Why do cakes cost so much?

When you are ordering a cake for that special occassion, keep in mind the time that the cake decorator is going to put into your special cake. Most cakes take hours to decorate and then you have to consider the time the decorator takes to make the cakes and icing. Plus, don't forget about their costs for the ingredients, supplies, transportation materials like boxes, and clean-up.

Monday, April 22, 2013


Lauren's First Communion

This was the first time I made this cake so let's just call it a "test" because I know that the next time I make it I 1) won't cross the letters, and 2) will get the gold to show up better. Working with gold isn't easy so I need to do my research. Overall it was still a beautiful cake.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Lauren's 7th Birthday Mermaid Barbie Cake

My daughter loves the Barbie movies so when she said she wanted a Barbie cake, I spent hours looking at ideas online. I was really disappointed when she said she wanted a Barbie mermaid cake. It took awhile for the idea to grow on me, but when the cake was done, I was pleased.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Caleb's 4th Birthday

Caleb, my lover of all things Thomas the Tank Engine, agreed to have a 'Cars' party this year. I was thrilled that I got to make a different cake this year! This one took about 5 hours from start to finish.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Abby's 2nd Birthday- Pooh Cake

I LOVE to watch Ace of Cakes because whenever I see their cakes fall apart, I feel much more normal. You can't tell from the picture but Pooh had a little "junk in the trunk" if ya know what I mean and he started leaning backwards. I had to stick wooden dowel sticks through his head and then push those forward with a folded piece of cardboard. Also...see that little pond next to Pooh? That wasn't planned. I ran out of green icing! I was too tired to make more so I improvised. Now you know.

Valentine's Day Treats

These were all made at home, with my kids. I can see how precious they would be wrapped up with ribbon. They could be done for any holiday.... oh the possibilities.
They tasted even better than they look.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


We took the kids to Sea World in July and Lauren fell in love with Shamu. I was horrified when she said she wanted a Shamu birthday party...how on earth would I make a Shamu cake? I looked at some pictures online and became even more terrified when I realized I was going to have to make Shamu out of Rice Krispie Treats and FONDANT! The first time I used fondant was for Lauren's 2nd birthday and it just didn't go well so I haven't touched it since then. I never even posted the picture of that cake. I was nervous all the way up until Shamu was completely done. Lauren told me how she wanted the bottom cake decorated and she went with the decorations on the centerpiece.

Not too bad I have to say.

Family cake

This isn't anything special. I was in a major time crunch because my daughter's 5th birthday fell on the first day of school so on top of all the back-to-school hub bub, I was making her class some cupcakes and preparing for her party that weekend. I decided that we also had to do something on her actual birthday so I literally threw this one together.

Special Agent Oso

My daughter absolutely loves Oso. I used the leftover icing from the Pluto cake to make this one just as a practice cake.


A friend asked me to do this one. I used some Mickey Mouse sprinkles in the filling. She had the figurines that went on top. I like the way it turned out.

Thursday, June 11, 2009


A few car cookies that a friend asked me to make for her son's pre-school class.

Summer Fun

I have been looking everywhere for these pictures. My husband was going through the pics on his computer and transferring my pics (family pics vs his business) to my computer and here they are!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Park Cake

I was so disappointed in myself on icing the cake. I really need to take some classes. The top of the cake was fine but I ran out at the bottom and tried to spread it out. Well, it was too thin and the next day I tried to add more and all that did was pull up the original icing. GRRR! So you see the bush and sandbox? Those were cover-ups. Also, I thought I had done half chocolate and half white before but apparently I was dreaming because the white cake rose much higher than the chocolate. AS a matter of fact, the chocolate cake was perfectly level. I didn't have the heart to shave some off of the white cake so the left side was slightly higher than the right. Double grrr! Otherwise I was very pleased with the cake.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Thomas the Train Birthday Cake

This is my 3rd Thomas cake. I made it for my friend's little boy's 4th birthday. I think this one is the best of them all. Click here to see the first 2 cakes.

Friday, April 24, 2009


This is a cake I made for my best friend's little boy. I think it was his 3rd birthday so this would have been February 2002.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Thomas the Train Birthday Cake

My son's 3rd birthday party. Thomas turned out much better than last year.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Abby's 1st birthday

Abby's smash cake

Abby turned one on December 20 but that was such a busy time of year for all so we opted to have her party in January. Amazingly, 2 families were still traveling to celebrate Christmas with their families so next year we may have to pick a later date. The cake was a big hit, we ate every last bite!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Lauren's Tinkerbell Cake

Lauren turned 4 today and she insisted on having a Tinkerbell birthday party. We went over the top with this party. For more on all the activities, visit my family blog in a few days.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Have you seen this?

Click here to see the funniest, yet ugliest, cakes ever! Thanks Julia for sending it to me.

Thursday, July 24, 2008


F-25 E-35

Saturday, July 12, 2008

One of my favorites so far

I was asked to do this one for a friend's little boy's cowboy party. It fit right in with the decorations and neat games she had set up. I've been asked to make another one for a party next Saturday. Check back!
Cake # 30F-45E

Saturday, June 28, 2008

A Special Cake for a Special Boy

We went to a big celebration today. It was a celebration for a little boy named Elias who just finished his last cancer treatment. When I heard that his mom was planning the big event, I offered to make the cake. Elias likes Super Heroes and he has even created his own, "Super E" and this is how he said he wanted his cake. I got a little worried when the RSVP list was up to 122 people. Altogether, this cake took me 9 hours. I have to say I'm a little sad about how uneven the icing looks in this picture but every time I tried to smooth it out, the cake started to come up. I need to practice. Also, I had this cake up super high so my kids wouldn't touch it, you should have seen me standing on a chair, hunched over to write the message.

If you want to learn more about Elias, click on his mom's blog. She hasn't had time to blog lately as you can imagine but I'm sure she'd love to hear from you. Or you can click on his Care Page for a full story on his roller coaster ride with cancer. Also, if you can support their financial bills, they would be so grateful.

A Baby Shower Cake

A friend asked me to make this one and she was going to put a topper on it. She didn't get a picture of the finished cake but I found a pitcure of the topper so now the cake should make sense.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Aidan's 1st birthday cake

I was so proud of this cake. We made it in Aggieland and transported it all the way to Mansfield with no problems. Once we got to Mandy's house, Stephen took it out of the car and tripped over the curb. His thumb went right in. You can see the smudge next to the candle. Other than that, it turned out great!

Valentine's Day Candy Bouquet

Monday, May 19, 2008

Abby's Baptism Cake

I decorated this cake to resemble the invitation. There are polka-dots on the invitation, you just can't see them. I forgot how hard it is to frost the cross cake with all the odd angles. The next time I make this cake, I will use fondant or all stars.