Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Just in time for the holidays

What can you make from all of the cute holiday fabrics like these?

Really cute custom applique onesies/shirts like these.

My favorite is the onesie with the attached skirt.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Turkey Time

Applique turkey shirts and onesies in a variety of sizes. Pictured above are 3 months to 4T, but can be made any size.

Birthday Cakes

I haven't kept up with posting because I have been busy making cakes. Below are birthday cakes I have made over the past month.

Mountain Scene

Beer Mug

Dora the Explorer

Sweet 16 Hot Pink & Zebra

Farm Cake

Hot Pink Zebra and Feathers

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Wedding and a 21st Birthday

I did this wedding cake a couple of weeks ago and was very excited to use one of my cake stands I purchased a few months ago. The cake is made of 6, 10 and 14 inch offset squares. Cake flavors include red velvet/cream cheese filling, chocolate cake/strawberry filling, marble cake/caramel cream cheese filling all iced in cream cheese frosting. The base of each layer is wrapped with ribbon. Buttercream dots are above each ribbon base. The florist added beautiful red roses on each tier of the cake.

When I first made this cake I knew I'd get a request to make it again. This cake is made of three tiers of strawberry cake and is iced in vanilla buttercream. I emptied the beer cans and cut them in half. I then pushed the cans down in the cake. Around the cans are sugar ice cubes and the base of the cake is crushed graham crackers.

Sugar ice cubes are very simple to make. Melt 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup of corn syrup. Poor into ice cube trays and let set for about an hour. I always spray the ice cube trays with cooking spray and they pop right out.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Reese's Lady Bug Birthday

8 inch and 10 inch strawberry cake filled with buttercream and covered in fondant. The lady bug is made from one half of the 3D ball pan. The head is solid fondant. The little lady bugs and leaves were made the day before by hand out of fondant. Flowers and circles were cut using cookie cutters out of fondant. Fondant ball borders surround the bottom of each tier.

Thursday, August 18, 2011


Bows the newest items for sale! Just in time for the fall craft shows.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Davis Wedding

Congratulations to Jeremy Davis & Brandi Ventura.
Thank you for allowing me to be a special part of your day.

4-tier (6,8,10,12 inch) white and chocolate cake tiers covered in brown colored marshmallow fondant. Finished with non-edible raffia, flowers, and cake topper decorations.

Chiefs grooms cake double half sheet of carrot cake with cream cheese frosting.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Woody, Frog Pond, Pink 1st Birthday

Half sheet chocolate cake covered in vanilla and peanut butter frosting. I printed off a picture of Woody from the internet and traced around the body and then free handed the rest.

Full sheet cake that is half chocolate and half vanilla. The frosting is vanilla buttercream icing. To make the bank is chocolate cupcakes covered in frosting. The pebbles are made of tootsie rolls and so is the dock. The fish are Swedish fish candies. Frogs are non-edible.

Ayana has the most carefree mom in the world. She didn't care what flavor of cake was used or the decoration of the cakes. Heck she didn't even care if it was cakes or cupcakes. She did send me the plates and napkins that would be used at the party so that is what the decorations are based off of. The "1" is a strawberry cake and the cupcakes are yellow chocolate cookie dough cakes with chocolate and vanilla frosting.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Waddle It Be?

I had the pleasure of playing a large part in my sister Whitney and her husband Brian's baby reveal celebration. I had came up with the idea of them finding out the sex of their baby with friends and family instead of in the doctor's office.

I looked to the internet for some inspiration and found the "Waddle It Be" them. They mailed me the sealed envelope with the baby's gender and for a whole week I knew what they were having. It was a little secret between me and the doctor. And for the record this cake maker can keep a secret.

Their favorite cake is carrot so the bottom cake is a three layers of the most delicious and moist carrot cake covered in cream cheese frosting. The duck was vanilla cake dyed BLUE and covered in vanilla buttercream frosting.

If you didn't catch it....the baby is a BOY.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Grooms Golf Cake, Spiderman Cake

Three tiered golf themed grooms cake.
Half of a 3D ball, 6 inch and 8 inch tier. Cake is frosted in vanilla buttercream and has some fondant accents.

Half sheet spiderman cake. Half vanilla/half chocolate with vanilla buttercream frosting.

Monday, June 27, 2011

No Use Crying Over Spilt Milk…

This is what the mother of the bride told me this weekend after informing her that her daughter’s wedding cake had fallen over during transport. Yes, you read that sentence correctly. A beautiful four tiered wedding cake toppled in the back of my Honda Pilot less than a half mile from the final destination. All we had to go was 4.4 miles and the cake did not make it.

I was completely devastated and EXTREMELY pissed that my 30+ hours of work came crashing down in a matter of seconds. The cake was salvageable and turned into a three tiered cake with roses cascading down both sides instead of the original plan of a four tiered cake with roses cascading down one side. Probably only 6 servings were lost and you almost couldn’t tell from the front that the back had some issues. If I were a guy I probably would have punched a wall or thrown the cake on the ground…but I’m a girl so I shed some frustration tears and came home and drank a whole bottle of wine.

The next day I called the bride to apologize repeatedly. She informed me she wasn’t a bridezilla and not to worry about it. I still fill guilty but, luckily, I (with some help from the groom’s mother) was able to salvage the cake for pictures. Plus the cake was still edible even if it didn’t look like the original.

In all honesty, I have been waiting for disaster to strike on a wedding cake for some time. They are by far the most stressful part of cake making. They also result in the most satisfaction once delivered in one piece. I just love seeing the pictures of the bride and groom sharing a special moment with one of my cakes.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Cupcakes, Hello Kitty, Zebra, & Spine

Some cupcakes to celebrate the last day of school. So far Hayden has been busy fishing this summer while his big sister plays softball.

My best friend Audra's daughter turned 4 on June 1st. Her dad didn't get is wish with a NASCAR cake. Good thing mom took over! Addison got a hello kitty cake. It was a vanilla cake that I colored 4 different colors so when you cut in you saw a rainbow of colors. Perfect for any 4 year old. Happy Birthday Addison!!!

Adorable Kenley turned 1 year old. Talk about a little diva! This zebra striped cake matched the adorable tutu/onesie/headband that she wore for her party and 1st birthday pictures. A matching purple smash cake with a zebra striped "1" complimented this cake.

My cousin Anna...well now Dr. Anna McCoy...recently graduated from chiropractic college. She joined her father in his business and asked me to make a cake for her open house.
Congratulations Anna! Best wishes on a successful career.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Old Crayons...What to do? What to do?

So what do you do when you have hundreds of old crayons and aren't 8 years old anymore?

You take all of the wrappers off the crayons.

Break them into smaller pieces.

Melt the crayons in shaped cookie pans.

Look at these cool shapes. Perfect gifts for any young girl or boy.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Elmo, Donkey Kong, Mario and Beer Bucket Cakes

Three 10 inch cakes Elmo, Donkey Kong and Mario. Cakes were strawberry, vanilla and chocolate and were covered in buttercream icing.

21st Birthday Party Cake for my Cousin Cara
The bucket is made of 4 layers of 8 inch red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting in between. I mad sugar ice cubes and empty three beer cans and then cut in half.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Graduation Cakes

125 graduation cupcakes
chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter frosting topped with white chocolate

Cookies and Cream cupcakes with vanilla frosting topped with peanut butter cups and Godiva chocolate graduation caps

Carrot cupcakes with cream cheese frosting

Spice cupcakes with cream cheese frosting and a cinnamon and sugar sprinkle

Lemon cupcakes with cream cheese frosting and white chocolate "VF"

Full sheet cake flavors include strawberry/vanilla swirl, caramel and lemon covered in cream cheese frosting

Half sheet chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream

Half sheet camo cakes. Flavors include chocolate, vanilla, cookies and cream and spice

Vanilla quarter sheet with strawberry had carved Converse shoe. Cake is iced in vanilla buttercream and shoe is covered in fondant.

Congratulations Class of 2011!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Boustier Cake

My friends Jeremy and Vickie married May 14 and the night before their wedding I was asked to make this cake for the bride and bridesmaids to share. The cake was lemon and filled with raspberry filling and covered in cream cheese frosting. Congratulations Mrs. Heinen!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Aubrey's 4th Birthday

For her 4th birthday my niece Aubrey requested a purple jeep cake. Last year I made a slug bug cake and really didn't think she needed 2 car cakes in a row. So I showed her a picture of a really cool candy cake. She loved and and was satisfied with having a candy cake. I booked another large cake order the same week and Aubrey's cake got the shaft. She was happy as can be with it and I think everyone would agree it tasted great. The decorating was a little week. Sorry Aubrey. Next year I'll make your cake the number one priority.

Eating her cake and ice cream. Dominic taught her what a brain freeze was. So after every bite she was having a brain freeze and this was the pose.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Blue Zebra Cake

8, 10 & 12 inch chocolate/vanilla marble cake.
Covered in buttercream frosting and fondant accents.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Graduation T-Shirt Blanket

Are you sitting there thinking that this time next year you will have a senior who will be graduating? It will most likely be a bitter sweet day for both child and parent. Send them off to college with a blanket that will remind them of home. I make custom t-shirt blankets for all. My most recent order happens to be for a high school senior that will be graduating in a few weeks.

Congratulations on completing this chapter of you life and good luck in your future endeavors.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Spring Time - Spring Wedding

Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Spring!
I wish you a lifetime of happiness together!

International Harvester grooms cake.

6, 8, 10 inch cake iced in white wedding buttercream with
black piping and fake deep purple lilies
(Colors looked much better in person. One of the many signs that I need a new camera.)