About Me

My First Cake
My name is Lacey (or Lacey-Jake, according to my dad and grandfather).  I'm a full-time special education teacher, but I love making cakes in my spare time for family and friends.  A few years ago, I saw some fondant cakes and was in awe of how flawless they looked, so I decided to give it a try.  Luckily, Christmas was right around the corner, so I got to try my hand at making a poinsettia cake.  It didn't come out very well, but the technique wasn't as difficult as I thought it would be, so I was motivated to keep trying.


Madeline's Baby Shower Cake
Since then, my cake-making skills have improved (thankfully!) and I have been posting many of my cakes on Facebook and Pinterest, which is also where I have found a lot of inspiration for my cakes.  Since I have received so much of my inspiration from cakes that I have seen online, I decided that I wanted to return the favor by creating tutorials for people who are interested in making similar cakes.  Hopefully someone out there will find my tutorials useful. :-)

My nieces and nephews (Grace-11, Caleb-9, Dan-8, Chloe-5, Lily-3, Madeline- 1) are my biggest inspiration.  They are always full of imagination and creativity, and I love making birthday cakes for them.  Since their interests are ever-changing, they're always challenging me to create something new... and they love helping me in the kitchen!

Dad's Father's Day Cake 2014
So anyway, this is it... my cake blog that I have told people that I was going to make for several months.  I will try to add new tutorials as often as I can, and I hope that you're able to find some helpful information here.  Feel free to ask questions, make comments or suggestions, or share your ideas.  I'm always looking for ways to improve! :-)

Update: I finally have a Facebook page!









13 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for your tutorials, they are really helpful. What a lovely blog, am so glad I found your blog. You have inspired me so much that I cannot just give up decorating and baking cakes. Keep up your good work.

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  2. Stacy

    These are beautiful cakes. Is it OK to you your cakes for my website. I will ensure that I mention the source.

    Thanks

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  3. I love the Octonauts cake. My kids would go crazy for it! I wish you had a tutorial on how to make it.

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    1. I wish that I had created a tutorial for it. Unfortunately, I made the Octonauts cake before I started taking pictures of the creation process and writing tutorials. I do have several photos of the cake from various angles that I could share, though. I will try to put together a partial tutorial this week with the pictures that I have, and if I ever have the opportunity to re-create the cake, then I will definitely make a complete tutorial.

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  4. My daughter desperately wants the Maleficent/Aurora cake for her birthday. Is there a tutorial for that? Thank you!!

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    1. I haven't created one yet, but I just sifted through some old cake photos and found some that I took while I was making the Maleficent/Aurora cake. I'll try to put a quick tutorial together today. :-)

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    2. I just finished the tutorial: http://laceyjakescakes.blogspot.com/2015/07/sleeping-beauty-auroramaleficent-cake.html

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    3. Just wanted to tell you we made this cake and it was a big hit!! Thanks again for the tutorial, it was amazing!

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  5. Thank you so much!!!!! You are awesome!!!!! Very much appreciated and a beautiful cake!!!

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  6. How did you make the "hay" layer for the John Deere cake?

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