Thursday, December 9, 2010

Gingerbread House Kits for the "Do it yours-ELF-er"

Pre-baked, pre-assembled Gingerbread House
available in house only or a complete decorating kit including icings, candies, basic tools and instructions.  
requires a 48 hour notice to prepare fresh
Decorate your own gingerbread house just like 
featured on Giggle Magazine cover.  

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Holiday Cookie Bouquet Class

ONLY 3 SPACES LEFT need to be filled for our Holiday Cookie Bouquet Class
we furnish EVERYTHING...  and we will clean up the mess.  
Your choice of 2 styles      Winter Wonderland cookies or 
Christmas Holiday cookies styles. 
Cookies decorated by Ms Melanie, our instructor
and do not forget the 
Gingerbread House decorating classes on Sunday Dec 12

On the Cover of Giggle Magazine

Giggle Magazine .... what an incredible family magazine...   I so love being apart of such a great family.. You can see online issue at Giggle Magazine website and also find locations to pick up your issue.   When they asked me to be apart of their holiday issue and create a Gingerbread House it really hit close to home..  For those closest to me, most know this is how it all started for me.  I was a single mom and I wanted to start a new family holiday tradition with my then 5year old son and Gingerbread Houses is what we selected.   I honestly went to JC Penny's to take a basic Wilton class to learn how to hold a piping bag and then the magic began.  I could not get enough of cake decorating.  Gingerbread Houses have been an annual family tradition in my ever expanding family for 25 years... 

Friday, December 3, 2010

White Damask on Black Fondant

Are you loving this great look for a damask cake.  The white on the black fondant just popped. Adding the white dragees on the quilted black fondant also a great look.    Thanks to Enrique & Leigh from Amantez Photography for such a great photo of Ragan & Johnathan's November 27 wedding cake.  And wait till you see the camo groom's cake.  We so enjoyed working with Ragan and her mom creating these great cakes.  Amy from Adore as always was such a help in her coordinating of whens, wheres and hows...  The reception was held at Camp Weed in Live Oak.  Ms Debbie was the cake designer and this was Melanie's first damask cake and as always Mel triumphed.  So happy to have Melanie on my team.. 

Mommie & Me Gingerbread House Class schedule for December 12

 Great for children of all ages. 

Moms, Dads, Grams or even Aunt Sara assisting 1 or 2 children decorating their own Gingerbread House. 
We furnish everything.. A pre-baked pre-assembled Gingerbread House all the candies, cookies and icings you need to create a finished project to take home for the holidays.  AND WE CLEAN UP THE MESS...  you will not only have hands on instruction from Melanie, our class instructor, and take home a yummy work of art but you will leave with recipes, tips and a template to create your next holiday house..  or just join us again next year... See photos from our last  Mommie and Me    

Cookie Bouquet Class Schedule

December Class Schedule 

click on our link and check out our Holiday class schedules.  
Cookie Bouquet Class
Mommie & Me Gingerbread Class
Gingerbread House Class

We furnish everything to complete a project.. limited space

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Fall Cookie Bouquet Class November 21 - limited space

Cookie Bouquet Class 
Make a beautiful fall cookie bouquet for your table centerpeice or 
a wonderfully yummy  hostess gift.   

This class will be held at our bakery on 
Sunday November 21
Starts at 1pm 

  Within 2 hours you will learn how to bake the perfect cookie, 
decorate it and assemble it into a bouquet. 

We will furnished 6 large prebaked cookies on a stick, royal icings, wicker basket with artifical fillers. Everything you need for a completed cookie bouquet.
Your bouquet will still be fresh for Thanksgiving day to enjoy.  
For more information, fees and on line registration visit

Class size is limited, so register early
Class fee must be paid when you register.  

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Bridal Show November 14 in Ocala

You will love the true Southern Estate Elegance of Jumbolair.  
Join us click for more information and savings on pre-registration.  

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Rachael's Under the Sea Mermaid Cake with edible sugar sea life

Rachael's mom had seen my Mermaid cake on my website under sugar art  and sooo had to have this design for her daughter's 4th birthday.   Using many of the molds I have made myself this was a combination of molded items and hand molded items..  In keeping with in the families budget for the cake and not stepping on any copyrighted toes, mom selected to use Arial and friends in purchased tiny toys.. and I think they fit in perfectly with all the other edible decorations.   It is so rewarding when a family comes to pick up their cake and someone "squeals" with approval when they see the finished cake..  The under the sea cakes and seashell cakes have a very special connection for me.  Few people know I was an avid scuba diver  in my younger days, more in the water than out and spent 3 years at FIT an oceanographic technical school mastering in marine science.  Leaving school early due to family health issues I never returned but my love for the ocean is as strong as ever.   And it is a true labor of love with any beach or sea themed cake... takes me back into the cool blue depths of the ocean.  

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

1st Birthday Pillow Cake ....over the top...

What an incredible was created for a Lake City family for their grand daughter's 1st Birthday..   the family was decorating with a champagne dusty rose and pretty pinks...young and sophisicated.  The hand made sugar Crown on top surrounded a small buttercream iced cake and was created in such a way that the entire crown and cake could be removed for Adaline's smash cake.  If this cake was not incredible all on it's own, it was also Ms Melanie's first pillow cake.  Ms Melanie is one of my lead cake decorators  and she is up for any challenge, (see more details about Mel on my staff page).

Monday, October 25, 2010

Buttercream Beauty with Bling

So many design details I love about this cake.   The beautiful smooth  buttercream, the quilted effect, the combination of round and square cakes, the chocolate fondant bands or the bling added by the bride's jewelry.   See more of our buttercream beauties by visiting our buttercream gallery.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Cake Tasting Sweet Success thanks to these wonderful companies

The beautiful surroundings of Villa East   &  Celebrations Catering   provided savories to balance out our sweets.   The modern Asian room design & florals were over the top created by Susan & Tara of  Event DivasMelissa from Masterpiece Weddings and her lovely ladies checking our quest in for the evening and lending a hand in every way possible.   Eric of Redmond Music will be provided the beautiful piano music in the front pre-function area.  Unique Designs and his incredible invitations will be sharing new ideas plus created our fun menus for the event.    Russell Martin Photography will be captured the evening highlights watch for more photos of the evening coming soon.   Jared provide easy listening background music from GNYS Entertainment.   Platinum Digital Video   just can not wait to see the video they will create.   An impressive limousine and driver from Candie's Limousines were there to great all as you arrived.  The written talents of Calligraphy by Susan Fry   Introducing a special place at The Heritage. and the super fun  PhoBooth always offering great memories with their photo booth.      I can not thank you enough for helping make our 5th semi annual cake tasting event a "sweet success"

Monday, September 20, 2010

Zebra stripes on cakes-HOT HOT HOT

We create so many unique and beautiful cakes  I want to post them all but with limited time to spend on fun details like this I have to be selective.  When I met with Jakuana she said, this year I am ordering my own birthday cake, I am tired of those basic copy cat cakes, this cake will scream "Jakuana"  so we set out to create her perfect cake.  She was almost in tears when she saw her cake..  and we loved the design.  

Monday, September 13, 2010

Say it Sweetly -a night of cake tasting.

September 28-Tuesday 
Villa East in Gainesville 
for more details and registration 
click here- Say it Sweetly

Monday, August 16, 2010

A square buttercream cake with fresh flowers

Thank goodness I did not select photography for a living...  my camera was fogging up from the humidity ... this wedding was held at the Haile Plantation Country Club on Saturday July 31 early evening.. One of the warmest wettest days we had.  The reception was being held under a big beautiful tent  up on the green and the staff at Haile was ready for anything mother nature was going to dish out to them.  The florist from The Flower Shop was setting up the floral centerpieces and had buckets of fresh flowers for me to choose from..  I love fresh flowers on a cake and YES... there are safe ways of using fresh flowers on a cake..   This cake was a 4 tier square cake was separated by 2" columns and adding a fresh flowers giving it a floating effect.  The rain came down outside the tent and yet everything stayed dry inside.. The tented room was beautiful in the evening greys of a summer rain.  The weather cleared up in time for the ceremony and reception

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Lady Bug 1st Birthday Cake

What a great theme for a first birthday.  This is at least the 8th cake I have created for this Chiefland family and when Marjorie brought in her napkin and had also found a similar design off the Pink Cake Box away we went making the modifications and personalizing it to her request.  What a fun fun cake and we also did lady bug cookies for her guest favors.  See our Cookies page.

Cookie Crazy in Gainesville

Cookies in shapes from Apples to Zebra
Personalized to your request
see more on our Cookie page

Hat's Off.. a Highway Patrolman's Hate Cake

Denise, the mother of the groom contacted me several months ago from the Lake City area.   She wanted to replicate exactly her son's Florida State Trooper Hat..   After many emails and 2 consultations along with the actual hat to be duplicated we were all standing at attention with the final results.   Since it was so important to the family to have a perfect cake we elected to use an actual hat cord & hat shield.  The black and silver braiding effect of the actual cord was going to be next to impossible to accomplish out of sugar but since we were using the actual cord the finished cake had to be a perfect fit. The first report came in the next morning... SUCCESS!..... the guest all thought he had left his hat sitting on the cake table..   That is what we like to hear..  

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Fountain Cake-a new look for a traditional style

A modern pink & black design on a buttercream iced cake. Our bride wanted a clean modern look and did not want any flowers but had always dream of the cake over the fountain with the stairways.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Toy Story Birthday Cake.."To infinity and beyond"

Mom gave us all the little characters and together we designed Michael's 4th Birthday party cake and what fun we had...   Buttercream iced with fondant embellishments and a fondant covered moon cake.  Love the real wood grain look of the fence...   thanks for allowing us to be apart of such a fun day.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Black buttercream or black fondant on a wedding cake.

Love this design.  A quilted black fondant with white sugar pearls.   Black is so beautiful on a white cake but you never want to use black buttercream, not only a bitter taste but will stain everything and I do mean everything.  It is fine for small accents hear and there but not for covering an entire cake.      

Groom's cake for a fisherman.. "Hooked" a fishing cake

Ryan's Hooked!  
a rice krispie fish is a favorite of the groom's..  
even the reeds are edible.

Very hungry caterpillar cake

We have soooo much fun coming up with new cake ideas to keep up with all the children's stories...  
This is about a very hungry caterpillar of which changes colors depending on what he eats..  Help the little one understand food and colors..   

Friday, July 2, 2010

Lasso style ropes made of sugar for this Western themed wedding cake

This little cake had more than one style of twist..... 
The family wanted to create a western theme cake for this couple with all the bells & whistles or in this case the boots, hats, horseshoes and ropes.   the swags & borders were made sugar ropes and the other western embellishments were also made of sugar.  The silk flowers were furnished by the family to add a bright country feel and coordinate with the other room decor.  We loved creating this cake with the 1/4 turn effect on the top tier. 

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Lights, Camera, Action for this Hollywood Nights Theme Sweet 16 Cake

To much fun...   
Mom furnished all the great photos 
for us to transfer onto the cake. 
Everything was edible.  
Held at the Hippodrome, it was the 
perfect setting for this sweet 16 party.  

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Wildflowers, mushrooms and butterflies for this woodlands & forest theme cake

This woodlands themed cake was a combination of my grapevine cake and a cake photo the bride had found on the internet.   She wanted the mushrooms and acorns along with the colorful wildflowers amongst the vines and topped off with a nest of mushrooms, wildflowers and 2 butterflies.  All art was made of sugar including the butterflies.  On a latte colored fondant, we so loved creating this new design.  Michelle & Aaron's cake flavors were a vanilla chiffon cake with strawberry filling and a lemon chiffon with a white chocolate cream cheese.  Their reception was held at Haile Plantation Golf and Country Club.  

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Meet the "Sweet Staff" at Ms Debbie's Sugar Art

I am soooo excited about introducing to you ,,,,,all the gals and guys that have and are helping me do all these wonderfully sweet creations.  I have finally completed a "staff" page on my website with photos and 
a brief bio of everyone along with photos of some of their work.  
Please visit our new staff page and see if you know any of these great gals.

Monday, June 7, 2010

African Safari Serengeti Lion Birthday Cake

I created this cake for a man celebrating his 40 birthday.  It was a surprise cake from his family.  He is a hunter and just this past year had been on an African lion hunt and "bagged" his first lion..  a very big achievement.  It was a bitter sweet project for me... I am a "tree hugger" and will stop traffic to move turtles off the road (yeah thats me don't hate me).. so it was sad for me but I respect the right of a responsible hunter and I wanted to do my best to create a great cake.   I was very very happy with the end result both in the cake and our "sweet" lion topper that Melanie created out of rice krispies and fondant. 

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Black & Gold Wedding Cake and Sugar Mardi Gras Mask cake topper

Black, white & Gold were this couple's wedding colors. The mask were made out of sugar, the monogram design came from the invitations.   A square, hexagon, round design on buttercream using a black satin ribbon and black feathers to finish the look..   Served 110 and was delivered to the beautiful Black Diamond Country Club in Lecanto.  

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

UF Graduation Cakes & Parties for 2010 have begun- GO GATORS

Loved working with mother & daughter on this cake.  Plans for a big party called for a big cake and what a great way to go orange & blue and add just a touch of girlie.... Party was held at Ocala Country Club.  Cake served 175.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Chocolate Fondant Bow on a Quilted Buttercream Wedding Cake

The quilted effect is not just for the fondant covered cakes...  This is a 3 tier buttercream iced cake that would serve 110 guest and all 3 tiers were quilted and we added a silver dragee to each cross point.... yes that is a lot of dragees..   The cake flavors was our vanilla chiffon with a raspberry filling and also a key lime with white chocolate cream cheese filling.   The Chocolate Fondant Bow was given a pearl finish for a satin look..  no topper was used and the great people at Gateway Grand had a riser set up with a chocolate fabric draped over it for a cake riser.  

Monday, May 17, 2010

Wedding Cakes Showroom for Gainesville & Ocala, Fl Weddings

Our new cake showroom is coming along...  Currently we have 17 cakes on display and adding more every week.  Our goal is to have one of the largest displays of wedding and party cakes in North Florida..  giving both brides, party planner & mom's a great ways to visualize their cake.   We now have 3 fabulous "over the top cake decorators" on staff- watch for the introduction of your sweet divas coming next week.    Keep watching more coming soon

Incredible Children Birthday Cake ideas for Gainesville's moms

From Butterflies to Trucks we offer all themes of birthday cakes and from a classical sheet cake to a custom 3D sculptured cake we can satisfy most all budgets.  

Have an idea... ask about your options. Please order early we can book up 1-2 weeks in advance.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Magnolias & chocolate roses

Hand molded sugar magnolias, chocolate roses and wysteria..  was the bride's request on this 
buttercream iced cake with an olive fondant band

The coolest Monkey Cake

Our inspiration was a balloon for the party..    everything on the cake was edible..   Thank you Kaelynn  for allowing us to be so creative for you special day. 

Saturday, May 1, 2010

A Baby Rump cake to welcome Kayden

The grandmother to be found a similar cake on line and ask if we could recreate it... so here is our version..  Don't you just love those little fat feet and toes..   completely edible... yum