Monday, November 26, 2012


Big Elmo and Little Smash Cake Elmo went out the door to help celebrate a baby boy's First Birthday!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Brontosaurus at the Science Museum!

Enough sour creme princess white cake and buttercream icing underneath that green fondant to feed 40 people.  That was one Big Brontosaurus!
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Sunday, November 04, 2012

Party at the Cockrell Butterfly Center!

For a sweet five-year-old who loves blue and pink and butterflies!  Each tier has a chocolate layer and a vanilla layer so guests can eat what they love and leave the rest.  Or ... eat it all!  Buttercream icing and edible wafer paper butterflies. 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

A sparkly, girly princess turns 30

What a total joy this cake was to make.  Happy Birthday, Karla!

The disaster that was Emily's wedding cake ...

No pressure on the Mother of the Bride to make the wedding cake, right?  I had all four tiers perfectly iced and decorated and ready to stack and complete upon arrival at the wedding venue, 90 minutes by car west of Houston.  90 HOT minutes by car in early October in Texas.  90 HOT minutes wherein evidently NONE of the AC in the front of the car made it to the back of the car where the cakes were riding.  Kate and I were freezing in the front seat, covered with goosebumps and wishing we'd packed mittens and wool blankets.  What could possibly happen to the cakes in the far back, when we were so cold up front???  Well.  A lot could happen.  Like massive butter meltdown of all that buttercream icing.  DISASTER.  I didn't even take a 'before' picture of the groom's cake because it had broken into a million pieces and I wasn't at all sure it could be restored and I was afraid my new son-in-law would have a heart attack if he saw it.  (When you see the picture of his cake and realize that he's a Chicago boy who followed his bride down here to the Heart of Texas, you will understand why I was in fear ... )

Ten hours, 3 pounds of butter and 12 pounds of powdered sugar later...

The wedding cakes are rescued and restored! 

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Pretty in Pink

A white princess sour cream cake covered in buttercream roses for my favorite Democrat's birthday.
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Friday, August 10, 2012


The entire design of this cake was dictated by the sweet 7-year-old birthday girl herself.  I love customers who know exactly what they want!

Friday, August 03, 2012

Izzy and her Dora Backpack cake

Pardon the birthday dinner detritus in the background.  Izzy is totally into Dora the Explorer these days, so Nana made her a Backpack cake, complete with Map!  And that framed picture in the background on the bookcase?  That would be Nana's first grade school picture.  Oh my.

Dragonflies, butterflies and froggy

The birthday girl loves her bugs!
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For a dude turning 60, with the party at a local Mexican restaurant.  His grandkids call him "Pie", thus the symbol on the cake.  Clever, eh?
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Sunday, July 08, 2012

Art Party!

Harper is having her birthday party at a local art space.  The cake in the shape of an artist's palette uses the colors from the birthday girl's invitations.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

The Yellow Rose of Texas

A moist and tangy lemon cake covered in delicately lemony buttercream roses for a lovely lady turning 80.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Baby Nurse Kate's birthday

Holy macaroni.  It's been THREE months since I last posted here?  Ridiculous.  And now Blogger has gone all new on how I post things.  Yeesh.  Let's try this one.  Baby Kate, who is now officially Nurse Kate, and has accepted a job at Texas Children's Hospital, turned 24 at the beginning of June.  This is her cake.  Lemon cake, lime frosting and pink gumpaste fantasy flowers.  I am practicing for Emily's wedding cake in October.  Let's see if I can figure out how to post this!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

The Divine Miss M (& M)

A chocolate extravaganza for a friend's birthday.  The fondant covered rice krispie treat M&M
sits in her hot tub of M&M bubbles.  All of this sits atop a 2-layer 6" chocolate cake,
iced and filled with chocolate ganache and surrounded by chocolate bars.
Served with chocolate margaritas.  Oh my.
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Mexican Fiesta

For a "Tequila & Tacos" birthday party. 

The invitation had simple multi-colored stripes around the edges so we went with that theme
on the simple-but delicious birthday cake. 
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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Cookies for a Cousin

Getting a bit of a jump on Easter. The bottoms of these egg-shaped cookies are dipped in melted chocolate. Royal icing and sprinkles complete the decor.
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Friday, February 10, 2012

Yo Gabba Gabba!

I didn't even know what that meant before our granddaughter was born! Cupcakes for a boy turning three. Hope he and his friends love them!
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Sunday, February 05, 2012


A simple little Princess cake with lots of buttercream, topped with a fondant bow and some glitter sugar. For an adorable, romantic couple whose wedding cakes I crafted a few years ago. They were taking their wedding party to lunch to celebrate their anniversary of becoming "engaged."
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Couples Baby Shower

Kinda funky, kinda girly, based on the colors of the shower invitation ... with non-traditional booties on top!
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