Long Distance Valentine

This Valentine’s Day we got a unique cake request from an Army soldier who is currently overseas.  He is currently deployed in Afghanistan and wanted to send his wife a cake with a figurine of himself holding a bouquet of roses delivered to her on Valentine’s Day. We delivered to cake to the unsuspecting wife… Read more »

TLC Fabulous Cakes

Original Air Date – February 8th 2011 @ 10 pm EST. Last weekend (Nov. 2010) the film crew from TLC’s show fabulous cakes came by the bakery to follow us around for three days while we decorated a beautiful cake for a wonderful event.  And that’s about all the information we’re allowed to give until… Read more »

Cutest Pet Facebook Contest!

This Valentines Day we’re giving away a free sculpted cake of your pet! The Contest: (Now Over) Upload a photo of your (or someone you love’s) pet to our Facebook fan page: http://facebook.com/oakleafcakes. The pet can be any type of animal: dog, cat, fish, etc… as long as it is domesticated and owned by either the… Read more »

A Sweet Family Portrait – In Sugar

As a gift for my family for Christmas I recreated everyone, including Abby the dog, as a sugar figurine.  Using gumpaste and fondant I arranged my family into a shadow box topped off with all the holiday trimmings.  What is the significance of ‘Squish Loudly” you might ask?  It is an inside joke created when… Read more »

Season of Cheesecake Love

We thought we’d spread a little holiday cheer this year in the form of cheesecake. Purchase a cheesecake for dessert at your family get-together this holiday and a portion of the proceeds will go towards to donation of a cheesecake to the Lynn Shelter Association, specifically for Veterans where they serve daily hot meals.  Check… Read more »

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 »

WGBH Holiday Auction

You can have your cake and eat it too… or at very least have your cake and help support the important work of public broadcasting at WGBH Boston.  As part of their annual holiday auction they have put together a “Twelve Days of Christmas” package of awesome gifts to bid on.  We come in on… Read more »

Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake!

With Thanksgiving less than a week away we have a feeling you’re too busy to prepare dessert.  That’s why we’re here to save the day with our Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake!  This amazing cheesecake consists of a shortbread crust topped with creamy pumpkin cheesecake accented with cinnamon Italian meringue buttercream and drizzled in caramel. Our baked-from-scratch… 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 »