Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Christmas Preview

I guess baking is like retail...we must plan ahead! I am working on some new Christmas designs for the upcoming holiday. Stay tuned to more pictures!!!

What Are You Thankful For?

Thanksgiving is just around the corner! Why not save the time in the kitchen and let me do the baking! Thanksgiving cake balls and pops are the hit of the party!

Donuts Anyone?

Donuts are delicious and can now be eaten for dessert! Try my Donut Cake Balls. Now you can really enjoy donuts for dessert or cake balls for breakfast!

Going to the Chapel

Alright ladies...I know many of you have recently gotten engaged and are planning your weddings, or are mentally planning your wedding while waiting on your man to officially "pop the question". One thing that you need are favors that will blow everyone's minds away. Try my Wedding Cake cake pops. They are surely to make heads turn and it will be the hit of the party!

Monday, October 11, 2010

"She Said Yes"

Yesterday was 10/10/10 and it was a very lucky day. Two of my good friends got engaged on this special day and will be planning their upcoming wedding. I just so happened to have some extra cake ball mix and decided to do some playing. I have been wanting to make Bride and Groom pops but just never did. Their engagement gave me the inspiration to make them so I would like to share them with you. These would make the perfect addition to any upcoming engagement parties, wedding showers, or even your very own wedding!

Happy Halloween

Alright everyone! I know you are all planning or going to those upcoming Halloween Parties! Now is the time to place your dessert order! Cake Balls and Cake Pops are a great "eat on the go" dessert.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Beauty and the Beast

"Beauty and the Beast" just so happens to be one of the greatest Disney movies ever! I remember watching it all of the time growing up and singing along with the movie! I just bought the Blu-ray last week when it came out! I saw the commercial the week before promoting the release and couldn't wait to get off work and head to the store to get it, along with my $10.00 off coupon thanks to a fabulous parent of mine! Well, since the movie is such a hit, it has been the theme on baking sites. I saw posted online Mrs. Potts Cake Pops and I knew I had to make them myself, so I went out and purchase all of the items I didn't already have. They took some time and I will make some corrections next time, but I hope you enjoy them! I know my co-workers did!

The Great Pumpkin

Growing up, fall was not my favorite time of year. Of course I loved dressing up for Halloween and going out to trick-or-treat, but I didn't enjoy the season very much. Now that I am older and living in the south, I have a lot more respect for this time of year. A lot of it has to do with the fact that I miss the northern fall season. I miss the cool weather, flannel, the changing of the leaves, raking the leaves and jumping into the piles, just to rake them over and over again, going to the pumpkin patch, and so much more. Don't get me wrong...a lot of this happens in the south, it's just not the same having to wait until the week before Halloween to carve my pumpkin for fear that the HOT temperatures will kill my pumpkin with a not so slow death. I mean come on now, I actually put on a bathing suit and laid in the sun in my backyard and got some color! It's a hot one down here! Anyway, back on topic. I do love fall and pumpkins and all the beautiful colors! I am in the process of all of my fall treats and just wanted to share my Jack-o-lantern Cake Pops!

Princesses All Around Us

This is definitely the season for princesses. Maybe it has a little something to do with the new release of "Beauty and the Beast" on Blu-ray! I have officially done a princess cake each weekend for the last 3 weeks and am loving it! I have one more next weekend, but that one will not have a tiara. Last weeks was for a lady celebrating her 24th birthday and she had fallen in love with Eva Joy's princess cake the week before. This weeks cake was for a co-workers 4 year old. can be a princess at any age!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Woof Woof

Everyone gets to indulge in sweet treats, but what about your four legged friend? I have four dogs and love to bake for them too! They deserve something delicious to snack on, and my dogs LOVE my homemade dog biscuits, especially when they have peanut butter in them! Check out Shiloh, Tucker, Sadie, and Keller lounging around after a yummy treat! The biscuits can be cut out in any shape.

Dog Bones


Saturday, September 25, 2010

The First of Many

Today, September 25, 2010, I delivered my very first wedding cake. I was asked about a month ago to make a wedding cake for a friend's sister. Of course I was ecstatic! This has been my dream since I began making cakes. The bottom tier is pound cake with buttercream, the middle tier is yellow cake with lemon buttercream, and the top tier is pound cake with peanut butter buttercream. All tiers were covered in cream cheese icing. A chocolate brown ribbon was wrapped around each tier and then handmade chocolate brown gum paste flowers were placed on the tiers. An "S" topped the cake! I would say SUCCESS for my first of hopefully many!

Sponge Bob Lives in a Pineapple Under the Sea!

Sponge Bob really does live under the sea! Jase will be celebrating his 4th birthday with the coolest beach cake with Sponge Bob sitting in the sand on his own little island with some shells and pineapples! This yellow cake is covered in blue buttercream to look like the ocean and the waves. There is fondant coral and chocolate shells. Sponge Bob is made from marshmallow fondant and is hanging out on the brown sugar sand!

Always a Princess

Every girl should have her special day where she can be a princess. Eva Joy has her day today! She will be celebrating her 5th birthday in full princess style! Her chocolate fudge cake is filled with cream cheese icing and covered in pale purple cream cheese icing. A pale pink fondant ribbon and bow adorn the bottom of the cake and it is topped with a sparkly tiara! Perfect fit for a princess!!!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


I have finally remembered to blog about my new website. A few weeks ago I sat down and created a website for Firehouse Sweets. Don't worry, I will still keep blogging, however, I will definitely need the website as the business grows. I can't believe I am coming up on my one year anniversary already. I began making the cake balls back in October 2009 but didn't get my first official order until November 2009. (Stay tuned for November Anniversary Specials) Now almost a year later, it was time to begin an actual website. It includes the menu of all baked goods, general information about Firehouse Sweets, photographs of the yummy goodies, comments and guestbook pages (so please leave me your comments), and a calendar which includes all of my upcoming orders! Please take a minute to check it out! You wont regret it and it may cause you to drool, so place your orders now!

Keep your eyes out for changes to Firehouse Sweets! New flavors and ideas are among us!

Saturday, September 11, 2010


Happy 3rd Birthday Samantha!!! It was my pleasure to create a Ladybug themed birthday cake for the sweetest 3 year old that I know! My wonderful co-worker Jenn asked me to make her daughters birthday cake. Samantha is in love with ladybugs and the color pink. The bottom tier was chocolate fudge cake and yellow cake with Oreo butter cream and marshmallow fondant ladybugs. The top tier was yellow cake with hot pink marshmallow fondant made into a ladybug. A chocolate fudge, lime green ladybug joined the party as well!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Bud Light Anyone?

All birthdays should be special. They should be spent with friends and family, and a yummy birthday cake! A good friend of ours just turned 21, so I decided to surprise him with the best 21st gift ever...a super, delicious, chocolate fudge cake with buttercream. The cake was topped with a marshmallow fondant "Bud Light" symbol from the top of the bottle. Let the celebration begin!