Sunday, May 31, 2009

Fun Baby Shower Cakes

Here are a couple of cute baby shower cakes. Colors and themes are up to your imagination. It doesn't have to baby pink & blue any more. Honor the mother-to-be with a fun themed cake for her shower.

Catch me on Tuesday on channel 5, The Kansas CW, at 8:30 for Tasty Tuesday! I will demo a yummy fruit topped cookie. I'll post the recipe here afterward for you all to do at home.

And, don't forget about our cute summer cookie designs!! Lots to choose from! Bright, fun and of course, delicious!!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Firetruck Wedding Cake!

Just wanted to share our 3-D Firetruck with you. It was actually the wedding cake for a couple in McPherson.

Kim and Kalee stayed late with me working on it. Some Fridays never seem to end, and last Friday was one of those. I am looking forward to a busy wedding season!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Tiger Trek Cake

Wow, I hadn't realized it had been so long since I posted on the blog. May is a crazy month, all the graduation cakes and cookies has had us hopping. People think the holidays are a busy time for us, but we look at graduation as a holiday here. I spend weeks preparing and planning for this month. Everyone worked some long hours last week to get it all done, but it all went perfectly. Thanks everyone for your orders. And if we had to say "no" to some of you, so sorry. There is only so much we can do even with lots of overtime.

Here is a fun cake I delivered to the zoo. If you are not from Wichita, today is the grand opening of the new Slawson Family Tiger Trek exhibit at our local zoo. Mrs. Slawson wanted a thank you cake for the wonderful zoo staff who have worked so hard getting the new exhibit ready. I have my zoo pass and can't wait to check it out! Have a super day! Cheri

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


I thought I better write one post as this week takes off and I don't have another chance. We call this week "hell week". It is really the hardest week of the year. We produce twice the normal amount of cakes and cookies so it makes for really long days. The cake decorators will work about 12 - 15 hours on Friday and then be back Saturday for an intense day. I keep counts on the number of cakes and will need to limit the amount. I booked out on Wednesday last year, and that will probably be the same this year. So sorry if you call and we can not take your order, but there is only so much we can do. To say we "overbook" ourselves is an understatement.

Here is a cake we did for Wichita State University. It is a replica of the student center, the RSC. They celebrated its 50th anniversary on Monday. This is only one view, I wish you could see the other sides. It looked great.

Sunday, May 10, 2009



Now, I am done working, relaxation begins.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Countdown to Graduation!

I hope everyone got my newsletter yesterday. If you didn't, give us a call to get on our email listing. They go out monthly and update you on new items and what is going on at the bakery.

If you haven't ordered your graduation cakes or cookies, do it SOON! Next week is the busiest of the year. We will book out on taking orders, there is only so much we can do even decorating in overtime!! Decorators and bakers stay extra long to make sure everything gets done. Give us a call and place your orders now! Have a super day! Cheri

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Bulldog Cakes

Here a couple of cakes we did today. They were for a school in Oklahoma, I can't remember the school. Sorry! Anyway, they were for their sports banquet. One was for the girls and had the girls' sports on the bottom and the other was for the boys.

This is a fun cake for a baby shower. It is a cute buttercream design with sugar letters and a sugar rattle as the topper. It could be done in a variety of colors or even change out the topper. We love to brain storm new designs.

I was on the Kansas CW this morning. I said I would post my muffin recipe I make here at home. It is a good base that you can be creative with and add different ingredients for variety.
It is not what we make at the bakery, but an easy home version.

Muffin Base

1 1/2 cups All Purpose Flour
1/2 cup Sugar
1/2 tsp. Salt
2 tsp. Baking powder

Mix these together thoroughly.

In another bowl mix mix:

1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup oil (you can substitute melted marg. or butter)

Add the liquid into dry ingredients. Mix only until moistened, do not over mix.

To this base, you can add 1 cup blueberries, or other fruit. Try grating an apple and adding 1/4 tsp. of cinnamon. I have even added chopped strawberries. Be creative.

Scoop into 12 paper lined muffin cups. Bake at 375 for 15-18 minutes. It may take longer depending on what fruit is added.


Monday, May 4, 2009

On Kansas CW Tommorrow

I am going to be on the Kansas CW Tuesday morning at 8:30, channel 5 (Cox). I will be showing a basic muffin recipe that you can do at home. It is one where you can add different ingredients for many varieties. Very easy, very tasty and fool proof. I did some samples today and my family has been eating them. So tune in if you are at a TV. I will post the recipe tomorrow.

Here is a cake I did for Father Dan Spexarth for his 25th anniversary in the priesthood. It was a part of a dinner Saturday evening for the new west side parish, St Catherine of Siena, of which I am a member.

On Sunday, Dave, Bryn, Sara and I drove to Manhattan to visit the big girls, Jill and Erin. Jill had her 20th birthday on last Thursday. We had a good visit, and all went to HuHot for lunch. It is hard to believe the school year is almost over. Seems we just moved them up.

Tune in to the CW at 8:30. Later.

Friday, May 1, 2009


As the first day of May arrives, my mind starts thinking of graduation cakes. Actually, my mind has been on them for several weeks. This month is the busiest of the year for cakes. So if you need anything, cut-out cookies or cakes, get your orders in early. We always ask for 3-7 days, but keep the 7 in mind this month so you won't be disappointed. Have a super day! Cheri