Flowers everywhere!

While I know how to make several flowers, they are a skill I feel like I can always improve. There is so much you can manipulate to make them look more realistic– from bag striping, trying new tips, varying the size, or adding other small details. I find myself looking much closer at real flowers…

Fondant wedding dress

My sweet mother-in-law asked me to make a cake for an engagement shower she was hosting at her church. She’s not picky, so I can usually play with designs when making a cake for her 🙂 Her only request was to try to use the bride’s wedding color, navy. After sending a few photos as…

I found Nemo

This is a cake I made for some friends who wanted a cute Finding Nemo themed cake made with buttercream. I looked at a few photos online and decided to go with a pulled dot technique for the blue, then used a leaf tip to make seaweed and various round tips to make coral (or…

Giddy up

This cake was a combination of a few western cake photos a client sent. They asked for neon colors, so I went with a hot pink bandanna print for the bottom tier and a lime green top. I made the horse shoes from gumpaste and sprayed them silver. One of the example photos had a…

One tough cookie

Ok, so hopefully the cookie wasn’t tough, but Carhartts are.  The client sent me a photo of a sheet cake with a similar design with Carhartt overalls, but wanted it on a cookie cake and the name added. Thankfully overalls aren’t complicated! Check out that teeny tiny logo though!

Happy Birthday Isaac!

I had to make something fun for my brother’s birthday! He’s a gamer, so I thought a Xbox controller would be cool. To be fair, my husband suggested that idea too. The best part of this cake? Seeing it make my brother smile.  

Fit for royalty

Some friends wanted a cake for their daughter’s Frozen themed birthday party. These are two tiers made to resemble Anna’s cake in Frozen Fever. The yellow sunflowers with a hint of orange really pop on the light blue!

Fashionable sugar

Remember Barbie cakes? Yep, they’re still a thing. I feel like every girl my age or older had at least one growing up. I know my grandmother made a few for me! I didn’t want to ruin Barbie’s clothes with grease, so I made her a new corset top with fondant then made the skirt…

Could be habit-forming…

A client wanted a life-size case of Miller Lite bottles and a can of Coppenhagen for her husband’s birthday. We discussed doing fondant, but in the interest of taste and budget, we cut a few details and used buttercream. If I remember correctly, I used two 11×15 cakes cut in half and staked to make…

Making the campaign trail sweeter

I was happy to make this cake for Whitney Coe when she ran for Athens City Council. She sent me her campaign logo and I simply traced it onto a sheet cake and used her colors as a border. The logo translated well to cake!

Hole in one?

When a friend a church asked me to make a golf themed cake for her husband’s 80th birthday, I wanted to do something fun. I looked at a few ideas online, but after consulting with my husband, I decided to make the sheet cake like a putting green with a ball in the hole. It…

Tiny giraffe for a tiny baby

My sister-in-law Emily and her husband Bryant are expecting their first child this week!!! I’m going to be an aunt! Of course we had to celebrate, so my other sister-in-law, Sara and I threw an animal themed baby shower to coordinate with the nursery. Emily really liked giraffes because she and Bryant are so tall,…