Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Like many of you, I can not believe that it's Thanksgiving. My goodness, where has this year gone.

Clay and I are hosting our church family for Thanksgiving .. we've purchased and (I) will be cooking a 30 pound turkey ... all guests attending are bringing everything else to complete our meal. Dinner will be served at 12:00 noon .. join us at Mt. Tabor Baptist Church in Duluth, if you can. After we clean up from dinner, we will be taking a meal to one of our favorite members of the church. Opal is currently in the hospital (cancer) and we promised to bring a good meal (not hospital food) for Thanksgiving. Then it's off to my brother's girlfriends house to have dinner with them. If we eat small amounts, we'll be ok !!! LOL

So, as we prepare for gathering with family and friends (and eating way too much), let us not forget to give thanks .. not just on Thanksgiving, but everyday.

I'm thankful to have a wonderful, supportive, and loving husband ... friends that I can call any time ... family, close by and far away ... and my many customers who believe in me.

Happy Thanksgiving !
Eileen & Clay

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Vincent-Haack, Ashford Club, 11/21/9

This was my first delivery to The Ashford Club ... from a vendors point of view .. it's very easy to get to, and to get in. Only one floor up and there you are in a beautiful room that can fit up to 200. In fact, the Ashford Club celebrated their 25th year last evening and still were taking some of the decorations down when we arrived.

Karla Vincent and Matthew Haack's wedding ceremony was held at St. Peter's in Roswell ..... guests were due to arrive at The Ashford Club by 4:00p .. and the party started at 5:00p

I wish I had been able to see Karla on her wedding day, she was one of my favorite brides of 2009 ... but Ashford had their own plateau and there was no reason for me to go back at the end of their night ... (that is when I usually get to see my brides on one of the happiest days of their lives).

Karla fell in love with my petal cake ..... stems and leaves were scattered on the three tiers ... and check out the leaf border ... very different !!!

The groom cake was red velvet, filled with cream cheese ... and carved into the Georgia Tech GT logo.

I wish Karla and Matthew much happiness.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Langelier-Heald, Featherstone's Grille, 11/7/9

November 7th .... a busy cake day and lots of time on the road ... Clay and I started our day travelling to Woodstock.

Featherstone's Grille is a stand-alone restaurant located at the Towne Lake Hills Golf Club. It served as the site of both the ceremony and reception for Deanna Langelier and Marc Heald.

I had the opportunity to see one of my past brides, Jill Keller, who was coordinating this event for Deanna .. I created Jill's groom cake and her brother's wedding and groom cakes. I also learned that Jill was expecting .. I believe she said March 27th was her due date ... Congrats Jill and good luck.

Aqua was the color for the weekend .. both cakes today had aqua detail. In addition to the aqua ribbon border, Deanna's cake had an aqua swirl design on the top and third tiers ... and aqua dots on the middle tier. It looked great. I added white hydrangea and peach roses to the top and miscellaneous placement here and there.

Marc's groom cake was a surprise to him ... the University of Miami logo. Thanks go to Kelley for decorating this one. Great Job !

Thanks to Liz for being able to pick up the plateau that evening ..

Cake photo's to arrive in a couple of weeks !!! Will post as soon as I get them.

On to delivery #2 ....

Mitchell-Arden, Magnolia Hall, 11/7/9

This was my second delivery of the day .... and my PICK OF THE WEEKEND.

Kathryn (Kate) Mitchell and Ben Arden married at Magnolia Hall on Saturday, November 7th. After the ceremony, it was time to transform the ceremony site into a reception site .. so the vendors got busy. Folks from Endive (caterer) worked on placing and setting up the tables, the DJ got busy, and Clay and I started constructing the cake. It was a 4-tier round cake, the top 3 tiers were chocolate cake filled with coffee buttercream (YUMMY). The bottom cake was white with raspberry filling.

Kate had sent me a box of goodies to decorate her cake with ... an "A" monogram; a bunch of bright aqua ribbon, and a good amount of crystals to create a cascade with. The aqua ribbon was placed on the center of each tier ... the "A" monogram sat proudly on top and the cascade of crystals started at the "A" and swept across the cake. I'm so sorry I wasn't able to capture (didn't have my camera with me) this cake, but I do know that Alea Moore captured it for me. I will update as soon as I get a picture of the cake.

Congratulations Kate and Ben !!!

Where have I been ? Why haven't I been bloggin?

Well ... I took a few weeks off ... Clay and I celebrated our 5th anniversary ... Clay was so romantic .. he reinacted our first date (which was dining at Emerald China and then going for coffee/dessert at La Madeline). Lots of laughter !!! I fell in love with him all over again.

Friends Kevin and Kerry came to town for a visit ... after they took a short hike on the Appalachian Trail, we all became tourists and went to the Aquarium, the World of Coke, and topped our day off at "The Varsity" for a lube job and oil change (LOL).

Clay turned the Big 5-0 !!! He put together a big party for me back in March, and I did the same for him. Lots of friends came over and everyone brought a dish to share. I think he had a great time !!!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

EVENT: H. S. West, Hair and Makeup

Tonight I had the honor of participating as a vendor for a very special event. "Cocktails and Covers" was an event dedicated to the creative works of Scoobie West.

I've known Scoobie for years ... but only met him in person once, long ago. He has done the hair and makeup for many of my brides, but is usually long gone or in a different location when I'm setting up the cakes, so I never get to see him. When he called me a couple of weeks ago to ask if I would be willing and able to provide sweet treats for this event .. I didn't hesitate. Scoobie West is the best in his field. I hope tonight's event clears yet another path for him to create on a higher level.

Thanks, Scoobie for giving me this opportunity .... much success always.


PS: Photo's to follow ..... Janet Howard (Blue World Studios) was the event photographer. I'll be sure to post photo's when I receive them.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


I just received a call from The Knot to let me know that I have made it into The Knot's Best of Weddings 2010 issue for the 3rd year in a row ..... WOW !!!!! This is quite an honor and if it wasn't for my incredible brides who took the time to fill out a survey that The Knot sends out ... this honor would not be possible.


I can't take all of the credit ... so I share this honor with:
Clay ... the Cake Wrangler and my #1 Fan
Shelby .... kitchen detail (pots and pans)
Liz/Kelley ... for always being available and ready to help

The issue will come out in May, 2010 ... I'll be waiting for the doors to open to purchase multiple copies. LOL