Tuesday, January 31, 2012


AND THE WINNERS ARE......JEFF CELEST FROM WILMINGTON DELAWARE AND GAYLE SIMMS FROM WAKEFIELD VIRGINIA...CONGRATS! I will be in touch with the details....thank you all for your entries, stay tuned for the next test pilot drawing.....shipping a 3d cake! Woo that will be fun!!

Thursday, December 22, 2011


MERRY CHRISTMAS CAKE FRIENDS!! I have some very exciting news!!!!!  I am now teaching at the WINE AND CAKE HOBBY SHOP in Norfolk!!!!! I am soooo excited! So I now teach in 3 locations.... Michaels Hilltop, Party Cakes N Things in Kempsville and now Wine and Cakes in Norfolk!!!!  Below is my schedule for next year. Hurry in to get a spot!!!!

Don't forget to stay tuned to my web site, I am always updating with new photos!  http://www.theicingonthecake-ginger.com/

OK......gotta ask........ who out there would like to be my test pilot for shipping CUPCAKES!!!!  Criteria::: You must live far away, preferably out of state, (or have a loved one out of town/state that I can ship to), you must be VERY honest about the cupcakes upon arrival (i.e. the taste, the appearance and the overall experience).  If you are interested please let me know ASAP so that I can enter your name in a drawing (i'm expecting lots of willing participants!!!) This will take place hopefully by Valentines Day..... perfect timing!!!! I will draw a few names, so your chances are great!!!! woo hoo

Just send me an email at gsoave@aol.com if you would like me to enter you into the free cupcake drawing. I will notify the winners via email and I will announce the winners on my blog!

I am also taking PAYPAL!!!!!!  So if you have a paypal account you can put all your sweets on your credit card!!  It works out great!!!!

Here is my schedule for January and February:

Party Cakes (kempsville)
January 8th: HANDS ON BUTTERCREAM CLASS: 2:00-4:00
$45 plus supplies - you can sign up online or in the store: http://www.partycakesnthings.com/
Learn how to get your cakes THIS smooth!!! You will bring your own 8 inch round cake along with the supplies and you will leave with your cake looking like this!!! AND you get the step by step picture tutorial and the recipe for the delish icing (which by the way tastes JUST LIKE the center of an oreo cookie!!!!!)

January 9th: 6:30-8:30~ WILTON COURSE 3: Fondant and Gumpaste Class: 4 week course, learn how to cover a cake in fondant and LOTS more!!! Course is 4 weeks Jan 9, 16, 23 and 30, runs on Monday nights at MICHAELS HILLTOP

January 15th: HIGH HEEL SHOE AND SHOE BOX (2 part class) 1:00-4:00 ~$45 plus supplies ~
Learn how to make this fun cake in just 2 lessons - second class
Taught at Party Cakes N Things: http://www.partycakesnthing.com/  

January 22nd 1:00-3:00 ~ week 2

January 22nd:  ORANGE CRUSH CAKE: 3:30-7:00: $45 plus supplies ~ party cakes n things ~ HOW FUN WILL THIS BE!!
Taught at Party Cakes N Things: http://www.partycakesnthing.com/  

January 27th FRIDAY 6:30-8:30 - Learn how to make this yummy coconut drink, everything is edible!!!! $40 plus supplies ~
Taught at Party Cakes N Things: www.partycakesnthings.com


February 4th - Saturday 2:00-5:00 WINE CRATE CLASS ~ Wine and Cake Hobby in Norfolk - you can sign up online!!!
Taught at Wine and Cakes in Norfolk:  http://www.wineandcake.com/
This is a 2 week class. Learn how to make this ALL EDIBLE wine crate and wine bottle out of cake and icing, hurry....sign up quick!

February 6th: THE NEW WILTON COURSE 4!!! Its finally HERE!!!  Its all about GUMPASTE FLOWERS!!! HOW FUN!  I will be teaching this class at Michaels Hilltop on Monday nights 6:30-8:30. I can only take 12 people and there are many that have already signed up, get in quick!!!!

February 11th - 2:00-5:00 ~ week 2 of the Wine Crate. I expect a full house so sign up soon! http://www.wineandcake.com/

February 12th - BABY CRIB!!! 12:00-3:00 - 2week class ~ party cakes n things. $55 plus supplies. Learn how to make this adorable 3D baby crib. This one is popular so sign up soon!!!!
Taught at Party Cakes N Things: http://www.partycakesnthings.com/

February 19th - week 2 ~ Baby Crib 12:00-3:00

February 19th: 3D COCONUT CAKE!!! 3:30-5:30 ~ $40 plus supplies!
Taught at Party Cakes N Things: http://www.partycakesnthing.com/

February 25th (Saturday): ORANGE CRUSH CAKE: 4:30-7:30 $45 plus supplies

Taught at Party Cakes N Things: http://www.partycakesnthing.com/ 

  We will not be doing the subway sub

February 26 - 2:00-5:00 ~OK PEEPS CHECK THIS OUT!!
CHOCOLATE TRANSFER WRAPS!!!!!  Learn how to make this funnnnn cake, its all wrapped in chocolate!!!! $45 plus supplies.

Taught at Party Cakes N Things: http://www.partycakesnthing.com/

please note: these are not my designs, they were copied from the internet
to give you an idea of what fun we will be having in this class!


March 1st (Thursday) 6pm-9pm: COACH BAG!!! 
Taught at Wine and Cakes in Norfolk: http://www.wineandcakes.com/  Sign up soon for this one, its filling up already!

March 4th - 1:00-5:00 - SHARK ATTACK!!!!! $45 plus supplies:
Taught at Party Cakes N Things: http://www.partycakesnthings.com/

HOW FUN!!!!!!!

OK.... now for the fun stuff!!!!! Here are some recent cakes that I have made.  "AWWWWWWW" ~ the baby is edible, but just the thought of it.....
Poinsettia class I taught:

 My daughter Hollie's Sweet 16 Cake:
 Justin with the cake balls:
 Wedding Cake November 11th
 Grooms Cake that went with the Nov. 11th wedding cake:
 This is my friend and student Becca, SHE MADE THIS CAKE!!!!
 I made this one..... not as good as Becca's cake...... But the boys ate it all up!!!
 Lily class - this is what we will be learning in the new Course 4!!
 another version of the Lily -- this is the tiger lily.....

I hope you all have a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and a very sweet NEW YEAR!!!!  I will see you all in class soon!!! Don't forget to check me out at http://www.theicingonthecake-ginger.com/


Wednesday, November 9, 2011


Hi Cake Peeps!!! WOW time has gotten away from me, I have been baking cakes like a crazy woman -- AND TEACHING!! I just wanted to give everyone my new cake schedule, my classes have been SO jam packed that I have to turn people away!!!! So if you are interested in taking a class please sign up NOW!!!!!  Here is my web site..... http://www.theicingonthecake-ginger.com/   Also, if you want to order a cake I am now booking for February!!!

PARTY CAKES N THINGS CLASSES - Kempsville 420-5628

November 19th 4:30-6:30 and Nov. 20th 4:00-6:00 (2 part class) for both classes...$25 . Learn how to make gumpaste Poinsettia's.  The Poinsettia cutters will be sold at party cakes n things. There will be other supplies necessary for the class, once you sign up they will give you a supply sheet.  http://www.partycakesnthings.com/ you can now sign up online!!! Please email me once you have signed up. I can only take 7 people for this class!!!!

January 9th - Course 3 - Fondant and Gumpaste -4 week class 6:30-8:30 taught at the michaels at hilltop, you must go in to sign up for these classes. I believe the cost will be $22.50 for the entire 4 week class. Learn the basics of working with fondant and gumpaste. Learn how to cover a cake in fondant as well as how to make gumpaste flowers and attach them to your cake.  This is a great class to introduce yourself to fondant and GP, I recommend this class before taking any of my advanced classes!!

DRUM ROLL PLEASE............ INTRODUCTING THE NEW COURSE 4 coming to Michaels in February!!!!!  GET IN QUICK TO GET A SPOT!!!! I'm SOOOOOO excited about this new course!! I will be teaching this class February 6th 6:30-8:30, its also a 4 week class and here's the new kit!!!!!!! You will need this among other supplies to take the class, you will need to sign up in michaels and ask for a supply sheet. I can only take 12 in this class so hop on it!!!!

There are also some specials running for the Wilton classes at Michaels.  Here's a message from Wilton regarding the new promotions.....
Exciting December Class Promotion – Buy the Ultimate Decorating Set and get 3 Free Classes!

· We are so excited to announce another special class offer at Michaels. During the week of 12/4-12/10, Michaels will offer the Ultimate Decorating Set at a special price - $189.99 - PLUS 3 Free Wilton Classes! When customers purchase the Ultimate Decorating Set, they will receive a coupon book that includes vouchers for the 3 free classes – they can use them for themselves or give them as a gift.

· Please note that the kit will be at a special price, so a Michaels store coupon cannot be used in addition to this offer. The free class vouchers will be valid on any Wilton 4-week or Project Class, and can be used through June 2012. ****************************************************
So....... are you ready for some CAKE DECORATING!!!!!!

Here are some recent cakes that I have done:

This is me with COLETTE PETERS!!!! MY CAKE HERO! She is on the Food Network Cake Challenges and she also judges the cakes, I was SOOO honored to meet her!!!

I was very proud of this cake.....it was a 24 hour notice cake!!! So I had literally a day to do it! She paid dearly for the short notice too!

ok..... I entered the cake show and came in second place to the baby in the photo below..... ok...... she did a great job carving but I have to say "I GOT ROBBED"!!!!!! anyone agree????? I learned something on this day..... NEVER assume anything... I just KNEW I was going to take home ANOTHER blue ribbon.... welp,,,,,, nope,,,,,,, its a red 2nd place one..... :-(
Ok.... NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER let a limo driver put a 4 tiered cake in the front seat and expect it to stay in place!!!! This one FELL OVER.... totally not my fault but I felt SUPER bad when the client told me what had happened.  I offered to give some money back, but she very nicely declined. I offered to deliver it to the ODU game but she was fine taking it, she had no clue the limo driver put it in the front seat!!!
Eyeball class I taught

UGG BOOT class I taught!!!

COWBOY HAT/JEANS and BOOTS Class I taught!
This lady is BETH PARVU!!! She invented all the CRYSTAL COLORS, which are the luster dust colors we use to color our flowers!!! I LOVE HER!!!!!!!
This is the poinsettia that I did, i will be teaching a class on this Nov. 19th and 20th.
This is my new cake friend BECCA!  She got to meet BUDDY!!! He was here last week and Buddy sent a limo to pick up Becca at her home AND she got to meet him before the show AND she got to go up on stage with him!!!!!!  HOW AWESOME IS THAT!!!
I hope you all have a great cake month, a great Thanksgiving holiday and please check my cake blog often in case I have updates. Also, don't forget to check my website every now and then www.theicingonthecake-ginger.com   I also have a facebook page: The Icing on the Cake, just search for it on facebook and please like my page!!!!!
have a sweet day!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Hi Cake Friends!  Please see the below info on my new classes coming up.  Don't forget to check out my web site for new cakes that I have been doing the past few months!!!!!!  Also down way below are my latest cake photos

Beginner Cake Decorating:  Course 1 starts October 3rd 6:30-8:30 I am teaching this class at Michaels.  Its a 4 week class, learn the basics of cake decorating.  The cost is under $25 for the entire 4 weeks!!!

PARTY CAKES N THINGS CLASSES - Located in Kempsville.

October 16th:  Bloody Eyeball:  1:00-3:00 Cost: $20 plus supplies. You will need to go onto Party cakes web site or you can go into the store to pay:  http://www.partycakesnthings.com/

October 16th and 23rd: Gumpaste Lily Class - 3:30-6:30 2 weeks ($30 for both weeks) learn how to make these LOVELY flowers, I will show you how to make them, color them and/or airbrush them!!!!  You will need to pay either online or thru party cakes n things.  http://www.partycakesnthings.com/  We may also do some fantasy flowers as well (photo below)

If there is a class you would like me to teach please let me know!!

Here are some fun cakes that I have done recently: I believe if you click the photo they will be much easier to see:

these are my new CAKE SHOTS!!!!!  They are in a plastic shot glass and OH MY GOODIES they are delish, especially the ones with real shots in them!!!!!  $3 per shot!
Grooms cake:  HOW FUN!!!!!

this thing fed over 50 people!!!
Here's the wedding cake that went along with the cabin cake:

This cake was donated to the wife of one of our fallen Navy Seals. He left behind 2 little boys and a lovely wonderful wife that is expecting their 3rd child. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers...........
This cake was made for my nephew that just turned 7, HOW FUN!!!!

This cake went to a local Bridal Boutique for them to taste just in case they wanted to pass my name out there- Pure English

I hope you all have a sweet month, please also visit my facebook page The Icing on the Cake - any maybe hit the "LIKE" button while your visiting!!!!  My latest AD went out last month in the Money Clip Magazine, happily I am booked almost thru january so I will not be running another AD until February, thank you all for your referrals!! I will either see you in class, on facebook or at my home picking up a cake order!!!! :-)

yer cake pal,