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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Frosty Cake and Snowflake cookies

This is what was left of  Frosty before we thought to take a picture. He's long gone now. Our Snowflake cookies are also gone.  Merry Christmas and blessings to all from "The Dessert Box".

Friday, December 11, 2009

Chocolate Lover's Groom's Cake

This cake is definitely the one for all chocolate lovers. This 3-tiered groom's cake was all chocolate. Each tier had four layers of chocolate cake and our yummy, rich chocolate buttercream icing. We topped the cake with bride and groom strawberries and a chocolate monogrammed letter, and dressed the sides with dozens more chocolate-dipped strawberries. This cake feeds about 120 people. We hope you enjoy this cake and we wish the happy couple the best.

Saturday, December 5, 2009


This cake was for a Christmas themed bridal shower and so we went with the green background and white snowflake. It was a vanilla/buttercream cake and served 40 people. Congratulations Traycie and Angelia!

Zoe's Baptism/Christening

We celebrated the baptism/christening of our little Zoe in Snellville, GA.  It was a special service at a very beautiful Catholic church and the service was conducted by Zoe's Papa Byrne. The cake was our usual vanilla cake/buttercream icing and served about 30 people. We love you Zoe Jane.           

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle

As you can tell, this little fella is a big fan of "TMNT". And bonus, his favorite color is blue. This turtle, Leonardo, was a vanilla cake w/buttercream icing and served 40 people. Cowabunga dude!!!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Rising Star Jacie

Jacie, like most 6 year-old girls, loves Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, and Miley Cyrus. She couldn't decide which celeb would be the "ONE" to focus her birthday cake on. So we decided that no girl should have to make that huge decision and made her cake about Jacie and all her favorite girls. In our book, Jacie is a "rising star" and on this cake she takes center stage. The two-layered top tier is topped with a picture of the birthday girl, and following the rising star theme, we shaped the bottom, single-layered tier as such. A picture of Carrie, Taylor, and Miley grace the sides with their appearance. The entire cake was all vanilla: vanilla cake and vanilla buttercream. We hope your birthday was as spectacular as you are, rising star Jacie!!

Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood
Miley Cyrus

Thursday, November 5, 2009

"Baby Blue" Shower Cake

This was a double layered, two tiered, stacked vanilla cake w/buttercream icing. The stripes and polka dots are made of homemade fondant-the initials and baby strollers are made of milk chocolate. It served about 40 people. Thanks Cassandra, we loved doing this cake.

Over The Hill #3

This is a popular "Over The Hill" cake for us. This makes #3 of this particular design. Although there are very slight differences in all three cakes, this one serves 25 like the second one. We used our popular vanilla cake and vanilla buttercream. The train, cars, and signs are all of homemade fondant. We hope you have a happy 50th birthday! Enjoy!!!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Monster Madness

What better way to celebrate a birthday in October than with a monster party. Savannah sure knows how to choose cute cuddly monsters. And even monsters love candy! This cake is our typical vanilla w/buttercream icing-a little bit of fondant detail went into the facial features. Serves about 40 people. Happy Birthday Savannah and we hope you have a lot of little monsters at your party.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Pumpkin Patch

Four dozen pumpkin cookies for McKenna on her birthday was just right for the picking. These sugar cookies were iced with homemade royal icing and sprinkled with sugar crystals. Happy Birthday McKenna and hope you had a good time riding the horse at your party. Thanks Kimberly!

Friday, October 9, 2009

It Runs In The Family

This cake was done by Heather back in March. Yes. Heather. She can do it, too. Ian wanted his Aunt Taco to make his cake and nobody else could help. He also wanted a racetrack with toy dirt bikes and the men. It fed 54 people and was vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream. Heather did a great job. Thanks, Aunt Heather.

Peach Elegance

Okay, so this is an older cake we did for a bridal shower. The bride was using this peachy/copper color in her wedding and again on her invitations, so what better color to use on the cake? The delicate piping detail and bottom border, as well as the icing was done with our homeade vanilla buttercream. The monogram on the top of the cake was hand-piped with white chocolate.

Domino Cake

Happy Birthday Brittney! We heard how much you love to play dominos. Hope you love your cake. Have a wonderful birthday. We love you.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Pink Tractor

This is a vanilla cake w/buttercream icing for 40 people. The McCrory family sure does love tractors. Pawpaw loves tractors so his granddaughter, Adrianna loves them too! So much that she wanted a pink tractor on her b'day cake. I put a little extra icing on there for Nana. Happy birthday Adrianna! Thanks Amanda!

Friday, October 2, 2009

"Big Foot" Monster Truck

"Big Foot" was a vanilla cake/buttercream icing and served 25 people. The design was all done with buttercream icing. Go easy on it Kobe and Happy Birthday! VROOM! VROOM!

Pumpkin Cake

This cake was for a little girl named Anna Raley and she loved her pumpkin cookies. This one served about 40-50 people with vanilla cake and buttercream icing and the stem was made of homemade fondant. Happy birthday Anna Raley!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Pumpkin Cookies

We finally got to make some cookies! This was a new experience for us, but it turned out really good. We made about two dozen of these cute pumpkin cookies. They're a little bit smaller than a softball. They're iced in orange and green royal icing (homemade, of course) and have green and orange sugar crystals. They're SO GOOD! (of course we had to sample them!) We hope they're a hit at Anna Raley's fall-themed birthday party.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Kendall's Ladybug B'day

This was for my granddaughter Kendall's first birthday. They were all vanilla cakes with buttercream icing and served about70-75 people. The ladybugs on the flower cake were made of homemade fondant and the "ladybug" cake was for Kendall to tear into. The polka-dots were cookie icing and the antennaes were made of pastillage and painted with food coloring. The extra flower cake was just that-extra, just in case. We didn't want to run out. Everybody wants a piece of b'day cake. It was a wonderful party. Shawn and Misty really went all out with the food and goodie bags to take home. Happy Birthday to our precious little Kendall-we love you!

"Over the Hill" Train #2

My friend saw a cake we made a few weeks ago and wanted one for her brothers 40th b'day only on a smaller scale. She needed one to serve 25 people. This was the usual, vanilla cake/buttercream icing. Hope he was pleasantly surprised Sandy!

"Girly" Guitar #2

This was another fan of Hannah Montana and her guitar. It served 25 people and was a vanilla cake with buttercream icing. Happy Birthday and thanks Melissa.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Roll Tide Roll - Shawn

This cake is a red velvet cake with cream cheese icing. The "Bear Bryant" hat and Alabama "A" logo are made of homemade fondant and it serves 25 people. Happy Birthday to my son Shawn- I love you and hope you have a good one and hope Bama wins Saturday. Roll Tide Roll!!!!!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Diaper Bag for Zach and Becca

Zach and Becca, my son and daughter-in-law, chose not to find out the gender of our little one on the way in November. So, any color of the spectrum was up for grabs. Becca's favorite color is green so we decided to go with this color and write the names they have picked out-Zoe for a girl and Benjamin for a boy. Can't wait to see. Unlike them, I would want to know, but they are big fans of being surprised. I salute them for their patience for this is one thing they will need in the future. This cake is a four layer vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream icing. The straps and pacifier are made of homemade fondant. It serves about 54 people. Congratulations!

Friday, September 11, 2009


This is our second Alabama "A" cake. However, you can clearly notice the difference between this cake and our first attempt. We're very pleased with the outcome. We used a different technique on the houndstooth, which shaved a bit of time off the decorating. Like our first Alabama cake, we used homemade fondant, crimson and white vanilla buttercream, and vanilla cake which ultimately served 25 people. We hope this cake is a "touchdown" for Hunter's birthday!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Girly Guitar

Hannah Montana started a trend with her guitar skills. Little girls just love the guitar in the latest, hottest colors. Glad to be playing these cute colors for Kilbie on her birthday. This is a vanilla cake/vanilla buttercream and serves 25 people. Happy Birthday Kilbie!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Alabama "A" logo (houndstooth)

Roll Tide Roll!!! This was fun but very time consuming. The "A" is houndstooth made with homemade fondant and placed on the cake piece by piece like a puzzle with small tweezers-whew! "Happy Birthday" was written in crimson under the "A" but we didn't get a picture of it. The cake looks good and we were happy with the results. This cake was vanilla with vanilla buttercream and served 25 people. ROLL TIDE ROLL!!!!!!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

"AMTC" logo

This was a sheet cake that served 25 people. It was a vanilla cake with buttercream icing. This is the modeling/talent group that Jaci is with in Birmingham. Best wishes to Jaci and her budding career.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Topsy-turvy - Katelyn

This is a popular cake with the little girls. The bottom layer is strawberry/strawberry buttercream, the second layer is chocolate/chocolate buttercream, and the top layer is vanilla/vanilla buttercream. The polka dots, stripes, bow and name banner are all of homemade fondant. Serves about 40 people. Happy birthday Katelyn-hope the rain stops and wishing you loads of fun at the water park!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Princess Castle

This was for a little girl's special one year birthday. It's a vanilla three-tiered cake with buttercream icing and it served approximately 60 people. The towers and the flags were made of pastillage The roofs of the towers were sugar cones coated with buttercream. The smaller cake was for little Maggie to tear into. Best wishes on this special "Princess" day.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Golf Bag

A golf bag cake for a young man who naturally loves to play golf. We hope this was a "hole in one" ! A vanilla cake with buttercream icing, it served 25 people. It was fun to do. Happy Birthday Timothy!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Topsy-turvy - Sarah & Sydney

Topsy-turvy is a good name for this cake. It's one of our more labor intensive cakes that we've done in the birthday cake category.This is a neopolitan flavored cake. Strawberry cake with buttercream on the bottom - vanilla cake/buttercream in the middle - chocolate cake/chocolate buttercream on top - fondant bow with a white chocolate "S" also on top. Sarah and Sydney, we hope you loved your cake. Happy Birthday!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Over The Hill

This was for a surprise 40th birthday party. With the usual vanilla cake with buttercream icing, this cake served 54 people, and the train, signs and clouds were made of homemade fondant. Bonnie told us to use our imagination and it was a lot of fun, thanks. We hope Scott was surprised and pleased. Happy Birthday Scott! Just click on the picture to get a close-up.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Sleepover Cake

We had so much fun doing this cake for Kim and Tyner Beth. This cute little sleeping bag is for Tyner Beth's sleepover (girls only! - back off boys!). Strawberry is the flavor of choice for this cake. We used our classic buttercream icing and popular homemade "yum-o" fondant. We love the fact that Tyner Beth wanted "hot" colors. (cute, cute). This cake serves about 20-25. Have fun girls! Enjoy!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Mahindra Tractor

Eddie sure does love tractors. This year he got himself a Mahindra tractor and his daughter Amanda wanted a cake with his new tractor on it. It's a vanilla cake with buttercream icing and the tractor was made of homemade fondant. This cake serves about 25 people. It was fun to do Amanda, thank you and Happy Birthday Eddie.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Auburn Tigers

Hey, Auburn fans! This cake is for you. We know a special little boy who loves Auburn and wanted to have an extra special Auburn birthday party. This cake was vanilla cake with buttercream icing and served about 25. Happy Birthday, Sam!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Flowers, Tractor, Horse and Thanks cakes

Sometimes we'll have someone call up and just want a cake to munch on.That's the case with this flower cake and the horse cake. The tractor cake was a birthday cake for a 2 year old and the"Thanks" was to thank Kalah for her help.

Monitor, Tractor, Turtle and Dukes of Hazard cakes

The tractor cake was for cousin Eddie from his grandkids . The monitor cake was for the nurses at the NICU in Northport. Thanks for taking care of our grand-daughter Kendall. The turtle cake was for a little girl my daughter kept.

This "Dukes of Hazard" cake served 54 and as you can tell, Houston is a big fan of the General Lee.