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!

Thank you.

Hello, everyone! During these tough times, my family and I wanted to acknowledge the members of our community who are helping others. For this, we chose the people who are taking time out of their day to help out the kids in our community who are missing our school breakfasts and lunches. These people are working at Penns Valley Area School District to prepare food  and deliver to the kids during the weeks we are not in school.

These people are so kind and nice to do this, so we wanted to pay it forward persay. What did we do? Well, since we do cakes, we gave them cupcakes to just brighten their day while working. If you have worked on this and are reading this, everyone in this community is thankful for your generosity and time you put into this program to help the kids in our area (and I hope you enjoyed the cupcakes). Even if you didn’t help with this, and are doing something else to help, we thank you. This is definitely an adventure in cakeland to go in the record books.

Top 5 Cakes of 2019

Hello, everybody! With everything that has been happening in this period of time, not many cakes have been going out. Because of that, I’ve decided to put together a special blog. This week, I’ll show you my top 5 favorite cakes of 2019! With that, I’ll start with number 5.

            #5: Rubber Duck – As I was going through my mom’s photos of cakes, I stumbled upon this little cutie. I chose this cake as number five because it’s one, so cute, and two, it’s pretty simple, with light colors.

            #4: Winnie the Pooh (#1) – I chose this cake because I love Winnie the Pooh, and so does my mom. It reminds me a lot of watching it when I was younger, making it a happy cake for me.

            #3: Planet Cake – I chose this cake because it just looked amazing! I love the planets and the stars, so this was a cake that had to make it on this list. 

            #2: Winnie the Pooh (#2) – Yes, I chose ANOTHER Winnie the Pooh cake! Again, I chose this one for the number two spot on this list for the same reasons as I did with the last cake, including the simple quotes.

            #1: Beauty and The Beast – This is my number one cake for a couple of reasons. One, it has all the names of everyone involved in this musical, as well as an extra tier! Wow! As well, it reminds me of the cake my mom did for my musical a few weeks ago, which brings back a lot of good memories.

  So, what did you think of this throwback of cakes? I hope everyone is happy and healthy during this time! I hope these adventures in cakeland brought you joy!

They’re Always After Mom’s Lucky (Cake) Charms!

Hi, everyone! You probably know that Tuesday, March 17th, is St. Patrick’s Day. Did you know that the symbol of St. Patrick’s Day (the 3-sided shamrock) is used because it was said to be the way that St. Patrick explained the Holy Trinity to early Irish pagans?

Anyway, this week, I chose TWO cakes for the blog, because I thought they go hand-in-hand with the holiday.

First, I chose a very simple, but amazing cake. It was a simple, 3-sided shamrock, green with a white border, sprinkled with gold sugar on the border. To me, the cool part of this cake was all the tiny swirls that made up the icing. Kind of like little droplets.

Now, the other cake was actually a birthday cake for two little girls. This cake was a normal birthday cake, pink with white trim, rainbow sprinkles, saying “Happy Birthday” on it. Why is it for St. Patrick’s day, you ask? Well, inside this cake it is rainbow layered! Yes, every color of the rainbow, created by food dye. This was an amazing collection of cakes this weekend in cakeland. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Encore, Encore!

  Hello, everyone! This weekend, as I said in the last blog, was the weekend of the musical. As usual my family donated cupcakes to go along with the dinners and snacks all the families provided for the cast and crew. 

 Although, that’s not all my mom did. On the Friday of the show, my mom made this outstanding cake for all of cast, crew, and pit! It was a full-sheet cake of chocolate and vanilla with the large logo of the musical (The Little Mermaid) on it. The best part, though? EVERYONE’S name was around the sides of the cake! Mine was on the front (it was done by mistake!) of the cake. Once the cake came in, everyone seemed to love it, getting pictures with it, finding their names, and more! By the time the both musicals were over, ALL of it was gone! In all, the musical went amazing, both nights. If you did, thank you for coming! This was a definite adventure in cakeland to go in the books. 

Cotton Top

 Hello, everyone! This weekend has been pretty normal, but, or at least for me, I will be really busy this week. Our school does a musical every year, and I’m finally old enough to join it. Well, specifically the stage crew. Anyways, this week is dress week for our production of The Little Mermaid, and from what I have heard, it’s pretty tiring, but super fun! I hope everything goes well for the showings! Anyways, back to the blog. This weekend, my mom made this simple birthday cake. It was pink, had some white trim, with a little note on the side saying ‘Happy 9th Birthday’. Simple at first, still very cute.

But then, there was something special at the top: Cotton Candy! In my life of living with cakes, I have never seen any cotton candy on cakes, truth be told. On the cake, it had the flavors of blue raspberry, cherry, and grape. Of course, there was extra, and I got to eat them! I hope whoever got the cake loved it. As for this weekend, a little special cake, for a very special adventure in cakeland. 

A Tale of Two Cakes

   Hello, everyone! Once again, I haven’t gotten to go on many trips like I do in the summer, but I do have some amazing cakes my mom did! This week, there wasn’t just one, but TWO special cakes! They were just so amazing, I couldn’t choose between them! Anyway… the first cake was an awesome Harry Potter cake!

Now, I have seen maybe hundreds of Harry Potter cakes, so why is it special? Well, I don’t know how to explain it, but this cake was just so cool! I don’t read Harry Potter myself, but my friend, Maggie, does. She’s basically the Harry Potter expert! It was a 3-tier cake with, of course, the sorting hat on top. Underneath the hat, there were some books, a quidditch ball, and just so much more! I loved all the little details that were put into it, and even a special little Hagrid cake written for the birthday person! This cake was, in plain words, amazing.

The second cake on the other hand, represented one show I love so much: Friends. Friends is (or at in my opinion) the best show ever. I won’t get into details with that, though. The cake was completely purple, with a yellow frame in the middle. If you watched the show, it was Monica’s door color with the frame. That is amazing! Underneath the frame, it had the Friends logo. Last, but not least, it had the Central Perk logo on the front side, with, on the bottom trim, it said “The one where Cassie  turns 50”. To me, that was awesome! Overall, this was a great time of adventures for my little cakeland.