Sunday, November 27, 2011

Happy to be 1 and celebrating with Minnie Mouse!


For a little girl who was turning one this weekend, I created a sweet Minnie Mouse theme cake.

Happy Birthday Addison!

Clemson Pride!


This special cake was a first...a few weeks back I posted how I won at our neighborhood bake off contest with a particular chocolate cupcake, a chocolate Guinness cupcake with Bailey's Irish Creme and Irish Whiskey cream cheese icing. It was a huge hit there, so much so a neighbor of mine decided she wanted to have it as her dessert at a birthday party they were having. Randy is a big Clemson fan so why not have a Clemson paw on his cake.

However, in sad football news today, Clemson lost to South Carolina today, 34-13, ouch! BUT I hope the cake was a success at their party and everyone forgot the big loss!

Happy Birthday Randy!

Happy Turkey Birthday to ME!


It happens once a year, Thanksgiving, and well this year my birthday fell on the same day too! Yes, every 7 or so years my birthday falls on Thanksgiving. Happy Turkey Day to me! This year, despite the loads of turkey, ham, sweet potatoes, vegetables and pumpkin pie being offered I brought a special cake, I should say cheesecake. My friend Gail Buff, who owns Cheesecake Etc here in Charlotte, made me a DELICIOUS pumpkin cheesecake to enjoy with my family. And let me tell you, it was devine! I am still eating the left overs and they are still good!! Yummy!!

Thank You Gail!

Happy Birthday to me with my two little munchkins!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Gobble, Gobble!!


For a little girl who goes to preschool with my little guy, I made these cute turkey cupcakes for them to celebrate at their Thanksgiving dinner!

Gobble, Gobble!

Thanksgiving Cookies


For close family friends who were expecting out of town guests come in for the Thanksgiving holiday, I was asked to create a platter of Thanksgiving theme cookies.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Mimi's Birthday


For a special lady whose grandchildren call her Mimi, here is her special birthday cake.

Happy Birthday Mimi!

Cake Pops!


For a sweet little girl who was celebrating her birthday at school with her friends, I made 2 dozen of these pink and white cake pops for her class.

Happy Birthday Vivian!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Look Whoooo is Having a Birthday!


This special Owl cake is for a sweet little girl who turned one this weekend.

Happy 1st Birthday Aniston!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Argentina Football


For a big Argentina soccer fan, whose favorite player is Lionel Messi I created a shirt cake for him and his family to enjoy.

I recreated his soccer jersey with his number, number 10.

Happy Birthday Juan Carlos!

Birthday Cake - Camo Style


For a friend whose husband was celebrating

a special birthday and who LOVES to hunt I created a

special camouflage birthday cake.

Happy Birthday Brad!

A little Topsy Turvy


For a sweet girl who was celebrating her 15th birthday with a few of her family and friends I created a beautiful topsy turvy cake for her special occassion.

Zebra Shoe


Here is a neat looking shoe, I mean cake, that I created for my first Facebook Order!! YES, after being in "business" for a few years and having started posting and sharing my work on Facebook, connecting with people, friends and even fans around the United States I was contacted to make a special cake. Romona Flowers, who is also a cake decorator in the Washington, DC area reached out to me to help with her daughters 20th Birthday. Her daughter attends UNC Charlotte where my husband works. We chatted some on Facebook and then she decided to have me make her daughter a special cake for her birthday. Mom liked the idea of a shoe,

a Chuck Taylor shoe.

This was a first for me, but I was up for the challenge. True story, I looked at a ton of pictures of shoe cakes and shoe pictures online. But the best thing I did was to take a trip to Rack Room Shoes and snap a few pictures and even trace the bottom of the shoe as a guide to cutting. And I'm so glad I did!!

My husband took the cake with him to work where the Birthday girl herself came and picked up the cake to share with her friends that evening.

Happy Birthday Kioko!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Pumpkin Cookies


Icing Smiles is non profit organization that provides custom celebration cakes and other treat to families impacted by the critical illness of a child. I was honored and thrilled to have been asked, not once but twice to be a baker to provide a cake for two special families in my area. Shortly after doing such another branch of the group has emerged, Cookie Smiles. Providing cookies to children around the United States working towards bringing a smile to a child who has just received a package addressed to them in the mail. November's theme was pumpkins. I created 2 dozen cookies, boxed them up and set them to bring a smile.

I hope these brought a smile!

A Very Special Birthday


This special cake was for my son's preschool teacher, Mrs. Stout. The class surprised her with a cake and a donation in honor of her daughter Hope.

You an find out more information about her foundation at

Happy Birthday Mrs. Stout!

A Token of Appreciation


This simple cake was for a friend whose coworker was being honored for his years of committment.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Happy 40th Birthday!


For a young woman celebrating her 40th Birthday tonight with family and friends!

Happy Birthday Terri!

I have to give credit here, a BIG thank you goes to Pam Langston for her help with the orchid on this cake!!



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