Thank you to all my loyal followers and occasional visitors to the blog! I appreciate your comments and am thankful for your visits! In less than a year, you have helped my blog reach 50,000 page views (only 135 more needed as of posting this)! Thank you to all of my customers who have ordered cakes too! You are helping to put my son through Catholic Grade School and for that, I am eternally grateful! Thank you to everyone who has given me feedback…you have helped make Cake is Life a better business with better cakes!
Posted in Cake, Gratitude, Holiday, Pictures
Tagged Blue, Brown, Cake, Chocolate, Green, Orange, Red, Thanksgiving, Turkey, Yellow
50th Anniversary & 19th Birthday Cake
A combination 50th Anniversary and 19th Birthday cake. This cake gave me fits trying to figure out how to work the two events together! I like how it came out though!
Posted in Anniversary, Birthday, Cake, Pictures
Tagged Buttercream, Cake, Chocolate, Cream cheese, Fondant, Gold, Handpainted, Hearts, Pearls, Pink, Red velvet, Ribbon, Vanilla, White
Posted in Fluffers, Holiday, Pictures
Tagged Chocolate, Christmas, Fluffer, Fluffers, Holiday, Homemade, Marshmallow, Peanut butter, Peppermint, S'mores, Vanilla, White chocolate
Bowling Birthday Cake
This cake was ordered by a wife for the surprise birthday to celebrate the 30th birthday and a 300 game for her husband. This cake was fun to make and also the first time I’ve used an airbrush!
Emily makes the most amazing cakes around. She made the bowling cake for my husbands 30th birthday party and it was a hit (picture on website.) Many of the Birthday guest asked for her contact info and have used her for more than one cake. I truly believe she can make any cake idea into reality. You dream it and she creates it. ~ Bethany
Cake for the Bishop
Dad asked me to make a cake for his Church. Their bishop was coming to their Church for a visit. The fondant cutout was NOT as easy as it looks!
Posted in Birthday, Cake, Feedback, Pictures, Religious
Tagged Birthday, Black, Blue, Bowling, Bowling ball, Bowling lane, Bowling pin, Buttercream, Cake, Carrot, Chocolate, Church, Cream cheese, Feedback, Fondant, Fondant wood, Gumpaste, Red, Religious, White
RPBCup Birthday Cake
The sunflower cake was done about a week ago for my very best girly friend’s birthday. That cake smelled GOOOOOD!
The Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup cake was for a 6-year old’s birthday…good thing his name started with an “r”…really made the top easy!
Posted in 3-D/Sculpted, Birthday, Cake, Handmade Flowers, Pictures
Tagged Brown, Buttercream, Cake, Chocolate, Chocolate mousse, Fondant, Green, Gumpaste, Handmade Flowers, Mocha, Orange, Peanut butter, Reese's, Sunflower, Yellow
Baseball and Glove Cupcakes
Baseball and Bat Cupcakes
Baby Einstein Worm 1st Birthday Cake
Sorry it’s taken me a long time to post these, but this was a super busy weekend! Along with the cakes, we had friends staying with us and my sister was throwing a House-Warming Party.
Surprises to come…so keep visiting! One involves apples and the other pumpkins!
Posted in Birthday, Cake, Cupcakes, Pictures
Tagged Baby einstein, Banana, Baseball, Baseball bat, Baseball glove, Birthday, Blue, Brown, Buttercream, Cake, Chocolate, Cupcakes, Fondant, Green, Melted chocolate, Pink, Purple, Salted caramel, White
21st Birthday Cake
Monkey-Themed Cake and Cupcakes
This was a birthday cake weekend! The first was a party for a young lady turning 21 and the second was for the cutest little red-head turning 2! I learned a new trick this week that helps speed up the drying time on gum paste. If you turn your oven light on, put the item in the oven that you want to dry and close the door, the drying time significantly decreases! The items on the 21st birthday cake were all done this way. Just remember, if you use this technique, just make sure EVERYONE that lives with you knows…the smell of burning gum paste is NOT pleasant! I just left a note for all to see!
What difference 2 years and some classes makes! This is the cake I did almost 2 years ago for my nephew’s 1st birthday!
Monkey Cakes for Nephew's Birthday
Emily: The cake was delicious and Bridget loved it. Thanks so much – I’ll definitely keep you in mind for the future. ~Kathy
Emily…Jack’s Monkey cake was a smash hit……everyone loved it and the cupcakes….it was soooooooo yummy and delicious…we even have some left over so I can keep it enjoying it for a few more days…thanks again…you ROCK! ~Sarah
Posted in Birthday, Cake, Cupcakes, Feedback, Pictures, Tips and Techniques
Tagged 21, Banana, Birthday, Brown, Buttercream, Cake, Champagne, Chocolate, Cocktails, Cupcakes, Feedback, Fondant, Green, Gum paste, Monkey, Pink, Silver, Tips, Tree, Yellow
Posted in 3-D/Sculpted, Birthday, Cake, Pictures
Tagged 3-D, Black, Cake, Car, Cars, Chocolate, Fondant, Ganache, Lightening McQueen, Peanut butter, Red, Sculpted, Yellow
I’ll start off by saying that my son, Ben is BRILLIANT! His birthday is Sunday and I asked him what flavor cake he wanted. He thought for a moment and said, “Peanut Butter”. Um…ok! I love pb just as much as he does and I’m always up for a challenge, so peanut butter he’ll have! I wanted a cake that would be sturdy too, because his cake is going to be a carved Lightening McQueen. So I adapted a pound cake recipe that I love. Oh yeah baby…it’s peanut butter! The whole house smells like I’ve baked peanut butter cookies!
So, what goes with peanut butter, you ask? The first thing that comes to mind is chocolate (hello…who doesn’t love a Reeses PB cup now and again…or several!). I have a chocolate ganache recipe that I’ve been wanting to try too. This one is whipped and makes a FABULOUSLY smooth, creamy, chocolatey icing for the PB cupcakes I made. What else goes with PB? Jelly! I had all intentions to fill the cupcakes with Raspberry Preserves, but was so elated with the flavor of the whipped ganache that I “forgot”…okay, I was consumed in trying not to lick the spatula every time it came out of the mixing bowl! I did, however smear some onto one of the cupcakes after it was unwrapped and let me tell you, it was DIVINE!
Without further ado (or rambling)…I’ll introduce the Peanut Butter Pound Cake with Dark Chocolate Whipped Ganache (Gina…if you’re reading this…this icing will definitely be something you’ll want to try for one of your next cakes…you’ll love it!)
Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes
Farm-Themed Birthday Cake with Smash Cake
Farm-Themed Birthday Cake
Close-Up of Farm-Themed Birthday Cake
Smash Cake for Farm Cake
These cakes were ordered by a woman from our church. Her daughter and nephew are turning 1 and a second nephew is turning 2.
Happy Birthday to Dia, Charlie and Sam!
This cake really set the theme for my daughter’s and nephews’ farm birthday party! But, most of all, everyone RAVED about how delicious both cakes were — one was chocolate with raspberry filling, and the other was yellow with lemon curd filling — moist and DELICIOUS! ~Diane
Posted in Birthday, Cake, Feedback, Pictures
Tagged Barn, Birds, Birthday, Blue, Brown, Buttercream, Cake, Cat, Chicken, Chocolate, Cow, Dog, Ducks, Farm, Fence, Fondant, Green, Horse, Lemon, Orange, Pig, Raspberry, Red, Sheep, Sun, Tractor, Yellow