Okay, this cake needs a little explaining… One of my friends is probably the most unique and interesting individuals that I have ever met! He is a musician, a bee keeper, and a crossfit gym owner. It was a little difficult to incorporate all if his passions into his 30th birthday cake! But I tried my best! He seriously makes some amazing honey. Please take a moment and check out his Facebook page! You will NOT regret it!
https://www.facebook.com/BareHandHoney

Okay, this cake needs a little explaining…
One of my friends is probably the most unique and interesting individuals that I have ever met! He is a musician, a bee keeper, and a crossfit gym owner. It was a little difficult to incorporate all if his passions into his 30th birthday cake! But I tried my best! He seriously makes some amazing honey. Please take a moment and check out his Facebook page! You will NOT regret it!

https://www.facebook.com/BareHandHoney

60th birthday cake for one of my favorite clients to work with!

60th birthday cake for one of my favorite clients to work with!

This was such a fun cake to make for a client who has had her eye on this cake for over two years! I was so happy that she found a reason to order it!

This was such a fun cake to make for a client who has had her eye on this cake for over two years! I was so happy that she found a reason to order it!

Lots of baby showers lately!! These sweet little owl cupcakes for a soon-to-be mommy of twins! Oh my!!

Baby shower cake

Baby shower cake

Nurse cake

Nurse cake

One of my favorite little mamas is pregnant with baby #3. After two boys, Danielle is over moon excited for her baby girl. And I can’t wait to meet little Zoe either!!

One of my favorite little mamas is pregnant with baby #3. After two boys, Danielle is over moon excited for her baby girl. And I can’t wait to meet little Zoe either!!

This Mutant Ninja Turtles cake was for a sweet little 5 year old GIRL! Cowabunga!!

This Mutant Ninja Turtles cake was for a sweet little 5 year old GIRL! Cowabunga!!

Is there a better way to start out your Sunday morning, than with cupcakes?  Hmmmm…no.  

Our real estate agent requested some cupcakes for an open house that he was doing on Sunday.  He asked for vanilla cupcakes with vanilla buttercream icing.  Then he asked for another flavor of cupcakes that will, “Wow the pants off of people.”  Well, I took that as a personal challenge. 

I have done a turtle filling in a couple of cakes lately and, in return, have gotten some great feedback.  So, I took this as an opportunity to create a turtle cupcake.

I give you, dark chocolate cupcakes with chocolate buttercream, drizzled with caramel, sprinkled with chopped pecans.  

Ohhh yes.  

The Little Mermaid was one of my favorite Disney movies when I was a little girl. So, when I was asked to do an “Under The Sea” cake, I was overjoyed!

The Little Mermaid was one of my favorite Disney movies when I was a little girl. So, when I was asked to do an “Under The Sea” cake, I was overjoyed!

Soft, simple and sweet baby shower cake

Soft, simple and sweet baby shower cake

Mutant Ninja Turtle Cake

Mutant Ninja Turtle Cake

***Sigh***

I don’t know if I even want to talk about this.  It’s bad…it’s really bad.  

So, last weekend, I did a wedding cake for a friend of mine.  I baked all of the cakes and they turned out beautiful…moist and perfect.  Then, I made a big batch of buttercream…again, perfect.  I crumb coat my cakes, smooth out the finishing coating and start putting that puppy together.  As I’m stacking this cake, all that I could think was, “Man, this cake is looking GREAT!”

See, you think that this story is going well, don’t you?  Take a seat, my friend, because this story is about to take a nasty turn.

As I start decorating the top tier of my cake, I turn my cake plate around and BAM!  The back of the cake is leaning…BIG TIME!  So, I take a deep breath and think, “No, problem, I’ll just lift it up a bit with a little piece of cardboard.”  Well, not only did my little trick fail miserably…I only made it worse.  I’m really starting to freak out now.  My cake is looking absolutely awful.  

I have posted about my wonderful mother in the past.  She used to do wedding cakes when I was younger.  And being my rock, I decided to give my mama a call.  Oh, my poor mother.  She did NOT know what she was getting into when she answered the phone.  At this point, I am in full panic mode, with tears and all.  So, I explain to her what happened and then take a ton of pictures and send them to her to see for herself.  

After, a quick examination, she calls me back and tells me how to fix it.  She told me that I needed to TAKE THE CAKE APART, reinforce the bottom tier, and put it back together.  Are you kidding me?  Do you know how stressful it is to take a three tiered cake apart and put it back together, without totally destroying the whole cake?!?!  As you can see, it was a total disaster.

After one too many f* bombs, threats of never doing another cake in my life, and many, many tears, I finally finished the cake.  Everything turned out well and you would have never known the hell that the cake had been though.  But I do…and that cake will haunt me for the rest of my life.  

That, my friend, is what you call a Cake-Tastrophe.  

My older sister has worked her buns off, going through nursing school for the past three years. And she is finally FINISHED!! My whole family is so proud of her and all of her hard work. We had a little family celebration for her and I don’t think that there any other way to express her relief for graduating…YAY!!! 
Congratulations Sister :-)

My older sister has worked her buns off, going through nursing school for the past three years. And she is finally FINISHED!! My whole family is so proud of her and all of her hard work. We had a little family celebration for her and I don’t think that there any other way to express her relief for graduating…YAY!!!
Congratulations Sister :-)

Wizard of Oz cake

Wizard of Oz cake