Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Wonderful Evening~Amazing Speaker~Eddie George

Friday night, Boyd Christian School was honored to have Eddie George as our Keynote Speaker for the Annual Spring Banquet held at the Bridgestone Learning Center.

I will be the first to admit I do not have much football experience~or any sports experience for that matter~but I was looking forward to meeting Eddie George...NOT as excited as I will be if I ever get the opportunity to hear him speak again because...HE WAS AMAZING!!! He was so inspirational, genuine, funny, and gracious. He is simply beautiful inside and out.

My partner, Dachelle McVey and I had the honor of making a cake for the football legend. We were running extremely late getting back to the dinner and Mr. George was bombarded by people. He sat down at his table with his young son and agent and I walked over, introduced myself, and asked if I could get a picture with him, Dachelle, and the cake. He so graciously agreed, and although I told him whenever it was convenient for him, he proceeded to tell me it was not a problem and he would like to see the cake he had heard about. We walked over with his young son, and they were both excited and amazed at the cake...well, you can see the look on his son's face.LOL~priceless. He asked about the structure of the cake and complimented us on it as well. I cannot tell you how special he made Dachelle and I feel in that very instant. He also mentioned it when he got up to speak, and told me again later that evening how good it was.

I was truly honored, not because of who he is, but because he is an awesome person making a difference in others lives, with an amazing story to tell, and an uncanny ability to make everyone around him feel as if they matter, and are important too. Thank you Eddie George!!!!!

Thursday, March 31, 2011


Light it up BLUE tomorrow in honor of AUTISM AWARENESS!!! Stop by SUGAR RUSH April 1, 2011 from 11-5 for our SPECIAL "LIGHT IT UP BLUE" CUPCAKE. Each blue cupcake is $3 with 100% of the proceeds going to Autism Research. So, a $3 cupcake = a $3 donation!!!! Come on out, grab a yummy cupcake, and show your support!!!

I haven't had an opportunity to post much on my personal blog since opening Sugar Rush on March 1. I would just like to take this opportunity to say "THANK YOU" to everyone for your continued support. This community, BLTV, Southern Standard, the radio stations, Mainstreet McMinnville, and our families and friends have been so encouraging and helpful and we want you all to know we will never be able to repay your kindness, but are forever grateful. We have been truly blessed beyond words.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Sugar Rush Sneak Preview February 12, 2011

What a wonderful Sneak Preview we had on February 12Th and it has been non stop orders and events ever since!!! We are truly blessed beyond measure. Thanks to everyone for your support and encouragement. We will be officially opening March 1, 2011 and will celebrate the week with a birthday tribute to Dr. Seuss. We will have an entire selection of Dr. Seuss inspired cupcakes. All your Seuss favorites will be on display in all their vibrant colors and delicious flavors...The Cat in the Hat, Horton Hears a Who, Green Eggs and Ham, Thing 1 and Thing 2, and many, many more!!! Our Cappuccino and Espresso machines arrived today, so we will have your caffeine as well as your sugar fix covered!lol

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Sugar Rush

It is official....the new cakery will be called "Sugar Rush". We will be open February 12th for a limited sneak peek. The downtown community is nothing short of AMAZING. They have welcomed us, offered help and support, and lots of encouraging words. We are simply blown away with the amount of enthusiasm expressed by everyone....it is overwhelming! Thanks to everyone, your kindness will never be forgotten! xoxoxox

two words to think on: "Cupcake Bar"
your vision, your taste, your flavor....how do you top your cupcake?

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

New Bakery Opening SOON!!!

Dachelle McVey and Kelly Roberts are teaming up to open a bakery in beautiful downtown McMinnville, Tennessee. The bakery, which has yet to be named, will be located in the old Capalanos building. We are super excited about our new venture, and will offer speciality cakes, a cupcake bar, and various other desserts and treats. I will let you all know when we will officially be open. We are shooting for February 12, in conjunction with the festivities scheduled downtown for Valentines Day as a sneak preview, with a grand opening to shortly follow. I hope to see you all there!!! xoxoxox

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Chocolate Shoe Box w/High Heel Cake

Jackie Powers ordered a special cake for her daughter Courtney's birthday. She is a fashionista so we decided to give Courtney her own shoe line: Courtney Couture! A Pina Colada Cake is surrounded by a chocolate "box" that is hand painted with royal icing. The hot pink chocolate shoe boasts the same royal icing flower design as the box. Happy Birthday Courtney!!!!!

Gift Bag Cake with a special surprise!!!

Happy Birthday to one of the sweetest people I have ever had the pleasure to meet....Miss Ashlee Reep! Ashlee's mother contacted me a few weeks ago and wanted to surprise Ashlee with a unique chocolate cake. I decided to do a triple chocolate cake inside a Tiffany blue chocolate "bag" filled with chocolate clay tissue paper and decorated with chocolate clay an royal icing adornments. Nested inside the "tissue paper" is a Tiffany blue chocolate acorn box that holds a special gift for the birthday girl: a "Happy Birthday" ribbon banner, and a silver peace sign charm. I hope your day has been a special one Ashlee!!!!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Sweet 16 Cake

Happy Sweet 16th Birthday Bailey Griffith!!!! Bailey is one of the sweetest young ladies I have ever had the pleasure to know, or to bake a cake for!!! I hope you enjoy your day Bailey!! xoxoxo
Vanilla and Chocolate Zebra Stripped Cake and Chocolate Cake with Buttercream Frosting, candy clay dots, fondant ribbon and roses, crystal sugared candy "16", and crystal sugared layers.

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Snowflake cake~Happy Birthday Shelby Rae Roberts!

This cake was designed by one of the loves of my life, my beautiful daughter Shelby Rae who turned 9 on January 3rd. Shelby wanted a winter themed, snowflake cake. The cake was chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla with buttercream frosting, sugar pearls, and adorned with royal icing snowflakes with a shimmer of luster dust added. Shelby has plans of one day taking over my cake business, as well as, being a Veteinarian~yeah, she's mine!lol A wonderful time was had by all at the skating party. Thank you all so much for coming and making Shelby's day special!

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Peace Sign Birthday Cake

Happy Birthday Emily!!!!

Vanilla Cake w/Buttercream Frosting and Royal Icing Peace Signs. Thanks Jamye!!!

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Sandcastle Cake~Happy Anniversary Jason and Jen!!!

Happy Anniversary Jason and Jennifer Loh!!!! Jason and Jen married on the beach, so Jennifer surprised Jason with this beach cake for their anniversary. My favorite part is the little red crab. He took forever to make, but was so stinkin cute....even if I did make him!lol Thanks Jen~may you have many more years of wedded bliss!!!!