2nd Birthday Construction Cake



Ok, this construction cake was SOOOOO fun to do!  It takes me back a few years to when I used to make cute vehicle and construction birthday cakes for my boys when they were younger.

My firstborn just turned 16, which means no more fun cakes like this for me….So I’m always happy when someone orders one!

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This cake for Luke was a 15″x 11″ single-layer confetti cake with vanilla buttercream.  After the initial crumb coat and a smooth green layer of buttercream was done, I sketched out where I wanted the# 2 to go and iced that part with chocolate buttercream.  I then carefully sprinkled the still-soft chocolate buttercream with crushed Oreo cookies to look like dirt.






Once the road was done, I piped green buttercream grass around the #2 and as a border, arranged the machines, and added the candy rocks to finish up the construction site.



Such a fun cake to do…Hope you had a terrific 2nd birthday, Luke!



Red and Blue Grad Cake


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I had the privilege of creating this cake for a nice young man who had recently graduated from a local high school.

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This 2-tiered cake has an 9″ chocolate tier and a 6″ confetti tier iced with vanilla buttercream.  I used homemade marshmallow fondant for the name plates and a topped it with plastic grad cap and paper “scroll” I bought online.


It’s always so nice to see the cakes with their intended recipients.



Hope you had a great party, Hayden…

Congrats on your graduation!

Carpenter Cake and Tool Cookies


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This was truly a “change of life” cake.  Not for me, but for Ron,  the cake’s recipient.  A few months ago, his coworker asked me to make goodies for his special going away party.

Ron was actually just leaving one job to embark on a new career….to be a finish carpenter.

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This is a 9″ vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream.  All of the tools and other details are are made from homemade marshmallow fondant.


And cookies, too…I love these cookies, so fun!  Would be great for  a special dad on Father’s Day.

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Congrats to you, Ron!  Good luck in your new career!

Gender Reveal Cake….a



Here’s another cute gender reveal cake for a wonderful couple who is expecting baby #2 in January…I did a pumpkin reveal cake for their first baby boy, Ashton, a few years ago, as well as this adorable Disney “Cars” themed birthday cake and cookies for him last year.

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It’s a 4-layer 8″ chocolate/vanilla marble cake, smooth iced with vanilla buttercream and a hidden layer of (pink?? blue??) buttercream (shhhh, I can’t tell the gender!!).

It’s a BOY!  (chill out, by the time this posts, Mommy already knows… 🙂


Congrats on baby boy #2, Ali Zabel!!

Unicorn Cakes and Cookies


Unicorns are definitely popular right now, especially with little girls!  The cakes and cookies can be customized with different colors and horns.

I just wanted to share a few of the favorites I’ve done over the past few months in case there is a unicorn party in your future…

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And cookies to match…

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This unicorn lover wanted her cake in blue…which is totally cool!

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And one more idea, Unicorn LOL Surprise cake!

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More cookies with purples….

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They’re so versatile and cute.   And who doesn’t love a unicorn 😉