Happy New Year!

We just wanted to say Happy New Year to everyone. 2016 brought many opportunities for the Cake Lady. We hope that it brought many good things for you also. Each new year is exciting, as the possibilities are endless and unknown. 

Please keep us in mind for your special occasions in this new year. Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, baby shower or wedding, we will do our best to create a memorable creation for you. Each of our cakes are made specifically for your needs. We don’t have cakes prepared and sitting around all day. We don’t have a shop filled with display cases of cakes. Many times people call and ask to take what ever we have available right now. The truth is: we don’t do that. 

Call us at 561-383-8957 to order today.

 

Shopping Gluten-Free

By: Gretchen Scalpi

According to Gluten-Free Foods in the U.S., 5th Edition by Packaged Facts “Over the five-year period ended in 2014, sales of gluten-free products in traditionally grain-based categories posted a compound annual growth rate of 34%.”

There are more gluten-free products in the grocery store than ever but many of those are packaged foods that may not include healthy ingredients. Other options are gluten-free grains, fruits and vegetables. It’s all so confusing so how do you choose? Follow the tips below and you’ll be well on your way to purchasing and eating a healthier gluten-free diet.

*Start by going through your kitchen and your refrigerator. Read labels and keep what you can and get rid of the rest.

*Carry a list of safe foods and foods to avoid every time you shop. Plan ahead and create a list of food you do want to purchase.

super hero birthday 5*Load up on fresh fruit and vegetables. Buy in season selections to save money and use them in recipes or eat them whole.

*Stay away from processed food and be prepared to do more cooking at home.

*Check the labels on everything before you purchase with the exception of fresh produce.

*Purchase gluten-free grains including quinoa, rice and rice flour, corn, buckwheat, millet and teff.

*Meat and seafood products without marinades are gluten-free such as beef, chicken, turkey, fish and shellfish.

*Dairy products including yogurt, cottage cheese, cream, milk and butter are a safe choice.

*Miscellaneous foods to round out your diet include honey, oils, hummus, seeds and seed butters and nuts and nut butters.

*Purchase drinks like bottled water, hot cocoa, coffee, tea, fruit juices and carbonated drinks after checking the labels to make sure they are gluten-free.

*Canned and plain frozen vegetables and fruit are a good choice. Check the labels on any items with sauces.

*Purchase separate containers of peanut butter, jams and jellies for yourself to avoid cross contamination.

*If you have a smart phone try looking for a phone app that can scan bar codes of packaged foods. This makes it easier to determine if the item you want to purchase is gluten free.

*Try shopping at ethnic markets and health food stores to give yourself some more options and to vary your diet.

*Purchase bulk items such as gluten-free flour, baking mixes and other staples online in order to save money.

To learn the intricacies of the gluten free diet, it’s a good idea to make an appointment with a Registered Dietitian who has experience working with this challenging diet.

© 2015 Gretchen Scalpi. All rights reserved. You are free to reprint/republish this article as long as the article and byline are kept intact and all links are made live.
Gretchen Scalpi is a Registered Dietitian, author and Certified Wellcoach® who has celiac disease and know the challenges of eating right with this condition. If you are new to the gluten-free lifestyle for medical or health reasons, you’ll want to attend Gretchen’s new free webinar “Five Things You Should Know Before Going Gluten-free” at http://www.gflifestylelearning.com/?p=401.

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Happy New Year!

happy new year cakeAs we flip the page on the calendar and think of all the exciting things that may happen in the new year, we wanted to just take a moment to look back and say a heart-felt “Thank You”.

Thank you to our friends and family.

Thank you to all of our customers that have made it so much fun working on such great baby shower cakes, birthday cakes, wedding cakes, cupcakes and cookies.

Thanks to everyone who liked us on Facebook, viewed our photos on Flickr, repinned a picture on Pinterest, or followed us on Instagram.

Happy New Years and Best Wishes to All…

Planning An Adoption Baby Shower That’s Heaven Sent

book baby shower 2It’s been said that babies are a gift from Heaven, and that’s never been more true than when a precious child is being adopted. Arriving in a slightly less traditional way, the beauty of bringing a baby into your life through adoption is a wonderful time of celebration that has been captured so eloquently in this adoption poem:

For us to have each other
Is like a dream come true!
No, I didn’t give you the gift of life
LIFE GAVE ME THE GIFT OF YOU!

If you’re welcoming a perfect little person to your family through adoption, a Heaven Sent theme for the baby shower is a great way to surround the family with love. Here are some ideas to help you plan it!

Invitations: Look for an invitation with clouds or angels and customize it with a saying like the poem above or one of these favorites from other adoptive parents:

“We were not separated at your birth. It was the moment at which we begun our journey toward each other.” (Nancy McGuire Roche)

“Not flesh of my flesh or bone of my bone–but still so miraculously my own.” (Unknown)

“Adoption is Love. Love is Family. Family is Forever.” (Unknown)

“Little Hands – Little Feet—Sent from Heaven, Perfectly Sweet.”
book baby shower
If you aren’t able to create one, Anne Geddes has some breath-taking photos of babies with angel wings that could be incorporated.

Decorations: Soft tulle and angel wings are simply divine! Drape some iridescent fabric around the room and add some twinkling stars dangling from the ceiling. Angel-themed diaper cakes make an excellent baby shower centerpieces (and gifts) for the celebration. Add to the decor with plenty of fluffy, glittery, shimmering accents. Just think of all the holiday decorations you might already have that can work well with this theme. Those clear Christmas lights look amazing underneath white tulle. To really jazz it up, add a few feathers to resemble angel wings or use the wings from that old angel costume to create a “cherub chair” designated for Mom.

Menu: There are lots of fun, fluffy ways to make the dinner divine. Try making some Heavenly Hash (which is really just ambrosia) to start with a heavenly ham dish as the entrée and angel food cake or angel-shaped cookies for dessert!

By: Karen Sullen

Karen Sullen is a writer for Centerpiece Studio where you can shop for baby shower centerpieces and find many centerpiece ideas.

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Our Facebook Fans Have Done it Again

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We also have just surpassed the 500 photo mark on Flickr. If you are looking for any cake or cupcake for a special occasion, please stop by and take a look there as well. Click here to go to our page there.

Baby Shower Poetry

nautical baby shower cakePoetry is such vibrant means of communicating. It is one’s creative way of expressing emotion, intellect and aspirations. It is filled with sentiment and mirrors the individual’s true inner being. Such channel of expression is befitting an equally elating occasion: the anticipated arrival of a newborn. Here are ways of incorporating poems into the momentous event, the baby shower.

Invitation Poems

Poetry about babies can give the baby shower invitation added charm. Think of what it feels like to have a baby, the hope of anticipation and the fulfillment of birth. Include in the poem how you’d like those wonderful feelings to be shared with the guest being invited. Finally, to give the invitation a customized appeal, include the invitation details in the poem, carefully spreading the details, all throughout the verse, if possible.

Thank You Poems

Thank you poems are creative ways of expressing love and happiness for the future newborn. With the upcoming occasion, there are many things to thank for: having God’s blessing in such a feeble form or having the support of family and friends while playing the waiting game. Mom-to-be can deliver the thank you poem. If it is a co-ed baby shower, the Dad-to-be can do the honors.

Another way of saying thank you is through the baby shower thank you card. This is sent to all guests who gave gifts for the occasion. Include a short rhyme on how blessed the baby is for having guardians as loving as the guest who sent the gift. Then end by thanking them for it.

Poems for Baby Shower Activities

It is unusual to have a baby shower and poetry reading in one, but it is an idea that can work among a very strong lyrical society. Most poets are very comfortable in expressing and conversing in verses, and if the future parents are poets themselves, then a poetry reading baby shower is not a bad idea. Who knows… they maybe anticipating a future rhymester!

However, if you are like the rest of the world, incorporating poems is not impossible in the conventional baby shower. It actually adds an enriching dimension to the event that everyone can gain knowledge from. Use rhymes to open and close the event, or when praising the Mom-to-be or future newborn. Riddles are also poems so use them in a game of treasure hunt or guessing game.

Cake Poetic Inscriptions

Since Verses and Rhymes is a good theme for a baby shower, why not include a line on the cake? Express how your future newborn is as sweet as the cake, or how much everyone is lovingly waiting for the baby. Mom-to-be does the honor of articulating the cake inscription before cutting it.

Baby Shower Favors

A fundamental part of any baby shower is the party favors, both as prizes and memorabilia. This is a wonderful opportunity to incorporate poems!

For winning games, contests or solving riddles, prizes can be awarded together with a poem about how remarkable the win was. The poetic party host can pronounce, in verses, how amazing the game was played and how miraculous winner won. Lastly, prize recipients can give their own “thank you” verse or two.

As the guests leave, give them an inexpensive memento of the occasion, and as in the whole baby shower theme, include a poem about how it was made special because of the guest’s presence.

Poems indeed, add more life to such a warmhearted occasion about giving life: the baby shower.

By: Julia Sullivan

To read about first signs of pregnancy visit Pregnancy Facts.

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Just a Few Baby Shower Cakes

Baby showers are an exciting way to welcome a baby into the world and are great occasions for the parents-to-be to receive the blessings of all their well wishers. Generally given by friends and co-workers, baby showers are much more than just parties. They provide a chance for the guests to get together and maybe even meet the new baby if the baby is already born.

Baby shower cakes are also known as diaper cakes or just baby cakes. Unlike regular cakes, these are made of several baby items like diapers, bibs, pacifiers, bottles, shoes, socks, and toys that new parents will need for the baby. Baby shower cakes look just like conventional cakes but they are far from edible!

Baby shower cakes are decorated to suit the theme of the party. The size of the cake can also differ according to the kinds of gifts it contains. They can be one, two, three, or even four-tiered. They can be placed as a center piece at the party and later taken home by the mom-to-be as a gift.

Baby shower cakes can be based on several themes like, teddy bears, duckies, baby booties, baby bottles, storks, nursery rhymes, or fairy tales to make them look cute and adorable. The rest of the gifts can be based on the theme of the baby shower cake.

There are special stores that make and sell baby shower cakes. There are also several websites on the internet that offer advice for decorating baby shower cakes. These sites also make and sell baby cakes as per the personalized requirements of the customers. Another way to get ideas for baby shower cakes is to attend a few baby showers or to ask a few people who have had a baby shower or arranged one. Ideas are sure to shower.

By: Damian Sofsian

Article Source: http://www.articlebiz.com/article/18370-1-baby-shower-cakes/

Happy New Year!

minnie pink bow cupcakesAs we turn the page on the calendar and think of all the exciting things that may happen in another year, we wanted to just take a moment to say…Thank You. Thank you to our friends and family. Thank you to our many customers that have made it so much fun working on such great wedding cakes, birthday cakes, cupcakes and cookies. They say if you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life. It is so true.

Happy New Years and Best Wishes to All…