Monday, March 15, 2010

I'm in the PAPER


I received an email from one of the boys' NICU nurses saying that she saw my name in the paper. Enough blah blah it is!

I'm SO excited to have my name in the paper and a picture of the pupcakes I made because they were a lot of work. If you look in the mirror, that's me standing in the background!

I put a lot of time into the cake orders I had that weekend, and this article makes it all worth it!

Friday, March 12, 2010

A Sweet Tooth

I was hired to make a "Dental Assistant Appreciation Week" cake for the clinic where Eric works. Actually, he has to travel between 2 of the 5 clinics on Ft. Bragg. He was at a different clinic and started talking about my cakes to some of the assistants and hygienists. Next thing you know, he was showing off this website! After he told me this, I decided to make them a cake too...just because!

Here's the extra cake I made for Rhode Dental Clinic

Here's the one I made for Davis Dental Clinic.
Eric told me they all LOVED the cake and that one of the Colonels actually took a picture of it. Now THAT made me feel good!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Avery...take TWO!

This is probably one of my favorite buttercream cakes yet!

Sherry, one of the boys' NICU nurses asked me to make her little princess a cake to tear into for her first birthday pictures. I made it, hot pink and lime green to match Miss Avery's tutu, but poor little princess came down with a tummy bug the day before her photos. So, Sherry popped over late at night to pick up the cake, and we talked about how she could freeze it for 2 weeks until her rescheduled photo session. However, due to cake suicide (because the cake did this to itself) it never did make it to the freezer, and had to either be buried or eaten. Thankfully, it was eaten!

Tomorrow morning, Avery has her THIRD attempt at her first birthday photo shoot. (The first was rescheduled due to road rash up her face from a fall on the concrete!!!!) I packed this cake SO tight in the box that Sherry will have to pull the box apart at its seam to get the cake out. I felt bad that the cake committed suicide that I included 5 little cupcakes that also spell her name. Steven Ashmore is one of THE BEST photographers in I wanted to give him plenty of ways to capture Avery, her hot pink tutu, and her name!

Here's to a FABULOUS photo shoot with a beautiful princess in her tutu and a delicious cake for her to TEAR into!

UPDATE - Would you believe that poor Avery is sick AGAIN? Sherry picked up the cake with the intention to freeze it until her 4TH attempt at having her first birthday pictures taken. I had it all wrapped in a box and ready to freeze. I hope this baby girl can get her pictures done before she either outgrows her picture outfit OR turns 2. HA

Saturday, March 6, 2010

PAWS...and eat some cake!

Carolina Pet Care Services, the company we use to baby sit our dogs when traveling, contacted me a few months ago and asked me to make some custom puppy cupcakes for them as well as a birthday sheet cake. I attempted the pupcakes back in January and they turned out great! This weekend was the big fundraiser for FAPS (Fayetteville Animal Protection Society) as well as Shannon's (one of the owners of the company) 40th birthday. I lieu of presents for Shannon, they asked for donations or gifts for FAPS.

I put a lot of time and effort into their pupcakes and sheet cake this week....and it paid off. THEY LOVED IT!!!! I spent a few hours at the fundraiser and enjoyed meeting some of their other dog sitters and even a free lance photographer from the paper who was there to cover the story.

Shannon chose a chocolate cake with mocha mousse filling

Chihuahua, sheep dog, beagle, collie, terrier, bulldog,
chocolate lab, schnauzer, pug, and dalmatian!

The dachshunds didn't fit in the box..they had to ride without the rest of the pack!!!!

FBAOSC Fundraiser

I was approached by one of the members of the Ft Bragg Area Officers, Spouses' Club, and asked to donate something for their March Fundraiser called Denim and Diamonds. I knew I didn't have time to do another cake since I already had 2 cake orders for the weekend and an order of custom cupcakes. However, I knew I could eek out a nifty looking cookie bouquet.

I drew out a template for theses cookies, cut them all out by hand, decorated them, and added about 125 pearl candies to each cookie...INDIVIDUALLY with some tweezers. I then wrapped each one and placed them in a cute pink and brown gift box and shrink wrapped it! I hope it brought a bidding war like the shoe box cake did at the Cakes for a Cure fundraiser back in November! I delivered them to our monthly luncheon on Thursday and they got a really good reaction. I love what I do!