Please forgive me…I’ve been a BAD blogger, I know. I’m sorry! Allow me to explain!
First, I am a wife and mother to 2 VERY active little boys! Then I bake and decorate cakes. During the school year, I work as the school’s Kitchen Manager, cooking lunch for around 150 every day. It’s an interesting job, very stressful and tiring. I also serve on our church’s Pastoral Council and Youth Ministry Council, design and layout the school’s auction fundraiser program, co-lead Vacation Bible School, and I could probably go on, but I won’t bore you with all I do! But you get the drift…I can’t say no and as a result, I’m a busy lady and blogging just got pushed into the VERY low-priority list (I’m sure there’s a lot of you out there that can relate)! I promise to try harder!
I have been updating all of the galleries with new pictures of the cakes that I’ve been doing. And if you want more up-to-the-minute updates (or as close as possible, anyway), you can follow me on Facebook…I promise, I update faster there!
There are big changes in store for Cake is Life in the future, including a newly redesigned website (there…I put it out there! Now my husband HAS to do it!)
I assure you, I have been making cakes, I still LOVE to make them and will continue to take orders for them! Email me at CakeIsLife@gmail.com to place your order or use the Contact Form here on the blog.
Thank you so much for your continued loyalty! It is such a pleasure working with great people such as yourselves! I’m honored to be part of your special events and I love it that you let me help you to create your perfect custom cake centerpieces!
Posted in 3-D/Sculpted, Birthday, Business, Cake, Graduation, Gratitude, Pictures, Religious, Updates, Wedding, Wedding Shower
Tagged 1st Communion, Baptism, Cake, Confirmation, EHS, Flowers, Hawaiian, Shower, Tiger, Tropical, Wedding, Wedding shower
Safari Gift Box Baby Shower Cake
This cake was designed after the invitations for a shower for twin boys.
Posted in 3-D/Sculpted, Baby Shower, Cake, Cupcakes, Pictures
Tagged Animals, Blue, Bow, Brown, Cake, Cupcakes, Flowers, Fondant, Gift box, Giraffe, Green, Gumpaste, Lion, Monkey, Orange, Pink, Polka dots, Rhino, Safari, Stripes, Tiger, White, Yellow
Mardi Gras Wedding Shower Cake
I really like the way this cake came out…just like the image that was in my head!
It was delicious!! ~Melissa
Posted in 3-D/Sculpted, Feedback, Handmade Flowers, Pictures, Topsy Turvy, Wedding, Wedding Shower
Tagged Airbrush, Cake, Crystals, Day lily, Diamonds, Flowers, Fondant, Gold, Green, Gumpaste, Lace applique, Mardi gras, Masks, Orange, Pink, Purple, Ribbon roses, Roses, Sculpted, Sunflowers, Topsy turvy, Wedding, Wedding shower, White, Yellow
Posted in Birthday, Cake, Handmade Flowers, Holiday, Pictures, Religious
Tagged 1st Communion, Basket, Basketball, Bees, Birthday, Black, Blue, Brown, Bumblebees, Bunny, Buttercream, Cake, Challis, Court, Cross, Crown, Daisies, Easter, Eggs, Fence, Flowers, Fondant, Gold, Grapes, Grass, Green, Iris, Knicks, Monkey, Mother's day, Orange, Peony, Pink, Purple, Religious, Silver, Stripes, Sugar flower, White, Yellow, Zebra
Gift Box Baby Shower Cake
Grandparent's Day Cake
Here are a couple of cakes that didn’t fit into another category! The first was for a baby shower and the second was for Grandparent’s Day. Click on the individual pictures for a description of each one!
From the Gift Box Cake: “Loved it! It looked so realistic that some guests actually thought it was a present.” ~Kay
Posted in Baby Shower, Cake, Edible image, Feedback, Holiday, Other, Pictures
Tagged Baby shower, Black, Bow, Buttercream, Butterflies, Cake, Edible image, Flowers, Fondant, Gift box, Grandparent's day, Green, Gumpaste, Pink, Purple, Quilted, Red, White
Tools Birthday Cake
Ladybug Birthday Cake
Fall Leaves Birthday Cake
Dora Birthday Cake
All-About-Me Birthday Cake
Princess Birthday Cake
FINALLY, a blog post…with content and pictures!! Don’t fall off your chairs, folks…I know it’s been a while! I’ve decided that instead of doing separate posts for each cake, that I would group them into categories! I’ll start off with the birthday cakes from the month of September (and a few from the end of August too!).
***Click on each of the pictures for a description of the cakes!***
From the Tools Cake: “It was awesome and survived the trip to Nashville very well! We all had a good laugh as we ate it in the partially remodeled house.” ~Kay
From the Ladybug Cake: “Emily did a fantastic job, as usual!” ~Bonnie
From the Fall Leaves Cake: “Everyone loved the cake! Mom & Dad were so touched by the leaves with all of our names.” ~Kay
From the Dora Cake: “Emily, I just wanted to say thanks for your hard work on Julia’s Dora cake. Everyone thought it was amazing!” ~Ashley
From the “All-About-Me” Cake: “Jordan loved the cake! The guests loved sampling all three flavors!” ~Christine
From the Princess Cake: “Thanks for doing Brooke’s cake, it was amazing!!!!” ~ Christi
Posted in 3-D/Sculpted, Birthday, Cake, Edible image, Feedback, Pictures
Tagged 3-D, Baseball, Basketball, Birthday, Black, Boots, Brown, Buttercream, Cake, Crown, Dora, Driver's license, Fall leaves, Feedback, Flowers, Fondant, Football, Green, Gum paste, Gumpaste, Hammer, Ladybug, Nails, Orange, Pictures, Pink, Pliers, Princess, Purple, Red, Sculpted, Skrewdriver, Swiper, Tools, Track shoe, White, Wood, xBox controller, Yellow
Butterflies & Flowers 1st Birthday Cake
I LOVE girly cakes! This one was based off the plates for the party (Hugs N Stitches). I love the colors! This is the first time I’ve done a stacked buttercream cake without borders and I LOVE the way it came out…very clean!
Posted in Birthday, Cake, Handmade Flowers, Pictures
Tagged 1st Birthday, Blue, Buttercream, Butterflies, Cake, Flowers, Fondant, Green, Pink, Purple, Yellow
So this has been a SUPER busy week. These are only 2 of 4 cakes this week (and a bonus one I haven’t had a chance to upload yet until now). I’ll upload the rest later this weekend!
Preschool Graduation Cake
The first one is one that I was asked to make for my son’s preschool graduation. I had a lot of fun making it, although I’m going to have to try to figure out what is wrong with the black ink on my edible image printer, because all of the writing ended up having to be hand-painted on…and I don’t write straight, much less paint words straight! I’m happy with how it turned out and everyone seemed to be enjoying it! Congrats, Ben…you’re going to LOVE kindergarten!
Purple Polka Dotted Grad Cake
This cake was for a local grad. The school colors were purple and white…yes, that’s purple…for some reason, that color doesn’t photograph well…perhaps it’s the cloudy day! Congratulations, Jordan!
Wizard of Oz Cake v.2
Normally, when someone asks me to do a cake from my gallery, I like to change it up a little (or reinvent the wheel). I LOVE the design of this cake, so I really didn’t want to do anything major to change it. I did do a few minor things, but mainly it’s the same! Happiest of Fifth Birthdays to you Jewel!
Posted in 3-D/Sculpted, Birthday, Cake, Graduation, Pictures
Tagged Birthday, Black, Buttercream, Cake, Flowers, Fondant, Graduation, Graduation cap, Green, Gum paste, Hand painted, Maroon, Polka dots, Poppies, Purple, Rainbow, Red, Ruby slippers, Tree, White, Wizard of Oz, Yellow, Yellow brick road
Quilted, Pink Roses Baptism Cake
Close-up of Baptism Cake
Pink Rose Cupcakes
I just love the quilted look of this cake, and the pink ribbon roses, and the little pearls, and the fluffiness of the vanilla buttercream on the cupcakes…okay, I loved it all!
Emily we loved the cake and cupcakes. Carrot was the favorite! Almost too pretty to eat! ~ Erica
I also loved delivering this cake! The little one that was the reason for the cake had the same kind of hair that my youngest son had when he was an infant (I miss that hair!)…I’ll leave you with a bonus picture of my son when he was only a few weeks old!
Love that fluff!
Posted in Cake, Cupcakes, Feedback, Handmade Flowers, Pictures, Religious
Tagged Baptism, Buttercream, Cake, Cupcakes, Feedback, Flowers, Fondant, Green, Gum paste, Hand painted, Heart, Pink, Quilted, Religious, Ribbon roses, Roses, White
Pink Baptism Cake
Fall Birthday Cake
The first cake was for my husband’s cousin’s daughter’s baptism (whew!). It was a fun cake and I enjoyed testing out some new ways to do things!
The second two cakes were ordered by my Dad for an October birthday party at his work. I really enjoyed going back to the Wilton-flower roots, as this is my 1-year anniversary month for when I first started taking classes. It was then that I realized how much I truly enjoyed decorating and creating cakes! So, Thanks Dad!
Posted in Birthday, Cake, Pictures, Religious
Tagged Autumn, Baptism, Brown, Buttercream, Cake, Christening, Fall, Flowers, Fondant, Gold, Green, Modeling chocolate, Mums, Orange, Pink, Princess, Red, White, Yellow