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Cookie Monster

This was an elaborate “Smash” cake that I did for a 1-year-old boy’s birthday pictures. The cake can be made in any size to feed any amount of people. It was made with a simple white cake and cream filling, frosted with a crusting buttercream. His eyes and mouth are made out of buttercream fondant. The cake is finished with fresh home-made chocolate chip cookies. This is another one of my extremely popular cakes, but who doesn’t love Sesame Street, right!?!

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It’s a girl!!

This was a cake and cupcakes I made for a lovely woman’s baby shower. The cupcakes were strawberry/vanilla swirl, and chocolate/vanilla swirl. The cake was a Neapolitan cake (chocolate, vanilla, strawberry layered cake). All were frosted with my favorite vanilla buttercream and decorated with hand-made royal icing flowers. I love the “Hawaiian” look of this cake, very festive!

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Beach Wedding Cake

This is probably my favorite wedding cake that I have ever designed. I love the beach theme. It was a 3-tier cake of red velvet, white, and dark chocolate cake, iced with homemade cream cheese frosting. The sea shells are homemade candy, the “sand” is brown sugar, and the fences are from a collectible doll house collection. I love beautiful, elegant wedding cakes, but to me there is nothing more fun than a cake that shows the personality of the bride and groom.

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Thomas The Train

This is a birthday cake that I made for a 3-year-old little boy who loves Thomas the Train. The cake is 100% edible, made from chocolate cake with a chocolate cream filling, covered with a crusting buttercream. The tracks are rolled fondant shaped like a 3. The Thomas is made of chocolate rice crispy treats molded to the shape of a train, covered in chocolate frosting and rolled fondant. This has become one of my most popular and is requested by a lot of parents with Thomas the Train lovers. I am actually making one for a 5-year-old this week and I am super excited to get to practice my Thomas making skills again!

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Welcome to Cakes By Design!

I am glad that you stopped by! Cakes By Design is a home based bakery specializing in cakes, cupcakes, and cake pops for any and all occasions. I have been decorating cakes as a hobby since I was a child and the recent loss of a job, shortly after finding out I am expecting our second child, pushed me into finding another way to help provide income for my family. I have been told for many years that I have a talent with frosting and that I should be making cakes professionally. So, here I am, starting my own business. I hope you will allow me the privilege of creating the cake for your next celebration. My slogan for Cakes By Design has become, “Your inspiration, my creation.” I enjoy recreating cakes I have done in the past, but I really love the chance to come up with something new for friends and clients. Stop by often to see what we have going on, let me know how I can help you celebrate life, and may you have many reasons to celebrate!


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