Saturday, January 07, 2012

mario, wii!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Friday, October 01, 2010

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


lego blocks

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

hamburger cupcakes

inspiration and tutorial at bakerella

Friday, October 09, 2009

emma, zach, & lyla's cake

this is one of those cakes where all three kids wanted to "help" to decorate it! red velvet & chocolate fudge checkerboard inside, buttercream frosting and m&m polka dots.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


here's the finished cake, after the mom placed the candles and flowers! what a fun idea for a birthday - they had pony rides and everything. happy birthday lakin!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

cowgirl cake

i used a new fondant recipe for this cake - and loved it! nothing fancy, melt marshmallows with water and lemon juice, then add in flavorings, corn syrup and powdered sugar. i did have a little cracking but the horse wasn't completely hardened.

this cake also has flowers on coiled wire to be placed in the top, but it had to travel to it's new home first. the horse is grey because that's what sparkle (the birthday girl's present) looks like. the party sounds fun with stick ponies to decorate and real horsie rides.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

flirty 30 cake

Monday, September 29, 2008


so i didn't win, but i do have cakes to make this weekend! i'm not sure what i'm making yet, but as always, i'll post photos.

Thursday, June 12, 2008


i entered one of my baby shower cakes in another contest, you can see it here. there will be an opportunity for you to vote september 1-14, for the $25 people's choice award, so check back then!

Sunday, March 02, 2008

nemo & dory

Thursday, February 28, 2008

i'm a winner, baby

i received the news yesterday that i placed third in a 2007 kids birthday cake contest! i entered the pirate treasure map cake i made for my nephew's birthday. it's one of my favorite cakes. yay, me! check out other cake ideas at

Friday, February 15, 2008


so it still truly amazes me, how many people you can reach through the internet. i couldn't believe my own eyes today, when i saw that my clothesline cake has been viewed over 5100 times on cake central!!! that is incredible. and it's just a sheet cake, that's the part that is most surprising to me. i get all worked up about creating these elaborate designs, when sometimes, simple is best. so, thank you, internet, for looking!

by the way, "baby" will be turning two in a couple of weeks. happy birthday, laney!

Monday, January 07, 2008

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

long time no cakes!

i haven't had an opportunity to make any cakes lately. finding time to decorate is almost impossible with three young children! i will be posting my christmas cookies later this week, as well as our son's 2nd birthday cake in early january, so stop in from time to time to see what's new! or check out my other blog, misadventuresinmommyhood, where i spend entirely too much time talking about how adorable/ornery our kids are.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Friday, September 07, 2007

maternity leave

i'll be closing my kitchen again for a month or so, to prepare for the arrival of our baby boy. be sure to check back though - i have a big princess birthday planned for our soon to be three year old daughter!

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Thursday, August 02, 2007

mmm, pie

i took july off from cakes and worked on pies instead. sorry, no photos to share, the pies were too good to sit around for long! i have several birthday cakes to make in august so check back soon.

here is my new favorite apple pie recipe.

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup white sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 egg
1 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups apples, peeled and chopped
1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch single crust pie
1/3 cup white sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons butter
Stir together 2 tablespoons flour, salt, 3/4 cup sugar and nutmeg in bowl. Combine egg, sour cream and vanilla in another bowl; mix well. Add egg mixture to dry ingredients; mix well. Stir in apples and spoon mixture into unbaked pie shell.
Bake in a preheated 400 degree F (205 degrees C) oven 15 minutes.
Reduce temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and bake 30 minutes more. Remove pie from oven. Increase temperature to 400 degree F (205 degrees C).
Prepare cinnamon topping and sprinkle over pie. Return to oven and bake 10 minutes more. Cool on rack.
To Make Cinnamon Topping: Combine 1/3 cup sugar, 1/3 cup flour and 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon in bowl. Cut in 2 tablespoons butter or regular margarine until crumbly, using a pastry blender.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

quinn's flower cake

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

quinn's baby shower cake

Friday, May 04, 2007

miss me?

my kitchen has been closed for a few weeks while we did home improvements. but check back soon, i have a few baby shower cakes to share later this month!

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Monday, November 06, 2006

detail of cake

Friday, November 03, 2006

Monday, October 23, 2006

doll birthday cake

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Sunday, August 20, 2006

baby shower invitations

baby buggy cake

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Claire's 1st birthday cake

Sunday, August 06, 2006

ladybug cake

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

baby shower cupcakes

Friday, June 02, 2006

sheet cake for school

detail of sheet cake

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

ice cream cone cupcakes

Thursday, May 18, 2006

american idol birthday cake

Thursday, March 30, 2006

starry night cake

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

batman birthday cake

Sunday, February 12, 2006

butterfly with grass border

Saturday, January 28, 2006

baby girl shower cake

Sunday, November 06, 2005

sheet cake for birthday party

dinosaur birthday cake

Monday, October 31, 2005

1st birthday cake

Thursday, October 06, 2005

sunny skies cake

Friday, September 23, 2005

buche de noel cake (yuel log cake)
with meringue mushrooms & sugared rosemary sprigs

caramel pecan thumbprints

simple flower cake