A Special Graduation

Bethany Is multi-talented. She plays the keyboard, writes poetry, and she was graduating from Dallas high School. We used the Dallas blue and white colors, added a bit of her Yamaha keyboard and her original poem, “This”, and made sure her edible graduation hat and tassle were on top. Then when the jewelry and ruffled flowers were added, it was a complete tribute to this young lady. The “typical” graduation cake just would not do. It was an honor to create a special custom cake for such a great girl. Congratulations,...

Cocolate/Peanut Butter Leopard Cake

The ultimate piece of cake for a chocolate and peanut butter lover: Chocolate/Peanut Butter Leopard Cake! Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake with baked-in cream cheese/chocolate chip filling. Then, filled with peanut butter buttercream and chopped Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups and Mr. Goodbar candy bars. “If Grandma’s blue ribbon winning chocolate cake with peanut butter icing mated with the neighbor’s prize chocolate chip cheesecake, the offspring would be something like this.”...
The Lady Cake

The Lady Cake

  “The Lady” cake stands 22″ tall, and was made for Cake Central Magazine’s fashion issue. I was thrilled when the magazine asked me to create a cake, and even more thrilled when it was published! Yes, she is edible. Her face, arms, hair, etc., are made of hand-sculpted modeling chocolate. She sports a pearl barrette, and carries a pearl and golden rose necklace in her hands. Her shawl, lace skirt ruffle and the base cake swags, cameos, ruffles, etc., are made of gum paste and fondant… also edible. It took many hours to create my lady cake, but she was more than worth it! Photography by Mark Malacavage from Cape May Pics. View his stunning photography of Cape May at CapeMayPics.com... and watch for his upcoming book, filled with beautiful pictures of Cape May!  ...

The Cake Kitchen

I am pleased to announce that my cake kitchen is finished! Miller’s Cakes is born, and is now official, registered food establishment! I am now sorting recipes, entering them into the computer, and buying this, that, and the other thing for my wonderful kitchen… in between designing/making cakes. What started as part of a plain open basement is now a very functional baking kitchen. What a wonderful place to work! Yes, I’m loving it! Can you tell?...

Vintage cake for Vintage people…

When I offered to make dessert for my parents to take to their card club, they were not expecting something highly decorated. They would have been happy with just a great-tasting dessert. They were very surprised when I showed up with this “vintage” cake. After all, it was for a group of people in their 80s. Vintage for Vintage, so to speak. 🙂 I do love to make vintage cakes. I visit antique shops, or even the Salvation Army stores to find old buttons, jewelry… you name it! Then, I make food-safe molds from these treasures, so that all the decorations are edible. I’ll never look at old earrings or buttons the same way again. Every trinket is a potential cake...