Friday, September 23, 2011

Life Takes a Turn

Hi everyone... its been awhile since I have posted on my blog.  Things here have been topsy turvy and those of you know I had to close my shop.  I appreciate those friends who have come to support me.  Those friends and family that stood by me as I made that difficult decision.

The Lord has a different path that is being laid out as we  speak.  So I will faithfully follow.

Hopefully I can catch up more later.

Blessings to all of you.


Thursday, December 16, 2010

Catch Up Time!

Well... it took me getting my gallbladder removed in order for me to slow down enough to catch up on on my website and blog!  Geez.  Here is the latest fun from Pink Box Bake Shop. 

Thank God I have been blessed with AWESOME friends like Lois, Patty and Tracye AND an awesome husband...John... (my north star)... if it weren't for them, I don't know what I would have done to get the Harley cake out the door...(dad-gum gallbladder...who needs you anyway!!)

Cake was dark chocolate with dark chocolate fudge filling. 

Here are also some recent cakes to go out the door that have been in the throes of the delay since getting the retail shop and classrooms open at Pink Box Bake Shop.

This one was for Nanda and Marlon Vick... He's in the Gas field...which is appropriate as he is a GAS!
Nanda... what a wonderful lady she is... he is truly blessed to have her.  For those of you wondering what the heck this contraption is...its called a "re-boiler".  What a lot of fun to make ... NOT.  Cylinders are not as easy as it looks.  This cake was a Yellow and Chocolate Marble with Creme Bouquet buttercream filling... Thank you Tracye for being there for me... and also my wonderful HUBBY John!!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Now Open!!

Hi Everyone... Pink Box Bake Shop is now OFFICIALLY OPEN!!

Stop in and say Hi!

We are located on 103 B Cozzi Circle (off Navarro by Venturas Tamales).

We will offer specialty cakes, wedding cakes AND Baking Supplies for those of you beginning in the sugar arts and supplies to those who have been playing in it for years.  We have luster dusts, fondants, fillings, colors, molds and MORE!!

So stop in:

Tues-Friday 9:00am-5:30 and Saturdays 9:00am-1:00pm

Or shoot me an email


Thursday, September 23, 2010

Its Official!!

Pink Box Bake Shop has officially taken the step and secured the location for the new shop. 

We have been truly blessed to have found a GREAT location with plenty of parking, blessed to have found an AWESOME landlord (God Bless him & his brother) for all they are doing to contribute to our success. An awesome church family.  The best Plumber we could ever have been blessed with .... Pookie from Pookies plumbing, who is not only fair in his pricing, but is the most patient and professional plumber John and I have ever met... since he has had to figure out the enigma of pipes and sample ports *sigh*.

Generous and wonderful friends who have pitched in, picked up a paint brush and helped me get my kitchen officially painted. (Thank you Lois and Tracye!)... even though they were anti-mint green... so design change.  (Gotta please the customers lol) 

Most of all I have been truly blessed with the most AWESOME kids and AWESOME husband!!  With their support, none of it would ever have happened!  Love you guys.

So, a little about the shop.

First off the website for it is

The shop features an area for me to create Cake Art with big windows so you can watch if you want.  The front part is a retail and classroom portion to teach beginners to advanced classes in cake, details, flowers you name it and offer supplies for our love.  We will learn everything there is to learn.  Maybe when things get up and going we an invite some big names to grace our prescence.

PBBS has a fun and whimsical side with its light pink walls, hot pink, green and chocolate accents (sounds weird but looks GREAT!).  We are set to open the Cake shop by Oct 15 (thats the goal at least), but the retail portion is getting worked on a bit more.  So hoping before Christmas... if not then Januaryish.

The retail portion will have a book and DVD area with video of cake shows and techniques playing. 

With Gods blessing, we are geared to having a place where everyone can come together and share our love of cake, cookie and candy art!!

So keep in touch.  The business has offically been blessed!  Now its up to God to do what he wants with it.


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend

Diamonds ARE a girls best friend, especially if you are getting hitched!  Here is my latest adventure in cake for a wonderful lady tying the knot in October. (Good Luck Crystal).

The cake was a yummy RED VELVET with CREAM CHEESE filling and iced in CREAM CHEESE ....yummm!!

The box was made by using fondant panels that were cut just a bit larger than I would need and dried for 3 days with a bit of Tylose kneaded in to help it harden (aka Gumpaste), then "gently" cut to size after the cake was baked, torted, filled and iced.

The lid was made by using the same size pan (10x10)  I was going to bake the cakes in.
It is made out of gumpaste which was rolled out and dried a top the pan that was doused heavily in cornstarch on top and criscoe on the sides to prevent lifting.

I wish I could say the diamond is made of sugar... well, I tried... 9 times!!  But working with sugar is sooo TEMPERMENTAL!!  It was either not cooked to the right temp so it turned into a big blob, it was too humid and sticky, it turned amber colored....and each time it takes about 30-45 minutes to cool on top of the 30 minutes it took to get the sugar measured and cooked!!  ARGHHH!

So...the next formal sugar class that is offered I AM TAKING!!!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Icing Smiles

Sometimes we get a bit wrapped into our own little world and we miss that there is a world out there bigger than us . 

I want to share something that has inspired me...

There is an awesome lady out there starting a Non-Profit Organization called ICING SMILES ( This is a place where we can, as bakers and cake artists contribute our talents to those families who have children that are very ill. 

The mission is stated best by this following quote :
"The smiling face of a child can light up the darkest room and warm even the coldest heart. When a child is seriously ill, sometimes a smile is the thing they need most. That is why we are so excited about the mission of Icing Smiles. Birthdays can be very difficult for children who are enduring a difficult illness in the hospital and receiving a very special cake helps children feel especially loved. Everyone loves to be surprised with a cake on their birthday. It is a tradition that is loved by children and adults alike. The gift of a cake that is specially designed for each child can make a tremendous difference in the life of a child when they need it most. We are thrilled to be partnering with Tracy Quisenberry and her team of bakers to brighten the lives of children being treated at Nationwide Children’s Hospital."
- Ryan Wilkins, Ronald McDonald House of Central Ohio

If you are interested in volunteering your time, or teaming up with me to volunteer.  Please let me know and I would be happy to partner with you.!!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Ahoy There Matey!

Hi everyone!!

It's been a while since I have posted...but here it is.  I know, I know... I'm such a slacker!

Well here is my latest cake fun... all for a good friend...someone who is worth their weight in gold.  Her son had his 21st birthday... so she left me in charge (with creative liberty I might add) of the cake!!  Ohhh myyy.

So this is what I came up with.  She told me he was a tattoo artist and loved pirates.  What better combination than a skeleton pirate ...lookin scarrry and cool at the same time.

Only specific request was ... it had to be strawberry cake.  So it was... with white chocolate truffle filling.  YUM!!

Only thing is... this was cake number "2"  as cake number "1" decided to give me grief and fall apart, due my terrible support system. (the arms didnt have support so they fell off) .. soooo cake number 2 had to be thrown together without any sleep starting Midnight on Saturday night.... and delivered to the birthday BBQ (catered by the Mustang....YUMMMM) by 1pm Sunday.

But God works in mysterious ways... Cake number 2 looked a heck of a  lot better than #1... so all worked out for the better.
...only drawback is that when I took this picture, I forgot to add the other treasure chest full of jewels spilling out....and more of the edible gold coins.... *sigh*  lack of sleep... brain fried... all a terrible combination.

Blessings for looking!
Below are pix of the disaster  ... my sweet love is trying to help me "Rigg" it so it will stop splitting down  the middle... to no avail.  I had to scrap it and start baking and re-doing EVERYTHING at midnight *sigh*