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Spring Has Sprung!

Spring Tree Trunk Cake

Spring Tree Trunk Cake

I made this cake for a school’s auction.  I love how all of the elements came together…especially the fungus!  Their theme was “God doing new works”…I think Spring fits in perfectly!  The entire cake was around 14-15”.  The little bunny was around 2″ long and about 1 1/2″ tall!
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Tastings from Around the World

Tastings from Around the World

Tastings from Around the World

I made this cake for a fundraiser at my son’s school.  They hosted a Wine and Beer Tasting event that included items up for raffle…sure hope the winner of this cake shares! This year’s theme was Wines and Beers from around the world.  The suitcase, instead of being covered with travel labels, is covered in edible wine labels from around the world.  The crackers and grapes were made from gum paste.  Stay tuned…I’ll be announcing a few new flavors in the coming weeks!

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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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Recent Groom’s Cakes

Oktoberfest Beer Stein Cake

Oktoberfest Beer Stein Groom's Cake

This cake was requested by a mom for her son’s groom’s cake as a surprise for their rehearsal dinner. It was delivered to a local brewery’s bottling plant that also serves as a restaurant and banquet hall. It was fun bringing the cake past all the customers at the brewery!  I should note that this cake was a total of about 20″ high and 9″ around.  The logo on the front was about 10″x6″ and the pretzel was about 6″ across!  It sat on a 20″ board.  This sucker was HUGE!  And according to the mom, people were licking the plates clean…I love it!

Beer Stein Close-up

Beer Stein Close-up

Beer Stein Detail

Beer Stein Detail

Pool Ball Cupcake Groom's Cake

Pool Ball Cupcake Groom's Cake

This cake went along with the Birch Tree Wedding Cake from this post. The bride wanted to surprise her future husband with a cool groom’s cake. I really liked how a simple design looks so cool!  And this bride was a fun one to work with!

“It was PERFECT and the best Carrot Cake I’ve ever eaten! I had three of them myself… not kidding! 😉 ” ~Angie

September’s Birthday Cakes

FINALLY, a blog post…with content and pictures!! Don’t fall off your chairs, folks…I know it’s been a while! I’ve decided that instead of doing separate posts for each cake, that I would group them into categories! I’ll start off with the birthday cakes from the month of September (and a few from the end of August too!).

***Click on each of the pictures for a description of the cakes!***

From the Tools Cake: “It was awesome and survived the trip to Nashville very well! We all had a good laugh as we ate it in the partially remodeled house.” ~Kay

From the Ladybug Cake: “Emily did a fantastic job, as usual!” ~Bonnie

From the Fall Leaves Cake: “Everyone loved the cake! Mom & Dad were so touched by the leaves with all of our names.” ~Kay

From the Dora Cake: “Emily, I just wanted to say thanks for your hard work on Julia’s Dora cake. Everyone thought it was amazing!” ~Ashley

From the “All-About-Me” Cake: “Jordan loved the cake! The guests loved sampling all three flavors!” ~Christine

From the Princess Cake: “Thanks for doing Brooke’s cake, it was amazing!!!!” ~ Christi

The remaining cakes from the weekend

Beach Birthday Cake

Beach Birthday Cake

This cake was loosely based off of the partyware for the birthday party.  I’ve wanted to try the plumeria flower for a long time and have had a tutorial printed for over a year, so I thought this was the perfect opportunity!  I love this cake…it makes me really just want to pull up a beach chair and read a book under the sun!  It’s hard to see from the picture, but there were actually two different borders on this cake.  The one you can’t really see was a “wave” pattern on the other side.  I used a white and blue striped bag to get a whitecap effect…wish I would have gotten a picture of it!

Soccer Birthday Cake

Soccer Birthday Cake

This cake was for a young man that got this soccer cake last year for his birthday…maybe next year, we’ll try and change it up a bit! 🙂

Happy Birthday, Jackson!

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!

Gift Box Wedding Cake

The “cake gods” were smiling on me today!  I made an almost-last-minute decision to deliver this cake in pieces and assemble on-site.  Boy am I glad I made that decision!  The roads to get to the venue were windy, hilly, pot-holey and SUPER bumpy!  I’m 100% positive that had I stacked it, it would either not have made it, or I would still be trying to drive it there…very, very slowly!  The beautiful bride is a cousin of a few of my cousins and she chose a GORGEOUS place to be married!  The venue was almost out in the woods and had lots of windows viewing the surrounding trees.  I wish I would have taken some pictures, but guest were starting to arrive as I finished.

Congratulations, Michelle and David!  May you have many, many happy years together!  It was a real pleasure working with you to create your special cake!

Simple Girly Birthday Cake

Simple Girly Birthday Cake

Another cake from this weekend…this was a very simple, small cake that I made for a birthday party.  It was made to look like the party ware.

Emily ~ I just wanted to email you and tell you how absolutely adorable and wonderful the cake was for my sister’s party.  Everyone could not stop talking about it.  I was so excited about it I almost did wait until present time to show it off.  It also tasted as good as it looked.   I just cannot say enough outstanding things about it.  It was perfect!  Thank you again for delivering it.  Your card is on my fridge and I have bragged to all of my friends at work how cute it was.  We will definitely be ordering in the future. ~ Jennifer

Wine Box Cake {UPDATED}

Wine Box Cake

Wine Box Cake

This cake was made for a donation to a fundraising event for our school. The event was a wine tasting and it was to be a part of a raffle. This cake was a difficult one for me, not because the cake was difficult, but because I ended up having to bake it twice…at 2 AM. There was a mini mental breakdown at 4AM and after a few hours of sleep and the help of my sister, who watched the kids for a few hours, I was able to focus and knock it out. I would have taken pictures, but I REALLY would rather NOT remember it!

Emily, everyone loved your cake. A friend of Mrs. Shannon’s won it and is going out of town so she gave it to the teachers. They are all in for a wonderful treat Monday!!!! ~ Kathy

UPDATED 04/12/2010:  I found out last yesterday that this cake was won by a woman who turned around and donated it to the teachers at the school to enjoy!  I think that’s very sweet and I hope they all enjoyed it today!

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!