This past weekend my parents celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary.
I wanted to make them something special- something that related to the both of them.
I tried thinking back to my childhood trying to remember any sort of detail that I could incorporate into their cake... then it hit me!  Growing up my parents had this set of ceramic birds that faced each other- my mom always joked that it was her and my father.  I decided to use those birds as inspiration and created little "mom and dad" birds for this cake.  I even gave mom a little bow!
My parents loved the cake and even took funny pictures with the birdies.

3-Layer Vanilla/Almond Cake with Bavarian Cream filling
Topped with Vanilla Buttercream and homemade fondant.

Happy Anniversary Mom & Dad!!

I cannot tell you how excited I was to make this cake.  When the mommy-to-be asked if I'd help her reveal the gender of their baby I was thrilled and honored! What a special occasion! It was an honor to help surprise the parents-to-be and their families.  The mommy dropped off the sealed envelope from the doctor and inside it said that they were expecting... A BABY BOY!

The mommy was very general in regards to the decoration.  She mentioned she just wanted it to be gender neutral on the outside.  So I went with a clothesline-type design and cut out several different baby clothing items out of fondant (booties, onesies, t-shirts, pants, bibs, buttons).

I'm very happy with the way this cake came out and I only heard great things from the parents-to-be.  Congrats guys!!

Vanilla Cake (dyed blue!)
With Vanilla Custard Filling and Vanilla Buttercream
Covered in Homemade Marshmallow Fondant
I just wanted to take a quick second to post a few pictures from a sugar cookie order I did last year.
These cookies were for a bridal shower and the brides name started with the letter "K".  Blue & Magenta where her wedding colors and the colors for the shower.

Lemon scented sugar cookies decorated with royal icing
With the 4th of July just a few days behind us I wanted to share the cake I made to celebrate our independence.

Lemon Cake with Lemon Buttercream
Covered in Fondant
Fondant Covered 3-Tier Cake for a Quince
Vanilla Cake with Strawberry Cheesecake Filling

Dog Bowl Cake
Marble Cake with Fudge Frosting covered in Fondant
(Coco Puff "Dog Food")

Soccer Jersey Cake
Chocolate Chip Cake with Fudge Frosting covered in Fondant

Baby Shower 2 Tier Cake
Top Tier: Dulce De Leche
Bottom Tier: Chocolate with Fudge Filling
Covered in Buttercream with Fondant Figures
(Made to match the invitations)

Simple Birthday Cake
Covered in Buttercream with Fondant Roses and Edible Glitter

Dinosaur Themed Birthday Cake
Covered in Fondant

Mothers Day Daisy Cake
Dominican Style Vanilla Rum Cake with Pineapple Filling
Topped with Suspiro Frosting and covered in Fondant

Fathers Day Shirt/Tie Cake
Coconut Cake with Vanilla Custard Filling and Coconut Buttercream
Covered in Fondant

Chocolate & Vanilla Cupcakes with Chocolate & Vanilla Buttercream
Fondant Toppers with Edible Shimmer Dust
Mini Cake: Chocolate/Vanilla Marble covered in Fondant
Hi Everyone!!
My name is Vanessa and I love to bake up new things in my kitchen.  I decided to start this blog and dedicate it solely to my baking adventures.

I've been baking for over a year and within the past few months I've started taking orders and baking for others.  It's a hobby that I truly love and enjoy doing.  I try to create cakes that are both beautiful on the outside and delicious on the inside.

Thanks to the help of some great friends (especially you Becky!!) we came up with the name cup{CAKE}.  This represents my love for all things cupcakes and cakes!!  I mainly focus on cupcakes and cakes but I've also ventured into sugar cookie decorating.

I hope you enjoy my blog!!