Here comes the bride...and her cake!

This past Saturday I completed my first wedding cake...I have to say for someone who has never stacked a cake before I did pretty well-THANK YOU EDNA FROM YOUTUBE!

Cake was chocolate, vanilla, and red velvet with traditional buttercream icing.

The torte (which for those of you who were once like me and clueless as to what "to torte" means, it just splitting the cake into its layers) and icing process began on Friday at about 2PM and concluded Saturday morning at 1:30AM. The final touches were completed Saturday between 6AM and 12PM before the 1PM wedding.

I had a few Opps moments during this process. The most memorable was realizing that my bottom tier was 2 inches too short. Industry standard for a wedding cake are a minimum of 4 inch tiers. I had almost two and one eighths with icing in the middle...So in the middle of everything I had to make another 14 inch round chocolate cake.

It all came together including the Monogrammed pearl cake topper that I make minutes before the wedding. All in all it was a success. The bride and groom were so happy which made every minute worth it.

Now all I need is a picture of the actual camera died as soon as I finished stacking the tiers.

Here's one that I took with my phone before the final touches!

Baby takes the cake!!!

I wanted to do something special for our friends Joanna & Jay in honor of their wedding and the coming of their unborn blueberry (AKA baby). Their gift basket included white onesies accented with green sanding sugar. Also included in the basket were three-tiered wedding cake sugar cookies that had piped ribbons on the top two tiers and their initials monogrammed o the bottom tiered also accented with clear sanding sugar crystals. The outer rim of the basket held 16 devils food chocolate cake pops with a vanilla shell and green squiggles to finish off the pops.


For Joanna, Jay, Jet, Elle, and the little blueberry who has yet to arrive.

Happy Birthday Sara!!


It is always a pleasure to make sweet treats for friends and family. This weekend I had the pleasure of baking for two special occasions. First, was Sara's 29th birthday dinner and the second was a bridal/baby shower.
The cat you see in the picture above was on the
evite Sara sent out. I was asked to make the cookies on Tuesday and since the party didn't have a specific theme I was originally going to make three-tierd birthday cake cookies but it just didn't speak to my soul so I slept on it...the next morning at about 5:45AM while I was RSVPing to her dinner I saw the cat and the rest is history. I made my own cookie cutter that morning and the cookies were delivered first thing Friday morning!

I was unable to attend the dinner but late that evening I received the following text message "Thank u so much for the amazing COOKIES!!!!! They were a huge hit!!!! They not only looked incredible but they tasted amazing too!" -Sara

Your welcome Sara-Happy birthday!

Bridal Shower Mini-Dessert Bar

Congratulations to my friend, Meghan, who is getting married at the end of August. Meghan asked me to bake her dessert for her bridal shower. Meghan's mom gave me carte blanche to be as creative as I would like. I was honored and decided to take a stab at a mini dessert table inspired by AmyAtlas.

White chocolate and Milk Chocolate dipped pretzels with pink and blue squizzles to match the invitation.


Mini Dessert Bar Menu: Chocolate and vanilla cake pops coated with white and milk chocolate bark sprinkled with hot pink non-pareils or blue chocolate squiggles. Each cake pop was accented with an individual tag matching the front of the invitation. These beautiful cake pops were inspired by Bakerella's red velvet cake pops. Chocolate dipped pretzels as featured above. My no fail sugar cookie recipe adapted from Elisa Strauss' Confetti Cakes Cookbook with traditional royal icing in the shape of a wedding dress. At the last minute I added the time treasured rice crispy treats made Alexis' way with just a little extra marshmallow on top of each square and sprinkled with the hot pink non-pareils.


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