whelp. it’s time for another birthday for the anna baby. and this years obsession at the time of cake making is the hamilton musical, so that was to be the theme. despite my insistence that she not wait until the last minute (week of her party) to tell me what she wanted her cake to […]
cakery and confections
an all natural gender reveal(and some unicorn cupcakes)
when some friends of ours found out they were having a second baby and asked if i would make the gender reveal cake, i jumped at the chance. they were just having a little zoom/facetime reveal with family, so it was just going to be a six inch cake for them and their toddler, the […]
easter cakery (a story of excess).
ok. so.anna and i decided to attempt one or more carrot cakes made from scratch for easter weekend. we found a recipe we liked and got started on cake number one (but made enough carrot shreds for a second round). i busted out the easter sprinkles to make it really festive and a lovely carrot […]
jude’s 49+1 cake.
this will be my shortest post in YEARS.my friend jude is 50. i will refrain from commentary about how it seems impossible that my peers are turning such ages. her husband asked if i could make a cake. it was a tight squeeze, because we were leaving for a spring break trip the next day. […]
whimsical fairy unicorn cakery for e.
my friend victoria has handed over birthday cake duties for all of her many (four) children to me. recently, i created a honey themed cake for her youngest’s first birthday. and now it is time for a cake for her oldest, who is turning five. a unicorn/fairy themed cake has been requested. victoria purchased some […]
the sweet sixteen cake that almost broke me.
a few months ago, an old friend reached out to see if i would be interested in making her daughter’s sweet sixteen birthday cake. she said “delicious chocolate” and we had a deal. then, she sent me some inspiration photos i couldn’t help but think i had gotten myself in over my head. but, i […]
honey themed cakery.
my pal victoria likes to throw pretty epic birthday parties for her kiddos. i have helped her with these occasionally, but as her posse of children grows, she has decided to officially “order” her cakes from me, starting with this one.her littlest guy was turning one, and they affectionately call him their little honeypot, so […]
christmas unicorn themed birthday cakery.
like clockwork, every year for the last nine (ten, really) holiday seasons, the christmas preparations and festivities are temporarily interrupted to focus on the birthday of one, hazel grace lidbom. this year, she insisted on keeping with the christmas vibes for her party theme, and requested a christmas unicorn cake. of course, i didn’t just […]
the most important cake i’ve ever made.
i’ve made wedding cakes. baby shower cakes. and so many birthday cakes. i’ve made huge cakes. and very elaborate cakes. but i’ve never stressed over a cake more than this one. at the end of october, i was contacted by a family who had gotten my name from the folks i had made the baby […]
floral cakery times two.
after making a floral cupcake bouquet an event at the quilt shop i now work at, my friend/coworker, cynthia requested a cake for a birthday party she was throwing for a friend. the thing is, she’s an amazing baker herself, so we decided upon a collaboration. she made the cake layers. and i made the […]