their mom was, but who she is to the people in her family…hence the flowers with the names written on them.  The cupcakes went with the cake.

Graduation Cap Cake

Graduation Cap Cake

The second cake was for a graduation celebration at my husband’s work.  Three of his co-workers were graduating.