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October 7, 2018

It’s OCTOBER.  How did we get here? Last time I posted was July…JULY. Sigh. This is long overdue. Long overdue, indeed.

Quick recap: it’s been busy over here. In my almost-first-whole-year in business, I’ve had the pleasure of creating multiple wedding cakes and cupcake...

July 16, 2018

Are you looking for wedding cake ideas? How do you pick the perfect cake for your big day?

Consider these five questions when working with your cake designer and you'll be guaranteed to end up with the right cake for you and your beloved:

  1. Whats your personal style? 
    ...

May 30, 2018

Hello, dear readers. Above is a picture of a display cake I finished last week (that magnolia flower and those ruffles are made entirely out of sugar...SWOON.). This week I'm prepping for a couple of new orders, but I'm not quite ready to post about those creations jus...

May 23, 2018

Clients planning their wedding often ask how the cake design and planning process works leading up to their big day. One of the most important (and arguably most fun) stages in this process is the cake tasting. I thought I'd take the opportunity to share a little about...

April 26, 2018

I recently did my very first professional photoshoot! I received a gift certificate for a talented local photographer, Meredith Black, as a wedding gift, and my wonderful friend kindly leant us her kitchen to use as a backdrop for the shoot. By the way, isn't this kitc...

March 20, 2018

Few people know what they’re getting themselves into in starting a small business. It’s a blessing and a curse I suppose - yes it’s hard to deal with all the unforeseen challenges, but if you knew about those challenges upfront, you may not have gone for it.

I knew runn...

March 6, 2018

This past weekend, Samantha Mayfair Cakes was fortunate enough to partner with Rethreaded in their seventh annual Mukti Gala. Rethreaded is a non-profit based here in Jacksonville, Florida; they help victims of human trafficking and provide social services, skill devel...

February 14, 2018

To glamp, or not to glamp? That is the question. Actually, the real question for most people might be, 'what is glamping, anyway?' For those of you who don’t know, glamping is, quite simply, glamorous camping. You can find lots of luxury resorts that offer glamping exp...

January 29, 2018

Wafer paper is but one of many mediums in the wide world of cake decorating. Its distinctive look brings a rustic elegance to rolled rose flowers, adds a modern twist when layered with torn edges, and can create amazing 3D effects when cut and shaped in just the right...