Monday, August 12, 2013

Professionally Home Made :)

Hello Everyone! 

For anyone who is still following my blog, thank you. It has been 2 years since I posted anything on this blog! Wow! If you are still following me you must be someone who really loves me, like my MOTHER. 

You may be wondering what I have been doing for the past two years? Well..... for most of the past two years I was working in a deliciously quaint cafe called Sassy's Cafe & Bakery. My time with Sassy's ended in April of this year when I gave birth to my beautiful daughter, Aleen. I am so thankful to Geoff and Melody Larsen, the owners of Sassy's Cafe & Bakery, for the wonderful opportunity they gave me to learn and gain the experience I did while working as their Pastry Manager. I will NEVER forget my time working at Sassy's!


I am so glad you asked!

I have been working as a stay at home Mama and Caregiver to my sweet little Aleen and my cousins adorable little baby boy. It has been more challenging than managing the Pastry side of Sassy's Cafe & Bakery but I have loved every challenge and opportunity to grow!

It has been months since I have worked on a professional cake and I am thrilled to announce that my baby brother, who is all grown up now, is getting married!!!!!! Of course, I am making the wedding cake for his and his wonderful fiance's BIG DAY!!!!!

Thank you Bryan and Tarra for this awesome opportunity!!!!

I am looking forward to posting pictures of their cake as it comes together! Their big day is October 11 and I PROMISE to post in process pictures of their wedding cake as I bake, prep and assemble the gorgeous square, 3 tier masterpiece they have asked me to make!!!! :) :) :)

Thank you again for continuing to follow me! I hope that BIG things are in my future as I begin to make cakes from my home again!

Friday, October 7, 2011

New Adventure

I have some BIG news I would like to announce... no I am not pregnant.

As of October 24th I will be working for Geoff and Melody Larsen at their new cafe/bakery in Mesa, Arizona as one of their Pastry Chefs. Please take a moment and check out their website. I hope to see you all soon!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Sassy's Cafe

My dear friend Melody Larsen and her husband are opening their very own cafe/bakery in Mesa, Arizona! How exciting?! Check our their website at this cafe/bakery is going to be AMAZING! Melody not only makes beautiful cakes but delicious food too! It's all so good! Congratulations Melody and Geoff!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Facebook Page

Lalee Cakes is now on Facebook! Use the link on the right side of the screen to "like" our Facebook page and please go to our page and become a fan of Lalee Cakes!

Thanks for your support!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Daniel Wedding

September 10, 2011

My cousin married yesterday and I had the pleasure of creating his wedding cake. What a fun and challenging task, I have never, on my own, created a tapered wedding cake. I was quite nervous and have many ideas of how to improve upon this design for the future. Over all, this cake was a hit! The guests loved it and most of all, Matt and his wife, Marissa, loved it! The flavors for this cake included, lemon cake with Strawberry buttercream! YUM! I included two sheet cakes along with this cake,the flavors for the sheet cakes included, Marble cake with butterscotch mousse and Lemon cake with Strawberry mousse.

Congratulations Mr and Mrs Daniel!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

A Birthday Celebration

Last week my family celebrated my Mother's birthday, even though her birthday was back in July. We have all been very busy and last week was the first time all of us could get together on the same night. It took many email and a lot of back and forth chatting to get this simple dinner planned. I, of course, was asked to make a dessert since, in my brothers words, "...that's what she does best..." So the day of the dinner I had to figure out something yummy and easy to make for my Mom. And of course, since it's for my Mom, it has to be awesome! No skimping on a dessert for my Mother dear.

In my post before this, I referenced a website,, which is where I found my inspiration for my Mom's birthday dessert!


Okay, when you hear(or read) NUTELLA CUPCAKES don't you just want to smile? And doesn't your mouth start to water a little bit? Mine sure does! I knew my Mom would LOVE these cups of deliciousness. So Nutella cupcakes were the winner.

Before I post pictures, I need to make a disclaimer. Every time I try a recipe the first time I am always disappointed in the final product, not the taste, but the look. As is the case with these cupcakes, Delicious as they were. After I piped on the buttercream frosting I thought of soooo many ways to make it look better. Ugh. The second time I make a recipe is generally better, so I have to make these again... and SOON!

I hope they still look appetizing, even though, in my husbands word, "they look like they are frosted in turd..." Wow...

I would also like to disclose that I need to learn how to better photograph my edible art... I think my photos always look like they need photoshop or something... maybe I just don't know how to use my camera properly, which is quite possible.

Friday, August 19, 2011

I have found true Love...

I have indeed found true love... with a website and a delicious recipe.

Thank you Lizzy at "yourcupofcake" for the PERFECT Strawberry Buttercream recipe you posted! It's heaven and I am in love!

Not only does this AWESOME website have a recipe for Strawberry Buttercream, but Blueberry and Blackberry too! Oh my! I have A LOT of baking to do so I can test out these yummy recipes!

Stay tuned for the results!

Check out the website by clicking the link below!