Friday, September 19, 2014

New Venture

For those of you who follow my blog, you may have noticed pictures of cakes that I baked for my great niece's wedding.  I enjoy baking/decorating cakes as much as I do interior design.  My sister-in-law has been wanting me to get serious about my cake baking.  So, on Friday I completed the necessary paperwork to go forward with that endeavor.  It's a little scary, but I'm also excited!  

I have always enjoyed looking at nicely decorated cakes.  I admire the skill involved in making cakes look beautiful.  About a year and a half ago, I took a cake decorating class at Michaels.  My goal was to learn to bake wedding cakes. I attend at least one wedding a year.  The wedding cakes are always beautiful, but most never taste very good.  Since I had the baking part down, I just needed to learn the decorating part.  When I was growing up, my Mother always baked from scratch.  If she used a cake mix, it was always a Duncan Hines cake mix.  She says those were better.

I always take pictures of my cakes just for my own records.  I shared my photos of the various cakes I baked with my sister-in-law.  She has been showing those photos to people she works with and friends.  I received an e-mail from her on Friday telling me that she wants me to be a vendor for the Little Rock School District.  I asked her, "doing what?"  She said that she wants me to make the cakes for the school district when they need cakes for an occasion.  Wow!  I think that's a pretty big deal.

So, I've ordered business cards and created a website for my business:

"Cakes by Michelle"

My website is:

I also created a blog:

Check out my website to see a sample of some of my work.  I am still not where I want to be in terms of how my cakes look, but with more practice and experience, I'll get there.

White cake with butter cream frosting done in Rosettes.

I still plan to put out new posts about interior design--that's still a passion of mine.  So continue to check out my blog for new posts.


  1. Congrats!!! I am so happy for you. I wish you all the success in the world... :)

  2. Great job Michelle, the cake is gorgeous. Best wishes as you embark on your new venture.