There were so many fun cakes the last few months! I want to wish Zach a special congratulations on his great achievement of making Eagle Scout -- the highest rank in the Boy Scouts. Way to go, Zach! I was also honored to be asked to create a cherry blossom cake to celebrate Contour Airlines' inaugural flight from Tampa International Airport to Macon, Georgia. The blossoms represent Macon's annual Cherry Blossom Festival, of which Petals the Poodle is mascot. Best of luck on this exciting news. And finally the Alice in Wonderland cake was my last one of 2018. It was ordered for a Christmas Eve murder mystery party -- "Who Killed Tweedle Dee?" What fun!
This post features: Alice in Wonderland, Tweedle Dee, Chesire Cat, Master Sergeant, MSgt, Eagle Scout, Moon and Stars, Cherry Blossoms, Flight, Contour Airlines, Happily Ever After Wedding, Harry Potter, Wand, Hogwarts, Kate Spade, Peonies, Stripes, Watercolor, Painted Flowers, Ohio State, UF Gators, Dog, Laptop, Storybooks, Caterpillar, Mouse, Cookie, Seuss, Cats, Navy Commander Retirement, Frontier Airlines, Greenville, Spartanburg, SC, Tampa, Syracuse, Snow Globe, FSU, Noles, Tomahawk, PJ Masks.
This post features: Spooky Halloween, Sun Country Airlines, Madison Wisconsin, Tampa, Photography, Canon, Dino Eyes, Sweet Sixteen, Jeep, Starbucks, Sunflowers, Cherry Blossom Tree, Engagement, Fortnite, PS4, AARP, Over the Hill, Mermaid ails, Apple Macbook, World Travel, Passport, Atlas, Map, Jurassic World, Dinosaur, T-Rex, Dragon, Tractor, Cartwheel, Patriotic, USA.
Happy summer, friends! It has been a busy few months. Congratulations to this year's high school graduates as they prepare to take their first steps into their adult lives. I wish each of you Godspeed as you embark on your new adventure.
This post features: Embroidery, Fiesta, Little Mermaid, Baby Shoes, Gender Reveal, Bunnies, Eagle Scout, EXO, FFA, Future Farmers of America, Golden World Travel Map, Greek American, US Citizen, Hungry Unicorn, Orange Blossoms, Judge, Law, Lollipops, Mermaid Tail, College Options, FSU, USF, UCF, Ninjagos, Nintendo Switch, Over the HIll, Golf, Paris Poodle, Paw Patrol, Ramen, Pho, Pink, Rapunzel, Roblox, Roll Tide, Dots, Spring Flowers, Survivors Rock, US Air Force, USAF, University of Maryland, Dr. Seuss, Honey Bears, Coconut Lamb, Pink Bow, Chief, Retirement, Appalachian, Hiking, Monster Jam, Minions, Pets, Fortnite, Spiderman, UWF, Lattice, Gold Leaf.
Every cake I make is somewhat special to me, but recently I had the privilege of making a cake for a very special young lady whose family I have known for some time. As I made each element of the cake, she was on the forefront of my mind. They ordered the cake to celebrate the completion of the young girl's chemo treatments. The bell is symbolic of the one that is rung three times at the end of treatment. The butterflies are symbolic of the transformation she would go through on the journey to wellness. Written in gold are words of inspiration and encouragement that helped her fight and finally, the gold ribbon is to bring awareness to childhood cancer. This young lady is the epitome of strength and courage -- a mighty hero in a small package. And despite her illness, she somehow managed to help raise thousands of dollars for the National Pediatric Foundation. It gives me great joy and pride to say that after a long 2-1/2 year battle, she won. My family and I wish her continued good health.
This post features: Pediatric Cancer Awareness, Gold Ribbon, Pink and White Roses, Baby Superheroes, Blue and Gold Flowers, Makeup and Military, Cupcake Dress, Darth Vadar, Star Wars, Drag Racing, Supra, Eagle Scout, Philadelphia Eagles, Spirit Air, Ohio State, Boston University, LOL Girls, Ninjango, Pink and Orange Princess, Quilted, Tiffany's, Shopkins, Soccer, Colleges, Spy Sleepover, Strawberries and Cream Cupcakes, Sunflower Cake Pops, The New York Times, Uterus, Hysterectomy, Whales, Yankee Baseball.
This post features: Merry Christmas Bow, Grey Goose Martinis, Pink Peonies, Minecraft TNT, XBox, Colleges, Frontier Airlines, BBQ Ribs, Tiffany's Makeup Box, Shrek, Baptism, Tea Service, Teacups, Red Poppies, Hamilton Musical, Florida Youth Challenge Academy.
Summer flew by and here it is getting close to Christmas. How did that happen? The last few months have kept me in the kitchen -- and not just making decorated cakes. I had a lot of fun making homemade ice cream and a Japanese Souffle Cake with Cherry Compote. Have a look at the cakes and other goodies that have been keeping me busy. Which one is your favorite?
This post features: Kate Spade-Inspired peonies, Harry Potter, Moana, Flamingoes, USF Angelina Ballerina, Suitcase, Rainbow Troll, Air Force Retirement, Navy Retirement, Master Sergeant MSgt Wonderwoman, Batgirl, Christening, Ombre Smash Cake, Bowling, Legos, Buddy Cruise, Circus Pals, Mickey Mouse, Unicorn, Elena of Avalor, Ruffles, Peonies, KISS guitar, Seaside, Seashells, Rosebuds, Flash, Frozen, Minion, Japanese Cheese Souffle Cake with Cherry Compote, Kate Spade Inspired, Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream, Cowgirl, Super Heroes, Puppies and Kittens, Masquerade Cushion, Money and Cigars, Yankee Baseball, New York, NY, Nursing, Disney Princess, Pusheen the Cat, Scrolls, Sherrif, Spirit Air, Sports, Mario Kart, Good Dinosaur, Toilet Paper, USF, Quilt
School is out and summertime is here! Congratulations to this year's graduates! It's exciting to hear your stories and it makes me proud to know you. I wish you all the best as you begin new chapters in your lives. But in the meantime, enjoy your summer, have fun with your friends and families and make lots of memories to take with you. Oh, and eat cake. Lots of cake!
This post features: Kate Spade-Inspired peonies, Harry Potter Hogwarts, Moana, Oh the Places You'll Go Dr. Seuss, Special Ops, Cupcakes, Sweet 16, University of Florida UF, Baby Jungle Animals, Auburn University, Sesame Street Elmo Oscar, Strawberry Crest, Dory and Nemo, Super Mario, Purdue, Texas A&M, University of Central Florida UCF, Unicorn, George Mason, London England UK Her Majesty Queen.
Spring is definitely in full swing and it sure has been busy! I had so many fun cakes over the last few months. Cakes aren't just for birthdays and weddings anymore. Along with those, in this batch you'll also see cakes for retirement, promotion, gender reveal and even to welcome home a new puppy! I guess it's true --everything's better with cake.
This post features the following goodies and themes: Toy Story, Buzz & Woody, Captain America, Air Force Promotion, Air Force Retirement, Flowers, Flamingos, Gator, Gender reveal, Hank and Dory, Star Wars, Mafia, Merida, Brave, Minnie Mouse, Moana, Little Man, Mustache, Suspenders, Bow tie, Ninja Turtles, Paw Patrol, Sweet 16, Peonies, Pokemon, Rainbow, Rapunzel, Welcome Puppy, Slot Machine, Mermaid, Scales, Wish Upon a Cure, Sunshine, Youtube
Welcome 2017! I am so grateful for your patronage and support and I wish each of you and your loved ones a New Year filled with health, love, happiness & prosperity. Here are a few recent cakes.
This post features the following goodies and themes: Mahi Fish, Angry Birds, Emojis, Ruffle Fiesta, Lynn Baseball, Spa Day, Rustic Wedding, 49ers, St. Leo University, Barbie, Alabama Crimson Tide, Batman, Bulls Baseball, Purple Carousel, Tattoo Dragonflies & roses, Frosty Peonies, Tampa Bay Lightning, Home Depot, Winter Wonderland, Las Vegas, Lego Superheroes & Firetruck, Lace Peonies, Mermaid Tail and Scales, Minnie Mouse Christmas, Dance Shoes, Music, Violin, Mustache, Suspenders, Bow Tie, and an Owl on guitar!