Psalm 139:14

I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works, my soul knows it very well.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Civic Duty...

My mom is currently serving her civic duty as a juror on a case. This is her Monday will be her third week on the jury. Obviously she has made friends with a couple of the jurors, the term friends is being used lightly here. BUT... She did mention that she has the ultimate hook up on sweets, and promised them she would bring in cupcakes. So... I've made 24 cupcakes for my Mom and the other wonderful citizens who put their daily lives on hold to uphold the commitment of Jury Duty.

I hope these Italian Cream Cupcakes, with a swirl of cream cheese icing and sprinkled with chopped pecans make your day, and I hope they have a coffee maker in the jurors room!

seriously... CHOCOLATE...

I made these dozen cupcakes for a small party celebrating Ashley's sons upcoming move. They are seriously chocolate, chocolate cake, chocolate icing and chocolate sprinkles. Seriously... Can I come to the party?

It's a Small World After All...

These two sheet cakes were made for our church congregation tomorrow after the service. David and Jennifer have been relocated to Columbia with his work. These cakes are to celebrate their time with us and their upcoming move.

I am sorry to see them leave they are always so warm and Jennifer always has a hug for everyone, but I am not sad, because - It is a Small World After All, and I know that we will see them both again soon!

One cake is a moist vanilla cake with traditional butter cream icing and adorned with fresh strawberries. The other cake is a dark and dense chocolate cake with a creamy chocolate icing and then topped with a dark chocolate ganache.

Best Wishes and May God Bless You and Guide your every footstep!

Her Basket is Full...

This cake was made for Shirley's surprise birthday! She is having a big party today in her honor and doesn't even know it!

Beth and I talked and decided a basket weave two tiered cake with fruit would be very appropriate for the occasion. Classic and pretty.

The bottom tier of this cake is a dense dark chocolate cake filled with a traditional butter cream, and the top tier is a moist classic yellow cake filled with traditional butter cream. The entire cake is iced in rich butter cream and topped off with the beautiful sweet fruit summer brings. red raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, red, purple and green grapes.

Happy Birthday Shirley we're wishing you a very blessed and healthy year!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Ben 10-tastic...

This cake is for Alfie's fifth birthday!
He loves Ben 10. This french vanilla cake is covered entirely in butter cream icing. The top features the omnitrex which is Ben's handy watch! The cake is also adorned with a fully functioning Ben 10 action figure, which happens to be a great topper because Alfie can play with it even when the cake is gone!

Happy Birthday Alfie- I can't believe you're five whole years old. That is BIG man!

Home Run...

These cake were made for a little man's birthday. He was super excited about the ball lying in the "turf" I'm such a girl, cause I was sure it was called grass! :)

There are 36 of these cupcakes half chocolate half french vanilla each with a butter cream baseball lying in the grass!

I hope they are a big hit at the party!

Spider Man...

Spiderman, Spiderman, does whatever a spider can...
Spins a web, any size, catches villains just like flies...
Watch out here comes Spiderman...
Yes, I have a four year old boy too, and know the song! :)

There are 36 of these cupcakes, half chocolate, half vanilla, each with a swirl of red or blue butter cream, and a fondant disk with a hand painted web.

Happy Birthday Hunter, I hope you have an AWESOME day!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

If The Shoe Fits...

I have to start out by saying, I love this cake! I made this cake for Tay. She is expecting a little girl and I am just delighted for her! She is obviously over the moon about the upcoming arrival of her daughter. Her sister gave me full artistic authority over the cake as long as it was girlie.

Cake choice was never a question, Tay loves french vanilla and butter cream icing, so this moist french vanilla cake is filled and iced with a traditional butter cream icing.

The shoes and bows I hand made from sugar paste, and painted them with a luster dust so they look just like patent leather little girl Mary Jane's. The bows are adorned with an opalescent brooch in the center with pretty little bitty french dragees. All entirely edible.

Congratulations Tay- enjoy your shower, your cake and looking at all of those little clothes. Especially enjoy the first moments with your daughter, they will have to last you a lifetime.

Captain Cameron...

This cake is for Cameron's very first birthday, and made to match his adorable invitations.

The party cake is a dark chocolate cake filled and iced entirely with traditional butter cream icing.
Cameron's itty bitty cake is a Hot Milk Sponge cake and was made to accommodate his dairy allergy by using soy milk and butter. The cake is iced in a traditional butter cream icing.

Happy Birthday Cameron, wishing you a "whale" of a birthday!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Here comes the bride...

This cake was made to celebrate the upcoming nuptials! This moist french vanilla cake is layered with a strawberry filling and iced completely in a sweet traditional butter cream. The flowers and bow are sugar paste and fondant and all completely edible.

I'm wishing the bride all of the excitement being the bride brings, and wishing the couple all of the happiness in the world!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Brown and White...

This cake is a dense chocolate cake with a creamy traditional butter cream. The scroll work on the top is made of sugar paste.

I made this cake just because I like cake. Ya'll did know that right? :)

Happy First Day of School tomorrow. I'm wishing each child a blessed and bright year!

Saturday, August 21, 2010


In case you haven't heard there have been massive egg recalls.
To be proactive, for the time being I am switching to Egg Beaters as my sole egg supply in baking. Baking in general should not be an issue because the eggs are thoroughly cooked, however Egg Beaters provide extra security as it is a pasteurized product.


This cake was made for Amanda's birthday. In case you've forgotten. Amanda and Ryan were married in June, and I did their wedding cakes.

Ryan ordered this cake for Amanda, he is hosting a surprise party for her birthday this afternoon. What a sweet husband!
This is a moist french vanilla cake, filled and iced with a traditional butter cream icing.

Happy Birthday Amanda, I hope you love your cake and have a beautiful day!

Friday, August 20, 2010

The Full Monty...

This cake was made for Monty's birthday.
He wanted the old school Adidas soccer ball sitting in the grass.

The soccer ball is a rich red velvet cake iced in a traditional butter cream and then rolled fondant. Each piece of the ball was hand cut and pieced on the cake to match a soccer ball. The sheet cake below the ball, is a classic yellow cake and iced in all traditional butter cream. As Monty is English, the back of the "football" sports a small St. George Flag.

Happy Birthday Monty, I hope you have an AWESOME day!

Pretty -n- Pink...

This cake was made for a baby shower, and yes you guessed it... It's a girl!
This Swiss chocolate cake is iced in a traditional butter cream icing with some fondant edible accents.
Happy Shower Day Momma! Not long until you get to hold the angel God has entrusted to you!
May God Bless You!

American Classic...

This cake was made to celebrate Don's birthday, and what is more American than a Chevrolet Corvette, and vanilla cake with creamy chocolate icing. Well, Don has both on his birthday!
This moist vanilla cake is iced with a traditional chocolate butter cream icing.
Happy Birthday Don, We're wishing you a blessed 57th year!

Purrrr-fect Birthday...

This cake was made for Katie's 7th birthday. She wanted an orange stripe-y cat on her cake, and wanted it to say "Have a Purrr-fect Birthday" What a clever girl, huh!

The bottom tier of this cake is a dense chocolate cake and the top tier is a moist vanilla. The entire cake is iced in a traditional butter cream, and the little stripe-y kitty cat is made of fondant and entirely edible!
Happy Birthday Katie! I hope you have a wonderful fun filled day!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Breakfast at Addison's...

Addison is turning seven and she is having a "Breakfast at Tiffany's" themed birthday. Except instead of black dresses, all the girls are coming comfy in their jammies for breakfast with Addison! Lots of glitz and pearls!

This french vanilla cake is done as an ode to that very well known little blue box! The cake is filled and iced with a creamy butter cream icing and is wrapped with a pretty white satin bow!

Happy 7th Birthday Addison!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


This cake was made for Annie's mother! She wanted a small sweet treat to celebrate her mother's birthday.

This is a dense dark chocolate cake with a sweet strawberry filling and iced with a creamy chocolate icing. The cake is topped with sugar paste flowers!

Back to school...

Sixty of these cupcakes were made for the MWE teacher appreciation luncheon tomorrow. They are a dense Italian Cream with a swirl of cream cheese icing and topped with a fondant and edible sunflower!
Thank you so very much to all of the amazing teachers and staff at Meadow Wood. You are loved, and appreciated! Enjoy your dinner, and please whatever you do enjoy dessert! :)


I made this cake for a party for the moms of the new first grade class at Meadow Wood! The party has since been postponed, so I'm in the process of finding a home for this moist french vanilla cake with strawberry filling and creamy chocolate icing.

It is sad to part with such a pretty cake, but I know it's best- I don't have the self control to be a one piece sort of girl. It is best it goes! :)

I'm sure it will find a home- it's not ever too hard to give cake away!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

She's Married...

These cupcakes were made last minute, because they decided to get married today. That's right. Sarah and Eric were planning a wedding in November, but she has recently been diagnosed with the horrific news of stage 4 cancer. So they decided to seize the day, and enter into holy matramony today!
Sarah is loved and adored by all and her Meadow Wood Family are having a bridal shower for her in the morning.

You can read more of her story on her blog

There are fifty of these bridal white cupcakes, 25 french vanilla and 25 lemon. Each with a swirl of traditional butter cream.

Please remember her and her husband Eric in your prayers.

Sarah and Eric, my family and I wish you all the happiness and peace love for the Lord and each other can bring! Wishing you wedded bliss!


Saturday, August 14, 2010

Strawberry Shortcake...

This cake was made for a first time Momma who is expecting a baby girl! Pink... Pink... Pink...
The shower theme was strawberry shortcake, some of the decorations included real strawberry topiary's- They were so super CUTE! The theme carried over into the cake. I was asked to adorn the top of the bottom tier with chocolate covered strawberries.

The bottom tier of this cake is a dense dark chocolate cake , and the top tier is a moist french vanilla cake. Both tiers are filled with a strawberry filling and iced with a traditional butter cream. The flowers and carriage on top are fondant and edible.

Happy Shower Day Momma!

79 years and counting...

Tomorrow we are celebrating my Poppy's birthday. He is my Dad's father, and is one of the most special men I know. He has been a loving and devoted, son, husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather for 79 years.

His faith in Jesus as our Savior resonates in him. His light shines! I still have a small piece of paper in my bible from church an Easter morning years ago. A torn piece of paper where he wrote He is Risen... It is such a small note with such big words, and something Poppy so deeply wants me and you to know!
He insists everyone call him Poppy- that is who he is, and has been since I was born. You see I was the first grandchild, so I got to pick his name! :)

I talk to Poppy way more on the phone than I get to see him. He lives about 2 hours outside of Houston, but tomorrow we will go to church with him and lunch to celebrate after.

When I asked him what kind of cake he wanted he said "Ahh... I dunno- I like plain everyday white cake..." Well, you don't turn 79 every day so it is a bit more special than plain everday cake, but it is a very moist vanilla cake, iced and filled with a classic butter cream icing. The masonic symbol on the top and letters are fondant, and edible.
My Poppy doesn't know ANYTHING about the internet so he won't see this post, but if you are reading it please pray with me that he will have a happy and healthy 79th year.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Pretty Little Miss...

This cake is for Hadley's fourth birthday! She is having a princess party, of course- and she needed cake to get the princess party started!

This dense french vanilla cake is infused with a Princess essence oil, and iced entirely in a traditional butter cream icing. Yum-mmyy...

Have I ever mentioned how much I love cake? I do, but cakes like this make my mouth water. I love dense vanilla cake and creamy butter cream.

Happy Birthday Hadley! I hope you have an awesome FOURTH year! Four is BIG!!!

Butterfly Kisses...

These cakes were made for Sweet Sadie's birthday party. Her mom wanted the cake to match the beautiful invitations she used. They were green, pink and a hint of brown.
The cake is a moist french vanilla cake with strawberry filling and iced in butter cream icing. The bow and butterflies are fondant and all edible.

The dozen cupcakes are also a moist french vanilla with a swirl of classic butter cream adorned with a touch of European edible glitter and sweet butterfly or flower.
Sadie's little cake is a light vanilla sponge cake iced in butter cream with a fondant bow!

Happy Birthday Sweet Baby Girl!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Sweet Sadie...

Tomorrow is Sadie's first birthday! One whole year old! She is going to eat lots of cake! These are the two cakes to celebrate Sadie's actual birthday, but watch out ya'll. Her party cakes come this weekend!!!

These two itty bittys are both light vanilla cakes, with all traditional butter cream icing. Each with a single fondant butterfly or flower!

Happy Birthday Sadie!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Simply Pink and White...

This cake is for Sarah's baby shower, and you guessed it- It's a girl. She has a son, and now she is expecting her daughter.
I love this cake. The hostess wanted pink and white, elegant, and feminine. Simply stated... I think this is it. I love this cake. I love the smooth elegant finish the fondant gives it, I love the pretty bow on top, and ya'll know I love those glittery flowers.
This cake is a moist french vanilla cake with classic butter cream. The cake is iced first in traditional butter cream and then a layer of rolled fondant.

Happy Shower Day Sarah! Wishing you and your family blessing abound!


This cake is for Cailyn's first birthday! The cake was designed to match her plates and napkins. The pattern is named "One-derful" which I think such a cute play on words.

The party cake is a dense chocolate cake with a traditional butter cream filling and iced entirely with butter cream.

Cailyn's birthday cake is a light vanilla sponge cake with butter cream. It is just the perfect size for her little bitty hands to grab handfuls and shovel into her itty bitty mouth!

Happy Birthday Baby Girl! God Bless You!

Triple Chocolate...

These cupcakes were made for my sweet kids this week. They are usually so patient while I bake and decorate cakes for everyones special occasions, so I thought since I was only responsible for two cakes this week I would treat them.
These are triple chocolate cakes, a dense chocolate cake, creamy chocolate butter cream, and chocolate sprinkles on top.

They loved them. After the cupcakes they all played in the water hose until we had a VERY muddy front yard. Overall a successful, fun, free day! I can't believe only two weeks till school starts, it is so bitter sweet.

For Research - Really...

I think that it is not only important for the cakes to be decorated beautifully, but it is also important that they taste delicious! - I mean that is the point, Right?

So... I invited over 7 of my dearest friends whose opinions I valued, and had them

"Rate The Cake" Each cake was only identified by its number 1-9

There were four vanilla varieties, two chocolate, two lemon and a red velvet.
The result- lots of smiles, lots of chatter, and lots of really good and interesting feedback. I'm taking the info and running with it!

Thank you so much to my girls! I appreciate your time and taste buds!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Jwaye Zanivese Abby...

This cake is for Abby's 19th birthday. This summer she served on a mission trip in Haiti. Her mom told me a beautiful story about Abby's time in Haiti.

On Abby's last day of her trip the little boys she'd befriended were tearful and upset about her leaving. She tore the bandanna she'd worn while working that week into three strips and made bracelets for the boys and herself. She promised the boys that she would be thinking of them and praying for them.

Abby is home now and is still wearing her red bandanna bracelet with Haiti on her mind. The trip was so meaningful for her she is planning to go back and serve again at her Christmas break.

This birthday cake is reminiscent of her time in Haiti. This french vanilla cake has a ripe strawberry filling and is covered in traditional butter cream icing.
In turquoise butter cream the cake says Happy Birthday Abby in Haitian Creole.
The red bandanna is obviously in remembrance of her promise to the young Haitian boys before she left. The promise of prayer!

Happy Birthday Abby- What an amazing young woman you are. The world is a better place because of you!

Sunday, August 1, 2010


My Mom made me the most beautiful bookmarks, and I just can't NOT share them with you! They really really are amazing, and look oh so beautiful hanging down the edge of your book.

She also made me and my girls beautiful turquoise bracelets and a matching dangle-y pendent for a silver chain. All of our bracelets have a matching little charm which makes them so special.

I am really impressed with her craftsmanship. She actually crafts the love knots, and clasp herself. Soooo... If you find yourself in need of a new bracelet or are tired of dog ear-ing your books at night- Email me, I've got the hook up!!!

Here Comes the Choo Choo Train...

Coming round the track...

First it's coming forward and then it's going back..
Preston had his second birthday party and of course needed a train cake!
This french vanilla cake is covered in a traditional butter cream with fondant accents. Everything is edible, except for the cute ribbon around the cake.

Happy Birthday Preston. Two is So big!!!

Date to Skate...

Sophie is having a skating birthday party and her favorite color is purple! So... She has a pretty purple skate cake! She has pirate party favors so her the "girlie" skull and crossbones was added to tie it all together.

The top tier of this cake is a moist vanilla, and the bottom is a dark chocolate. Each layer is divided by a creamy traditional butter cream and the cake is covered in purple butter cream.

To coordinate with the cake Sophie also has 30 cupcakes with a swirl or matching purple icing. Half chocolate- Half vanilla.

Happy Birthday Sophie!