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Great River Christian School will be having their big Hog Roast fundraiser this Friday, May 6th! I’ll be donating a cake...
05/02/2022

Great River Christian School will be having their big Hog Roast fundraiser this Friday, May 6th! I’ll be donating a cake or cupcakes, made on the date of the winner’s choice to the online auction😊

Tickets for the delicious pulled pork meal are $10 and can be purchased at the school office. (Or I could deliver one to you.) The meal will be drive through from 4-7:00 and the online auction will be from 9AM-9PM.

My kids have been attending GRCS for over 10 years and it’s been one of the best parts of our family’s life. It would be a blessing if you would consider supporting them!

A pretty set for a 1st Communion celebration. I hope this family has a beautiful day! 💗⛪️
05/01/2022

A pretty set for a 1st Communion celebration. I hope this family has a beautiful day! 💗⛪️

My daughter’s ‘Under the Sea’ cupcakes for her 8th birthday party with her friends at an indoor pool tomorrow! 🌊 🐚🐠 💜She...
04/30/2022

My daughter’s ‘Under the Sea’ cupcakes for her 8th birthday party with her friends at an indoor pool tomorrow! 🌊 🐚🐠 💜

She loves the ocean so we’re excited about the theme. (It took forever to settle on one! 😂)

This was my first time using silicone molds to make white chocolate toppers and I was so pleased with how easy it was, thankfully.

04/29/2022

A customer asked me to make up this bouquet and I delivered it with a card. I loved putting it together and that it’s going to express care 💗💐 Thank you so much for ordering!

This is a get well bouquet for a friend and church member. I’m so happy with how it turned out! I know there are other s...
04/28/2022

This is a get well bouquet for a friend and church member. I’m so happy with how it turned out! I know there are other seasons and flowers, but these spring beauties are tops in my mind! 🥰 💐

Cakes and cupcakes into the album 😊
04/26/2022

Cakes and cupcakes into the album 😊

These cupcakes are a donation for the Dessert Theater fundraiser being put on by the Fort Madison Band Boosters! 🧁🎶 Let ...
04/22/2022

These cupcakes are a donation for the Dessert Theater fundraiser being put on by the Fort Madison Band Boosters! 🧁🎶

Let me know if you would like some for your next special event!

I just want to say that I am happy to support anyone in this! 👩🏻‍🍳🍰😂
04/19/2022

I just want to say that I am happy to support anyone in this! 👩🏻‍🍳🍰😂

My friend ordered these cinnamon rolls to share with her coworkers at Menke & Company CPA to celebrate Tax Day! I delive...
04/18/2022

My friend ordered these cinnamon rolls to share with her coworkers at Menke & Company CPA to celebrate Tax Day! I delivered them warm straight to the office 😊 Thanks so much for your order!

I have lots and lots of daffodils in bloom! I will be out of town this coming week but could bring you a bouquet tomorro...
04/09/2022

I have lots and lots of daffodils in bloom!

I will be out of town this coming week but could bring you a bouquet tomorrow to brighten up your table! 10 stems for $10. 💛

I also made biking themed cupcakes for my nephew’s birthday party today in red velvet and lemon. Happy Birthday to a kin...
04/02/2022

I also made biking themed cupcakes for my nephew’s birthday party today in red velvet and lemon. Happy Birthday to a kind, smart, fun, all around great kid!! 🚴 🥳

My neighbor asked me to make this cupcake bouquet for her daughter’s birthday. I told her it was the perfect project for...
04/02/2022

My neighbor asked me to make this cupcake bouquet for her daughter’s birthday. I told her it was the perfect project for me! 💐🧁 It’s a pretty idea. Happy Birthday Cali!

One of my favorite times of year is when our front yard is a blanket of scilla 💙They die back in time for mowing and hon...
03/28/2022

One of my favorite times of year is when our front yard is a blanket of scilla 💙

They die back in time for mowing and honeybees love them!

It’s Crocus Day! ☺️💜
03/19/2022

It’s Crocus Day! ☺️💜

It’s tax time! 🥴Did you know that when you order a cake at average prices in Burlington that about 25% of your total is ...
03/15/2022

It’s tax time! 🥴

Did you know that when you order a cake at average prices in Burlington that about 25% of your total is food ingredients and packaging expenses?

Cakes also take quite a bit longer to make than most people would expect. For me, it’s about 3 hours start to finish for typical decorating. (Highly decorated sugar cookies take FOREVER to make! That’s part of why I don’t make them, in addition to the fact that they stress me out 😂 Do tip those cookie artists!)

So that gives you some idea of where the total price comes from when a baker tries to make a somewhat reasonable hourly wage.

My customers are always gracious and generous and I truly appreciate it! ❤️

Happy ‘Pie Day!’ (3.14) Here’s a memory of a strawberry rhubarb pie I baked in 2020. What a flavor match made in heaven!...
03/14/2022

Happy ‘Pie Day!’ (3.14)

Here’s a memory of a strawberry rhubarb pie I baked in 2020. What a flavor match made in heaven! 😋 Rhubarb season will be around the corner. Here in Iowa, we can celebrate an upcoming week of above average temperatures after a snowstorm and bitter cold last week!

It was so fun to do a totally new theme with this cake! 💄 A vanilla cake layered with strawberries…Happy Birthday, Avery...
03/12/2022

It was so fun to do a totally new theme with this cake! 💄

A vanilla cake layered with strawberries…Happy Birthday, Avery!! 🥳 🎂

A red velvet cake with a bike riding theme for my middle son’s 13th birthday! I saw this idea on Instagram and thought o...
03/11/2022

A red velvet cake with a bike riding theme for my middle son’s 13th birthday!

I saw this idea on Instagram and thought of him right away because bike riding with his friends in the neighborhood is his favorite activity ❤️🚴

We used chocolate rocks for the first time which was fun. They taste like M&M’s 😊

Happy Birthday with love!

The snowdrops are up at our house! They’re the very first flower of the season, are a great first food for honeybees and...
03/05/2022

The snowdrops are up at our house! They’re the very first flower of the season, are a great first food for honeybees and naturalize (spread) easily 😊🌱 🐝

A cake and 18 cupcakes for a gender reveal party! 💙💗 The design was based on a photo the customer gave me. Always happy ...
02/25/2022

A cake and 18 cupcakes for a gender reveal party! 💙💗

The design was based on a photo the customer gave me. Always happy to do that!

Making a mini basketball out of fondant is a little tricky, but I got it done 😆💪

I’m so happy with how my new logo turned out! I thought this designer was special because they create unique artwork for...
02/24/2022

I’m so happy with how my new logo turned out! I thought this designer was special because they create unique artwork for each business. Their style really fit mine too.

I’m excited to be able to print it on labels for my bakery boxes!

Lemon bars ordered for a birthday! 🍋🎉I’m always happy to make something unique for a special request 😊
02/19/2022

Lemon bars ordered for a birthday! 🍋🎉

I’m always happy to make something unique for a special request 😊

Please keep me in mind when you need cupcakes for your special events this year! I really enjoy making them ☺️🧁
02/18/2022

Please keep me in mind when you need cupcakes for your special events this year! I really enjoy making them ☺️🧁

I made this Loaded Baked Potato sheet pan meal based off of a photo that was in a collection of fast and easy meals but ...
02/17/2022

I made this Loaded Baked Potato sheet pan meal based off of a photo that was in a collection of fast and easy meals but lots of the amounts were off (1/2 C olive oil?! 1 Tbsp pepper? 🤔) The time was off too. It definitely did not take an hour at 475° to roast the potatoes!

I thought it was tasty and fun for a different change of pace so I wanted to share my tweaks.

Take 10-12 red potatoes, wash and dice them. Coat with 1/4 C olive oil, 1 and 1/4 tsp salt. Add
pepper and garlic powder to taste. Bake at 450° for about 25 minutes until soft and browning.

While the potatoes are baking, fry 1/2 package of bacon.

Top the roasted potatoes with 2 cups of shredded cheddar and crumbled bacon. Return to the oven for about 5 min then top with diced green onion. Serve with sour cream. Enjoy! 🥔

Some cupcakes I made for my MIL’s birthday and my daughter’s class party 😊I think one thing I’ve always enjoyed about Va...
02/14/2022

Some cupcakes I made for my MIL’s birthday and my daughter’s class party 😊

I think one thing I’ve always enjoyed about Valentine’s Day is the color it brings to a time of year that is usually gray and white.

I hope you have a happy day celebrating the love in your life in all its forms! 💕❤️💕

You can’t get enough chocolate on Valentine’s Day (according to me at least!) ❤️ 🍫 I have time to make one order on Mond...
02/11/2022

You can’t get enough chocolate on Valentine’s Day (according to me at least!) ❤️ 🍫

I have time to make one order on Monday. Maybe a small cake or cupcakes for the office or the Valentines in your life at home! Just let me know 😘

I hope this pineapple and coconut flavored cake brings extra happiness and a look ahead towards spring to an 88th birthd...
01/28/2022

I hope this pineapple and coconut flavored cake brings extra happiness and a look ahead towards spring to an 88th birthday today!! 💕🍍🌸

01/27/2022

Let’s talk cake flavors!

Beyond the usual chocolate and vanilla, I can whip up lots of different flavors. Today, I made the layers for a pineapple cake with toasted coconut! 😋🍍🌴

Here are some classic flavors I’ve made: chocolate, vanilla, white almond sour cream, zebra, red velvet, lemon, strawberry, salted caramel, German chocolate, Oreo, pumpkin spice and carrot cake.

Some on the more unique side that I’ve tried: pineapple coconut, s’mores, gingerbread and apple pie!

There’s still more to explore…how about mint chip, peanut butter chocolate, chocolate hazelnut, mocha or Black Forest?

I always research and test new flavors first…and I’m always up for a flavor adventure! 😊

You might remember that last year I bought my first rose which was a white climbing variety called Iceberg. Roses can be...
01/26/2022

You might remember that last year I bought my first rose which was a white climbing variety called Iceberg. Roses can be intimidating but I was thrilled with how well it did!

So after some success, I decided to add some more…today I ordered the pink Olivia Rose Austin and the yellow Vanessa Bell..I’m so excited!

David Austin roses were bred in England to cross the traits of old world roses with newer varieties that are more disease resistant and flower frequently. Both of these are recommended for containers which is what I plan to do.

I look forward to these beauties in bouquets and on cakes!!

It was a big baking day! A classic chocolate cake for a wonderful person who is also our pastor…Happy Birthday, Jim!! Wh...
01/23/2022

It was a big baking day!

A classic chocolate cake for a wonderful person who is also our pastor…Happy Birthday, Jim!!

While I know virtually nothing about sports, I have picked up that today is the playoffs so I hope you get to enjoy them 😊 🏈

Jim’s daughters live in different states, but they often order treats for their parents here in Burlington, which is very sweet ❤️

It’s a special cake for a very special occasion! Happy 50th Anniversary, Julie and Tim and heres to many more! 🥂 Beautif...
01/23/2022

It’s a special cake for a very special occasion!

Happy 50th Anniversary, Julie and Tim and heres to many more! 🥂

Beautiful roses from Burlington in Bloom (such a wonderful first time experience there) and macarons in the perfectly done wedding color by Macarons by Nikki!

We made this recipe recently…it was excellent and so fast! I used bow tie pasta. It really has almost a restaurant quali...
01/21/2022
Orecchiette Sausage Pasta in creamy tomato sauce

We made this recipe recently…it was excellent and so fast! I used bow tie pasta. It really has almost a restaurant quality taste.

The cup shape of Orecchiette pasta is made for holding special pasta sauces. The creamy tomato sausage pasta sauce featured in this recipe is worthy!

We enjoyed this chicken fried rice recipe for dinner. I used brown rice and our kids still ate it really well! It was fa...
01/15/2022
Better than Takeout Chicken Fried Rice

We enjoyed this chicken fried rice recipe for dinner. I used brown rice and our kids still ate it really well! It was fairly quick to put together on a weeknight.

This chicken fried rice has moist and tender chicken with flavorful peas and carrots and long rice cooked together.

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