Thursday, June 30, 2011


We will be closed for vacation from Thursday, June 30th through Tuesday, July 5th.  We're spending the 4th in my very favorite place...Chattanooga, TN.  Hopefully when I get back I'll have lots of bakery pictures to post, as that's one of my favorite vacation activities!  :)

We will also not be at the farmers market on Tuesday.  There just won't be enough time to get everything ready.  But we'll be there on July 12th!

Happy Independence Day!!!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

On the Menu for June 28th

Today is the farmers market!  We'll be there from 4-7pm tonight.  On the menu is:

Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Gingerbread Cookies
Decorated Sugar Cookies
Banana Bread
Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing
Lemon Cupcakes with lemon icing
Chocolate Cupcakes
and two other type of cupcakes that I haven't decided on!  :)

See you all there!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Slacking Again...

Yes, I've been slacking again on keeping up on my blog!  Life just has a way of interfering with things sometimes, but get ready for a heck of a catch up!

I'll start with this week's cakes.  Julie was a joy to work with.  She was organized and knew exactly what she wanted.  I made two cakes for her mother's 70th birthday.  The purse cake was made to look like a Jessica Simpson handbag.  Hopefully she liked it!  :)

And the sheet cake to match:

Princess Brynn celebrated her 1st birthday today.  The cake is a 14" round chocolate cake with cookies n' cream filling.  The carriage is strawberry swirl cake.  The pretty little crown is made out of white chocolate, as are the shoe and the jewels.  Happy Birthday Brynn!

And an interesting wedding cake for Leah and Justin.  I have never done a cake quite like this one.  I wish I coud post credit to the original designer, but the picture I received didn't have any watermark on it. 

We had such an interesting week at the farmers market last Tuesday.  The weather was absolutely beautiful at the beginning.  A little hot, but the cupcakes made it there without melting.  Maybe that's because I was FINALLY smart enough to put them in a cooler!  Duh!  My granddaughters came to visit in their new adorable little outfits...

Not long after the grandkids left, the skies darkened and the scariest storm I've ever seen moved in.  The sky was, seriously, growling.  It was a constant sound, unlike any type of thunder I've ever heard.  The wind kicked up and tents started flying like crazy.  We got our stuff contained, then my daughter and her girlfriend took off to help others with their tents.  I'm pretty sure a few of these tents didn't survive...

Needless to say, we're hoping for better weather this week!  :)  Although the rain doesn't seem to be in a big hurry to stop. 

Okay, enough catch up for one day.  I leave for vacation next week, so nooo cake orders.  Which means I'll have time to post again.  Probably.  :)

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Lots of Graduations

Graduation season seems to be slowing down a little bit.  I think this is my last week that I have a bunch booked. 

Dani's Graduation Cake:  (I love the quilted sides!)

Te's Graduation Cake:

Troy's Graduation Cake:

And my one non-graduation cake for the week!  Hailee's cake was made to match her birthday hat, which was adorable!



So now my week's work is done, it's on to planning our menu for the next farmers market!  Have a fantastic weekend, everyone!  :)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Fun at the Farmers Market

Yesterday was our first Hilliard Farmers Market of the season, and what a weird one it was!  When I left our house, it was oppressively hot and sunny.  By the time I got to Hilliard, it was overcast and windy.  Then all of a sudden, a storm blew in...tons of rain in a very short amount of time.  Then right back to hot and sunny!  Gotta love Mother Nature!  :) 

Despite the weather, we had a pretty good turn out, although I'd love to see more people there in the future.  Come on out and support your local farms and businesses...and us!  :)  Here a few photos of our booth, just so you know what you missed! 

So stop in and see us next Tuesday, from 4pm to 7pm!  And have a great week!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Hilliard Farmers Market - tomorrow!!!!!

We are getting ready for our first Hilliard Farmers Market!  If you haven't been, you should surely stop by.  There are tons of really great vendors, and of course, us!  :)  The market is located in Old Hilliard and runs from 4pm to 7pm every Tuesday throughout the summer.

On our menu for this week (so far!):

Lemon Bars
Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake
Our very popular decorated sugar cookies
Carrot Cake
Oatmeal Cranberry-Orange Cookies
Banana Cupcakes with Caramel Icing
White Almond Sour Cream Cupcakes with Raspberry Filling and Buttercream Icing
Orange Swirl Cupcakes
Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache Icing (yum!)

And whatever else I have time to whip up! 

Hope to see you there!!!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Guitar Cake

I met the coolest family today.  My hubby and I delivered this guitar cake, along with matching cupcakes, to the nicest people I've met in awhile.  Seriously...they were so awesome, we just wanted to hang around for the rest of the day!  :)  I'm sure they would've loved that...nothing like your cake decorator mooching dinner off you, right?! 

And I think they were really happy with how the cake came out.  I made it to match the dad's guitar, as it's his 60th birthday.  Here's a couple of shots of it....(and please pardon the poor shots...Arnie used the camera last and he always changes the settings on me.  I never know until I upload them!  Ugh!!!)

The music is printed on wafer paper, so technically its edible too...although no one would seriously want to try it.  Not exactly tasty stuff!

And the six dozen cupcakes to match.  They chose great flavors:  white almond sour cream with buttercream icing, spice cake with cream cheese icing, and chocolate with chocolate ganache icing (my favorite besides banana). 

Well, tomorrow is my hubby's birthday.  And I desperately need to start getting my stuff together for our first farmers market on Tuesday.  So wish me luck!  :)

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Another Busy Week

We are definitely still in the midst of graduation season.  I did actually get to do some cookies this week, which I think we all know I love doing!  School colors were red, white, and blue, so that was a fun combination to work with!

And the finished platter of two dozen cookies:

I also had a graduation cake for two boys from different schools.  It can be difficult to incorporate different school colors, but I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.

My granddaughter's 4th birthday was this past Wednesday as well.  This is the very first birthday we've been able to spend with the grandkids, as they used to live in Florida.  We're having her party today, but of course, Grandma had to at least bake her a little cake ON her birthday!  :)  Isn't she just too cute for words?!

Well, back to baking!  Tune in tomorrow...I am finishing up a 3D guitar cake for delivery tomorrow that I think is going to look amazing! 

Have a fantastic weekend!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


I was shocked to realize that I haven't posted a picture of this cake yet!  I have to be honest...this one was really a challenge.  My customer sent me quite a few images of figures that her son had built out of Legos that she wanted incorporated onto the cake.  Her son also loves weapons, so I needed to include as many of those as possible.  As much as I absolutely LOVE it when a customer lets me run with a design, it can sometimes be a little stressful, only because I want to make sure I create something that they are truly going to love.  She seemed really happy with this one, so hopefully I pulled it off!  :)

My mom came down from Michigan a few weeks ago for a visit.  First time I've seen her since Thanksgiving, as her and her husband travel in their RV during the winter months.  (How cool would that be?!)  It's rare to have all of together in one place at the same time, so I just have to include this picture.  :)  From left to right:  my beautiful mother, who I inspire to be like as I age, my daughter Chelsey who is almost 19, me (age not open for discussion), and my daughter Tessa, who just turned 20.

We are so busy getting through the graduation season.  And next week Tuesday starts the annual Hilliard Farmer's Market!  I sure hope to see many of you there!!!!