This is the cake that started it all! I've always enjoyed baking and being in the kitchen. Once I had my daughters, this cake hobby became a way that I could be a stay at home mom and still be able to express myself through baking. My husband was telling me for years that I needed to share my talent with others, but my confidence wasn't quite up there with his. I always told him if anyone would ask me to do their wedding cake , then and only then, would I go public with my talent. I thought I was pretty safe with that. I mean, who would ask me to do a very important cake like their wedding cake!!!
In the summer of 2008, my brother-in-law eloped in Las Vegas and my in-laws had a reception at their house. They asked me to do the cake!!! Since then, I've been sharing my passion for baking with others.
The couple had a Vegas themed reception and I incorporated that into the cake. The 12" cake was a chocolate cake with Oreo cookie cream filling. The 8" was a yellow cake with fudge filling and the 6" was a spice cake with praline filling. Butter cream was the frosting. I made the playing cards and poker chips out of fondant and hand painted them with edible paint. My mother-in-law found the awesome cake topper. It was a plastic welcome to Las Vegas sign the lit up! Perfect!
My brother-in-law just graduated from college that spring, so for a grooms cake I made a 6" round chocolate cake with chocolate fudge filling and chocolate ganache frosting. Everything (except the tassel) was edible!
Over the years I have honed in on my skills, built my confidence, taught classes, and have had so much fun making over 250 cakes for others. Now my husband asks when am I going to open a store. "Just wait, some day" is my reply.