Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Introducing Thomas and Jaclyn Cooper!

The venue was Egypt Valley Country Club, and the day was gorgeous! The bride chose a variety of cupcakes that incorporated the flavors we think of for Fall, including Mocha and Spice cake. I topped them with delicate little chocolate leaves sprinkled with gold dust.
Unfortunately, my camera ran out of power (typical), so I took this shot off my phone.... Not the best quality, but know I won't be winning any awards for photography. I'll leave that to the experts and focus on baking!

Congratulations you two!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Congratulations, Tom and Susan!

It was a lovely Summer Day in September for a Wedding!
The locale was the Felt Mansion in Saugatuck.... a beautiful venue for the glowing bride and her wedding party!
Thank you, Tom and Susan, for letting myKakes be a part of your memorable day!

Some other links that I thought you might enjoy.... The catering was provided by Chris Ferris; a spectacular chef in West Michigan!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Happy 1st Birthday J.J.!

From the looks of it, I think JJ thoroughly enjoyed his first myKake!
Happy Birthday!
Thank you for letting me be a part of your special day!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Happy 50th Michelle!

HAPPY 50th Birthday, Michelle!

I have been a busy little baker so far this summer, but I just wanted to take a quick minute out of my day to post this photo. 

Michelle shares her birthday with the 50th anniversary of the Barbie Doll, so she had the Mattell creation as her theme and everything decked out in pink, white and black, including the cupcakes!


All the guests were asked to bring a Barbie which would then be donated to Santa Claus Girls.  41 dolls were collected for this wonderful organization!   Check out the following link to hear about this wonderful organization based in Kent County.

Hope the party was fabulous!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


Summer is finally here in beautiful West Michigan!   With cupcake orders aplenty, I have been a tad too busy to work on my blog, but I wanted to showcase this sweet little myKake.  A client had a surprise party for her Husband; can you guess how old he is?!  Chocolate cupcakes with mocha butter cream were the choice for the party seeing as she has a coffee lover on her hands.  I topped them with a fondant 3-0, just to be sure everyone knows the reason for the big celebration!


For all you myKakes followers in the Grand Rapids area, I am waiving the gas surcharge for the months of July and August.  So, if you have a hankering for some delicious cupcakes, but not in the mood for the ride to Holland, I will happy to deliver them to you, free of charge!

Happy Summer!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Little Greta's Baby Shower; A Future myKake Addict!

One of my biggest fans had a baby shower for a dear friend and ordered her favorite; the ever-popular coconut cupcakes!

She sent me this shot from the get-together and I thought it was a great one to post on here!  The guest of honor was sweet little Greta and cupcakes were in her honor.  I loved making these and the delicate little "g" atop each cupcake added that special little touch for the sweet little girl that has entered into this world.

Thank you for the photo, Sari, and for continuing to be a loyal myKake fan! 

The Graduation Season Begins.....

This weekend, I was busy baking cupcakes for birthday parties, baby showers, and the beginning of open houses!

This particular open house was dear to my heart as Grand Rapids Christian High is my alma mater and I attended Hope College. I had so much fun with this one, especially coordinating the school colors with the cupcakes!

Congratulations, Austin!  Best of luck at Hope this fall!

I do have to apologize for the poor quality of the photos.... I am not a photographer by any means, and I took these with my camera on my phone!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Thank you Romence Gardens!

What a spectacular day for a Garden Party!
Once again, I had the privilege of having a booth to showcase my cupcakes at the Romence Gardens Garden Party. This year was especially enjoyable as they were celebrating their 75th year in business.  The sun was shining, the flowers were in full bloom, and the cupcakes were a huge success!  
When I had a brief minute, I was able to check out other local vendors who had booths, and I am amazed at the talent and vision of businesses in our Grand Rapids area.  Kudos to Romence for putting together such a fabulous event where the wonderful patrons can see what an amazing city we live in and realize how important it is to shop local!

Thank you all for visiting and I look forward to doing business with you soon!

Below I have listed some of the websites of stores that had booths at the Open House that I found interesting.
*wonderful selection of wine, beer, cheese, specialty foods etc.
*the best goat cheese ever!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

April Showers bring......Cupcake orders! Thank you!

Whew! It has been a gorgeous weekend here in West Michigan, and I have been a cupcake baking machine! While I did not have time to take many photos of this weekends endeavors, I did manage to take one shot of the sweet cupcakes I created for a precious little girl.

Evie's mom asked for Vanilla with lavender tinted Vanilla Butter Cream. I hope the birthday girl enjoys them! I know I had a great time making them! Happy Birthday, Evie! Enjoy your special day!

I also would like to thank the Holland Junior Welfare League for letting myKakes be a part of their Bitter Sweet event at the Holland Area Arts Council! I hope the night was a success, and everyone got their fill of all things sweet while supporting a wonderful organization in our community!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Bitter Sweet...A benefit for Holland Junior Welfare League

Support the children in our community through HJWL and have fun while participating. Taste a selection of beers from New Holland Brewing Co. and desserts, including myKakes cupcakes, from Holland's finest establishments while participating in amazing live and chance auctions.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

7:30 PM

Holland Area Arts Council

Click on the link below to learn more about this fun event for a fabulous cause!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

New Photos!

I consider myself a good cook and pretty talented at baking, but I am no photgrapher! My good friend, Alison, is a local photographer here in Holland, and I was lucky enough to have her shoot some great photos of my cupcakes for my website!
Here is just a sampling of the great work that she does!

Be sure to check out her new website and blog!

Thank you, Alison! They are amazing!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Happy Valentines Day!

I just finished making these sweet little mini myKakes for a precious little girl's preschool class. Her mom chose vanilla cupcakes with vanilla butter cream tinted pink, and then topped with a tiny fondant heart brushed with edible glitter....perfect for a little princess and her classmates!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Happy Birthday, Diane!

I had the privilege of making myKakes for my dear friend, Diane, for her 39th Birthday Bash! Her husband threw a fabulous party in her honor at Toulouse in Saugatuck, Michigan. She requested my cupcakes as her birthday dessert, but he mentioned he had already taken care of the dessert portion of the meal. Imagine her surprise when she found out that secretly, he already ordered my creation just for her and all her friends she dined with that evening!

Her husband and I decided upon coconut cupcakes, chocolate with chocolate butter cream, and the ever popular lemon with lavender infused butter cream. The birthday girl had three; one before dinner, one after the meal was served, and one when she returned home that evening!

Diane, I hope you had a fabulous birthday, and I thank you for letting me be a part of your special day!

Sneaking a cupcake from the secret stash under the table!

Myself with Diane, the honoree of the evening, and my dear friend, Veronica.

Flavors of choice:

Chocolate with chocolate butter cream
Coconut with coconut cream cheese frosting
Lemon with lavender butter cream

Diane and her husband, Rich. I think he got brownie points that evening (or should I say myKakes points)!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Happy 2009!

Happy New Year my fellow cupcake fanatics!

I have been a bit out of touch lately due to the Holidays, but am back and excited to start baking for you all! For all of my loyal customers, I am offering a friends and family discount for the months of January and February.
Just mention this bog post and I will give you 10 dollars off your first dozen cupakes in your order! (if ordering the mini's, it is $10.00 off the first 2 dozen)

Call or email me with your order! (616)218-0290