Let’s all Celebrate & Have a good time

What an honor to be entrusted with preparing that special “something”, be it a special order cake, a dozen cupcakes, or someone’s very favorite cookies, to say “Happy Birthday”, “Congratulations”, “It’s a…Boy” and “I Love You”! Thank you to each one of you who has given me the opportunity to bake for you over these…

Gender Reveal…Our Grandson

The Cottage Kitchen loves making special cupcakes and cakes for those extra exciting moments such as a gender reveal ! This time, I got to make them for our own Family and a Celebration it was, as we bit into those chocolate cupcakes to reveal we will be having a “Grandson” in February 2023! We…

A Fairy Tale Kind of Day

One of the most magical days in a couple’s life is their Wedding Day- and I am so grateful for each “Fairy Tale” celebration that I am given the honor and privilege of being a small part. While I don’t specialize in large, detailed wedding cakes, I do love creating that special “Bride and Groom”…

Baby Showers

There’s just something about creating that perfect batch of “mini cakes” for an expecting Mommy! I love the anticipation of the Grandma, as well, who is usually the one calling me to order those special, just so, cupcakes for the grand celebration! I have had several opportunities over the last couple months to bake for…

Easter 2022

What a Wonderful time of year! I love Easter for so many reasons! In our home, we celebrate the resurrection of Christ and gather early on Easter Sunday as my husband leads our church in a Celebration Sunrise Service. We gather as a Family for Easter Dinner. But… the week before Easter Sunday at The…

What’s Your Favorite Thing to Create…Cupcakes Cupcakes Cupcakes!

March and April have given way to loads of Cupcake orders and The Creativity and Fun in designing them always gives me a rush and so much pleasure! Saint Patty’s Day and Easter were spectacular holidays to really get creative and let those little “mini cakes” shine through! I’ll post some highlights below!

Introducing Mr. & Mrs. Rush

What a Joy that Day was! Our Beautiful Daughter, Lauren, marrying the love of her life, Marcus Ray! The months of planning came together in one very Blessed, Magical Day with Family and Friends gathering to celebrate with us! The “Dessert Bar” & “Bride and Groom Cake” were selected by Marcus and Lauren and created…

A Little Girl Named “Miracle”

My customers have some of the most incredible stories and I am always incredibly blessed to not only be given the privilege of baking for their special occasions, but to be invited in to their lives to share with them in such a time as this. I pray often for my customers as they share…

A Party Without Cake is Just a Meeting

The past couple months have been so full of creative opportunities to make such special cakes for the Grandest of Occasions and The Real Stuff of Life!…Weddings, Graduations, Baby Showers, Gender Reveals, Birthdays, Anniversaries, I’m Thinking of You, You’re a Hero and What a Blessing to be invited by my customers to be a small…

Christmas Time 2021

Christmas Time was a “Bitter Sweet” celebration for my Family this year, as we lost my wonderful Papa Dad unexpectedly in October. Our whole family loves Christmas, so we kept the traditions alive this year, despite our heartache. The Cottage Kitchen was incredibly busy getting into “The Spirit” of it all, Baking, Delivering, Creating those…

Goin’ To The Chapel

Our daughter was married this month! What a wondrous celebration, Indeed! I had the privilege of baking her wedding cake specifically as she requested: a 3 layer sweet vanilla cake with vanilla bean buttercream and raspberry compote in between layers. I made the dessert bar which consisted of our son in law’s favorite “Brownie cups”,…

So Much Cake Too Little Time

I Love Designing Cakes! Someone’s Special Occasion is such a wonderful time to bring out the Creativity & Put a Little Heart and Soul into making a Masterpiece. Duplicating is not my specialty- though it can be done- However, give me a blank cake canvas and My Heart leaps with Joy! Below are some of…

Eagle Scout Accomplishment

Congratulations to Jerry for his Eagle Scout accomplishments! What an Honor to create this cake and matching cupcakes for his award ceremony! Way to go, Jerry!

Happy 50th Ernie & Sandi

I recently had the privilege of attending my cousin’s 50th wedding anniversary celebration, and I was doubly privileged to bake the cake for such a special occasion! A Marbled Half-Sheet Cake adorned with rosettes of white and gold was the choice of the “Bride of 50 years.” How much Fun we had watching them “Feed…

Bridging The Gap

This past week I was given the wonderful honor of “Bridging The Gap” between Canada and Charles Town as a customer placed an order for her Fiance’s Birthday…An “all things chocolate” cake & a bouquet of flowers! I love having the availability and resources to deliver wonderful surprises to loved ones from a friend or…

May is For Graduation Cakes!

What a Wonderful Season of Life- a Time to celebrate Years of Education behind you and New Beginnings and Opportunities ahead! Parents’ Hearts Beam with Pride and Graduates celebrate wide open possibilities! For The Cottage Kitchen LLC, It has been a month of privilege and honor to bake for some of these celebrations! Congratulations, Graduates!…

Mother’s Day Celebrations

The Cottage Kitchen had such a wonderful time celebrating our MOMS this year! A Cottage Kitchen Mother’s Day Open House was One of a Kind in so many ways! While the weather wreaked havoc as hail, rain, wind and sunshine were all a part of the day, The customers made the day absolutely amazing! Thank…

Ice Cream &…Smash Cakes, Cupcakes, Gluten Free Cakes!

This weekend was Filled with all sorts of Sweetness…From Turning 1 Birthdays to Turning 94 years young…There were celebrations going on…&…Special Kinds of Cakes right in the Middle of it all! I was given the privilege of creating 2 smash cakes for “Turning 1” Birthday celebrations along with dozens of cupcakes to Match- &- That…

Birthday Smiles

Baking is Fun; Decorating someone’s Special Order is More Fun; Receiving photos of a Loved One Holding his or her Special Celebration Cake/Cupcakes is absolutely The Best! Below are 3 sweet smiles from this past weekend’s “It’s Your Day” Birthdays! Thank you to Tim and Tier Robinson, Matt and Hayley Humberstone and Nicole Repass for…

Cakes Cakes Cakes

The past weeks have been filled with “New Cake Experiences”! I made my very 1st Pup-Cake, My very 1st Flower Cake, My 1st Bubble Gum cake & My 1st Snickers Cheesecake! New creations are always an Exciting part of The Baking adventure- Take a look at how a few of them turned out:

Bridging The Gap “G’-Day”

This week I had the wonderful opportunity to “Bridge the Gap” for a customer who lives in…are you ready… Australia! My customer has a Friend who lives local here, in Harpers Ferry, and it was his Birthday! I had the honor of making a special order Snickers Cheesecake for him, and we got it delivered…

West Virginia Proud

I recently had the honor of making 50 cupcakes for one of our local West Virginia University Medical Offices! I was thrilled to have this privilege and am so grateful for the dedication of each of these heroes during this past year, especially. Thank you for the love and care you give!

Bridging The Gap

From Canada to Mexico…&…This past week Intercontinental…Pakistan!My very Favorite & Most special moments as a small business owner come from “Bridging the Gap” for Loved Ones who are separated by Miles! It’s so much fun working with someone I never knew and feeling like at the end of working out the precious and important details…

A Cottage Kitchen Easter

What a wonderful time of year as pops of Spring show themselves in blooming branches & budding blossoms- longer days of sunshine and of course…Easter! While, personally, this special Sunday each year means far more than bunnies and baskets to me…I sure do love everything “sweet” about it! This year was filled with specialty cupcakes,…