Berry Unique!

Hello, everyone! This weekend, as I was looking through our cakes we had done, I noticed a good amount of a type: Berries! Adding fruit to a cake is amazing. And, you have a bit more of some better foods than sugar added to this dessert. So, I’ve decided to focus this blog on berry cakes!

#1: 4-Tier Naked Cake

    One thing I see a lot with the popular naked cake is berries, or flowers. This particular one was a staggering 4-tier, with a ton of berries around the edges. A 4-tier in general is cool, but this one, with the amount of berries on it, was impressive, and memorable.

#2: Fruity Cupcakes

    This is probably where I see the most fruit with cakes: Cupcakes. Fruit, in my opinion, adds a great taste and look to cupcakes. In these past few weeks, I saw cupcakes with Raspberries, and Strawberries on them. And if I had to choose one, I’d say Strawberries.

#3: Fruit Pile-up

    This top was just a big, and delicious, pile to me. Which is amazing! This two-tier cake we just did was with simple buttercream icing, but covered with many berries, like blueberries, and blackberries! This was a neat cake indeed. 

#4: Small, but Sure

    This small, sample-sized cake ends this post well. It’s a small design, being a naked cake, and top with large, big strawberries on top. Beautiful!

That sums up these Adventures in Cakeland. I hope you enjoyed reading!

Top 10 of July!

Hello, everyone! I’m so sorry I have not written in the past few weeks. It’s been pretty busy here! So, because of that, I will look over my favorite 10 cakes of July! Let’s get started!

    10. Rapunzel Cake – This cake, in my opinion, was so cool! It reminded me so much of a tall cake that we did several years ago, where it was a, at least one-foot-tall, tower that we had to create! And, I loved this princess when I was little as well. I hope the person that had this cake loved it!

    9. Happy Birthday, Miranda! – Like several of the cakes you will see in this post, I love the simple, old-fashioned cakes that just have some flowers, with interesting facts with each cake, like the writing, or basket-weaving on the sides. This cake stood out to me for those reasons. I just loved this cake, and those big, bright flowers! I usually don’t see a color scheme like it with these cakes, so that was pretty neat. I hope you had an amazing birthday, Miranda!

    8. Sweet 16 – This cake, once again, has that simple design with the flowers, with lighter tones to it. Simple, small, and perfect. Happy Birthday!

    7. Rainbow – This is more of a funny story. Somehow, on the same day, we ended up doing two exact cakes for two different people. It’s pretty neat if we have already done the same cake, ever, but two (almost) exact on the same day? That’s cool. Now, about these cakes. These cakes had a colorful rainbow siding to it, with a 3D Rainbow on top with the person’s name on it. The only other major difference to these cakes was, of course, the names, and one cake had a unicorn on it. Happy late birthday to the birthday kids!

    6. Happy 45th Anniversary – Before I start this one, congrats to this couple! Again, this cake is a simple and lovely flower cake. I’m sorry, but I love these cakes too much! Anyways, one thing that made this cake stand out to me was the small purple flowers. They added a lovely touch to this cake. As well, I loved how this cake added flowers on either side of the cake. And again, congrats to this amazing couple!

    5. Happy Birthday, Dan! – This cake came to me because of the balloons, and black outline and writing. This really reminds me of those old-fashioned cakes my mom did when I was little, which you don’t see much of anymore. Anyways, Happy late Birthday, Dan!

    4. Heinz Birthday – My mom just did this cake this past weekend. And how could you explain why I wouldn’t write about this cake? It’s super cool, and something I haven’t seen in cakeland. Happy birthday!

    3. Skee Ball – This is another like the Heinz cake, that was also done this past weekend. This one spoke out more to my sister I think. Sophia, as well as myself, thought this cake was awesome, and my sister loves Skee Ball, so this cake was more special to her. Happy birthday!

    2. Sparrow Cake – This cake made me so happy when I saw it. This cake was so peaceful, and happy. As well, I love birds, taking pictures of them all the time. So when I saw this cake, it, again, made my whole day. Whoever got this, I hope you loved it as much as I did!

  1. Minecraft Birthday – You may have already seen this one coming. My little brother, Alex, just had his 8th birthday, and, of course, he wanted a Minecraft cake, with the character Alex, and the new Netherite Pickaxe. Overall, he had an awesome birthday, making his Jared Boxes, and, in the end, having an awesome time. Again, happy birthday buddy!

    And that about sums up this month of July. That’s what you call some busy adventures in cakeland.

The Declaration of “Cake-Dependence”!

    Hello, everyone! This weekend, we had many cakes go out. But my favorites from this weekend were the 4th of July themes. So, in this entry, I’ll show you guys the 2020 4th of July cakes. Even though there weren’t that many, I think it’s still cool to look at them for this patriotic weekend.

        This cake was a beautiful 4th cake someone had got that was covered in red, white, and blue sprinkles, with ice blobs around the top. I don’t see many cakes that have as many sprinkles as this cake did, so I thought that was pretty cool. It was also red,white and blue inside!

        This cake wasn’t at first a 4th cake. It was a simple and delicious cake, with peanut butter cups, and chocolate icing. But in the end, a USA flag was stuck at the top, making this cake cooler than what it already was. 

        Last, but not least, this simple and beautiful birthday cake. With its fancy writing, the beautiful red, white, and blue flowers made it really stand out. This was a simple and fancy cake that I adored. 

    I hope you all enjoyed these wonderful Adventures in Cakeland this week! Thanks for reading!

Cake Fun in the Summertime

Hello, readers! This weekend started an amazing season: Summer! Now, fall is my favorite season, but Summer has to come in with a close second. Even though we have our hot and muggy days, we can always swim in the pool or eat some popsicles to beat it back.

This weekend, I saw two cute and summer-themed cakes to start this 2020 Summer off. The First cake was an Anniversary Cake that my dad and I delivered on Friday. This cake had beautiful, orange gerbera daisies, with little bees flying around.

Now, I know these little creatures are more known for the springtime, but believe me, they’re still everywhere throughout the summer, pollinating more flowers, such as rose of Sharon trees. Now, I’m not a big fan of bees, but I thought this cake was pretty cool with those nature-based 2-tiers.

The next cake was a small, but very cute, cake. It was a watermelon smasher cake! It was 6-inch small cake that had fluffy icing to make a watermelon. Even the black seeds were in it, being mini chocolate chips! Watermelon has always reminded me of summer, and hanging out with my family. I hope everyone has a great summer, and, of course, Happy Father’s Day! I hope you enjoyed these adventures in Cakeland. 

Class of 2020 Cakes

Hello, everyone! Sorry I haven’t written in the past few weeks, but with this time of year, it gets pretty busy, with or without a pandemic. The main reason? Graduations! With the end of May, beginning of June, graduation parties are everywhere. And there was no stopping these graduates during these times. In this blog, I’m going to highlight my top five favorite graduation cakes from these past weeks. 

    #5: Ashanty Grad Cake – This cake caught my eye. It was small, and pretty, but the one thing I loved about this cake was the strawberries. I thought that was amazing!

    #4: Congrats Emma! – This cake was brought to my attention because of the light colors, and not being bold of school colors. Again, simplicity was the reason for choosing. This cake was so cute!

    #3: Pre-K Grad Cake – This cake here I loved, because it reminded me of the cakes my mom used to do when I was little, with more of the red, blues, and yellows of old cakes of the 2000’s, and not the more or less trendy cakes of today.

    #2: Nicholas 3-Tier Cake – I loved this cake for two reasons: One, because of the hat on top! I thought that was such a nice touch. And two, I loved how the cake was three tiers! No other graduation cakes my mom did this time around were this tall. 

    #1: Oh, the Places You’ll Go! – This book always comes up with graduation. When I saw my mom doing this cake, I fell in love with it. This cake was a very nice design, and I just liked and enjoyed the cake in general. 

    And to anyone who graduated, from Pre-K to College, I hope you all do well moving onto your next step in life. I hope you enjoyed this many adventures in cakeland!

The One About Icing Spell Check

Hello, everyone! Sorry this blog is a bit late again! This week, my mom did an amazing cake and taught me an unintentional lesson. 🙂

So, this weekend, my mom made a Friends cake. I know I already featured a Friends cake in the blog, but who cares? Friends is, at least in my opinion, one of the greatest shows of all time. Anyway, the cake was beautiful, a dark purple with the frame around the door to look like Monica and Rachel’s door.  It also had the logo on the top, along with the Central Perk Logo on the front side.

On the cake, there was a small banner that said, “The One where , ” the birthday girls name, turns 13 during Quarantine.” Cake, awesome. But that’s not the end of the story.

When my mom first made the cake, she spelled the person’s name wrong, so the cake was brought back to be fixed, and my mom fixed it. But then, second time around she spelled quarantine wrong when she remade the banner. No one realized it until later at the party. Luckily, the customers found the second mistake funny and were happy she fixed the most important part, her name. They were completely okay with the second mistake once discovered and told my mom later.

With that, my mom was showing me this as a lesson that it’s okay to make mistakes and that sometimes people can get mad and some won’t, like these nice people. No matter what the result good or bad, the lesson is that you learn from the mistake, apologize for the mistake and move on. Things happen and it will be ok.

Well, I hope you enjoyed this insight from my Adventures in Cakeland!

Trooper-Mallows & Happy 50th

Hello, everyone! This weekend, my mom did not just one, but two cool cakes I couldn’t choose between! I’ll start off small.

This weekend, my mom did these small, but adorable, Star Wars Trooper cupcakes! They were cute, but the best part? These troopers were made out of big marshmallows! Whoever got them, I hope you enjoyed them! When I saw them, it made my day, even though I’m not a Star Wars fan.

The next one is a bit more traditional: an anniversary cake. And it wasn’t just any anniversary cake, but a 50th! Congrats to that couple! The one thing I loved about this cake is how it was old-fashioned. It had the old banners going along the sides of this small cake, and that same old color you see. I’ve always loved those types of cakes, though, sadly, not a ton are ordered nowadays, with all the new trends and such.

Even though this blog was short, I hope these adventures in cakeland brought joy to your day during Quarantine!

Mom’s Day in a Box

Hello! This past week (and weekend) my mom did something I’ve never seen before: 39 cakes! This was besides all the other cakes she did. These weren’t normal cakes, though. These were special Mother’s Day cakes! Why so special, you ask? Well,  Megan from B Events wanted to put together a little ‘Mother’s Day in a Box’ that people could order for their moms. Then, with a cake from us, flowers from Rooted Farmstead and balloons from Best Event  one of these ‘boxes’ would be dropped off at a mother’s home, since they can’t see them during these troubling times.  My mom, doing several of these type-things with her during this time, of course wanted to be involved!

So, she signed up to do 7 inch Mother’s Day cakes for every order! In the end, there were 39. Wow! They ranged in flavors, from red velvet to cookies n’ cream. My dad then delivered them on Saturday morning, waking up (in his time) very early at 8 AM in the morning to take them over to Best Event.

I loved how these cakes were very simple and cute, a perfect size, with some nice flowers. The best part? This may even happen again, without  COVID-19 or not! In the end to this Adventure in Cakeland,  Happy Belated Mother’s Day everyone, especially to my mom, who’s always trying to make everyone around her happy (and it always works)!

Sweet Gestures

Hello, everyone! This is going to be a longer blog, so get comfy! So, my family did two things this week. To start off, I’ll talk about cupcakes, because cupcakes are great! Anyways, my mom decided to make some cupcakes for the Mount Nittany Medical Center staff. The reasons for this are obvious. These people are making sure our community is feeling alright during this time, risking their lives for others as this virus comes through our homes. Anyways, while my mom made some cupcakes (and when I say that I mean a TON of cupcakes), my sister and I made some cards to put on the boxes. I love making cards, so it was very fun to do these. In all, I hope everyone at the hospital liked the cupcakes, and if you work there, thank you, for all that guys do there!

   Now, on to the second part of this blog. A mom in State College battling cancer.  Her family were going to go to Disney World. Sadly, it didn’t work out. So, their family and friends decided to put together an awesome Disney parade for her. Members of the community could sign up to drive a decorated Disney car by their house. When my mom was asked about doing a Disney cake for this, she was in.

The cake was so cute! It had little Mickey ears, and Toy Story at the bottom. In the end, we ended up staying for the parade, and it was amazing! They had news reporters there, awards given to the woman for her work at Penn State, and even several musical acts. Don’t forget about the 90 cars that drove by her house. I was amazed by this. It made me so happy that the whole community came together for this woman during this time. I hope more of this happens in our valley, everyone coming together always ends up having a great end story. 

  I hope you were inspired by these adventures in cakeland this week, and stay safe!

Cup-cakes of Hope?

 Hello, readers! Sorry I haven’t gotten a chance to write a blog in these past few weeks, I’ve just been a bit too busy with homework! This blog is going to be a short and  simple blog for a cake that inspired me. Anyways, this past week, my mom did this adorable dreamcatcher cake. Well, it wasn’t exactly a cake. It was cupcakes MADE into a cake! I just thought the cake was so pretty, with all the feathers, and its design.

But as I thought about it more, I realized during this time it could have a deeper meaning. In general, I would have chosen this cake (or these cupcakes) for the blog. The cake is just awesome in general. Although, the cake can be a symbol of hope, of the dreams and hopes during this time, for things to get better. We will get past this, don’t worry! Look for the happy things in your life, and power through this time with those things in your mind. I hope this small Adventure in Cakeland lifted up your day!