2015 Yearly Recap :)

2015 has been such a blast – I cannot thank everyone enough for the fun projects you’ve given me this year!!

I feel very blessed that I have been able to use my love for serving others with edible art as a career – and with that, meet so many incredible people. I am beyond grateful for the opportunities I’ve had and the relationships I’ve made. Every new project helps me learn and grow – and every new client feels like a new friend :-)

Here are some of my favorite projects from 2015:

I met so many wonderful brides, grooms and families this year as well. I feel it’s such an honor to be a part of someone’s “big day” – to participate in such a special moment in their lives. I also love seeing our amazing Pennsylvania wedding venues all beautifully decorated to suit each couple! Thank you to all of my “2015 couples” for choosing me and for trusting me to provide you with delicious and beautiful wedding day sweets :) Here’s a video recap of this year’s wedding cakes!

Thank you to my family, friends, mentors and clients – you all hold special places in my heart and I am so thankful for each and every one of you!! :) Most importantly I thank the Good Lord for the abilities he’s gifted me, the passion he’s given me for my work and the beautiful blessings & grace He provides new every day.

*God gives us our work, talent and skills so that through them we might worship Him. We have been called to work with excellence, integrity, and diligence, and our careers are opportunities to be on mission for Christ in the marketplace. God gives us great potential for impact on our families, churches, communities and the world through the blessing of our work* – J.D. Greear

Deanna & Mike | 9-5-2015

Deanna and Mike’s wedding was held at Ironstone Ranch in Elizabethtown, PA! Ironstone Ranch is one of those uniquely special venues that when you’re there, you feel like you’re in your own little world – and you’re surrounded by beauty … Continue reading

Minion Bridal Shower Cake!!

I’m just going to go ahead and admit it – this is my favorite cake right now! I just can’t get enough of these minions!! They make me squeal and giggle!! 😆 The funniest part about this order was that … Continue reading

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

Kaiya’s “Sweet 16”

For Kaiya’s “Sweet 16th” birthday, her mom ordered three different cakes and matching cookie favors! They planned the party to have an elegant and classy theme – colors were light blue, coral, black, white, ivory and gold. The birthday girl … 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!!

 

January & February 2015

Wow, 2015 has already been a whirlwind! I have such great customers that keep me BUSY!  I’ve had so many fun projects already! Here’s a collection of some of these fun cakes, cookies and cupcakes that have kept me busy over the past several weeks! (:

Sugar snowflakes! One was a smash cake for a little girl named Claire who turned 1! The other was for lovely lady named Sheri who turned 40!

Baby showers! The cake with the fondant elephant toppers was an adorable little cake that just made me smile (: And the lion king cub cake was inspired by the invitation – I had creative freedom with it and the baby lion cub was so much fun to make! Hand-made toppers are one of my favorite projects!

Another first birthday – this one was football themed! The party was actually the same weekend as the super bowl, so it was great timing! The football cake was for little Easton to smash into and the cookie favors were for his guests (:

Next up we have Braden’s birthday!! I have done this little guy’s birthday for the last 3 years – WOW! You can see his past three cakes here! This year, the theme was Boston Bruins – I did a tiered cake with fondant Zamboni, jersey, hockey stick & puck, and the cutest little skates! All hand-made (: And then each of his little buddies got a cookie favor with their name on it to take home! How fun!

Here are a couple fun and colorful kid’s cakes! Eli loves the Lorax so for his 2nd birthday, his grandma ordered a cute cake that would make him smile! And for Lexi and Jan’s combined birthday cake, I made an “under-the-sea” themed cake with a cute fondant turtle on top! (:

This cake was for a great guy who loves the outdoors and camping with his family – Dr. Woodward! The cake was a surprise gift from his staff – I delivered this cake and actually got to see his reaction, as he accidentally walked into the room before the big “reveal” haha – everyone had a good laugh about it and I was so glad I could be there for that moment (:

These sweets for twins Reeden and Vivian’s 2nd birthday! They had a birthday party on Valentine’s Day weekend -how fun! Both Reeden and Vivian got a personalized cake to smash into, the sheet cake was for the parents, and cupcakes for the kids! I thought this was such a cute theme for a twin boy and girl’s birthday (:

This cardinal cake was a challenging one – but I loved every bit of it! I hand painted the birds and the branches, airbrushed a little shadow and then added some berries and snow. At the venue, I finished it with some fresh evergreen sprigs – it was beautiful. This cake was for a retirement party at Rich Valley Golf in Mechanicsburg, PA.

And most recently – Valentine’s Day cookies! I really put my heart into these and they were handed out among a couple special groups of women. Spreading the love, one cookie at a time (: