Tuesday, July 30, 2013


Hey Everyone!

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This simple, yet elegant cake was made for two very special family friends of ours, Kris and Amanda Gallaher. My family and I have known Kris since he was 4 years old and when he asked me to do his wedding cake, I was MORE than honored to be the one to do so. Their wedding colors consisted of beige and coral with a little bit of glam and bling added to the theme. So to capture the elegance, Amanda and I decided to go with a more suddle design that seemed to stand out even more than an outrageously designed cake at this particular wedding. Everyone loved it and I enjoyed receiving compliments on it all night. Thank you so so so much again Kris and Amanda for choosing me to do your wedding cake, you have no idea how much it meant to me!

 Melissa, I can't express how thankful we are that you made our cake for our special day! You are so talented and it was beautiful! Kris and I are still eating it :)
-Amanda Gallaher [ June 14th, 2013]


This gorgeous wedding-like cake, was ordered from a high school friend of mine in honor of her parents 25 Anniversary celebration! The celebration took place in a large banquet area with a ton of people invited to celebrate this amazing milestone in their lives. Everything is entirely edible on the cake, aside from the "25" on top, and the diamond broaches in the center of the bows. I handcrafted each rose, painted them with an edible gel and touched the rims of the flowers with an edible silver dust that looked absolutely gorgeous! I also handcrafted each of the bows and painted them with an edible silver dust. I was sooo extremely proud of this cake and I KNOW that they loved it! Thank you so much again Yari for thinking about me for your Parents cake!


This little cake was a specially designed cake that my husband and I used to announce the gender of our baby to our family! I wanted to keep the cake gender neutral without making it yellow or something too babyish. If anything, I have done nothing but the opposite of your typical baby colors when it came to designing our baby boy's nursery. So when it came to the cake, I loved using black and white as the perfect un-guessable gender cake! I used my amazing cricut cake machine for the lettering. I cut black stripes and rolled them evenly into white fondant to create the base of my fondant flowers. I then pressed lace molds into pink and green fondant to create some fun chunky flower centers and to give the cake a ton of personality. When we cut into the cake, It was bright lime green on the inside and we were more than happy to announce that it was a boy! We even made a video out of the event and created one of the best memories for our family. This is a great idea for all of my fellow prego ladies!

Friday, June 7, 2013


This cake was done for a VERY SPECIAL couple and very good friends of mine. I have known the bride, Sarah Ashley Callicott [now Mrs. Khalaf!] since we were in 5th grade and when she asked me to be by her side as one of her bridesmaids AND to create her wedding cake, I was ecstatic! When we met up to design her cake together, I LOVED that she literally let me run wild and design the cake however I wanted! Her wedding theme was an antique shabby chic feel with tons of bling, lace and dusty rose accents. Thanks to my mom who rolled hundreds of tiny fondant pearls that we strung into ivory necklaces draping down the cake. We topped them off with chunky rhinestones at the ends of each one and I fell IN LOVE! I rimmed each of my fondant roses with an edible silver shimmer dust mixed with vodka and dusted each of them entirely with an edible pearl shimmer dust. Sarah and Jason LOVED their cake and I wish I could of had a picture of each of their reactions when they saw it, seriously priceless. I love you both so much, Thank you so much for allowing me to create your wedding cake and I cannot wait for you two to begin your Marriage, finally!

 Picutures Taken @ Circle Oak Ranch
Falbrook, California
May 18th, 2013


This RIDICULOUSLY girly cake and cupcake duo was so much fun to make! I created this cake for a co-worker of my husband's for her daughter Emma's special seventh birthday! Their request for this particular cake design consisted of a ton of pink, edible glitter and the perfect amount of glitz and sparkle. I used black fondant to create a gorgeous and entirely edible crown on top of the cake, as well as several miniature edible crowns for the matching cupcakes. I added dramatic black fondant ruffles down the center of the cake and spiced it up with polka dots to give the cake a fun personality. I then mixed edible glitter with a small amount of vodka and painted the hot pink side of the cake to glam it up even more. I used my amazing Cricut Cake to cut out Emma's name out of black fondant to give it that stunning professional look. Finally for the cupcakes, I just let my imagination run wild and chose simple yet adorable designs that complimented the cake perfectly. They LOVED their order and I was soooo excited to give it to them :)

Monday, October 29, 2012


This stunning four tiered monster cake was specially co-designed by my mom and I with shabby chic and classic inspirations. This cake was also created for my cousin Lindsay's best friend Nikki [Flynn] Young on her absolutely gorgeous wedding day on Sunday October 27th, 2012. My mom and I fell in love with the light pink shade that we chose to create for this cake and had a ton of fun accenting the cake with adorable hand cut and hand rolled light pink delicate flowers that my mom spent hours on! She then packed the center of each flower with a cluster of edible white & silver pearls that looked stunning! Along with fresh pink roses, I then created my signature white ruffled flowers that we centered with antiqued pearl buttons that practically screamed shabby chic! This cake turned out flawless and we could not have been more proud of our design. Thank you so much mom for all of your help and thank you so much again Nikki for choosing me to create your wedding cake!

828 Studios Photography Shot @ Location

@ The Darlington House
La Jolla, California

 BEST cake ever! I can't even tell you how many compliments
 this cake received!!! Thank you again!!
-Niki Young [March 22, 2012]


Out of all of my Wedding Cakes, this cake was defiantly the most unique and non traditional cake that I have done! It exceeds all expectations of the typical white wedding cake and allows other brides to brainstorm and venture their own unique designs as well. I loved Michelle's take on a sparkling cake so I made the cake practically explode with hundreds of hand rolled edible shimmer dusted pearls that cascaded down the cake making quite a bold statement! To top it off I added several rhinestones throughout the cake design to give it some bling. The grooms cake, [forgot to get a picture of it!] was a 2 tiered cake made entirely of unwrapped ding dongs that the groom insisted on having. Haha, It was a ton of fun to do and super unique as well!

@ The Golf Club of California
Fallbrook, California

The cakes were amazing! The ding dong cake was such a hit! 
Everyone was taking pictures of it.
- Michelle Larson [October 27th, 2012]


This adorable cake was specially made for my sweet baby niece Riley Madison, for her 4th birthday on October 6th, 2012. The second that I had asked her what kind of cake she wanted she told me that she wanted it to be Minnie Mouse! I immediately thought of the classic Mickey and Minnie mouse hats sold at Disneyland that I LOVE seeing kids wear. I had so much fun making such an adorable cake and Riley LOVED it!

Rich Red Velvet Cake w/ Sweet Vanilla Buttercream & Chocolate Chips <3


I had so much fun creating this cake. It was my second time creating handcrafted and entirely edible coral lilies and they turned out perfect! I hand painted each petal with small black dots to get them a realistic feel. The navy blue and coral coloring for this cake was such a unique combination and I loved experimenting and working with the two colors! The swirls were made from my homemade marshmallow fondant and put through my Cricut Cake machine that gave me the most gorgeous and whimsical swirls :) I then bedazzled the cake with a ton of white edible pearls to give it that classy wedding feel. The bride absolutely loved her cake and I could not have been happier with it myself!

@ The Double Tree by Hilton
San Diego, California

Hi Melissa! The cake was simply outstanding ! Thank you so much!! 
Everyone loved the cake !! You did an excellent job !
- Melissa Rippey [October 17th, 2012] 


This Dusty Rose & Lace cake was a specially requested design from the bride that turned out absolutely gorgeous. It took about 12 Hours to and press and create each piece of the edible lace[ that you so much mom for all of your help with that :) ] and dust each one with an edible shimmer dust & glitter. While this antique styled cake would normally be paired with white or pink roses, the bride chose her favorite green succulent cactus flower to match the rest of her wedding.

@ Monte De Oro Winery
Temecula, California

Wednesday, October 3, 2012


The stunning ivory lace decor on this cake may look simple, but surprisingly it took my mom and I about 17 hours to carefully handcraft and place onto the cake! With accented edible pearls, the entire cake dusted in a glitter shimmer dust and what felt like a million pieces of lace and connecting strips, the cake turned out to be just as beautiful as we had hoped it to be! We wanted someone to be able to look up close to the cake and literally not be able to tell if the lace was real or edible! Along side the wedding cake, I also created a crazy fun baseball themed grooms cake that represented the grooms college as well as the bride and groom on top of the cake! The bride and groom were entirely hand crafted myself as well as all of the other details of the cake! AND I loved the grass field cake stand that the bride had provided for the grooms cake. It made everything THAT MUCH more fun.

@ The Shady Canyon Golf Club
Irvine, Ca


These adorable cupcakes were created for Weston's 1st Birthday on September 15th, 2012. I was more than honored to create Weston's baby shower cake the year prior and I could not wait to be able to create something so special for his 1st birthday this year! With the Dr. Seuss theme, I chose to handcraft some of the most legendary aspects of the Dr. Seuss books and did everything I could to hand paint each of my edible pieces to look as if Dr. Seuss had drawn them up himself :) Krystal absolutely LOVED her son's cupcakes and I was more than proud of them! [especially of the green eggs and ham!]

 Melissa, I just wanted to thank you so much for making 
Weston's Dr. Seuss cupcakes for his 1st Birthday party!
 They were such a great hit, everyone loved and enjoyed 
them!! They were so adorable and matched perfectly with the 
theme! I look forward to ordering more for our up coming 
baby shower! Thanks again.
-Krystal Santamaria Lopez [October 9th, 2012]


This cake design was based off of several previous cakes that I have done for Weddings! It highlights a whimsical theme of black swirls and enhances the vibrance of colors in their wedding. I also accented the black swirls with a ton of edible pearls dusted in an edible shimmer dust as well as appropriately placed larger edible silver metallic pearls to bling the cake up. They chose to display a unique orange Gerber daisy on their cake with accented purple flowers to coordinate with the rest of their wedding. The cake turned out be so incredibly beautiful and I Loved working her colors.

In Action <3

@ The Humphrey's Estate Wedding Venue
Temecula, California