Tag Archives: Cupcakes

Baby Showers

Safari Gift Box Baby Shower Cake

Safari Gift Box Baby Shower Cake

This cake was designed after the invitations for a shower for twin boys.
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Baking with the Boys

Happy Birthday, Grandpa!

Happy Birthday, Grandpa!

Many of you may not know that I have 2 very cute and fun boys, Benjamin (almost 6) and Samuel (almost 4).  They constantly ask me if they can help and generally get told no, because the particular thing I am making is going to someone else!  They are great assistants in the kitchen, so I enlisted their help to make my Dad (their Grandpa’s) birthday cupcakes!

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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.

Pink is Pretty


I just love the quilted look of this cake, and the pink ribbon roses, and the little pearls, and the fluffiness of the vanilla buttercream on the cupcakes…okay, I loved it all!

Emily we loved the cake and cupcakes. Carrot was the favorite! Almost too pretty to eat! ~ Erica

I also loved delivering this cake!  The little one that was the reason for the cake had the same kind of hair that my youngest son had when he was an infant (I miss that hair!)…I’ll leave you with a bonus picture of my son when he was only a few weeks old!

Love that fluff!

Love that fluff!

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! 🙂

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

Valentine’s Day Orders

I’m offering a few specials for Valentine’s Day!  Deadline to order is Friday, February 5th.  Email me with the details of your order and I’ll send out an invoice.  Delivery preferences are Friday, February 12th or Saturday, February 13th and will be available on a first-come-first-served basis.  We can work out a delivery time in the emails (or if you have a preference, let me know and we’ll see what we can do!).  Sorry, local orders only; no shipping at this time (it just costs too much to ship these days!).

Valentine’s Day Heart-Shaped Cake (serves 15)  [$45.00]:
A heart-shaped cake decorated like a conversation heart in Pink or White Fondant-covered Dark Chocolate, Red Velvet or Vanilla Bean White Velvet Cake filled with Vanilla Bean Buttercream and with Red Writing.  This cake would be great for an office or school party! ~ Please specify fondant color and cake flavor when ordering!

Valentine’s Day Jumbo Cupcakes (serves 12) [$36.00]:
Jumbo Cupcakes (in a white liner) in Dark Chocolate, Red Velvet or Vanilla Bean White Velvet Cake decorated with a fluffy Vanilla Bean Buttercream swirl and a Fondant Valentine’s decoration (these cupcakes are huge people!).  These cupcakes would be great for office or school parties! ~ Please specify cupcake flavor when ordering!

Valentine’s Day Standard Cupcakes (serves 12) [$24.00]:
The standard-sized cupcake (in a cute Valentine’s liner) in Dark Chocolate, Red Velvet or Vanilla Bean White Velvet Cake decorated with a large fluffy Vanilla Bean Buttercream swirl and a Fondant Valentine’s decoration.  These cupcakes would be great for office or school parties! ~ Please specify cupcake flavor when ordering!

Valentine’s Day Individually-Wrapped Decorated Cookies (serves 12) [$24.00]:
3″ individually-wrapped heart-shaped cookies in either Vanilla Bean or Dark Chocolate Sugar Cookie, decorated with Vanilla Royal Icing.  These cookies would be perfect to hand out with your Valentines! ~ Please specify cookie flavor when ordering! For a picture of my Christmas cookies, visit: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=3684897&id=87765832200

Princess

Pink Princess

Pink Princess

This cake is a sample cake for an upcoming project that has the potential to keep me very busy!  I love how it turned out, but next time, the big bow will be purple!   Those cupcakes are jumbo cupcakes!  They are about twice the size of a normal cupcake!  I’m actually liking how they came out!