Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Whimsical Baptism

This cake was for a baptism reception for a baby girl and went to Manor Country Club. It looked so fun with the bright pink, yellow, and orange gerbera daisies.

Coordinating Cupcakes. Isn't that a cute idea for a cupcake stand?!? The family provided it and I thought it was just too cute!

Invitation Inspiration

This was an adorable baby shower cake that was inspired by the party invitation! I photographed it with the invitation it was designed from. Sometimes if you are not sure what design you would like for a baby shower, birthday party, bridal shower, etc, I can come up with a design based around your invitation. Just something to keep in mind when planning your next event!

Fall Cakes

This was one of my favorite cakes of the fall season. I hand made the leaves out of sugar, but the topper was made out of fresh flowers from JMC Floral Affairs (

At the Comus Inn

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

A Cake for a Kayaker

This was for a 50th birthday party for a gentleman that has kayaked in various countries. We replicated his own red kayak riding down a rapid. The water was made with piping gel, and the mountain and trees were airbrushed to give them a realistic look. The back of the cake displays signs at the different locations that he has kayaked.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Friday, July 23, 2010

Light Pink and Butter

This beauty went to the Stone Manor Country Club. It is a buttercream cake with buttercream piping detail and a few fondant details. It was topped with fresh flowers provided by the florist. It looks so soft and sweet. Love it!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Elegant Ivory

I love this one. It's very elegant with the leaves and vines in ivory. This cake has real ribbons in green and yellow around each tier and was topped with fresh flowers.

Fun fact: Real ribbons and lace can be put on a cake covered in fondant...they cannot be put on a buttercream cake. Just something to keep in mind when deciding what you would like on your own cake!

Friday, June 18, 2010

The Perfect '10!

Congratulations to all the graduates of 2010!

This cake was made for the daughter of one of my neighbors. I remember when she was only a little kindergartener, and now she will be attending American University this fall. Congratulations, Julia!

This cake was made for a joint graduation party. They did not attend the same high school, or participate in the same sports, but we were able to incorporate and highlight each of their high school colors and interests. Congratulations!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Sunny Summer

This cake was delivered to the Beautiful Stone Manor Country Club in Middletown, MD. Although it was a bit of a rainy day, the decoration inside the tent screamed sunny summertime! They used sunny yellow, hot pink, and bright orange as the colors and it looked so cheerful! Keeping their colors in mind, I dusted handmade sugar flowers in those bright colors and used them on the cake.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Family Traditions

Hello! It has been very busy at Cake I Do. With all the beautiful weddings of June, as well as graduations, we have so much to show you!

I have made this cake twice now and it is very unique. Part of this family's tradition is to use their grandmothers cake pans, that when put all together create a large "ring". It is a very sweet tradition which allows for a very special end result. This couples theme was "Virginia", so in true Virginia style, hand made dogwood blooms were placed all around the ring. It was delivered to the very elegant Cosmos Club in D.C., and it looked beautiful!

More to come!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The Golden Girls

I made these for a Golden Girls themed bridal shower for my neighbor. In true Golden Girls fashion, they are chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream. Yum!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Red Blooms

This is one of our cakes from the weekend. Cherry Blossom branches were painted onto a fondant cake and the blooms were painted and dusted a deep red. It looked great with the chosen decor!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Buttercream and Bows

This gorgeous wedding cake was delivered to Manor Country Club in Rockville, MD. I love this cake, and want to show it to you for 2 different reasons. This is a buttercream cake which is more cost effective than fondant, but equally as beautiful! If you don't want to compromise quality, but still want to stick within your budget, opting for buttercream over fondant is a good option. The other thing I love about this cake is the Bow topper. It just shows that there are so many creative options for what to place on the top of your event cake! Just something to keep in mind when deciding what you would like for your own wedding.

Fun Groom's Cakes!

Not only is a Grooms cake a cool way to show off one of your guys hobbies, it can also be of something that the two of you enjoy or have shared together in your relationship...the possibilities are always endless!

This couple wanted a special grooms cake and described to me their favorite date that they had been on together. Not only was it a great story, but it made for awesome inspiration for the cake!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Someone's little cupcake turned ONE!

This was for a cupcake themed first birthday party. It was complete with fancy cupcakes, a cupcake decorating station, and of course, a cupcake cake!

Such a SWEET theme!

Monday, May 17, 2010

That's a cake???

Yes! This is a cake! How cool is this?!?! It is a true reflection of our mission here at Cake I Do...the possibilities ARE endless. I really enjoyed creating this cake for a clients 40th birthday and it turned out to be one of my favs! I pretty much find a new favorite in every cake that I create, but I really do love this one!
I hope you enjoy seeing it as much as I enjoyed creating it! Happy Monday!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Pink and Pearl

This cake was created for a bridal shower in April. It was the brides idea to have a "gown cake" and it is lovely! The dress was modeled after details in her own wedding gown! It was finished with a pearl sheen and small pink flowers.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Wedding Season has officially begun!

Hello all! We have had a busy month preparing for the start of my favorite season... Wedding Season! We do apologize for the lack of blog posts. We have quite a few things to show you, and will start posting again this week.

This will be the last week of the Cupcake Giveaway for the the next few months (...but don't worry, we'll bring it back during the winter!)

So, since this is the last week until winter, we decided to go ahead and choose TWO winners! The winners this week are Pete Picariello and Brittany DeFrehn. Congratulations!

Thursday, April 8, 2010


I have been busy gearing up for the season, but have not forgotten about the cupcake giveaway! This week our winner is...Sharon Abbott!! Congratulations Sharon!

This weekend will be complete with a wedding, bridal shower, and a few tastings. I cannot wait to show you what I have been up to! Pictures of the events will go up this weekend.

Enjoy the lovely weather!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

It's cupcake time...again!

Thank you to last weeks winner, Jennifer for returning the taste was a huge help!

This week the winner of fresh orange cupcakes is...

Congratulations Nancy!

Stay tuned for pictures of this weekends wedding cake!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Week 1 Cupcake Giveaway

Our winner has been selected! This person will receive 6 red velvet (the famous Waldorf Astoria recipe) cupcakes!

And the winner is...

Congratulations Jennifer!!!

Thank you to everyone for joining! Invite friends for more chances to win, and check back next week for the chance to win Fresh Orange Cupcakes! You could be next!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Free Cupcakes!

Thank you so much for taking the time to read about my cakes! Cake I Do will be giving away cupcakes every other week to one loyal follower around the area. Every other Wednesday we will draw the name of one of our blog followers, and your cupcakes will be ready on Thursday! All you have to do is pick them up and enjoy!

We do ask that as you enjoy them, you give them ratings on flavor, consistency, and overall appearance. Flavors will change on a weekly basis. We will be trying out some new ones, and we want your honest opinion! (Don't worry, we won't be offended!)

The first drawing will take place on Wednesday March 10th! There is still time to get in on the action, and feel free to invite your friends to join as well!

Until then, enjoy the beautiful weather!

Friday, February 26, 2010

We had a perfectly busy weekend!

This weekend, we completed a floral "mock up" for a July wedding. Here are some of the chosen designs. Half of the centerpieces will be short with lanterns and half will be tall arrangements with curly willow.

So excited! The bride and groom chose great summer colors!

We also delivered a wedding cake to the beautiful Tremont Grand in Baltimore. What a gorgeous venue!

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Cake I Do...

and Flowers too! We will be expanding our company to offer wedding flowers! Here is a sample bouquet.

Hand tied, Pink Calla Lily bouquet. Check out the bling on the handle! More flower creations to come.

This past weekend was spent catching up on "snowed out" cake tastings, as well as a birthday cake. I forgot to take a picture. It was nice to have a whole snow week off, but it's time to get back to cake! This week we have a custom ordered brownie cake in store for us. It's not a typical wedding cake flavor, but it will certainly be yummy!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

I was inspired by the snow... build a snow cake! Maybe it was cabin fever, but I think it turned out pretty cool! ( Get it? :o) With the help of Mother Nature and a few little helping hands we came up with this. All of the decorations are either snow, icicles, or berries/tree greens.

What can I say? I love what I matter what the flavor!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

No Cake Today

Sadly. Who can believe all of this snow??? It sure doesn't make for easy deliveries. I want to thank all of my clients for their flexibility in rescheduling our tastings/consultations. I look forward to meeting with you very soon!

There may be no cake today, but you could have plenty of ice cream. Snow Ice Cream, that is. This is a cute recipe my 5 year old neighbor gave me. Stay warm until next time, and enjoy the snow!

Snow Ice Cream
1 big bowl
clean snow (not the yellow snow)
powdered sugar
tiny drop of vanilla
a little milk or heavy cream

Mix all of the ingredients together and enjoy. Yum.