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!
Posted in 3-D/Sculpted, Birthday, Business, Cake, Graduation, Gratitude, Pictures, Religious, Updates, Wedding, Wedding Shower
Tagged 1st Communion, Baptism, Cake, Confirmation, EHS, Flowers, Hawaiian, Shower, Tiger, Tropical, Wedding, Wedding shower
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
Posted in 3-D/Sculpted, Feedback, Handmade Flowers, Pictures, Topsy Turvy, Wedding, Wedding Shower
Tagged Airbrush, Cake, Crystals, Day lily, Diamonds, Flowers, Fondant, Gold, Green, Gumpaste, Lace applique, Mardi gras, Masks, Orange, Pink, Purple, Ribbon roses, Roses, Sculpted, Sunflowers, Topsy turvy, Wedding, Wedding shower, White, Yellow
Mosaic Daisy Wedding Cake
Mosaic Daisy Wedding Cake
At the Reception
Bowling Groom’s Cake
Here is a recent wedding and groom’s cake I did for a fun couple! I LOVE the design of the wedding cake! Click on the pictures to bring them up bigger so you can see all the detail! I had a lot of fun making this cake!
Congratulations Laura and Ryan! May you live long, happy lives and always enjoy each other’s company!
These cakes were absolutely awesome! Thank you so much Emily for your hard work. They tasted as good as they looked (and I had three out of the four flavors). Thank you again for a fabulous job! ~Laura
Posted in Cake, Feedback, Groom's Cake, Pictures, Wedding
Tagged Ball, Blue, Bowling, Brown, Buttercream, Cake, Daisy, Feedback, Fondant, Green, Groom's, Mosaic, Pink, Pins, Red, Wedding, White
Damask Wedding Cake
I love the way this cake came out! I just wish the picture could have! The room was decorated just like the table…Green table clothes with the damask runners. It very St. Patrick’s Day without being in-your-face St. Patrick’s Day! The room was gorgeous…what’s not to love? Green…good! Damask…good! I thoroughly enjoyed making this cake!
Today, my husband and I are celebrating our 8th anniversary. If you would have told me 8 1/2 years ago, when I was ordering my wedding cake that I would some day be making them myself, I would have thought you were crazy! After all, I didn’t (and still don’t) like to eat cake! My Mom kept trying to get us to have a wedding pie or a wedding cheesecake…I just couldn’t break tradition though! Here was my cake…made by the talented Pat Jacoby of Patty Cakes, in Highland IL. It was all buttercream and I couldn’t even tell you what the flavors were…probably white, chocolate and marble. Each tier was decorated with a different pattern: Cornelli Lace, Diamond Pattern, Swirls and Dots. I was one of those brides that I hate to get…”Oh, just whatever you want to do, I don’t really care!” I think our consultation appointment lasted about 10 minutes! I’m not sure why I chose square either! I guess it was the earliest start to my love for cake design, because I love doing square cakes!
Our Wedding Cake
If I cared about cake design as much as I do now, and if I were to do it all over again now (to the same wonderful man, of course!), I would choose this cake! It was made by a designer in the Philippians and it’s absolutely GORGEOUS…stunningly gorgeous! I, of course, would have chosen to have it made out of silver instead of gold! Just ask my Mom about searching high and low for a red and green plaid taffeta to make the flower girls dresses out of that didn’t have a gold thread going through it…I was obsessed!
Poinsettia Cake by Kusina Habana
Happy Anniversary, Neil! Thank you for being there for me every step of the way and thank you for supporting my cake “habit”, for being my dishwasher, occasional cake assistant and most of all, for eating all my scraps! 😉 I love you!
Gift Box Wedding Cake
Another view of the 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
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
Posted in Birthday, Cake, Feedback, Handmade Flowers, Pictures, Wedding
Tagged Birthday, Blue, Bows, Brown, Buttercream, Cake, Calla lilies, Feedback, Fondant, Gift box, Girly, Gum paste, Handmade Flowers, Pink, Ribbon, Wedding, White, Yellow
Autumn-themed Wedding Cake
Close-up of the pumpkin
Fall is my favorite season! I love the weather, the colors, the smells in the air, the crispness before winter hits…I love it all. So when I was asked to do a fall-themed cake, I was super excited. The bride had lots of ideas, so we combined them all together into this cake. Every tier was a different flavor and three side cakes were ordered with it, all serving 360 people! It was one big cake!
Posted in 3-D/Sculpted, Cake, Wedding
Tagged Acorns, Autumn, Brown, Buttercream, Cake, Fall, Fondant, Green, Leaves, Modeling chocolate, Orange, Pumpkins, Red, Wedding, White, Yellow
Beach Wedding Cake
This cake was ordered by a former co-worker for her niece’s wedding. This was my first wedding cake, my first 3-tiered cake and the biggest cake I’ve done to date!
Posted in Cake, Pictures, Wedding
Tagged Beach, Bows, Butterceam, Cake, Coral, Pink, Ribbon, Sand dollars, Shells, Wedding, White, White chocolate