December 31, 2009


A Wilmington Christmas is like none other,...

...only here on the coast can you wear your Christmas Flip-Flops!
And instead of "Snowmen" we have "Sandmen!"

And, as in every home where there are little ones, we experienced the delightful giggles as Stephen and Eve first saw their wrapped gifts, and then the happiness as they unwrapped each one.

By the end of the evening, we had a living room with a work bench and tools on one end,
and dolls and a kitchen on the other!

Here are some of our favorite Fall Cakes!


We love being the "Cake Ladies" for families, beginning with  
Shower Cakes, the very special Toddler Birthday cakes, to cakes that celebrate College Graduation!

The Turtle Cake for a Baby Shower was designed after the Nursery Quilt.

For this two year old's birthday, the theme was "Strawberry Shortcake!"
The little cake was for the birthday girl to get her little fingers into!

A Happy Graduation for a North Carolina State Student!

A Cake Fit For A Princess...

It is always special to be able to create a cake for the Princess in our own family!


Happy Birthday to our 4 1/2 year old Eve!
(Our summer birthday girl wanted to celebrate her birthday during the school year with her friends!)

November 15, 2009

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Cakes!

Wedding Cake for Olivia & Drew
Raleigh, NC
Because of this couple's interest in film, their Old Hollywood Film themed reception was held at the Venture IMAX Theatre in downtown Raleigh, NC.
Their wedding cake, chocolate and vanilla cake
with Italian buttercream frosting,
was designed after the MGM logo and
decorated with sugarpaste appliques and "film strips."

"Goin down the highway---lookin for adventure!"...
With life as it is in our wonderful laid back beach town of Wilmington, we haven't gone over 55mph for any stretch in months!  You can imagine our thrill---Road Trip!!!--and we hit 80mph for miles! Also, we were so thrilled to see fall trees (which we don't see in Wilmington), that we documented the experience!  The wedding cake traveled in style, each part in its own special box, surrounded by dry ice!

Hours before the reception, the cake was assembled and decorated on site.  After getting to know a couple, Deborah envisions the design for their cake, sketches it on architectural paper, and then sends it to the Bride for her approval.  Olivia & Drew's sketch was passed on to friends and family, so by the time we arrived in Raleigh, there was great anticipation to see the sketch come into reality!  

Ready for the Party to Begin!


Another highlight of our trip was being able to stay with our friends and favorite photography team,
Isabelle, Laura & Lisa of Bella Rose Photography!

Our next wedding cakes traveled to  
Bald Head Island, NC

Bald Head Island is one of our favorite wedding destination locations.
A one hour road trip from Wilmington and then a 20 minute ferry ride, this beautiful and romantic area has a "Martha's Vineyard" feel, a perfect location for a wedding!

(which we refer to as our "yacht trip!")

 Wedding Cake for Kelli & Nik
of Chicago, IL
Reception at Bald Head Island Club

 After meeting with Kelli & Nik and seeing the wedding invitations they designed and made,
Deborah created the design for their wedding cake from their invitations!

 Our favorite Event Coordinator, Lindsey Cheek of Bald Head Island Club!

Ready for the Reception to begin!...

The Sisterhood Team for the weekend,
The Dessert Divas with 
Anne, of Anne McGowan Photography
and Lindsey Cheek of BHI Club


Wedding Cake for Sarah Anne and Justin


Fall, A Beautiful Time for Celebrating Any Occasion!


Happy Birthday One-Year-Old...
with a little cake all your own!


A beautiful cake for
a family celebration
of their baby boy's baptism.

Celebrating Princesses of all ages!

...and then there is the cake for the ultimate bridal shower...
The Lingerie Shower!

...And a Bon Voyage Cake from The Dessert Divas to our Tango Instructor headed to Argentina!