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.