We are proud supporters of Icing Smiles, a nonprofit organization that provides custom celebration cakes and other treats to families impacted by the critical illness of a child. Basically, a family applies to receive a special celebration cake, and bakers volunteer to do the cake for FREE! It’s really an amazing program – especially considering how many bakers willingly devote their time and resources to make others smile.
We have had the opportunity to bake 2 cakes for Icing Smiles and the most recent one was for an Hungry Caterpillar party. Fun! The family asked for vanilla cake with strawberry cream filling, but left the design completely up to us. Here’s what we created for baby Eleanor who was turning 1:
We love creative party ideas, and we recently had the honor of creating a cake for an adorable nautical-themed baby shower! The theme was Ahoy, It’s a Boy! How cute is that?! We were given 100% free artistic license in decorating the cake as long as we used red, navy blue, and brown. Here’s what we created:
The boat topper was a sugar replica of decorations used at the shower. The cake was iced in buttercream and decorated with fondant retro dots and stripes. Everything you see is edible!
And the flavors were white almond cake with Bavarian cream filling in the top tier and chocolate cake with raspberry cream filling in the bottom tier. Yum!
Groom’s cakes are traditionally used as a way for the groom to express his personality at the wedding reception. However, they’re being used in different ways more and more. For example, some couples choose to let the groom have his spotlight at the rehearsal dinner where the groom’s cake is the only one served. And other brides love to surprise their groom with a cake suited to his personality. While the groom’s cake is always smaller than the wedding cake, it is a great way for the bride to show how much she loves her man.
Back in March, Jennifer surprised her new husband at their reception with this Red Sox-themed cake:
Here’s an elegant, classy cake that would be perfect for almost any wedding:
We’ve been a little quiet on the blog lately because September and October are big months for us! But right in the middle of September, Mel’s baby girl turned 1 so we have to share a few photos.
We went with a rainbow themed party because color makes Mel happy, and Mikaela isn’t old enough to express any opinions yet. Although, we’re pretty sure she enjoyed herself. *wink*
Here’s the cake table set-up with Mikaela’s personalized birthday banner, cookie favors, goodie bags, and of course the cake!
“No more pencils
No more books
No more teacher’s dirty looks…School’s out for summer!”
-Schools Out by Alice Cooper
Yes, school’s out! The kids are on the loose in the neighborhood. But before they left the classroom, the teachers probably tried to teach them one last thing before their brains turned to much over the vacation.
During the last week of school at Burney Elementary School in Plant City, the children celebrated the opening of a brand new butterfly garden on school grounds! And to make the celebration just a little bit sweeter, we made butterfly cookies for the students.