I am not a perfectionist. It took me many years and two children to learn this nugget of information. Now that I know, I truly live differently; more freely.

I am not ultimately creative. I steal others' ideas and make them my own. Creating from scratch makes me stressed, headachey and grouchy.

I am not a great chef or baker. I am only now learning to roast a chicken and bake chocolate chip cookies that will be eaten by actual humans.

However, it is a little known fact that I love making cakes. I started 3 years ago when a playgroup friend needed a cake and our actual cake-making-super-creative friend was unavailable. She told me how to do it and wha-la: a Caterpillar. From there, I made cakes for friends' kids and my kids and baby showers, etc.

Today, I'm embarking on an ambitious endeavor of actually charging real money for my creations (that are by no means perfect or ultimately creative; although it is certainly my goal!). I'm raising money for the Susan G. Koman 3-day for the Cure breast cancer walk. (I'm also walking the 3-day in September. More on that later)

Please consider supporting and getting a cute cake too! What kind of party are you having? What cake design do you want?

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Summertime means sweets!

It's the last day of school!! The sun may not be shining, but some lucky boys get to party, play nerf guns, go swimming, and eat cake!!!


  1. I'm so glad I found your blog!! I used to spend a gazillion hours on cakes, but now I am trying to simplify things. I was just surfing the web trying to find a cute Nerf cake and was getting overwhelmed with the amount of hours I was going to have to spend making the cake. Then I found this picture . . . just put a Nerf gun on top!! yay! what a great idea!! I love the balls around the cake . . . are they candy or gumballs? I love your blog and will be visiting again :) thanks!!

  2. wow- i only just saw this post!
    the balls on the cake are just rolled fondant. but gumballs would have been perfect for these guys! where were you when i was brainstorming?!
    i haven't been doing many cakes lately, thus no new posts- but thanks for the encouragement and good luck with your cake endeavors!