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.

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!