My friend, Sara asked me to make a special cake for her husband’s birthday. Marc is from Coventry, England. Since he is so far from home, Sara always tries to do something extra special for his birthday. This year, she asked me to come up with the perfect cake to go along with his birthday dinner of fish and chips (wrapped in custom made newspaper print!) I incorporated the subway logo (with their family name), the Union Jack and England flag. On top sits a cookie Sara had specially made with Coventry’s football logo printed on it.
…and the “Wife of the Year” award goes to…Sara Hopkins!!!
Here is a Mardi Gras inspired cake I made for my bank’s annual United Way campaign. It was auctioned off at tonight’s dinner. It was a little hard to say goodbye to this one!
Congrats to the lucky winner of this fun cake and voucher to Mimi’s…everything is edible…except for the feathers. Don’t eat those. 😉
Thanks for stopping by…have a great weekend everyone!
We’ve all probably had a pen pal at some point in our lives. I had one in 3rd grade. I went to Douglas Elementary, she went to Willard…so we probably lived 5 minutes away from each other. I think her name was Miranda…or was in Melinda? Anyway, I made the cake below for my customer, Jo, who has had her Pen Pal for 62 years! Yes, I said 62 years! That’s pretty incredible, if you ask me. Jo and Barbara were just 11 years old when they started corresponding in 1951. Barbara has lived in England her whole life and Jo has lived in the states, Iowa and Oregon. Barbara was here for a visit and Jo wanted to throw a party for her and give her a special cake. So I came up with the idea of covering the cake in lots and lots of “envelopes” addressed to both Jo and Barbara. (Can you imagine how many letters have actually been written over all these years?!!) I used a 3 cent stamp…because that is what postage cost in 1951! Under the US and British flag, is a pond. You know…the “pond” as we like to call it. I had a lot of fun with this cake…and it was even more fun knowing the story behind it. Here’s to Jo and Barbara, life long pen pals!
Happy 7th Birthday, Maci!!
Bridal Shower cupcakes
Somehow, I managed to make it through this weekend! I couldn’t have done it without the help from my Mom and Dad, who took my girls overnight so I could stay up all night Friday. Literally. (Ok, ok, I took a 4 hour nap from 3-7am!) I was on a mission to finish these orders so that I could make it to my friend’s surprise 30th birthday party on Saturday night! I have to admit…I’m kind of feeling a little bit like Superwoman after all I accomplished this weekend. The most exciting part of my weekend other than these cakes, and my friend’s party? Cleaning my house like nobody’s business today with my new Norwex products! I’m hooked. So to any of my friends out there reading this…expect a Norwex invitation in the mail in the next couple of months. I’ll feed you cupcakes…and wine. Lots of wine. But enough about me…let’s talk cake.
September is a VERY busy birthday month…just ask my calendar! I am so excited about the cakes I created this weekend.
I am in love with this Tinkerbell cake and cupcakes that I made for my neighbor’s daughter, Cydney…who turned 2. I made coordinating sugar cookie wands for parting gifts. When my 5 year old asked the usual, “Do you have an extra for me?” I was able to tell her, ‘YES! You actually can have one of these!’ (At the party, of course!) Speaking of my 5 year old, she was generous enough to let us borrow one of her Tinkerbell’s for this cake.
I also made one of my favorites, and one that will never get old…another Minnie Mouse cake! Along with that, coordinating cake pops…which I have a love/hate relationship with. I love the way they taste, and the way they look…when they turn out. The hate part comes in when I’m admiring my hard work…thinking, ‘Yay! They look so great!’ Then all of a sudden, they poke right through the top and slide right down the stick! Grrrr!!! My co-workers at the bank sure appreciated all the mistakes the next day, that’s for sure! So to be clear, I currently don’t really offer cake pops. (These were done for a friend) So if you ask me for cake pops and you catch me on a good day…I will probably not turn you down, but you might notice a slight hesitation in my response. 🙂
So needless to say, I have some perfecting to do here…I need to work out all the kinks before these puppies go back on my menu! I can’t even begin to believe the talented bakers out there that can whip up a dozen Minion cake pops, or Lorax cake pops, or any other shape other than a simple ball! Oh well, I guess you can’t win them all, right?!
“Hey batter, batter, swiiiiing!” I loved making this cake. Especially the baseballs, which were made from Rice Krispie Treats! This was a vanilla cake (both tiers) filled and frosted with Oreo buttercream!
It is so yummy…and the newest addition to my flavor list!
Here are a few other creations over the past couple of weeks. …
See, I told you there were a lot of birthdays this month…and it’s only just begun! Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week everyone!!
Hi there! Long time, no see! It’s been a couple weeks since I’ve posted…busy, busy, busy! Here are most of my creations over the past couple of weeks. It was full of birthdays, bachelorette parties and bridal showers!
So, as you can see…Mimi’s isn’t slowing down, and I love it! Thanks to everyone for the orders, hope you’ve all enjoyed!
Meet Thomas the Train. He was made for a special little boy named, Colton who celebrated his 2nd birthday today! At first, I didn’t sweat the thought of doing this cake. I had it all planned out in my mind…I thought it would be a piece of cake (no pun intended-I’ve always wanted to say that! heehee). Then as Friday approached, in my attempt to freeze my cake (which would make my life easier the next day), it crumbled when I picked it up. Realizing there was no way I was going to be able to carve a soft cake like that, I started getting nervous. Good news about that cake is that I know it’s going to make a scrumptious yellow layer cake!
Anyway, back to Thomas. I decided to go with my tried and true, most popular, almond vanilla cake (aka “Bliss”)…it never disappoints. Sure enough, it was perfect for carving. I spent the better part of my Saturday forming this little guy into what looked like a train wreck…that’s when panic set in. I decided to put him in the fridge and come back to him in the morning…the day of the party!! EEEEEK!!! Good news is, all this guy needed was a final coat of blue buttercream and all his bells and whistles! I was pretty thrilled with the end result…and it taught me that no matter what it looks like in the beginning, to just be patient and not throw in the towel. All in all, (and now that it’s done)…it was a fun cake to create. Everyone loved it, and most importantly, so did the birthday boy! 🙂
The most stressful part of this cake? Getting it across town in one piece. And we made it. Whew!!
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