Easter 2016

Easter is my favorite time of the year. Most importantly, I love to reflect on the significance of Easter. But in addition to that Good News, I enjoy the fresh spring air, blooms popping up all over the yard, pretty … Continue reading

Jaylah’s Special Spongebob Cake

This was a very special order for a very special little girl’s 2nd birthday.

I was connected with this family through Icing Smiles, a nonprofit organization that provides custom celebration cakes and other treats to families impacted by the critical illness of a child. You can see their cakes and some of the many children and families they have blessed so far on their facebook page here.

The little girl I created this cake for, Jaylah, has a rare genetic disorder of the nervous system (KRABBE). Being able to use my “gift” to bring joy to this family was so special. It was wonderful working with her grandmother to come up with a fun cake – and it was such a blessing to be able to meet Jaylah when I delivered the cake. She is so sweet.

Here is a picture of me and Jaylah with the cake…

Jaylah loves Spongebob so he had to be the focal point of the cake, of course! Her grandmother told me she also loves butterflies, sunglasses, and chapstick so I incorporated all of those things into a cute and fun cake designed to represent all of Jaylah’s favorite things. Here are some pictures I took of the cake before I delivered it…

Happy Birthday, sweet Jaylah

Please join me in praying for Jaylah and her family.

Best Wedding Showcase

This weekend I attended my first bridal show, the Best Wedding Showcase at York Holiday Inn. It was a great experience and I met a lot of wonderful brides :-)

They newly renovated this room and it was absolutely beautiful.

Here’s my set-up!

I sampled two different cupcake flavors, vanilla with vanilla bean buttercream and chocolate with caramel buttercream. Yum!

Decorated sugar cookies are perfect for wedding favors and thank-you gifts!

Banners make for a cute vintage back-drop, this one was specially made for me by a friend. She does great work!

View from my table – we had a great view of the fashion show and of the beautiful ceiling above!

Thank you so much to everyone for their well wishes – it was a great day! A special shout-out to a great helper, my wonderful friend Karis!

We met a lot of great brides :-) I look forward to the 2014 wedding season!

You can check out some more of my wedding cake designs here