Monday, November 24, 2008

Flowers to brighten your Monday

This is a cake I did for a wedding shower with a fall theme. It think it's really fun. The flowers are real, but the basket is made of cake. Keep in mind, I'm not a florist... so all you florists out there... take it easy on me.

My favorite part of this cake is that the bride thought someone sent her a basket of flowers. She was so surprised to find out it was a cake!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Fun Friday

I love these pictures. Don't they look sweet? Such a happy couple cutting their cake, then.....


I'm usually not a huge fan of cake in the face, but this was my sister in law, and they were so funny. Poor Jeremy, he got much worse than he gave.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Custom Cake Toppers

Todays weddings are all about the personality of the couple. Gone are the days of a plain white cake with a plastic bride and groom on top. There are so many styles of toppers on the market today. For some brides, even that won't do. They want something truly custom, something no other bride will have. That's where I come in. Here are a few custom toppers I have made. Oh.. and don't forget about the (previously discussed) bows!This is an edible picture frame with edible photo for a bridal shower. The ruffled edge of the frame matches the ruffled bottom borders.This "F" is wrapped with ribbon and covered with matching sugar flowers.
This is a gumpaste monogram topper. It is hand cut and hand painted to match the gold accents on the rest of the cake.

When planning your wedding cake, remember you aren't stuck with what's on the shelf. We can make a custom topper just for you!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Sad News

Hi everyone,
I'm sorry I haven't been blogging the past few days. My husband Steve's grandmother passed away on Thursday. This world is now without a wonderful woman! She was the most kind, compassionate, loving, and hard working person I've ever met. We will miss her!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Bows, Bows, Bows

If you've seen my website, you have probably noticed that I love making bows. There are all kinds of bows that can be made of sugar...loop bows, dress bows, bows with flowing tails, bows with flowers..... I could go on and on.

Here are a few of my favorite bows. They can be made to really look like fabric, or they can be whimsical and fun.

I love clean and elegant cakes. Adding a beautiful bow and sash can take a cake from plain to simply beautiful. This bow was hand painted with edible shimmer to make it shine like satin.

So, if your cake design need a little something... think about adding a bow!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Groom's Cake

I've said it before, but I love groom's cakes! They are so much fun. This was for a groom from Idaho. Apparently groom's cakes are a southern thing and he had never heard of them before. When his bride asked what he wanted for his cake he jokingly said, " a cheeseburger".
Well... that's exactly what he got!

I love this picture from J.S. Photography!!! It's so awesome to have my cakes photographed by such talented people!

If you have an idea for an out of the ordinary cake, I'd love to hear it. It's so much fun to turn ordinary thins into cake!

Monday, November 10, 2008

I have the BEST clients!!!

I am so lucky to have such wonderful clients! I made Ava's first birthday cake last year and got such an amazing letter from her family! This year she had a strawberry shortcake party.

This cake was really fun to make, I loved the fondant strawberries. With all boys, I rarely get to make such girly things. LOL :)

I got this letter from her family this morning:
Kristy - You have done it again -the cake was an absolute
hit! Everyone loves the flavor and moistness of your cakes.
You have a long time customer in us - believe me!

This is a picture they sent me of the cake. It is so nice to make cakes for such sweet people. I'm looking forward to creating something awesome for Ava's 3rd birthday next year!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Let's Eat Cake!!!

I am so excited about Let's Eat Cake!!! It is a wedding cake competition and cake tasting extravaganza. The best thing about it is that it's for a great cause. It benefits St. Jude Children's Hospital. It all started as a dream. Melissa, from Masterpiece Weddings, has made her dream a reality and she needs our help!!! Please visit the website and give a donation, even a small on one will really help.

For my cake friends, I think Melissa needs more competitors so let's step up and make this a success. I will be competing and have already started sketching some ideas. I'll keep you updated on my progress. I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with! I hope the competitors get to taste the cake too :)

The craziest week!!!

I know I've slacked a little in the blog department last week. It was sooo busy! I made 150 cupcakes for a church carnival and two elementary school classes. We had two nights of Halloween (Friday and Saturday) and way more candy than we needed. On Saturday, I had to pry my husband away from the FL-Ga football game to help deliver a wedding cake. Then we rushed home to dress our kids up for trick or treat. Our town moved trick or treat until Saturday because there was a home football game on Friday. They joys of a small town :)

All in all it was a good week. The boys had a blast and the cake turned out great too! This picture is before I added the cake topper.