Monday, November 29, 2010

A little news...

2010 was an incredibly good year for Truly Custom Cakery, LLC. BUT, it isn't over yet! We are getting ready to launch a periodic newsletter that will include recipes, tutorials, cake photos, news, special offers, and more!

Our first newsletter will be going out via e-mail within the next several days. And in honor of our first newsletter, Christmas, and our incredibly good year, we are going to offer a very special sale on some Holiday Goodies! BUT you have to be subscribed to the newsletter to get in on the savings!

So... run on over to and sign up today. The link is on the left below the main menu.


Monday, November 22, 2010

Happy 1st Birthday Lily Ladybug!

When you order a custom cake, it's just that, CUSTOM! There are very few rules. Often questions are asked regarding what I "can" and "can't" do... If it isn't copyrighted and your budget allows for it, we "can" generally do it.

This was one of those cakes... Yes, ladybugs are generally red or brown. BUT it's a custom cake... make it any color you want! Want some bling??? No problem! And you know, I have to say, it's WAY cuter than it would have been if we followed all the rules.

Have fun with your cakes. They should be reflective of you and your style. And if you can dream it up... we can probably make it edible!


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Holiday Show Schedule - Come See Us!!!

Truly Custom Cakery, LLC will be at 3 Holiday Craft Shows/Events this Holiday Season.

Come visit us and pick up some of our famous Truly Custom Crunch! The irresistible combination of pecans, almonds, and popcorn, coated with caramel toffee and drizzled with rich dark chocolate is one that will excite even the hardest to please gift recipient. It's perfect for teachers, colleagues, stocking stuffers, holiday gatherings, and just about any occasion you can imagine! We'll also have Samples, Display Cakes, Information, and more! Come visit us! We'll be soooo glad to see you!

Truly Custom Crunch Sizes and Pricing at the end of this post.

Archbishop Wood's 25th Annual Fall Craft Show:
Friday, November 19, 2010 - 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Saturday, November 20, 2010 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

Archbishop wood High School
655 York Road
Warminster, Pa 18974

This show ONLY allows Handmade/Homemade crafts and gifts. NOTHING at this show is purchased for resale!

If you have questions about the show, contact


Saint John Bosco Christmas Bazaar & Craft Fair

Friday, December 3, 2010 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday, December 4, 2010 - 9:00am - 2:00pm

Saint John Bosco
215 E County Line Road, Hatboro, Pa 19040

Featuring something for EVERYONE! Aside from the crafts, they offer delicious food, Trombola table, games for the little ones and a special appearance by Santa Claus!


Taste of Willow Grove Sponsored by the Willow Grove Chamber of Commerce.
Sunday, December 5, 2010 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Kremp's Florist
220 Davisville Road
Willow Grove, PA 19090

Restaurants and Caterers will be serving up samples of one or more of their signature dishes! It will be a lively evening with great food, carolers, Santa Claus, and more!!!


Here is the Truly Custom Crunch Size Guide with Pricing below.

Truly Custom Crunch Pricing
6 oz bag - $5.00
9 oz package - $10.00
1lb tub $18.00*
1.5 lb package - $25.00
2 lb tub $30.00*
2.5 lb package - $35.00

*Tubs can be returned and refilled for a $1.00 discount on the 1lb tub and a $2.00 discount on the 2.0lb tub.
*This offer is available to local customers only.

For more information on Truly Custom Crunch, visit our website HERE.


Saturday, November 13, 2010

Teal Topsy Turvy Sweet Sixteen Cake

I'm really enjoying all these pretty, sparkly, and girly cakes lately! This one is more of a sparkly, grown up, girly cake than all the pink and flowery cakes I've done lately. But it shouts GIRL all the way!

The colors are Teal, Black, and White. Teal edible gems were made to accent and the stars and bow are dusted with a little clear blue disco dust (I LOVE that stuff).

The Event was held at Jeffersonville Golf Club.


Friday, November 12, 2010

Bows & Booties

Precious, Feminine, Delicate, Pink, Frilly, Girlie, Dainty, Adorable & Sweet, that's what little girls are!!! And that's what a baby girl shower cake should be!

So here's a baby shower cake that is all those things. The little flowers were made using a custom mold (yea... I'm addicted to mold making now!) The bows are gum paste as are the baby booties. Everything is sweet and edible!

Congratulations to Billy & Becky on your Precious Gift from God.


Thursday, November 11, 2010

Precious Baby Carriage Shower Cake

I've said it before and I'll say it again. Prissy, sparkly, girlie, pretty cakes are soooo much fun. Why do I enjoy them so much? I'm a mom to two boys. I'm outnumbered here! My free time is spent doing boy stuff. Braiding hair, tying bows, making pretty... These things don't happen for me outside of cake. So, when the opportunity arises to make something downright pretty, I fall all over it.

It was requested that this cake have a pink baby carriage and not be covered in fondant. Other than that,I had artistic freedom as far as the design. Isn't it sooo pretty! Just love the baby carriage. I did post photos on facebook to show how I built the carriage.


An adventure in Sugar!

Early this year I started playing with sugar/isomalt to make gems and other little things using molds. There is soooo much you can do with sugar and it opens up a whole new world of decorating adventures.

When a client called about getting a cake for her son's 21st Birthday, she asked for a beer bottle, shot glass, etc... I'm not sure exactly what she had in mind... BUT it doesn't get any better than an edible beer bottle that looks just like the real thing!

So I did some research and found that to buy a mold, it was REALLY expensive. So I researched how to make my own molds. In the process, I've opened up yet ANOTHER world of possibilities! I love how this industry allows for so much creativity!

Anyway... I got to work and ordered all my supplies and made a poured silicone mold of a beer bottle and a shot glass so that I could make an edible beer bottle and shot glass for this cake.

Of course it is a lot of work for ONE cake... but experience tells me that once someone knows you can do something (they've seen you do it), more people will order it! So I've no doubt I'll be making more custom beer bottles and shot glasses.

I have to thank my dear friend Suzy for venturing down this crazy path with me. We made a huge mess with our first attempts and laughed harder than I've laughed in a long time. It was somewhat expensive... but worth it for all the fun we had!