Friday, February 29, 2008


I got a call a couple of weeks ago from Tanya Locke all the way from California. She ordered 4 beautiful cakes for a suprise birthday party for Mr. Underwood. Mr. Underwood turns 80. This is one of the beautiful cakes I made. Chocolate Butter Cream on Chocolate trimmed with white swirls and poka dots.
Who would have ever dreamed that I would get a call from California? I was speechless. Tanya and her brother are flying in today from Arizona and California just for the party.
I will try to post the other pictures later on.

Happy Birthday Mr. Underwood!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Chocolate Dream Cake

Paula Morris ordered this delicious cake for her husband David's birthday. David spec's were "My homemade white cake with my homemade chocolate butter cream icing". Of course, I can't just let it be a plain cake...I had to do spice it up a little bit for them. Paula and David and their entire family are such "Good People".
Happy Birthday David!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Monogram Cake

A beautiful creation!
Two brides have chosen this stunning cake for their wedding day!
Let me help you create your stunning cake!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Andy Dunn Prayer Request

I borrowed this precious picture of Andy from my friend Stephanie Edens webpage a few weeks back.
I need for everyone who reads this to please stop for a moment and on bended knee say a special prayer for Andy, his family, and his caregivers at Vanderbilt.
Andy is back in the hospital today. His parents took him back to the ER at Vanderbilt about 1 a.m. this morning. He started running a fever and his wbc is below 100. (normal ranges are 4,500 to 10,000) The wbc dropping is a sign that the chemo is doing it's job. I talked to Dot on Friday and Andy was feeling very good. She said that she knew that his wbc would drop, but didn't realize it would be that quick. Andy is already getting the sores in his mouth and throat again. (that's the sign that his wbc is down) Dot called me this morning during Sunday School and wanted everyone to continue to pray for her "Angel Boy".
Andy is a very special little boy and is very special to all of us. I've talked before about how my parents characterized people as being "Good People"...well the Dunn family are "Good People".
God hears our prayers and if it is his will....only his will, will be done.
Andy has a special web page on Type in his name without a space between the first and last name and please leave them a comment. (andydunn)

Friday, February 22, 2008

And The Winner Is....Susan Grandey

A great big Contrat's goes to Susan Grandey! She is the winner of February's give away!
I will deliver them to you at Eastside Elementary on Monday!
Thanks to everyone who entered and the first of March I will be giving away March's goodies!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Give Away Deadline is Friday, Feb. 22nd

The deadline is coming up quick for February's give away. You do not have to live in the McMinnville area to register for this giveaway. The truffles can be packaged and mailed priority. Don't miss out! I will draw them out just after 5 p.m. on Friday! Good Luck!
The qualifications are listed below in my original post!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Weddings and Bridal Showers

Jeanine Bain from Smithville is a wonderful customer of mine. I met her at the Craft Fair back in November. She ordered this beautiful Bridal Shower cake along with some delicious Cream Cheese Mints in the shape of wedding bells.
When we were discussing what type of design she wanted...I had the idea about adding beautiful silver wedding bands. For an extra suprise for such a sweet customer, I added the silver Love symbols.
I hope you enjoy this!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Robinson & Potter Wedding-February 15, 2008

Brandon and Trista tied the knot tonight and had a beautiful ceremony.
They finished the night with an absolutely fabulous reception!
Her wedding cake was absolutely to die for! White on white with a beautiful sparkling fountain on Grecian columns.
The delicate work on this cake is breath taking.

Brandon chose this beautiful Grooms cake.
Strawberries and chocolate....need I say more?

Chocolate anyone? Regina Woodlee found herself camped out here!

We were serving 300 guests for the reception. It was made complete with finger foods and the most wonderful punch.

I helped Trista and Brandon with an absolutely cool idea for their reception. We created a candy table. This set the mood before and after the ceremony. The nervous party was nibbling on it just before and the crowd afterwards...well...loved it as well.
Congrat's go to the new Dr. and Mrs. Brandon Potter!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Celebrating 100 Posts!

I thought it to be only fit for me to celebrate my 100th post by sharing something very special to me and to my family. My little buddy Andy Dunn needs for you to give just a few minutes of your time Monday, February 18th, noon - 6 p.m. We are going to celebrate his life by having an Honorary Blood Drive for him. Andy is the precious Angel Boy of Daryl and Dot Dunn. He has a wonderful big brother Ray. Andy has been receiving many units of blood and plattlets since he was diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma. He will be receiving his second chemotherapy treatment this Friday. But Andy needs your blood donations!
Please give Andy the gift of life with your blood donations and please, please...on bended knees keep him in your prayers. Only through our Heavenly Father we can ask for his health to be restored. With a special "I Wuv You" my heart absolutely melts. So please, come Monday and give the gift of life!
I would also like to add the following precious little children to your prayer list: Morgan Mingle, Jackson Dunlap, & Joseph Martin. Please pray for them to be healthy soon!

Conversation Hearts For Valentines

I had several orders this year for Valentine's Cookies. Julie LaForte ordered these darling Conversation Hearts for her daughter Halle.
There are several people who will be receiving them as "Special Valentine's Gifts". I hope you all enjoy them!
Ok, now I can tell who is getting all of those suprise cookies. Glenda Taylor's sister sent her a special tray of those cookies for her birthday. Valentine's is her birthdate. She also sent a special tray to a resident at Fannie B's Boarding Home. Mary Sanders at the Central Office wanted some for her daughter and mother-in-law. Lajuana Baker ordered two trays for Paula Morris and Beth Deason. Ms. Paula cracked her's open at church and shared them with Tammy Womack. Pat at Dr. Davis' office send a special tray to Dr. Bewick's office staff. Lee Williamson and I got all caught up today when she picked up her cookie orders. I would like to say a very special "Thank You" to all of my customers and especially to all of my friends. I have made tons of new friends in the last few months and each one of you are very dear to me! (Yes, Ms. Paula that means you! I don't know what I would do without knowing you!)
I hope that everyone has a very special Valentine's Day! My Valentines is only complete with everyone being at home. John Ryan is going to school at MIT this semester. So I have all my chicks under one roof. (Only until fall)
I can't wait to post my pictures of Trista and Brandon's wedding. It's Friday Night (15th) at Central Church of Christ. The cake is in the oven right now as I speak. Looking for 300 guests. My son John Ryan got a kick at trying to count 30 gallons of punch as we carried them out to the jimmy tonight so they could be taken to the church freezer.

February Give Away

Ok, my blogger's time for February's give away!
This month I will be giving away a beautifully decorated tray of my
Mouth Watering Truffles.
Here's how to enter....Tell me how you met your beloved...You know that Valentine's Day is tomorrow and what a better way of kicking this off by sharing your stories. If you add a link to my blog and have your name mentioned your name will be added again to the pot. Good Luck!
I will draw out a winner on Friday, Feb. 22nd at 5 p.m.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008






Lady Vols Are #1

Last night, John and I were treated to one of the most fun things I could have ever imagined! Patty and Terry Boyd had asked us a few weeks ago to go to the Lady Vols vs. Rudger game at Knoxville. Man, last night was a nail bitter! Especially when Candace Parker got fouled and went straight up in the air and back down on her knee and belly. I held my breath! I was so excited all day yesterday just thinking about going to such an amazingly crazy game! I had always said that I wanted to see a game with Candace before she left UT.
The fouls were flying every which of way and even in the first few plays of the game one of the Rudgers players flipped over the commentators sitting on the side line. Pat Summit was her classy self!
Susan Grandey called me and asked me where we were sitting. I told her that we were on the second row wearing pink. heehee! Everyone had pink on because it was Breast Cancer Awareness Night. I know for one thing...I sure am impressed with the talent that these ladies have! What a class act!
There's one thing for sure....I need tooth picks for my eye lids today!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Andy Dunn Updates-Tuesday Feb. 12th

Got GREAT news today from Dot about Andy! His blood count has gone up to 0.2! Yeah!!!!!!!! He was sitting up in the bed eating Frito's and wanting his mom to order breakfast for him! I am so excited! You have made my day today! He has already gotten plattlets this morning before he woke up!
*****Today is Tuesday and Andy is up bouncing around his room. I talked to Dot before 8 a.m. and he was hungry. He talked to me on the phone and told me he was eating Or-we-o's. (Oreo's) He is too funny! His blood work is 0.9 this morning! Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Junior Auxilary Snow Princess Pagent

Tonight are the Snow Princess Pagents! There will be the most beautiful little girls Warren County has to offer....showing their grace and beauty. The Junior Auxilary does a fabulous job putting them on! It is one of the few cultural events we have in town. If it wasn't for the beauty pagents and the ballet recital, what would we do? Good Luck Girls! Susan Burks is just the sweetest thing! She is so soft spoken and kind! She called me and asked me to fix up some trays for the Judges and Accountants for this year's festivities. I am so excited, this is the second year I have done this for them! Of course, who can't resist my Chicken Salad on Croissants....

Or a Fresh Fruit Tray....

And she requested some of my darling sugar cookies. Of course, I had put my special touch on them! These ladies do an EXCELLENT job when it comes to putting on such a wonderful production! Thank you JA for giving back to our community! I know that I really do appreciate each one of you!

February's Cake Of The Month

This beautiful cake is the beautiful way to start off February!
With all of the weddings centered around Valentines, I thought that this cake was right on the money!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Andy Update-Sunday, Feb. 10th

I talked to Dot tonight before church. My little buddy Andy is not wanting to eat because of those old nasty sores in his mouth and down his throat. He is not feeling well at all today. He was wanting to eat some vanilla ice cream but, he was afraid it would hurt. We need to pray that his fever is gone and he doesn't have any problems with his blood work. They sure do need to come home for a few days before his next treatment.
Please do not forget the Blood Drive scheduled for Feb. 18th in Andy's Honor!
Where: Westwood Church of Christ Fellowship Center
Time: Noon - 6 p.m.
Please, Give The Gift Of Life!
*****.....*****THURSDAY, FEB. 7TH UPDATES*****.....*****
Andy slept good last night with the help of some morphene. My little buddy has eaten a milk shake Dot made for him earlier. Blood count is still really low (0.1), we need that to jump up to 4.5-10.0. One thing we know is that the chemo is doing it's job. (that's why his count is soooooo low) And of course, it wipes his energy out.
..........SUNDAY, FEB. 10TH UPDATES..........
I am sorry that I haven't posted anything since Thursday, but there hasn't been much change until now. Andy has eaten a cheese pizza today, talked to me on the phone today, and eaten Mac and Cheese yesterday! Yeah!!!!! The sores in his mouth are much, much better! We still have a very low wbc of 0.1, but we are hoping that it will come up soon! He has to have a 1.0 before Friday so he can get his 2nd round of chemo. He told me on the phone that "my dair is all dawn." That was so precious. Keep praying for him, the doctors, and his family. PLEASE REMEMBER THE BLOOD DRIVE-FEB. 18TH NOON - 6 P.M.!!!!!!!!!!

Happy Birthday Lane!

Jackie Reed e-mailed me a few days ago and asked me to make a birthday cake for her son Lane. Lane loves soccer and is a Barcelona fan. I hope you enjoy this and Happy Birthday Lane!

Saturday, February 2, 2008

A Weekend Of Cakes

Katie is showing off the cutest gift ever for a guy. North Blvd. Church of Christ ordered this darling Cup Cake Bouquet for the new Youth Minister at Westwood Church of Christ. Shelby was their intern while he was in college at DL University. We are excited about Shelby and his future bride Jessie, as they begin work at Westwood tomorrow. It is not cool sending flowers to a guy and they really wanted something that he could enjoy. What man doesn't like to eat sweets. Different colors of pots are available. This pot is a chocolate terra cotta with yellow grass and the most delightful gourmet cup cakes. Yum Yum!
Teela Mason asked me to make her this darling baby shower cake "Awaiting the Arrival of Brittley Macall". It is a patch work baby quilt. Pink, Yellow, Purple, and White...Everything about a little girl. Good Lunch Emily and John!

With the cake being almost all black, it is hard to see the outside image very well. Ray Dunn asked me over a month ago to make him an IPod Docking Station cake. He wanted it in all black with 7:39 a.m. (which is his time of birth) on the screen. I hope you like it!
Crystal Melton ordered this darling cake for her daughter Matti's 8th birthday. Matti is having a swim party and this just fits the occassion. Purple and pink are her favorite colors. Enjoy!

Meme and an Award

Shelia Boyd at Gim 'Me Memories is absolutely the sweetest person ever! She tagged me to play. The rules are to list 5 weird or random things about yourself.
1. I have OCD's about certain things around my house. I want my towels folded a certain way and put in the closet. I will go behind John and redo them after he has gone to work and also, I don't sleep much...maybe 3 or 4 hours and I'm good.
2. I am obsessed with everything being ironed. Even t-shirts. They have to have a crease in the sleeves.
3. I have a sister that is 24 years older then me and a brother who is 22 years older than me, along with two nephews who are 16 and 18 months older than me.
4. I LOVE to travel! I don't get to do much anymore, but if you told me you were going somewhere and wanted me to go, I will say "Road Trip"! I enjoy flying!!!!!!
5. I want my kitchen table in the den. This drives John NUTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I want my big white resin table in my kitchen so I can work and he can't stand our beautiful oak kitchen table in our den! He needs to get over it, because I can't function unless I have my big white table.
Ok, now you know a little more about me, I am tagging Donna Spangler and Brandie Mansfield. Ok, my friend Jenny McDowell and Bridgett Powers get a hoot when I say...."Slap a bow on it and call it pretty!" Now, the bow is on and let's call it pretty!
I am absolutely thrilled being tagged by Shelia. Thank You Shelia! You are a wonderful christian friend and an inspiration to everyone! Please pass on to everyone at Hebron Church of Christ a big Thank You for helping with Andy and the Dunn family! They truely are wonderful people struggling with the "King of Cancer".