Friday, January 23, 2009

Giant Cupcake Joy

How sweet are Your words to my taste, Sweeter than [cupcakes?*] to my mouth!
Psalm 119:103

(Ok, the Psalms doesn't really read "cupcakes" - it actually says "honey". Forgive me, it just fit!)

Every day I wake up so grateful for my life.
Is it always perfect, full of sunshine, sugar, and cupcakes? (It may seem like it from this blog but....) NO.
Life is not easy - I definitely have my share of challenges to face. Anything worth having takes blood, sweat, and tears. There are many nights I've cried myself to sleep or wondered how I would ever make it through, but over the years I've learned that no matter what comes against me, I can keep my joy.

Joy is not happiness. Many people use these two words interchangeably, but they're not the same.
Happiness is based on a feeling - (kinda like the way you feel when you eat a cupcake:) It changes with circumstances.
But JOY goes deeper. Joy is based on what you know! Knowing that NO MATTER WHAT comes up in life, you are BLESSED! It's believing that you WILL come out victoriously because you have God on your side (and if He is for you, who or what can dare stand against you???)

Joy is steadfast. It's the thing that rises up when life gets tough and you want to give up.
Joy is laughing in the midst of a hard time, chuckling deep from your belly when circumstances are telling you to worry or weep.

How do we get this type of joy?
Psalm 16:11 says, "In Your presence there is fullness of joy."
You may find happiness in the sweet presence of cupcakes, but in the sweet PRESENCE of God is the only place to find true, genuine joy.

Nehemiah 8:10 says, "The Joy of the Lord is your strength."

This joy is designed to be our strength, our shield, and our Rock.
Oh how I love Him - even more than cupcakes!
My life is sweet. Not because I make cake for a living, but because I have the fullness of His joy.

Yeah!!! Enjoy the newest cake creation

Monday, January 19, 2009

My Cake Babies

Those of you who know me, know I often refer to my cakes as "My Babies". I don't have kids yet, which seems long overdue to most of my family, however I definitely have this "business kid" needing much nurturing and attention, constantly sucking money out of my pocketbook, and keeping me active long hours during the day (and night!).

As a proud mom, my sister posts her babies, Whitaker and Campbell, on her blog to send love and updates to the family...well...I post pictures of my cakes.

Today I definitely did feel like a proud mom watching my cakes get some time in the spotlight. We had a photoshoot today, preparing for our new website COMING SOON!

Amy Beadle, a great food photographer, came to the studio and got shots of all of our upcoming seasonal cakes, featured birthday cakes, and lots of our Sweet Treats. It was a productive day - can't wait to see how the pictures turn out. STAY TUNED for updates on our new site (and don't ask to see the cake pics yet - they are top secret until the new website launch!)

Us Getting Ready for the Shoot - LOTS OF WORK!!! Faith is the best assistant in the world!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Surfs Up!

"The LORD on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, than the mighty waves of the sea." Psalms 93:4
Here's the latest cake creation - a Surfboard Riding the Waves!
Let us know what you think...we love hearing from you!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Pomeranian "Pup"Cake

Happy Birthday to a little Pomeranian named Noah. My friend Avi ordered it for his girlfriend (and her dog :) Winter White Cake with Chocolate Buttercream filled the inside of this sweet furry friend!

We also did a Superman cake this week for a little boy turning 4!
Lots of exciting things are happening with us...stay tuned for more in the upcoming weeks!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Cake-Makers in Training

As a Christmas gift, the moms of these two girls bought them gift certificates for a Private Cake Decorating Class. They came to our studio, made some fabulous handbag cakes, and hopefully walked away learning lots of cake decorating secrets!

Alex and her white fondant purse with stars and sequens
Laney and her personalized Pink shimmery handbag
Our Inspiration

Laney and Alex we loved having you! Keep practicing and we hope to see you again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!