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Cake Stories by Tania Every cake tells a story, whether it's to celebrate a birthday, a milestone, or a simple dinner. Cak

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The theme was simple - navy and gold with touches of white and navy flowers.  This elegant duo was made for someone who ...
06/13/2022

The theme was simple - navy and gold with touches of white and navy flowers. This elegant duo was made for someone who was celebrating her 50th and wanted to have a complementary cake for her friend who shared her birthday. I especially liked how lovely the golden sprinkle cake turned out - sparkle and elegance at the same time!

Another gorgeous flowers and butterfly cake requested by sweet Lauren for her 11th birthday! The flavour combo was uniqu...
06/11/2022

Another gorgeous flowers and butterfly cake requested by sweet Lauren for her 11th birthday! The flavour combo was unique - funfetti with lemon icing and I’m obsessed with how delicious it was!! Funfetti cakes tend to be on the sweeter side so the citric flavours of the lemon icing was a perfect complement to the sweetness! Yum!

A whimsical early Father’s Day cake for a lovely lady who wanted to celebrate her husband with a sweet gift! So thoughtf...
06/07/2022

A whimsical early Father’s Day cake for a lovely lady who wanted to celebrate her husband with a sweet gift! So thoughtful of you Nasreen!

The cake was chocolate and vanilla buttercream with a delicious white chocolate ganache drip!

Soccer party treats! Sandra ordered these super delish and cute cupcakes for her sons end of the season soccer party:)) ...
06/07/2022

Soccer party treats! Sandra ordered these super delish and cute cupcakes for her sons end of the season soccer party:)) What a fun way to celebrate the season!

The perfect graduation cake for an avid golfer! Congratulations Arman!! This was the largest cake I’ve made so far. It w...
06/04/2022

The perfect graduation cake for an avid golfer! Congratulations Arman!!

This was the largest cake I’ve made so far. It was so heavy it took two of us to lift it into my car! Guess I need to lift more weights 🙂

A bespoke graduation cake for a young guy who loves his guitar, plays hockey and lacrosse and likes to skateboard as wel...
05/29/2022

A bespoke graduation cake for a young guy who loves his guitar, plays hockey and lacrosse and likes to skateboard as well! Best of luck in college Aidan!

Peach vibes and butterflies- this cake and the two smash cakes were a prefect addition to the peach themed first birthda...
05/27/2022

Peach vibes and butterflies- this cake and the two smash cakes were a prefect addition to the peach themed first birthday party! The second smash cake was for a photo- shoot so it needed to carry its own bling and glory:)) The flavours were vanilla with vanilla buttercream - a classic!

A homage to all the candy lovers out there- this one is sure to satisfy (perhaps over satisfy) that sweet tooth of yours...
05/09/2022

A homage to all the candy lovers out there- this one is sure to satisfy (perhaps over satisfy) that sweet tooth of yours! Jamie ordered this for her daughters bday and when they came by to pick it up, the look on the sweet girls face was priceless! She was ecstatic! I gave her a tub of cotton candy to add to the cake as she saw fit and her smile widened further! Ahh-the joys of candy!

Cherry Blossoms are a DC staple and favourite - and waiting for that first hint of spring as we wait for those blossoms ...
05/05/2022

Cherry Blossoms are a DC staple and favourite - and waiting for that first hint of spring as we wait for those blossoms to bloom is my favourite time of the year! So making this cute cake was a fun and exciting project for me - I also wanted to incorporate texture into the tree limbs and I’m glad it came out as I wanted. Thank you Tanzila! I hope Arissa’s loves her cherry blossom cake!

Happiness is when the cake you envisioned in your head for weeks turns out perfectly! This cake was a small journey of l...
05/01/2022

Happiness is when the cake you envisioned in your head for weeks turns out perfectly! This cake was a small journey of love! A client wanted this flowing champagne cake for her friends 50th and yes- I admit, the project looked challenging but hey, that’s how one grows right?!? After researching the hell out of how to make make chocolate bubbles, flowing champagne and isomalt ice cubes, I am happy to present this fabulousness!! This is the first time I worked with isomalt and it definitely won’t be the last! Look how cool the ice cubes look (all pun intended) :))

Yes-this is for an 80 year old! First of all, what an honour it is to make a cake for someone who has experienced so muc...
04/27/2022

Yes-this is for an 80 year old! First of all, what an honour it is to make a cake for someone who has experienced so much life’s wisdom! Why monkey you ask - well apparently his kid’s nickname for him is “mono” (monkey in Spanish) and he wanted a monkey element on his dad’s cake. I thought this perfectly captured the playful vibe of the nickname and birthday celebration :))

04/27/2022

This cake was a tribute to my immensely talented friend who not only has a huge heart and is smart and gorgeous but also one of the best belly dancers I have seen! She is such a delight to watch - her grace and skill leave you mesmerised. So when her birthday came by I wanted to surprise her with this belly dancer hip skirt cake complete with dangling gold coins and cymbals. The musical effect was all her- thank you Malina ❤️

Pastel hues with handmade gold trimmed fondant flowers make this cake so irresistible and elegant! A few gold dusted pis...
03/30/2022

Pastel hues with handmade gold trimmed fondant flowers make this cake so irresistible and elegant! A few gold dusted pistachio macaroons completed the look! My neighbour commissioned this cake for his wife’s 50th surprise birthday party! Such a sweet gesture:)

These Geode cakes are so much fun to make and seriously easy as well! Let me know if you ever want one! Top tier - vanil...
03/14/2022

These Geode cakes are so much fun to make and seriously easy as well! Let me know if you ever want one!

Top tier - vanilla with fresh strawberries and lemon icing
Bottom tier - pistachio with lemon icing

Flowers (each handcrafted) and butterflies galore on this pastel coloured cake for a one year old. The smash cake in a s...
03/07/2022

Flowers (each handcrafted) and butterflies galore on this pastel coloured cake for a one year old. The smash cake in a similar colour scheme added the perfect complement.

I love trying new techniques- sometimes they work and sometimes they are total disasters! Thankfully this embossed stenc...
02/26/2022

I love trying new techniques- sometimes they work and sometimes they are total disasters! Thankfully this embossed stencilling worked and I’m obsessed!! I love the look of this cake -simple and elegant! I wanted to make an extra special cake for our dearest friends Zarmeen and Asif who came to DC to celebrate their 25th anniversary with their family. Zarmeen has been a part of my cake stories journey from the very beginning with her constant love and support so I wanted to make a cake for her that was one of a kind - just like her:)

This chocolate cake is so decadent!!! Ridiculously delicious with just the right touch of sweetness!  I made these rice ...
02/26/2022

This chocolate cake is so decadent!!! Ridiculously delicious with just the right touch of sweetness! I made these rice paper sails for the first time and I’m quite pleased with how they turned out. Much easier to make than I thought. And of course I had to add the personalised cake topper for my favourite girl Nida!! Happy 24th sweet girl!

The perfect birthday cake for a sweet 6 year old boy who loves police cars. The best part was when his mom sent me a pic...
02/26/2022

The perfect birthday cake for a sweet 6 year old boy who loves police cars. The best part was when his mom sent me a picture of his exuberant face as he cut into his special cake! So adorable!

My first Nikkah Mubarak cake!! Nikkah is the religious ceremony of a Muslim wedding and Mubarak means “congratulations”....
02/23/2022

My first Nikkah Mubarak cake!! Nikkah is the religious ceremony of a Muslim wedding and Mubarak means “congratulations”. The mother of the bride is a friend of mine and they were celebrating their daughter’s Nikkah which took place a few weeks ago. It was a small family affair so the cake was a small yet ornate and colourful part of the celebration. The bride was wearing burgundy and orange with purple hues so I matched the flowers on the cake to her outfit:)) Hearty congratulations to the newlyweds!

This cake had it all- an IT guy who loves his guitar, loves spending time with his dog, but also spends hours on his com...
02/15/2022

This cake had it all- an IT guy who loves his guitar, loves spending time with his dog, but also spends hours on his computer AND loves formula 1 racing!! I tried to incorporate all these elements to make this one of a kind cake for someone who was celebrating his 50th! His wife was so sweet to send me pictures of her husband and their dog so I could come close to the real deal :))

A tribute to all the Gucci lovers out there (myself included)! With every themed cake, I have a vision in my mind but to...
02/08/2022

A tribute to all the Gucci lovers out there (myself included)! With every themed cake, I have a vision in my mind but to translate that into reality can sometimes be difficult. Fortunately, I love the way this turned out. The purse was made of cake crumbs and icing, shaped by hand, then covered with fondant. The gift box was my pistachio lemon cake wrapped in edible Gucci themed paper. Thank you Payal for inspiring me to make this bespoke cake.

My first Cake Stories birthday party was a wonderful success! This group of 12 year olds had a blast learning how to dec...
01/31/2022

My first Cake Stories birthday party was a wonderful success! This group of 12 year olds had a blast learning how to decorate 4 unique cupcakes and assemble the popular upside down ice cream drip cake. This was an auction item that my friend bid on at our school’s annual gala 2 years ago and I’m so glad we were finally able to do it! The kids were amazing at the fondant work and I absolutely loved how colourful and fun their creations turned out!

I’m pretty sure I made my mom super thrilled with my ability to execute the pleats of this saree cake:)) This is a homag...
01/23/2022

I’m pretty sure I made my mom super thrilled with my ability to execute the pleats of this saree cake:)) This is a homage to all women who love their sarees (including myself)! Thanks Shanta for this brilliant idea- hope your friend liked her special cake!

A great gatsby themed cake for my sweet friend Milaine who wanted to surprise her husband! I thought the stitching on th...
01/23/2022

A great gatsby themed cake for my sweet friend Milaine who wanted to surprise her husband! I thought the stitching on the shirt and the textured buttons added that extra oomph to the cake! The crisp collar completed the look 🙂

When someone is not a big fan of desserts, what do you make them?? A moist and nutty carrot cake with the most decadent ...
01/14/2022

When someone is not a big fan of desserts, what do you make them?? A moist and nutty carrot cake with the most decadent cream cheese icing of course!! This carrot cake is perfect balanced- not too sweet with plenty of pecans and the ultimate cream cheese icing. This cake was made with an extra dose of love for my dear friend Priya! She is not a big fan of desserts so this was the perfect cake to celebrate her with. Happy 50th my precious one!

My friend Nabiha was throwing a sage and gold themed baby shower for her sister and requested a cake to match!  Voila!! ...
12/13/2021

My friend Nabiha was throwing a sage and gold themed baby shower for her sister and requested a cake to match! Voila!! The flavours were vanilla and strawberry with fresh strawberries in between the layers!

For the love of elephants…
12/08/2021

For the love of elephants…

A pretty cake for a pretty cute 17 year old! Happy birthday Tareka! Hope you enjoy your cake.
12/08/2021

A pretty cake for a pretty cute 17 year old! Happy birthday Tareka! Hope you enjoy your cake.

I’ve seen these fault line cakes in numerous posts and pictures and was looking for an occasion to try it! When Naila Ap...
12/06/2021

I’ve seen these fault line cakes in numerous posts and pictures and was looking for an occasion to try it! When Naila Apa wanted a cake to surprise her daughter with and gave me full creative control - I ran with it. It was a tad bit harder than I thought it was going to be and I should have added a marbled effect to the lemon icing but I’m pleased with this first attempt!

12/06/2021

50th birthdays are the best especially when you are surrounded by a sisterhood of girlfriends who support, love and lift you (and occasionally give you lap dances ;))

I made this hilarious and totally inappropriate (NOT) cake for my buddy Tabassum on her 50th! I asked her for her 5 celebrity crushes, found shirtless pictures of them and printed them on edible paper - talk about finger licking’ good ladies ;)))

Although Tanzila’s jewellery designs are far more spectacular than anything I can create from fondant, I wanted to add a...
11/16/2021

Although Tanzila’s jewellery designs are far more spectacular than anything I can create from fondant, I wanted to add a touch of glamour to her birthday cake - this fondant pearl necklace did exactly that. The handmade white peonies added just enough contrast without overwhelming the cake - allowing the necklace to be the diva:) Happy Birthday Tanzila - so glad I was able to make this for you!

A tribute to my girls who love their bags and shoes!
11/16/2021

A tribute to my girls who love their bags and shoes!

A gorgeous rose gold themed cake for one of the sweetest girls I know! Happy 21st Birthday Arshia - this cake was so muc...
11/08/2021

A gorgeous rose gold themed cake for one of the sweetest girls I know! Happy 21st Birthday Arshia - this cake was so much fun to put together - especially your chocolate champagne bottle!

Art Deco cake! My friend Martin loves art, particularly Art Nouveau and Art Deco so his wife wanted a cake to reflect hi...
11/08/2021

Art Deco cake! My friend Martin loves art, particularly Art Nouveau and Art Deco so his wife wanted a cake to reflect his passion. I decided to try air brushing on an Art Deco inspired stencil to get this effect and I LOVE it!! So simple and elegant!

Love cake stories like this! A very sweet husband got in touch with me to commission a cake for his wife’s birthday. As ...
11/02/2021

Love cake stories like this! A very sweet husband got in touch with me to commission a cake for his wife’s birthday. As he was writing about her favourite things, he attached a picture of a wine barrel cake and asked if I could make something like this. I was ecstatic- I had never made one but always wanted to AND I’m so pleased with the way this came out!! Happy Birthday Pooja!! Your cake was so much fun to make.

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Thank You…. It exactly the way I wanted it.
I love being inspired. In this case, my inspiration came from a picture of a garland of flowers. A dear friend asked for a cake that would tie in the elements of a 30th-anniversary party she was hosting for her friends. The dress code was black and white so I knew I wanted to incorporate that into the cake as well. The result was this stunning cake with handmade fondant flowers in shades of peach and white accented with gold edible paint. Keeping with the black and white theme, I made a three layered chocolate cake with white buttercream icing. Delicious!.
Every cake tells a story, whether it's to celebrate a birthday, a milestone, or a simple dinner. Cakes bring a sense of joy and love with them. With that thought in mind, this page is a collection of my past cake stories and a platform for my future ones. Please feel free to contact me about placing orders for cakes and cupcakes for any occasion you may be celebrating. I will be happy to create a cake story for you!
For my daughter's 20th birthday, she wanted a simple cake that was chocolate but without buttercream icing. So I made her this chocolate flourless ganache cake! It was absolutely decadent with a velvety texture and the perfect balance of rich sweetness. I topped it with fresh strawberries and a dash of powdered sugar. She loved it - as did the rest of the family!