Category Archives: Topsy Turvy


Mardi Gras Wedding Shower Cake

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

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Birthdays, a Shower and a Going-Away

Spiderman Birthday Cake

Spiderman Birthday Cake

I made this cake for the same little one as this cake, which was the first cake I ever made for someone other than family! Happy 4th Birthday, Jude!

American Doll Cake

American Doll Cake

I made this cake for a little lady turning 5. It was modeled after the latest American Doll. The birthday girl was getting one for her big day. Happy 5th Birthday, Taylor!

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Filling in the Blanks!

Yet another catch-up post!  For starters, there is an actual contact form now on my Contact page, so now you can use it!

Next, here are a few cakes that I haven’t blogged about yet!
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And the Topsy Turvy Cake Winner is…

Topsy Turvy Vintage Toy Baby Shower Cake

Topsy Turvy Vintage Toy Baby Shower Cake

The winner of the Topsy Turvy Cake from my class is:
Finding that winner proved to be a little more challenging than I expected, since no one followed the rules for posting comments!  I gave you all the benefit of the doubt though and created an Excel spreadsheet with everyone’s name on it and added multiples of names for becoming Facebook Fans, Twitter Followers or Blog Subscribers.  Then I copied and pasted the list into the “randomizer” at  After putting them in random order, the winner was Kathie Opel.

Kathie chose to bring her cake to her friend’s baby shower.  The theme of the shower was “Vintage Toys”.  The flags came from the design on her invitations.  I’m thrilled with how this cake turned out!  The class was very fun…great company!  I learned some great techniques for making the Topsy Turvy Cake structurally sound.  I will, however, be doing the Topsy Turvy Cake a little differently in the future.  The cake will be a 6″ round with a 10″ round on the bottom.  It should really even have another tier to get the full effect too!  And it will have tapered tiers (larger at the top than at the bottom).

Congratulations to Kathie and to her friend Cara!

“I can’t thank you enough for the gorgeous cake!  It was perfect, and delicious as well!  Thank you so much!” ~ Kathie

GIVEAWAY!!! Topsy Turvy Cake!

**Comments are now closed.  Thank you for entering!  A winner will be chosen shortly.  Keep an eye on your inboxes!**

ATTENTION local Cake is Life friends and customers! Here’s your chance to get a cake from Cake is Life and it’s FREE!  If you are interested, leave a comment on this post to win a decorated 2-tiered cake for the weekend of January 7th, 8th, 9th, BUT play by the rules below (please and thank you)!

I’m taking a Topsy Turvy Cake Class this Thursday (do a Google search if you don’t know what a “Topsy Turvy Cake” is…it will pull up thousands of pictures!).  IF you live within a 30 mile radius of Edwardsville, IL  (do a mapquest 1st to find out please!) AND you are interested in winning the cake from the class, THEN follow the directions below!  NOTE: There are a total of 4 entries per person!!
1. Leave a comment telling me how you would want your winning cake decorated (ie: theme and colors).
2. Register for blog updates by entering your email address in the “Email Subscriptions” link on the left-hand side.  Leave a comment telling me you did so, or that you already receive updates!
3. Become a Fan of Cake is Life on Facebook by using the “Find Cake is Life on Facebook” link on the left-hand side.  Leave a comment telling me you did so, or that you already are!
4. Follow Cake is Life on Twitter by using the “Find Cake is Life on Twitter” link on the left-hand side.  Leave a comment telling me you did so, or that you already are!

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE include your email address in the entries so that you can be notified if you are the winner and details can be worked out!

ONE winner will be chosen by on Wednesday evening at 5pm.  I will notify winner by email and they will have until Thursday at 10am to claim or another winner will be chosen.  The winner’s cake will be delivered on Friday, January 7th or Saturday, January 8th!

This will be the perfect cake to serve around 25-30 people.  If you are in need of more servings, you will have the option to order cupcakes that will be decorated in the same theme.

I will post the winner here when I post a picture of the finished cake!  Good luck!