May 2015

MOTHER’S DAY sweets! I always try to plan ahead for this holiday so that I can make sure to have lots of cookies for the wonderful “Motherly” women in my life… My mother-in-law is great, we not only get along … Continue reading

April 2015

I’ll start this post with EASTER SWEETS!! :-) A pretty mix of flower cookies, butterfly cookies, Easter egg cookies, cross cookies – and an assortment of what I like to call “sugar scripture” cookies… This cake was for little Sadie’s … Continue reading

February & March 2015

Well it’s been another busy 6 weeks – full of fun projects and super cute sweets!

I’ll start by sharing some pretty bridal shower sweets. The bride-to-be’s sister ordered these as a special surprise! Sculpted Chanel purse…

And some fancy “Tiffany’s” themed cupcakes…

Next we have Hank’s 5th birthday cakes – one was based on the book “The little blue truck” and the other was a firetruck theme (:

At the end of February, one of my very best friends welcomed her third baby girl – so of course I had to send her some cookies to celebrate! (:

Brighton’s 1st birthday was quite the bash – mom ordered a tiered cake, cookie favors AND a smash cake just for Brighton! How fun!! The flavor of the cake was vanilla bean with raspberry preserves and raspberry buttercream filling. Yum (:

More “Frozen” cakes!! The first one was for a little girl named Addyson who turned three! I decorated the cake in buttercream swirls and sugar snowflakes! The flavors of the cake tiers were vanilla bean with chocolate buttercream filling and chocolate cake with cookies ‘n’ cream filling. The second cake was for a little girl named Ava – pink fondant ruffles and sugar snowflakes for this one! I had the opportunity to be a “sugar angel” for Icing Smiles with this cake and it was once again a wonderful experience. Ava and her mom were both so sweet and really enjoyed the cake (: The top tier was vanilla bean cake with white chocolate buttercream filling, middle tier was vanilla bean cake with strawberry preserves and white chocolate buttercream filling, and the bottom tier was vanilla bean cake with strawberry preserves and strawberry buttercream filling.

This next cake was for an ice skating & minions-themed party at Twin Ponds to celebrate Hannah’s 7th birthday! The flavors of the cake were vanilla bean with caramel buttercream filling (one of my favorite flavor combinations!) and carrot cake with cream cheese vanilla bean buttercream filling. The cake had to be all white since Hannah’s little brother has a red food color allergy, so we worked with it and kept the cake very simple and classy – adding a touch of “minion” with the yellow and denim blue satin ribbon. I hand-made the ice skate topper with fondant (and much patience!) Look at how fun the table set-up was – and how photogenic Hannah is! Super cute!! (:

Thank you to all of my wonderful customers!!

 

“Klock Cake Season” !

This Klock family has become an extended family of mine. I absolutely adore them and have really enjoyed making birthday cakes for them over the past few years. Their birthdays are all during the summer months and they order a cake from me for every one, which is so special. We have a lot of fun brainstorming ideas and always do something fun…So I decided to dedicate this whole blog post to all of the cakes they came up with this year (and some from the past years) I present to you: “Klock Cake Season”!

We’ll start with Joey! This year, Joey’s cake was Florida-themed. The Klocks love vacationing in Florida and one of Joey’s favorite places is Discovery Cove.

Here are some of Joey’s other cakes…

Next up, Mick! This year, Mick’s birthday cake pulled a couple themes together. He is a huge Washington Capitals fan so we wanted to do a zamboni cake…He currently lives in D.C. but is moving back to his “home state” of Pennsylvania soon so we wanted to incorporate that as well. Here’s what his mom, Lynne, and I came up with…

Here are a couple of Mick’s other birthday cakes…

Lynne Klock is MOM and she is the “think tank” behind all of these cake creations – She always comes up with fun themes and creative design ideas. She usually comes up with the ideas and my job is to make it come to life … with sugar! :) So the difficult task of coming up with an idea for her cake is all on her husband, Gary. Here is Lynne’s birthday cake this year…

We actually went a little “simple” with her theme this year because there were so many other crazy cakes for the other family members…Here are some of Lynne’s past cakes!

Gary is Lynne’s husband and a great guy – he is musically gifted (best drum player I know!!) and his family nickname is “Hammer”, so these past cakes represent those two themes…

Gary didn’t actually get his own birthday cake this year because his birthday is close to one of the family’s very close friends and they decided instead to surprise her with a fun cake! Seriously, how cool is that? These guys are great…

So here is Tracy with her beach-themed cake. She is also very musically gifted – she plays the flute beautifully in our church’s worship band alongside Gary on the drums. She is also a rock-star zumba instructor and just such a sweet person :) This cake was a secret and was a complete surprise for Tracy¬† – so special!

And lastly, we have Shawn – Shawn is Tracy’s husband and these families have become such close friends. So why not order Shawn a fun (also surprise) birthday cake too?! He is a good sport and a really funny guy – he is at zumba every week supporting Tracy and making us all laugh. He likes to wear sombreros and we have some fun nicknames and inside jokes with him, so this cake ties together all of those fun things… Here it is!

Here he is with the cake and then dipping his fondant “chip” into the strawberry jam “salsa” :)

 

We’ve had so much fun with these cakes over the years and I am so honored to be their cake lady! We worship together, we dance together, we laugh together – and we EAT CAKE together!! Some of the best customers I have right here :)

Love you guys! Thank you so much for your support and for always giving me a challenge :) I can’t wait to see what we come up with next year!!

Michael’s Scooter Cake

This cake was for Michael’s scooter-themed birthday party held at Grindlab Indoor Skate Park in Camp Hill.

The ramp structure was made entirely of cake and all of the details were made with fondant. The scooter’s wheels even turned – Sandy,¬† the birthday boy’s mom, said that was one of Michael’s favorite parts of the cake :-)

Here’s a great picture Sandy sent me of all the boys with the cake!

 

Great shot of Michael and his cake!

Happy Birthday, Michael!

Thank you to Sandy for the awesome pictures!

 

Ava & Eli’s 1st Birthday Cake

This cake was for a twin’s birthday party – Ava and Eli’s 1st birthday! It was so much fun to make! The party was actually a pool party, complete with sand buckets, shovels with little whale favors. I went with the “whale” theme, using shades of pink and blue to match the party decor.

Everything was edible, including the decorations on the board…graham cracker sand and fondant buckets & shovels :)

Happy 1st Birthday, Ava and Eli!

It was so nice getting mom’s message after the cake made it’s way home: “Oh my goodness!!! It’s so adorable! I love it!! Thank you so much. I love the chevron & boy & girl whales. The sand buckets & shovels are great!! I can’t wait to show it off!”

I have such wonderful customers :) Thanks to Jess and Jason Klock for letting me be a part of the twin’s first birthday!

Graham’s 1st Birthday

The theme of this 1st Birthday was “teddy bears and bow ties”…how cute is that?! Kelly gave me creative freedom to come up with a cute cake and cupcakes to match her theme. She sent me a picture of the teddy bear they were using for the invites, and I used that for inspiration. The color scheme was navy blue and red.

Here’s what I came up with…

I put little bow ties on some of the cupcakes and discs with a “1” on the other half. The flavors of the cupcakes were lemon blackberry, vanilla vanilla, chocolate coconut, and chocolate strawberry. Yum!

Happy 1st Birthday, Graham!

“Diggin’ up trouble”

This cake was for a triplet boys birthday party. The theme was “diggin’ up trouble” – how cute!

In addition to the sheet cake, I did some cupcakes also. Look at these adorable cupcake liners the boys’ mom, Jen, picked out!

The flavors were vanilla bean and chocolate cake with a combination of vanilla bean and chocolate buttercream. I put cookie “dirt” and candy rocks on the cupcakes for the kids :-) What a fun theme!

I can’t believe the boys are already 2! I made their birthday cakes last year also – Jen went all out, ordering a sheet cake and a smash cake for each of the three boys! You can see the blog post here.