I don’t generally write much about myself or a client,  but this cake and it’s story is unique and very dear to my heart.

Recently a couple came to my bakery to inquire about a wedding cake.  Such a lovely couple.  They requested a rustic cake with burlap ribbon and flowers.  I knew right away it was going to be a country wedding.  Then we discussed the groom’s cake, a beaver.  I noticed a slight smile cross the bride’s face,  indicating a story was behind the cake.  So…I asked. The bride proceeded to tell me that they “lived close to town,  but out of the way”.  That description felt familiar to me. Then she said they had lakes and a beaver terrorized them,  building dams and clogging the drain.  That also felt familiar. I instinctively said,  “you live in my old house! You live on (road name removed for privacy)!” Shocked,  the bride asked how I knew that. I told her my grandpa had built the lakes and the beautiful two story log cabin.  My grandparents raised me and my brother there. My grandpa had since passed and my grandma moved away.  I immediately teared up.  My grandpa had been on my mind a lot. I had been missing “home”.

Throughout the conversation,  we exchanged some stories of what we loved so much about the property.   one story being that I, myself was married on the property in 2001. I was also fortunate to live there for 2yrs with my boys, watching over the property,  while my grandparents lived in Brat, Fl. They got to experience some of the same things I did in my childhood.

I was invited to visit anytime,  which is so appreciated.  I’m reminded that God answers,  even when we don’t know we asked for something.

The couple said,  “I do!” on Saturday,  October 21st, 2017, just a few days before the 5th anniversary of my grandfather passing. I know I was meant to make this cake.  Just one more memory left for me to cherish.



Not a Cake Fan?

Not a cake fan? Maybe you know someone who isn’t? There’s always that one person at the party who just doesn’t care for cake.Scientist

It’s hard to accommodate them in the sweets department. I get it. I do. So what’s the solution? How about a rice crispy treat cake? It’s a fun, modern alternative to cake. And it’s less expensive! Continue reading

Sweet as a Daisy Wedding Cake!

Do you remember that thing in the 80s “Six Degrees of Separation from Kevin Bacon” or whatever it was called. 😛 Lol.  Well this cake was kind of like that.  Let me explain…

Several months ago a sweet girl, named Ashlee, contacted me about making her wedding cake, so we set up a time to meet.  Before the first meeting, I already started learning how “connected” I was to this bride.  First of all, her father has been playing tennis with my husband for the past 8 years!  Then I found out that she was the student teacher in the class of little E, whose mother is one of my dearest friends and for whom I made a 3D Mini Cooper birthday cake last year.  They were both very excited for me to make her wedding cake!

So I already felt like I knew Ashlee when we met to discuss her wedding cake.  She had been looking at the wedding cakes that I’d already made and really liked the “Carol”, but she wanted to tweak it to make it custom to her wedding, which I love to do!  So we decided to forgo the monochromatic, white-on-white and instead incorporate her colors of yellow and green.  We also went with a daisy instead of the primrose flowers.  The sketch turned out perfectly and we were both thrilled with the promise of new and beautiful cake for her wedding.

Now you’re probably wondering why I mentioned the Kevin Bacon thing when there were only 2 connections between myself and Ashlee and that isn’t anything to get excited over.  Well, if those were the only 2, I wouldn’t have mentioned it.  But when a comment thread broke out on FB over the picture of Carol’s wedding cake, I just had to laugh.  Ashlee commented that she didn’t realize that this cake, which she’d wanted her own wedding cake to be patterned after, was Carol’s.  That’s right Carol and Ashlee know each other!  Then a few weeks later after I’d posted pictures of Ciara’s wedding cake the same thing happened again!  Ashlee also knows Ciara! Lol.  It’s like I was destined to make Ashlee’s cake.

daisy yellow and green wedding cake

The sketch of Ashlee's yellow daisy wedding cake.

I got really excited when Ashlee and I started talking about flavors.  You see, I love it when a bride steps out of the box with the flavor of her wedding cake.  Most just want vanilla, but not Ashlee.  When she heard about my lemon-berry cake, she got very excited.  She thought the lemon cake with raspberry preserves filling and vanilla buttercream would be perfect for her July wedding in Bluewater Bay, FL.  I couldn’t agree more.  I also pointed out that the cake would look lovely when it was cut, because it would match her color scheme.  🙂

When it was all said and done, I felt like I knew Ashlee and that I was meant to make her wedding cake.  I often feel like my bride’s are all my long-lost sisters.  And that was definitely true of Ashlee!  I wish her and her new husband Kevin many, many MANY years of happiness and joy in their marriage!

yellow daisy and green scroll wedding cake

Ashlee's beautiful yellow daisy wedding cake 🙂

Yellow daisy wedding cake with green scroll accents

Detail view of Ashlee's yellow and green wedding cake

Spiderman Weds Simply Sweet Bride (Buttercup and Sage Wedding Cake and Spiderman Grooms Cake)

Kyle and Ciara are one of those adorable couples that you just can’t help but like the minute you meet them.  Ciara was sick the first time we met, and even though we kept our meeting brief because of this, she was still so cute and sweet and the fact that Kyle loved and took care of her was very apparent.  I couldn’t wait to get to make a beautiful wedding and grooms cake for this sweet couple.

Their wedding ceremony was going to take place at the beautiful Eden Gardens in Destin, FL with a reception following at a beautiful hotel ballroom.  The wedding was very simple and gorgeous; complimenting the enchanting environment with bridesmaid dressed in buttercup yellow with sage green accents.  We incorporated this clean lines and beautiful flowers into the cake itself.

We created a four-tier, round wedding cake in buttercup yellow with a simple sage green, fondant ribbon accent.  We added beautiful flowers provided by Uniquely Created Interior and Floral Designs that made the cake absolutely stunning.  A simply beautiful masterpiece indeed.  A delicious masterpiece too–triple chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream and marshmallow fondant!  So yummy!

If you were paying attention at the beginning you noticed that I mentioned that I was making a groom’s cake for the lovely couple.  What a fun groom’s cake it was, too!  The only guidance that they gave was that they wanted it to be a Spiderman themed cake.  So since it was a formal affair, I decided to make a heart-shaped cake that looked like a tuxedo, but instead of the usual button-up shirt, there was Spiderman’s costume.  It sat on a spiderweb cake.  It turned out so cute, and was a delicious golden butter cake with vanilla buttercream and marshmallow fondant.

Photography by Lens Flare Photograpy

Decor by Uniquely Created Interior and Floral Designs

Wedding cake feeds 175-185;  MSRP $790

Grooms cake feeds 90-100;    MSRP $300

Buttercup yellow and sage green wedding cake

"Ciara" Buttercup yellow and sage green wedding cake

Spiderman Grooms cake

Spiderman tuxedo grooms cake

A Little Wedding Whimsy….(Topsy Turvy Wedding Cake)

I love a bride who knows what she wants!  Mrs. Amber knew she wanted, something a little wonky, a little zany, and definitely unique.

When we first spoke, Amber had several pictures of different whimsical wedding cakes.  One was an inverted cake with the largest tier on the top and the smallest on the bottom; another had square tiers, and the final cake was a topsy turvy.  She preferred the square cake but her fiance preferred the topsy turvy.  So I suggested she start her marriage on the right foot with a compromise.  We decided to do the topsy turvy cake but with square tiers instead of round.

Now, this cake was challenging on several levels.  First, it was HUGE!  It fed well over 175 people.  Second, I’d only done one other topsy turvy cake, and it was about 1/8 the size of this one and round.  Finally, I had another wedding cake order that same weekend (I’d never done 2 weddings in one week!), but you never know what you can do until you try!  Right?!  Oh and I also made the crazy topper!  Whew….

The four tier cake included a marble tier, a red velvet tier with cream cheese filling, and 2 strawberry shortcake tiers (white almond cake with strawberry glaze filling) all with vanilla buttercream and marshmallow fondant!  So yummy 🙂

Feeds 175-180                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  MSRP $1000

The Amber Blue black and white topsy turvy wedding cake

"Amber" Blue, black and white topsy-turvy wedding cake

The Amber topsy turvy wedding cake

Close up of topsy turvy wedding cake. Can you see the love in the cake?