December 20, 2016

This Christmas season my heart is full. I recently experienced an amazing delivery. This very special cake was for Everett, who I met through Icing Smiles. Icing Smiles is an awesome organization that pairs families of children with various life-threatening illnesses with local volunteer bakers to create a one of a kind "dream cake" for birthdays, or other celebrations (at no charge to the families).

What's even more special about this particular cake is tha...

July 12, 2016

Trifles are a beautiful thing. Layers upon layers upon layers of sweet mousses, custards, fruit...whatever tickles your fancy (lol). These layers are delicately placed in a glass vase/ trifle bowl in such a way that we can view each section and admire it's beauty through the glass. Cool thing about trifles are that they are relatively easy to make and assemble. And..... easy is great right?

My family and I were recently invited to have dinner at a friend's h...

June 13, 2016

Drip cakes.....Oh how I love thee in all your drippy splendor. I decided to finally attempt the ever so trendy cake. Boy, I tell you... drip cakes are fun! This particular cake was for a class held at my church. It oozed luxury. Rich chocolate layers with salted caramel filling, iced with silky smooth vanilla bean Swiss meringue buttercream. Topped with chocolate ganache drip and a delicate gum paste fantasy flower. Adorned with tiny edible gold pearls. OMG...

April 10, 2016

I had the pleasure of creating Minecraft cupcakes for little Lucas' 6th birthday party. Luckily I have two little in-house Minecraft experts to provide guidance and their stamp of approval. These were so much fun to make, and I hope Lucas enjoys them as much as I did,

 Here we have a pig, zombie, enderman, and a wolf. I think the enderman is my favorite (ssh... don't tell my sons).

 And here we have the TNT, and the star of the game, the creeper...

April 3, 2016


Oftentimes I am asked "WOW!! Can you really eat that??"" as my clients are pointing to a flower or handmade topper. I have to admit, I love that question! Seeing the amazement on their faces as I explain that you can, in fact, eat it is pretty neat. The awesome thing about cake decorating is that the possibilities are endless. From the delicate edges of a gumpaste flower to the intricate detailing of modeling chocolate, each medium can yield some pretty im...

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