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Announcement: New Cake Shapes


I was generously rewarded by Santa this year, so I thought I would announce the newest additions that will be joining the round and square cake pans! ¬†Please give a warm welcome to the Hexagon and the Petal pan sets! ūüėČ ¬†They have been unpacked, washed and are patiently waiting to be filled with yummy cake batter!

Snow Day!

This post won’t be about cake (sorry!). ¬†We got 12 1/2 inches of snow dumped on us last night and school was cancelled. ¬†I’ve decided to share with you a little of what we do on our days off! ¬†We started the day with French Toast. ¬†Why? ¬†Because we have eggs coming out our ears and 3 loaves of bread, so why not! ¬†Then we made homemade soft pretzels. ¬†This is a tradition that goes back to my childhood…well, my Mom’s childhood, truth be told. ¬†The recipe at the end of the post.

Soft Pretzels ~ Heaven on a Rack!

Soft Pretzels ~ Heaven on a Rack!

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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 random.org 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!

2010 in Review

The following email was in my inbox this morning from WordPress, who, for at least the next few months, has hosted my blog since its inception. ¬†I think it’s funny and I think that someone has too much time on their hands! ¬†Just thought I’d pass it along! ¬†Happy New Year and thank you for making 2010 a successful year! ¬†Enjoy!

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter‚ĄĘ reads Wow.

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Busy, Busy, Busy!

Sorry for the delay, folks! I’m about 10 cakes behind in posting pictures because I’ve been so busy making others! I promise when things slow down (even a little) I’ll try to get them off the camera! ūüôā

Availability Announcement

September is filling up FAST! I have room for a smallish cake or two on the 25th, but otherwise, it’s booked! Sorry, folks…and THANK YOU for keeping me busy!

Help Build a Track for Father McGivney Catholic High School

This is what I care about! I know I just bothered you wonderful readers with something similar, but there is another opportunity for me to help Father McGivney Catholic High School to win some money and I need YOUR help!

The Bob Emig Foundation, an area organization dedicated to mentoring students through sports, has generously entered a proposal in the Pepsi Refresh Everything Challenge.   WHEN they win $250,000, they will use that money to help build an all-weather track at Father McGivney Catholic High School.  This track will be used by the students of McGivney as well as for community events.

Now comes the plea!  Please vote for the Bob Emig Foundation to win $250,000 in the Pepsi Refresh Everything Challenge!   You can vote daily from your computer by visiting the Pepsi website AND as a bonus, you can also vote daily by texting* 101879 to PEPSI (73774) [*standard text rates may apply].

Now I want to thank you for being such great and loyal readers and for listening (reading) as I try to reach the most people I can to help vote! ¬† Let’s help those students get a track!

A Plea for Help!

Construction has begun!

Construction has begun!

I know I have some very¬†gracious¬†and helpful followers! ¬†I want to thank you! ¬†Now I’m putting a plea for help! ¬†Normally I wouldn’t do this kind of thing on this blog, as it’s about cake and what I’m about to ask is not, but I feel very strongly about this cause and I am asking for your help! ¬†For the last year or so, I have been working on a project in our area to open a new Catholic high school. ¬†Construction has begun and we’re set to open in the Fall of 2011 with Freshman and¬†Sophomore¬†classes, but we need some more money to help us bring our vision into reality! ¬†Chase is sponsoring a “competition” for grant money. ¬†On July 13th, 1 charity will win a grant for $200,000, 4 runners-up will receive $100,000 and 195 will receive $20,000. ¬†I am PLEADING with my fans and followers to please go vote for our project. ¬†Voting started on June 15th and will finish up on July 12th. ¬†Please vote AND spread the word! ¬†Help us build this much-needed school! ¬†Follow the link below to vote for Father McGivney Catholic High School! ¬†Thank you SO MUCH for your support!!! ¬†The future students of Father McGivney Catholic High School thank you too! ¬†You can visit¬†www.McGivneyGriffins.com for more information!


Here are the voting rules (straight from the site):

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO PARTICIPATE OR VOTE. During the voting period, Participants who allow “Access” and “Like” the Chase Community Giving application on the Facebook platform, may vote for Charities. Unless a Participant is the recipient of a Gift Vote, described below, each Participant will be limited to one (1) vote per Charity with a total of twenty (20) votes per valid user profile. Participants will earn an extra vote (“Gift Vote”) after casting five (5) votes and a second Gift Vote again when they cast all twenty (20) votes (excluding Gift Votes). Gift Votes may only be sent to and used by another Participant who may use the Gift Vote to vote for any Charity, but may only vote for the same Charity no more than two (2) times.

Blogaversary & Giveaway!

Happy Blog Birthday Cupcake!

Happy Blog Birthday!

One year ago, I launched cakeislife.com!¬† I’m thrilled with the outcome and wish to thank each and every one of my readers for following along!¬† We’ve had over 70,000 page views over the last year, 67 posts and 130 comments.¬† Thanks so much for a wonderful year!

And to celebrate, I’m hosting a giveaway!¬† Yes, you read it right…a giveaway!

Blogaversary Giveaway!

Blogaversary Giveaway!

Included in the giveaway: A set of two cupcake kitchen towels, a set of 3 sweet stickers, a cupcake-shaped marshmallow and the cutest little cupcake jar.  I may throw in a few other cupcake-related things too (time permitting)!

To enter simply leave a comment!¬† In your comment, include something that you would like to see on the blog for the next year!¬† Do you want more tutorials, some tips, etc.¬† I’m looking forward to changing things up a bit and I want your input!¬† For bonus entries, you can follow me on Twitter (www.twitter.com/cakeislife) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/cakeislife).¬† Leave an additional comment including your Twitter name and another comment with a link to your Facebook page.

Things to note: (1) PLEASE only ONE idea entry, ONE Twitter entry and ONE Facebook entry per person (that’s 3 ways to enter, peeps!)!¬† (2) This giveaway will only be open to US residents {sorry to any international readers!} (3) PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE make sure you leave your email address in the comment form so that I can get in touch with you if you win!

Giveaway will start today, February 1st and end Friday, February 5th at 7pm CST.  I will choose the winner using Random.org and will post the winner soon after!  Good luck!

Edited to add: if you are already a follower on Twitter and Facebook, just include your links like above (and thanks for already following!)

Also edited to add a comment from my Mom! ūüôā

Okay, you forgot the tiny print that says ‘Entries for this contest by employees, family members, and employee family members are strictly prohibited.’ What a great give-away! I guess I’ll have to be content (and ever-so-grateful!) with the occasional cake testers – the real perks! Happy Blogaversary! (Hallmark doesn’t have anything for this event…) Love, Ma

New Web Address

Hi folks!¬† After hemming and hawing and researching and researching…I’ve FINALLY purchased http://www.cakeislife.com!¬† For now, you can still access the blog from cakeislife.wordpress.com, but I’ll be working on a new website in the next coming weeks and it will go away.¬† So it would be good to change your bookmarks now so you can still access the site later!¬† (Don’t worry, I’ll be giving you a warning before it all happens!)