Tuesday, October 25, 2011


As I promised I would take lots and lots and lots of pictures as I made my first official 'big' cake, boy do I have pictures to share with you!

This is how my night started... (a week ago..)

Making Gum Paste! My daughter was so curious what I was doing and what I was making. When I told her gum paste she itterally thought I was making gum! Oh to be young again! Once it was in the bag she so badly wanted to touch it, wondering if it was soft, I let her and the look on her face was precious. Like she was surprised that it was really soft.

Ok anyway back to the ladybugs.. I had planned on molding them all by hand and then hand painting them. But since I do work full time, and am a full time mother, its one small step at a time. Which is why I can never find the time to blog and post as much as I want to. So, after finishing making my gum paste it sat in the bag overnight.

The next night....



So those are my lady buys... and yes even though my cake is completely done I feel like a little anticipation is in order.. for those of you who have not seen it yet!

Until tomorrow...

Steal a cookie, Share a piece of cake, Get that candy bar while waiting in line at the grocery store, Get your sweets in while you can :)


Monday, October 17, 2011

Busy Bee...

Sorry its been so long since I have posted anything. I know I need to be more on top of it. You guys want to know what I've been doing, and ideas for your next orders huh?!

Birthday cupcakes ordered by Michelle. Chocolate cupcakes with a strawberry creamcheese filling.

Halloween cupcakes ordered by Mark. Monsters and Warewolves. Pumpkin cupcakes with a semisweet chocolate ganache and a creamcheese frosting.

More Monsters just for fun at home. Swirled chocolate and vanilla cupcakes with a vanilla frosting. These are a huge hit with the kids. Then again my kids went nutz when when saw my warewolves too!

When thinking of your next party, anniversary, get together, or birthday I sure hope that Chamber Cakes is on your mind as well!

I have Miss Ella's first birthday cake to start making this week, and I will be sure to write and take pictures along the way... it will be like your in my kitchen with me. Well, minus the fact you wont be able to lick my bowl, or smell it cooking... all the fun stuff!

~Stressed spelled backwards is desserts. Coincidence? I think not!~ Take this and always think that when your stressed it is your bodys way of telling you that you need some sweets... and CCC is just the place to get them!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Halloween Monsters

Anyone who knows me knows that I am always looking for an excuse to bake something fun. I mean yes its easy to just get your bowl, measuring cups, flour, sugar etc out and start whipping something up. BUT my problem is what do I do with it when I'm done? I cannot just have it sitting in my house becuase then I gaurantee that I would be as big as my house. Plus I think its alot more fun for me to be able to bake it then see the smiles on people faces, watch them be amazed at the work I had done. Its a big part of this that makes it all fun to me.

So, clearly like I have previously stated I bake ALOT for my kids classes. Im just waiting for the next note to come home telling me of a party or celebration of some sort! Even though some times Im really disappointed when I do not get the notes until the night before, makes it nearly impossible to make 30+ anything at that point. Last year I only had my boys in elementry school, so when it was holiday time I only had 60 - 70 cupcakes to bake. Oh did I say ONLY?!?! That is truely an understatment, I always plan big, the bigger the better. Which in turn ends up being a couple extra hours worth of work that I could have eliminated if I choose my deisgns better. Then again, the extra work is totally worth it when Im done and get too look at the finished product. Yes, Im always tired, and so is Darrel since he sits up with me until I'm done (I know I'm a lucky girl).

Halloween is always the first big classroom celebration. I spent weeks planning on all the different cupcakes I was going to make. Went on multiple candy hunts, which I normally fell short of lucky. When that happened I was back to the drawing board trying to figure out what the next best design could be. Like I said I took weeks to decide and make sure I had what I needed. I bet by now your wondering what could I have done... not that its really worth all the build up, just kind of fun to do though!

Girl and Boy Monster Cupcakes

I did a mix of chocolate and vanilla cupcakes, and then decorated my monsters! You can only imagine how much everyone loved them and I was happy with the final product. Now with Halloween upon us again, Im back to my drawing board trying to figure out what I will be planning this year. Did I mention that now all 3 kids are in elementry school! So Ill definatly have to preplan, and bake ahead of decorating, or I might become a monster myself.

If you have any ideas of things you would like to see please feel free to let me know, or if your interested in some gooley, spooky, fun treats for your halloween bash you can contact me to discuss your order!

Remember Halloween isnt just for kids to go Trick or Treating.. We deserve something yummy too!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Strawberries of my past...

So, finally after many promises its time for me to start posting pictures of work that I have done. These pictures are about a year old, but I still love them and the idea for them was great. My son Colin absolutly loves strawberries, more than anything! For the first party of the year last year his class was having a 'T' party.. We had to come up with something that started with a 'T', and what did he want to bring??? Of course, strawberries. Yet, that didnt start with a 'T'. So, after thinking about it I figured it out! Tuxedo strawberries! He was thrilled and honestly I was thrilled too!

They are always so fun to make, even though I will admitt I REALLY wish I had a double boiler! I use chocolate so much that having one would come in handy, but a bowl over a boiling pot of water seems to work just fine... for now.

I delivered these to the school, all the office ladies were drooling. And highly disappointed when I told them they were for my sons 2nd grade class. Lucky little kids! After school all I heard about was how big a hit they were and how much everyone loved them. I loved seeing the smiles, even loved being stopped walking out of the school by mothers, I didnt know, who just wanted to know how I made them. I was kind of shocked that some people really didnt know how to make tuxedo strawberries.

A few weeks later it was Colins birthday. Of, course he wanted me to make something for him to share with his classmates to celebrate. I had to be creative and thought about what I could do, be simple enough for kids, but original at the same time.

This is what I came up with:

Strawberry cupcakes. Not only did they look like strawberries, but they tasted like strawberries too. Every part of these pretty little things had strawberry all over it. Except the stem and leaves, which were minty gummy goodness. Again another hit with not only my extatic son but the kids, teachers, and mothers.

Now a year later Im looking back at some of the stuff I have done and realize how much others liked it. Puts a smile on my and helps me realize that maybe just maybe Chamber Cakes will be the success I dream it to be. I love what I do and only hope that everyone else will too.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my strawberry treats....

until next time...

~Remember to NEVER skip your dessert~