A Little About Me

After growing up making all the sweets at every family gathering and holiday, I fell in love with desserts. I chose to attend the Culinary Arts program at Brigham Young University Idaho. After graduating I have worked at various jobs making cakes and other goodies. The most recent being the Pastry Chef for the Oxford University Club, Taylor Grocery Special Events Catering in Oxford, Mississippi, and now my mom's farm-Fiddlin Rooster Farm- in Water Valley, MS. I have many family recipes and several of my own that I enjoy making and would love to make them for you.

Monday, July 2, 2012

McClurkin Wedding

McClurkin Wedding
This cake was so much fun to work on. The bride gave me 2 pictures and I found another and we combined ideas from each one to creat her cake. The reception hall had peacock feathers incorporated into all of the decorations. The topper for the cake was perfect to finish off the feathered look in the front. Each feather was made out of fondant and colored with eddible luster dust and glitter giving it a nice shimmer. The cake was raspberry swirl with a raspberry mouse filling and hazelnut with a hazelnut mouse filling and iced in a vanilla buttercream.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Erin and Chris Collins
I had the wonderful opportunity to make my step sister's wedding cake this Summer. She picked the cutest topper to go on top of this cake. Their photos were taken by Adam and Alli Photograpy. www.adamplusalli.com They take some amazing pictures of weddings. I wish I had the opportunity to take other pictures but I was so consumed with family. Adam and Alli sent me these and I hope y'all enjoy.

 The only shots I got of the cake before it was moved outside for the reception! I normally take tons of shots, but unfortunately I didn't this time.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Monday, February 6, 2012

Friday, November 11, 2011

Jennifer and Adam's Wedding!

I was so happy to do this wonderful cake last weekend for a friend of mine. She gave me freedom to create a cake that was unique to her and not just taken from another design. We designed it around her dress and theme. She wore this beautiful old lace dress, the tables were decorated with heirloom crocheted doilies and vases with buttons on them. So we incorporated both of those into the cake. It turned out beautiful that day and I'm so happy for them!
Jennifer found these amazing edible vintage buttons and she made the bird topper herself!

The layers were flavored white, strawberry, and chocolate hazelnut, with a vanilla almond butter cream icing. Thank you Jennifer I had so much fun making this for y'all!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Mississippi Magazine!

This was such a cool thing for me! My boss had her shop featured in an article on bakeries here in Mississippi. I first saw the article and was bummed that nothing I had made was in there. While coming back home from a long drive to Mobile I stopped at the book store to pick up a book for my mom. While standing at the check out line I picked up the magazine to pass the time. When I opened it up I was blown away by the picture on the Features page. It was my dessert!

I created the recipe and made the whole thing! I just smiled from ear to ear! It's not something you have happen all the time. I would have posted it earlier, but I have been having trouble getting my pictures to post so I'm a little behind. Anyway I had to share this photo, because it is a great accomplishment for me!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Cowboy cake

My mom's farm now hosts birthday parties, so we made a cake to display in an ad for the Oxford Invitation Magazine. It is one of my favorites that we have ever made. I had so much fun making the top look like a bandanna. I stayed up till Midnight the night before working on it; which, is not a good idea but I had to. And I'm so glad I did. This just turned out perfect! I can't wait to see the final ad in the magazine when it comes out.