The Big Kiss

A fun little cake to make for a chocolate kiss lover. Chocolate cake covered with milk chocolate and wrapped in foil to create giant kiss.

Tie-Dye Dancing Bear

Created for a true Grateful Dead fan for her birthday!


WillowTree-Inspired Birthday Cake

Friend wanted to express how her mom was the strength of the family so we came up with the WillowTree-inspired inspirational figures for her mom's birthday cake. One figure to represent all immediate family members.

Ian's Monster

My son Ian, requested a blue monster for his birthday cake. So with some design consultation, this is what we came up with. :- )


Ice Cream Sundae

Created this cake for my son Andrew's birthday. Everything is cake -- no ice cream involved. Banana was made out of chocolate too! The extra drippy chocolate lent a bit of realism to this cake. Was inspired by a cake on http://www.cakecentral.com/.

Big Burger

One of my first cakes I made. Really enjoyed making the burger toppings and the french fries added a nice little touch. Bun was rolled in crushed cookies to give texture.

The Skull

This was created for a Halloween party. Detailed the outside with brown icing color watered down with alcohol. Inside the skull was red velvet cake -- very fitting I think.

"Chocolate Stained Glass" Crocus Flower

I always wanted to see if it was possible to create a stained glass look with the chocolate. I think I achieved it! Very labor intensive but love the end result.

"Chocolate Stained Glass" Tree Frog

And here is a tree frog, strange subject choice I know.

Pink Purse Cake

Client ordered this cake to match the party favors that were used a place cards. Cake was for a bridal shower. Handle was made out of fondant.

Ernie's Boat

A special client of mine ordered this cake for her husband. The cake was to resemble the boat he has and loves to use.


Birthday boy wanted a bug-themed party and I was able to find a party plate with that same theme. Very colorful and lots of fun to make the "edible bugs" except the worm which made me a little queasy -- can handle most anything but that!


This cake for a bridal shower. The ribbon and dots matched the bridesmaid's dresses. I love color matching elements to coordinate with the wedding, bridal and/or baby shower or simply to follow the theme on an invitation.

Beer Mug

Client ordered this cake for a 21st birthday party. "Foam" was created out of fondant and brushed with pearl luster dust.

Vegas Themed Wedding Cake

Bride and Groom designed their own cake with some help from me. They specifically wanted the die to show four dots and six dots to represent when they met along with the playing cards on the top as the "bride & groom" cake topper. A fun whimsical cake!


Gibson Guitar

Bride ordered a surprise groom's cake of the groom's favorite guitar. Song that was written by the groom for the couple's first dance was reproduced on rice paper and adhered to fondant.

Kacey's Bulldog

Made for Kacey's high school graduation party! Graduate was off to University of Georgia so Uga the Bulldog was chosen for the cake. Head was created out of crispy treat due to structural issues. He is a "special" dog with one too many toe nails on each foot!

Claddagh Ring

Client wanted to incorporate the Claddagh ring symbol on a cake for their anniversary. Hand and heart painted with silver luster dust.

Tiered Golf Greens

Cake was inspired from Mike's Amazing Cakes. Created for a corporate golf outing and placed the organization's logo on top.

Gardener's Delight

Created for an avid gardener's 50th birthday. Loved making this cake! Dirt was crushed chocolate cookies and dirty gloves created by smudging cocoa powder on finger tips.

Undersea Cake

This cake was inspired by another cake designer. I loved the colors so much I as excited to make it! It was also the centerpiece for a couple's bridal shower.

Bridal Dress

Cake was created for a bridal shower. The client supplied me with a picture of the Bride's dress and I duplicated it for the cake. Let my inner fashion designer come through!

Ryan's Car!

Made for a surprise 35th birthday party. This cake was created from a senior high school picture of Ryan looking cool on his beloved Firebird car. Watch out for those cornstalks!

Natalie's Cake

Made for my friend Rose's daughter, Natalie, for her 12th birthday. Natalie is a fellow "arteest."


Created for a Christening Party with a Mad Hatter theme from Alice in Wonderland. Appliqued flowers with dragees were made to match tea cups which were given as gifts.

Greek Church

Clients requested this cake for a baptism for their son. Cake was inspired from a provided picture the of similar cake. Domes are Styrofoam; the remainder is entirely edible and covered with tinted and white chocolate.

The Lion

Made for my client who lives in California but travels back to Chicago to visit family. Sculpted lion with smash cake for 1st birthday party. All elements covered with tinted white and/or milk chocolate.

Putting Green

Ordered for a member of the Naperville Central Golf Team for his 17th birthday. All elements created out of white and milk chocolate.

Tiffany-Inspired Gift Box

Made for a surprise 40th birthday party. Cake covered with tinted chocolate to Tiffany blue and ribbon is made out of fondant brushed with luster dust.

The Crown Prince

Made for first birthday and the a client that wanted the cake to mirror the invitation. All elements are tinted white chocolate and enhanced with blue luster dust.

Big Starlite

Client gave me creative freedom to create cake for the holidays. Made cake to resemble giant Starlite Peppermint. Chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream covered in chocolate and wrapped up in plastic basket wrap.

Stacked Presents

Made for a client that wanted a cake to resemble stacked presents for the holidays. Eight inch and six inch square cakes both covered in chocolate and ribbons made out of fondant. Ribbon painted with gold luster dust.

Engagement Ring

Ordered for an engagement party. Tiffany-style ring and box covered in chocolate and the "diamond" created out of crispy treat and covered in chocolate and pearl luster dust.

Fire Hydrant

A cake for a recent graduate of the Fire Academy. Chocolate cake with caramel buttercream covered with tinted white chocolate. Plugs made out of crispy treat. All elements are edible.


Snowflake Cake

Client wanted a cake for company holiday party with Winter theme. Three tiered stacked square cake covered in tinted white chocolate and white snowflakes. Real ribbons around the base of each tier. Chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream; white cake with chocolate buttercream; and spice cake with eggnog buttercream.

Jolly 'ol Snowman

Snowman was created for Christmas Eve celebration. White cake with vanilla buttercream filling covered with white chocolate with all elements created out of tinted white chocolate. Fondant snowflakes.

Gucci-Inspired Shopping Bag

Client requested a shopping bag of her daughter's favorite store. It was created for her 18th birthday. It was dark chocolate cake with cookies 'n cream and covered with milk chocolate brushed with gold luster dust. Tissue was created out of fondant. Receipt and Black American Express card was printed on rice paper.