Topic: Cake Adventures

Deck the blog with Christmas cakes…fa, la, la

Box o Christmas bulbs cake we designed for Christmas this year.  All the bulbs are hand-sculpted out of fondant and painted. Back view of our box o Christmas bulbs and our friendly mice.  You may remember these mice from our Halloween post.  They were so cute we thought be better keep them around all year…. Read more »

Transportation Weddings

This is a cake we did last weekend.  It’s for a couple who met at a cocktail party aboard a cruise ship and wanted us to create their wedding cake to celebrate this meeting.  Instead of a gown and tux we dressed the couple in cruise ship appropriate casual wear, holding drinks of course. Below… Read more »

Creepy Cakes

Lately, we’ve had our share of creepy cakes.  We really enjoy creating the super-elegant wedding designs but it’s a good break to occasionally create something that doesn’t have to be perfect.   It may not look appetizing but it sure does taste good.  All of these cakes were red velvet cake with vanilla buttercream filling… Read more »

Spooky Treats

Happy Fall!  We’ve created a couple dummy cakes (fondant decorated styrofoam) to get into the fall/halloween spirit.  These pumpkins and their mice are living in our shop’s windows.  Pass by at night and you’ll see the jack ‘o lanterns flicker. Mice figurines are all made of sugar. These trick-or-treat monsters are super fun.  The birthday… Read more »

3 Dog Weekend

This last weekend we had 3 sculpted dog cakes in two days.  Sculpted dogs are one of our most popular cakes, close in number to car and purse cakes. First off is Riley, an Alaskan Malamute.  She was a surprise from mom for the bride and groom at their rehearsal dinner.  Notice how she signed… Read more »

Just for fun -Cake Box Info-graph

Last weekend Tyler got yelled at by a customer because his cake was just too large to safely put into a box.  Rather than blow up at the guy Tyler channeled his anger into this hilarious, if not somewhat passive-aggressive, info-graphic.  We love our customers, but yelling at us, after we just spent 5 hours… Read more »


Let the count-down begin!  Now only 3 hours to go until the Food Network Challenge!  Watch it @ 8pm EST and Pacific, and 7pm Central, on the Food Network. On a more personal note: Myself, Tyler, Alicia, Liz, Julie, Alyssa, & Brian -really want to thank everyone for all of the support and good wishes…. Read more »

Going for a ride

Some cakes look best in their natural environment.  Zorro is a bomb sniffing dog, so he’s very much at home taking a drive in the car.  At least that’s what this photo made us think of.

Give a Friend a FREE Cupcake!

To spread the word about our new storefront we’re letting you send your friends who haven’t yet tried our cake a gift certificate for a FREE CUPCAKE! It’s simple: Just fill our the form below, and we’ll send your friend a coupon for a FREE CUPCAKE!  No strings, no mailing lists, no shady behavior.  Just… Read more »

Oakleaf Cakes headed to Food Network Challenge 08.08.10

Original Air Date: August 8th 2010 @ 8pm EST! Good news! Amanda Oakleaf Cakes is going to be on the Food Network Challenge!  We filmed this episode back in March and the theme for the challenge was Dora the Explorer.  It’s a really, really exciting episode; so be sure to tune in! Here’s the official announcement:… Read more »


We’re rolling out cheesecakes just in time for Father’s Day!  No need to order, we have them ready for pick up in our display.  Choose from our two fresh new flavors baked on site; New York Vanilla or Strawberry-tastic  both with a crispy graham cracker crust and whipped buttercream accents. Either flavor $48.00 for approx…. Read more »

Zorro The Dog

Our used-to-be-intern, now awesome new decorator, Julie just got married.  Because their dog could not accompany them on their cruise wedding we made this cake for their rehearsal dinner.  Their german shepherd, named Zorro, goes to work with her husband as a bomb-sniffing dog.  It was such an honor to create this cake for Julie… Read more »