Friday, April 24, 2009

Busy Friday

It was a very busy Friday. Sorry if you called today and I said we couldn't do your cake. It is a busy time of year and there are only so many cakes we can do. I don't say no unless I know we are already overbooked. Keep the 3-7 day rule for ordering cakes or cookies and then you will never be disappointed. I appreciate your business!

I am about running on empty. I have been at the bakery for 11 days straight, tomorrow makes 12. Definitely ready for a day off. Thought I better get a posting done before I crash on the sofa. Tomorrow is another busy decorating day.

Here is a cute cake I did today for a baby shower. I am calling it the baby butt cake. I will try to come up with something more suitable, but I am tired, so there you go. Later. Cheri

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

More Viega Photos

Here are some more photos of the cakes from photographer Darrin Hackney with JDB Photography. Seeing me behind it gives you the scope of it's size.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Viega Grand Opening Cake

Well, the cake that has been on my mind for 2 months finally got delivered today. Yea!! We worked all day Monday and headed to McPherson at 7:00 this morning. Viega is a facility off of I-35 in McPherson. You can see the huge white building from the road. It took 12 1/2 full sheet cakes to build this cake and was placed on a board 4 feet x 7 feet. It took 6 of us to safely get it into the van. Here it is in the van ready to head out.

I got a call on my cell as we were pulling into the parking lot at the plant from someone who was to meet me and let me know where to unload. He said to go around to the back and they had a fork lift ready to take the cake. Really... A FORKLIFT! So we drive around and sure enough, a forklift and 6 guys were waiting. (I had asked for 4 guys to help Kim and I get it unloaded.) I told him I was not going to put the cake on a fork lift. He thought it was the best idea since we had a long way to walk. This building is very big, like 250 ft. long. After finding the location where the cake was to be displayed, and me refusing the fork lift, we decided on a dock closest to the cake table. Since my van isn't as high as a semi truck, we had guys get it out of the truck and pass it to 6 guys above in the loading area (about 4 feet above the ground). This cake weighed almost 200 lbs. It all went very well, much better that the fork lift idea. I wish I had to time to take a photo of that.

We finished the detail work on the cake and cake board with an audience of about 75 people, at least. It was quite funny, people were snapping photos like crazy. It got rave reviews and even the owners from Germany loved it. It was a good challenge and fun to do, but, sure glad it is done. On to new things! Here is the finished cake. Let me know what you think.

Monday, April 20, 2009

I'm Back

All right, I really didn't go anywhere, just haven't been blogging. Forgive me, I always get so behind after a holiday. Easter was very busy, thank you!, seems like I spent last week just catching up. And we had 8 weddings!! The bakery was closed today but Kim and I were there all day doing the big Viega cake for their grand opening tomorrow in Mcpherson. It is huge, took 12 1/2 full sheet cakes and is on a plywood base 4 feet by 7 feet.
I will post photos tomorrow. We just have to get it out the door and into the van. I will let you know how it goes.

Here are a couple of neat cakes from the weekend. This one was for a 50th birthday. Do you get it... Budweiser frogs?? I loved it.

Here is a great cake for duck hunter. We get a lot of requests of camo cakes. I just loved how this turned out.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Easter Blessings to You and Yours!

Easter Bonnet Winners!

Here is our baker, Sandra, the first place winner! She went all out with flowers, a bunny wearing a hair net, rolling pin and even little sacks of flour. It was fabulous!!

Second place went to Tiffany, shown below. She looked lovely as she greeted customers. I wish you could see the back, it was beautiful too. Great job Tiff!

There was a three way tie for third between cookie decorators Jessie, Aurora and Jill. Who knew they would come up with such ideas!

I guess this will be an annual event. They have been thinking of ideas for the next contest. I'll keep you posted.

Friday, April 10, 2009


Here we are!! If you think we are creative in cakes, check these out! I had no idea what was coming today. We have customer voting in store today. Have a wonderful day, need to get to helping with cakes!!

Today is Easter Bonnet Contest at Bakery!

Check back later, I will post photos of my team in their Easter hat creations. They are taking it very seriously!! I never thought I would use the words "trash talk" and "Easter bonnet" in the same sentence. You would think there was a huge cash prize instead of movie tickets. I can't wait to see their creativity.

Remember, any one coming to bakery with their Easter bonnet gets a FREE 6-pack of Easter cookies!! Come on over it will be fun!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

3 Days until Easter!

We are working like crazy on cakes and cookies for Easter, Stop by if you haven't seen what is available!

Tomorrow is "Wear you Easter Bonnet Day"!! Come on over and see what we are wearing. It is a contest among employees for the best Easter Hat. I will be sure to take pictures.

Any one coming to the bakery with their Easter bonnet will get a FREE 6-pack of Easter Cookies!!! C0me on over!

Last but not least, a big congrats to my cake decorator Kalee and her husband Martin. They welcomed Memphis Jay into the world yesterday. We can't wait to meet him. Best to you both!!

Monday, April 6, 2009

More Easter Cakes

Here are some more Easter cakes. The basket cakes can be in your choice of flavors and colors. Choose either the candy egg filled basket or one filled with flowers. The bottom cake is decorated with beautiful sugar lilies. We are closed today (Monday), but hop on over tomorrow to get your Easter desserts ordered!

If you are in front of a TV tomorrow at 8:30, tune in to The Kansas CW, Cox channel 5. I will be doing a demonstration of cute Easter cupcakes. See ya later! Cheri

Sunday, April 5, 2009

3-D Bunny and Lamb

How about this cute Bunny or Lamb for your Easter table. They come in two sizes and your choice of flavors. I know they will be a big hit with the kids.

Or, how about cupcakes! Here is our Down the Bunny Hole. The cupcake can be white or chocolate and is iced with chocolate buttercream and coated with chocolate cookie crumbs. We will have these in the showcase, but order in advance to guarantee availability.

Here is our cupcake, Flowers in the Grass. Little fondant flowers nestled in variegated green buttercream. So many choices...But really, why choose, get some of each!! Stop by the bakery to see all that we have for your Easter dinner!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Monkey Birthday

Here is another cute first birthday cake! We also did matching cookies. Notice the small cake just for the birthday child. We call it a "smash" cake and you get one free with any first birthday cake. Cole is going to have a great party! Thanks for the order!!!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Easter Cake Eggs

Don't forget about these adorable cake eggs. We have chocolate cake eggs covered in a wonderful chocolate poured icing. I am a chocolate girl so they are my favorite. But for you white cake folks,we have white cake eggs in blue, pink and yellow. They are so popular with the kids and make wonderful individual desserts! Get your orders in to guarantee their availability. We will have them in the showcase, but last year we did sell out. So, please, pre-order, I want to run out! Have a super day! Cheri