Located in Yokosuka Japan

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Pirate Cake

Super yummy pirate cake for a super awesome pirate.  Two layer lemon cake with lemon creme filling. Iced with buttercream and coated with graham cracker crumbs.  All decorations are in marshmallow fondant.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Skylanders Birthday Cake

For this 7 year old it was all about the portal for the Skylanders.  The cake was Vanilla cake filled with Kit Kat Cream covered in marshmallow fondant.  The toys were provided by the birthday boy and really made the cake awesome!

Black Light Cake

Super Sweet Sixteen glow in the dark cake.  A touch of tonic water in the frosting and fondant made this glow super bright under black lights.  The top cake was vanilla cake filled with Kit Kat cream.  The bottom was a key lime cake filled with key lime cream.

Out of this world Space Cake

 Super cute double celebration for a 7 month old and his dad who on the same day was a whopping 408 months.  The Earth cupcake was for the little one and below was a vanilla cake filled with rich chocolate ganache for dad.

Beach Cake

Vanilla cake filled with lemon cream, iced with vanilla italian merengue butter cream and covered with crushed graham to mimic sand.  Fondant decorations.

Double Digits XBox Cake

All chocolate for this birthday boy.  Chocolate chocolate chip cake filled with rich chocolate ganache, iced with vanilla butter cream and topped with marshmallow fondant.

Sweet Sixteen Cupcakes

mmm…my favorite flavors!  Chocolate Chip cake filled with mint chocolate chip cream and topped with vanilla mint icing.  Heaven!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Desserts, desserts and more desserts...

This past weekend I had the opportunity to cater an open house for my community and the dessert table had quite the spread.  Mini pumpkin cheesecakes, mini cranberry cheesecakes, mint chocolate mini cupcakes, salted caramel dark chocolate mini cupcakes, coffee almond chocolate mini cupcakes, dark chocolate mini cupcakes with vanilla buttercream and an assortment of cookies.  It was a lot of work making 14 dozen of each but the reward was seeing how much everyone enjoyed them.


Vanilla Tangled theme cake with Fresh Strawberries inside and Vanilla buttercream.  The tower is rice krispy treats covered in marshmallow fondant.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Out of this world...

Special request for a 6th birthday.  A jupiter cake with 6 moons and special attention to the storm (cherry pie filling).  Chocolate cake with oreo cookie filling and buttercream atmosphere...complete with fondant moons.

Take 5

If you have trouble deciding on a flavor of cake...tell me your favorite candy bar and I will transform it into the cake of your dreams!  This is a cake designed around a Take 5 candy bar: pretzelcaramelpeanut and peanut butter-filled, milk chocolate coated candy bar.  

Chocolate cake, filled with ganache and chocolate covered pretzel bits, iced with peanut butter buttercream and topped with ganache and pretzels.  A super hit with the birthday girl and a super fun challenge for me.

a lesson in cake...

One of our big bubba's friends wanted to surprise his grandmother with a strawberry shortcake for her birthday so he came by and got a hands on lesson in cake baking and decorating.  He pre-heated the over, prepped the pans, made the batter, baked the cakes and then sliced all of the strawberries.  The next day he helped make the icing, whipped the cream, staked the cake and decorated it with buttercream and fondant cutouts.  Grandmother is a Patriots fan so we topped it off with a Happy Birthday banner with a little football flare.  I love to share the love of cake decorating, so I am always up for a hands on lesson.  Congratulations to A on his first successful cake at the ripe age of 9.

Tangled Cake

The birthday girl for this cake requested a boston cream cake with a Tangled theme and the first bakery said it was impossible.  My response, "nothing is impossible".  I built the tower out of rice krispys and covered in fondant and icing.  Then covered the board in fondant covered rice krispy hills and boston cream cupcakes.  The tower was a hit and was presented center stage at the movie theater for a private screening of Tangled.

Baby Shower Cake

Super special baby shower cake for a super special mama.  Green tea cake with chocolate ganache filling and fondant.

Cupcakes are chocolate cake with green tea icing.

Chocolate and salted caramel...oh my!

A very popular combination lately, chocolate cake with a chocolate ganache and salted caramel filling.  Iced with chocolate buttercream icing and drizzled with more salted caramel.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Monday, September 27, 2010

Sara and Jesus's Wedding Cake

This cake was a collaboration between me (the sister-in-law) and Shirley Wilson, our Grandmother.  Shirley made the gumpaste flowers and butterflies and mailed them to Chicago.  I baked half the cake in Maryland and then put it all together at my Mother-in-Law's in Chicago.  I think it was a great success and look forward to working more with Grandma Shirley and learning more from her in the future.  Someday maybe we can get paid for all of this hard work!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Hello Kitty

I cannot believe this is my first Hello Kitty cake since we live in japan...it was so much fun!
Top tier - Vanilla cake filled with Strawberry covered in mm fondant
Middle tier - Marble cake in 4 layers with Grand Marnier curd and Godiva Chocolate
Bottom tier - Double Chocolate cake in 4 layers with vanilla oreos and raspberries

The top tier ended up being the smash cake for Iia - Happy 2nd Birthday Sweetie Pie!

Jamaica Cake

Vanilla cake with pineapple coconut filling and coconut vanilla buttercream with a hint of orange

Garden Cake

two layer (butter/chocolate) and cream cheese frosting

Friday, May 7, 2010

Hannah Montana Guitar Cake

Gift Boxes for a Baptism

Cupcake Flower Cake

The letters for the name on this one were made out of white chocolate with a hint of lemon...yum!

USO Birthday Cupcakes

The USO on base has a birthday bash party every month for all of the birthday boys and girls.  In April, I was swamped with work so my donation was a towering stack of 48 cupcakes.  Next month I may have to pull out some bells and whistles.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

iPad with iCarly

Beach side goodies...

Joy and I held another portrait party last weekend at Kannonzaki Beach.  When I set up my little table of goodies I had a small flood of locals inquiring if I was having a bake sale.  I had to explain that the food was for our clients that were getting their pictures taken at the park.  One gentlemen didn't understand and kept asking me if he could buy 5 cupcakes.  I tried to explain that the were not for sale but he insisted.  When I gave them to him for free he refused, walked three steps away and turned back...said he could take three for free and not feel too guilty.  Joy suggested that I go back every day this week since it is Golden Week (sort of the Japanese Spring Break, many are not at work and the beaches and parks are packed) I could make a killing selling cupcakes and other pastries.  Maybe I would if I wasn't a full-time monkey wrangler.

Pineapple-Amaretto Cupcakes

Vanilla cupcakes with pineapple amaretto filling topped with vanilla bean whipped cream and pineapple flowers
The first and last photos are mine...this was the spread for Lauren's baby shower.  Thank you so much to Joy for taking the second and third...you have a way of making my cupcakes look like they should be for sale in a window...

Elegant Birthday

This was by far the best tasting cake I have ever made.  The bottom tier was two layers of double chocolate cake sandwiched with Grand Marnier Glaze, orange curd and raspberries.  The top tier was two layers of luscious lemon cake sandwiched with Lemoncello glaze, lemon curd and raspberries.  All buttoned up with buttercream icing and mm fondant roses.

Poker Table

Boxing Gloves

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Welcome Sakura..and Thank You Interns!

This cake was presented as a Thank You to the Japanese Interns at USNH Yokosuka that help to bridge the communication between the base and off base hospitals.  Without them we wouldn't have the fantastic medical care we have available to us in Yokosuka.  I though it was appropriate to celebrate the season of Sakura and say Thank You all in one cake!
a message from the client: "Jenn!  Thank you so much for making our cake in such a short notice!  It was wonderful!  The interns were very impressed with the Sakura flowers and loved the filling!  I tell you, it was great!  Again Thank you!!!!  Now I know who to turn to when I need a special cake made!"

Prices for Custom Designs (may vary up and down with amount of detail)

9"x11"1/4 Sheet24$50.00$60.00
11"x18"1/2 Sheet50$85.00$100.00
18"x22"3/4 Sheet80-100$120.00$150.00
Full Sheet125-150$140.00$180.00

Gumpaste figures are priced based on size and detail required