Saturday, September 24, 2011

Take Me Out to the Ball Game....

I know that it has been too long since my last post. But I am back and catching up with all things cake bites!

Another one of my dear friends was throwing a birthday party for her husband and asked for his bites to look like baseballs.  They had a great suite at the River Bats game and I thought that was such a cute idea to make it all baseball themed.  It is hard enough to make a great looking product for a customer that is a stranger but when it is one of your friends I feel the pressure even more.  I want everyone to love to look at them and to love to bite into them even more.  Luckily they turned out great and Sara said they were a hit.

I am really going to get better about NOT taking pictures on my phone.  

Side Note....Did I mention that I have amazing friends? Sara is a fantastic mommy blogger. make sure to check her out. Thanks for all of the support Sara!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Whale of a Good Time!

I received a call from a customer requesting cake bites for a baby shower she was hosting. She asked for half Birthday Cake and half Chocolate Chunker.  Easy enough.  Oh yeah right!  She then tells me that it is for a boy and it is whale themed and would like them to look like whales.  Before I could even think about it, I just said SURE.  What was I thinking (I wasn't)!  I am not a trained baker and I could feel myself getting in over my head.  But I had already committed and there was no backing down now.  I told her that I would do a trail run on them first and send her a picture and if she didn't like them we could go with balls.  So there I was in the kitchen thinking "here goes nothing"..........

This is the picture I sent her for her approval.  She was happy, so they were a go.

I must note that I am terrible about remembering to take pictures.  I was running out the door to deliver them when I remembered the I had not taken a picture of the finished product. There was also no telling where my daughter finally set the camera down when she was done taking her pretend pictures earlier in the day.  Long story short these were taken on my camera phone, but I need a couple of my whales all together. :)

Sunday, August 21, 2011

It's a Girl!

This weekend I had the pleasure of making some bites for a baby shower that was girl themed.  I also had the pleasure of client who said I would like Birthday Cake, Chocolate Chunker and Red Velvet, just make them girlie and I will let you choose how they look.  Perfect! I can do girlie :)

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Style Blueprint

Thursday was a very exciting day for KCB.  I was the article of the day for  It is an amazing website / blog that discusses everything from fashion, food and entertainment, weekly events, and offers funny subjects like why are womens soccer players wearing their headbands like that.  If you have not been to their site it is a definite must.

When I met Heidi earlier in the summer and she said she was interested in doing a piece on me and KCB I was so excited, but at the same time very nervous.  I just do these out of my house, nothing fancy going on here in the Douglas house.  So I was worried that my bites might come across as cheesy and not the gourmet treat that I intend for them to be.  I should have known better.  My nervous apprehension was at ease a few weeks ago when Heidi and her kiddos came to the house to take some pictures and watch how I make my cake bites.

Her article was great and if you haven't read it make sure to take a look and while your are at it make sure and sign up for the style blueprint updates.  You might get a KCB deal coming soon if you are a style blueprint follower.

Thanks again Heidi!!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Bridal White

 A very dear friend of mine was hosting a bridal shower for one of her good friends and of course she called me and ordered some cake bites :)  The brides colors are going to be green and brown so we decided to coordinate with her colors for some of the bites.

This is the bridal white by itself and then how she set them up for the party.  Notice the bites in the center are sprinkled with the green crystals.

Chocolate with green drizzle. Bridal white with a little sprinkle of green crystals. Perfect for a little personalization.

This is how the hostess chose to display her bites.  I think the monogram is the perfect touch.

Thursday, August 4, 2011


My very first large event was earlier this summer at the Cartwheels anniversary party.  Cathy and Meredith were so great to work with. They just said, "we need 300." To which I replied, "what kind?"  There they were trying to get ready for a huge party and they were trying to make it easy on me.  "what ever you do best"  and there it was.  I made my 6 classic flavors. Birthday Cake (every ones favorite), Chocolate Chunker, Red Velvet, Chocolate Covered Strawberry, Cookies N Cream, and PB and Chocolate. If you live in the Louisville area and have not been to Cartwheels it is a must. They have the best things.  It can also get you in trouble too.  I always see thing that I didn't even know I needed but now must have :)

Cartwheels provided their own cake stands and tiered towers that they do sell at their store. (I told you they have cute stuff) Which was a great way to display their product as well.

Yes, that is me.  For larger events I am more than happy to, man the station.  I loved it.  I was able to introduce my cake bites to so many great people.

On the top is Birthday Cake.  Vanilla cake mixed with butter cream frosting and then dipped in white chocolate. The bottom is Chocolate Chunker in the front.  A chocolate, chocolate chip fudge cake with chocolate icing then dipped in dark chocolate and topped with chips and drizzled with more chocolate.  In the back are the Cookies N Cream. Chocolate fudge cake mixed with butter cream and dipped in white chocolate then topped with cookies and dark chocolate. OH but wait for the surprised when you bite in, there is a cookie on the inside to. :)

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Very First TIme

When I first discovered Cake Bites I was so curious about them.  Why had I never heard of them? Does anyone make these?  Can I make these?  I came home and told my husband, I  have a new project!  in return he gave me a look of, oh joy (complete sarcasm of course). 

I went up to Kroger and grabbed a red velvet box cake mix.  Yes, I started with box cake. Why was I going to get my kitchen all messy if they might turn out horrible. When all was said and done my kitchen was a complete wreck anyway, my cake bites were very very mushy, and my chocolate coating around them looked lumpy and bumpy and just all around terrible.  But practice does make perfect and I was determined.  Not to mention I had committed cake bites to bring to a friends baby shower.  Nothing like a deadline to motivate :)  When I took them to the baby shower they were a hit!  I knew that this could be something fun to do, and something I could possibly turn into a business.

NO this is not a personal blog, but I had to share a picture of my sweet angel helping Mommy the very first time we made cake bites.  She was only 6 months old.  Now she is walking and standing at my feet hoping one day I will give in and let her have just one little bite.  Sorry sweetie, No sweets for you.