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. 

Mental Awareness Wedding

   Hello readers! This weekend, my mom made a special wedding cake. I mean, there’s tons of wedding cakes that I see each weekend, but what made this one so special? This cake was donated to a special wedding called Wedding for Good.

Now, as I quote from their website (https://www.weddingforgood.com/), “A traditional wedding unites two people. Wedding for Good unites the community.” Now, you’re probably thinking, what does that mean? Well, this is a fictional wedding hosted to help raise awareness about mental awareness. People pay a small fee to attend this wedding of two people, for fun (it’s not real, it’s for the cause), and then they have activities of a wedding afterward to involve special causes. For example, the Tides program, Jared Box program, the list goes on.

To me, this is an amazing thing. Mental Awareness is super important, and it’s good to support it. Anyway, all the stuff in the wedding was donated. Of course, we donated a wedding cake. It was a simple one, only 3 tiers with little ribbons and flowers, but, to me it was beautiful. I hope the Wedding for Good continues to happen. It’s amazing! This is an adventure in cakeland I will not forget. I hope we get the chance to do it again. 

Sophia at the Expo

  Hello, everyone! This weekend was a busy one. If you know, The Central PA Bridal Expo 2020 occurred. This is a big thing for my family, so we do many things. Now, this year I did not go. My little sister, Sophia, did. So, for this blog SHE will tell you about her experiences with the Bridal Expo! Enjoy!

   Hi everyone! I’m Sophia and I will be telling you about my experiences at the Bridal Expo! The -Bridal Expo was so much fun, I got to do so many different things! For example, I got to walk around and  pass out cupcakes, telling people what the different flavors were. All of the great flavors for those great cupcakes were Chocolate, Chocolate with Chocolate Buttercream, the rest of the cupcakes had just white buttercream. Anyway, Vanilla, Vanilla, with Raspberry Filling, which is one of our most popular Cupcakes, Lemon, Orange, Spice. oh and of course Red velvet! Wow, that’s a lot of flavors!

Oh, and talk about the people! Everyone was so nice and thankful.  I also got some extra stuff people had at booths. A couple of people got more than five cupcakes at our booth after the bridal expo.Wow! We did have some extra cupcakes, but we gave some of the extra to friends then the rest of the cupcakes were for… me! I’ll tell you, if you had the choice of one of the cupcakes at any flavor, your mind would BLOW!

   Thanks for reading everyone! Even though it wasn’t an adventure I experienced, it was an amazing adventure in cakeland that my little sister, Sophia, got to do as well.

Diamond Cakes

  Hello, everyone! Not much of an outdoor adventure has happened in the past month, but some indoor ones have! Like I have been talking about in the past weeks, some amazing cakes have been ordered. Although, there hadn’t been only just that.

This weekend, my mom had a cake order for a 2-tier cake. Now, since it was going to be snowing hard this weekend, they ordered only a few, small, cupcakes. Even though these cupcakes were fairly simple, with only a small flower with silver sprinkles, why did I choose them?

You see, the couple who would be receiving the cupcakes would be having their 60th Anniversary, better known as a Diamond Anniversary. To me, I find that amazing. Being married for 60 years! When I was doing some research for this blog, I found some amazing information on the Diamond Anniversary.

For example, did you know that these anniversaries were popularized after Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee? Or that you should give them a bouquet of 6 white flowers, one different one for each decade of marriage? If you want to see or find more information for these anniversaries, search them up! There are amazing resources for these Diamonds. In all, I just want to say congrats to the couple, and I hope many happy years after for you two! This was an adventure in cakeland I hope I don’t forget.

Simply Wintry

 Hi, readers! This weekend, like many this time of year, wasn’t quite as busy. But that doesn’t mean we didn’t do anything! On Saturday, my mom made this gorgeous winter wedding cake.

Even though my favorite season is fall, winter comes to a close second. Winter-themed cakes have always, and will probably always will be, my favorite. The are, in a way, simple and peaceful. You just have a little sugar here and there, beautiful greens, and big ol’ pine cones littering the canvas of a cake.

This particular cake had thick red ribbons around it, with a nice, small icing trim on the bottom. Beautiful simple, in my opinion. Then, the cake had all this little swirls on the sides, with this bouquets of pine cones and pine branches to accent it. To top it all off, little drops of white icing to resemble snow were on top of the pines. This may seem like a lot to many, but to me, this is a simple and beautiful cake, partly for the sake of being wintry and simple.

This cake, along with many other winter cakes, are some of my favorite pieces that come into my adventures in cakeland.

Snow Big Deal :)

   Hello, everyone! This weekend, my mom had done this amazing birthday cake. Now, I live with cakes, and sometimes, some aren’t huge and crazy (in a good way). But this one was. This cake was a half  sheet cake with many layers. Then, it was cut to look like this beautiful slope, like a mountain side. You see, the party for this child was at Tussey Mountain, since they had wanted to have a wonderful skiing and snow tubing party there. They enlisted for my mom to make their cake, and she (of course) had accepted. Anyway, back to the cake. The cake they was split into 3 little rows, each with one little person snow tubing down it. They were so cute!

Then, there were some snowy pine trees (made with some ice cream cones) put on. Last, my mom took some powdered sugar and sprinkled it on. At this point, I was in awe. The cake was so pretty! My dad seemed to love it too, along with every possible person in my family. I hope that we will be able to make more cakes like these, the ones that bring your family together, in our wonderful and messy adventures in cakeland. 

Sweet Holidays

Hello! I hope everyone and your families had a great winter holiday! One tradition our family has is going to the Nittany Lion Inn in December. Why, you ask? To see my mom’s gingerbread house, of course!

Every year my mom, with her work at the Penn State Bakery, makes a handmade gingerbread house replica of the Nittany Lion Inn! The first year she did it was the year I was born. That year, she accidentally made the roof blue instead of black! That story is always told when we travel to see it.

This year had to be one of my favorite houses yet. When we finally got everyone rounded up and inside, we were able to see the amazing house. It was huge! My favorite part of it had to be the wreaths in the windows. When seeing these, it reminded me of when I used to go to Centre Hall Elementary and do Gingerbread houses with my school. Did I forget to mention that? Yes, my mom and dad also run that, too. Every year around this time, my parents host a Gingerbread house decorating day for the whole school of Centre Hall Elementary. Even though I’m now too old to go there anymore, I help out my family on the set up day, hauling in the gallons of candy (and maybe snack a piece or two as well), and gluing the houses together.

Sorry, I got a bit off topic.

Christmas is such a wonderful time of the year, from baking cookies to decorating houses. Backing back up to the Nittany Lion Inn gingerbread house, my mom quickly snapped a photo of my siblings and I by the masterpiece before we had to leave, since Elliot wasn’t the happiest. Even though this day was a bit rushed, this adventure, along with the many others of all of our holidays, was an amazing adventure of cakeland.

Happy New Year!

Scouting Christmas

   Hi, everyone! I hope you all had an amazing Thanksgiving! My favorite food I had was the mashed potatoes. Even though I had off school, I was busy. Last weekend, I did a ton of stuff with my Girl Scout Troop, #40076. On Saturday, we went down to the Lion’s Club in Centre Hall. Last weekend was our town’s celebration for Christmas and I was a part of it! At the building, there were stations along with other Girl Scouts and Scouts, doing different types of Winter festivities. My station was rice krispie decorating. Each person who visited our station would get a rice krispie (on a stick) and would ice it, and decorate it with different sprinkles and icing. It was so much fun, and all the little kids were so cute! I remember that some each took a little of all the sprinkles and put it on their treat, making it a huge pile of sugar! 

  On Sunday, my troop came over to my house to make some cookies. We had six different types of dough my mom had made beforehand. I had a great time with my troop, scooping away at the dough, arguing whether the dough, if eaten, is bad for you (which it is!)! 🙁 In all, after all the scooping and baking, we had created over 60 dozen cookies! The best part about these was that we are going to give them away to many people who have helped our troop this year. I hope I will be able to do many more adventures in cakeland like these with my fellow scouts.