Monday, May 23, 2011

An Amazing Friend and Yummy Contest!!

This is my good friend Tatum! You have seen her before on my blog. Well she is at it again. Being her super creative self and wanting to share some yumminess (is that even a word) with you!!

Tatum is one of the most amazing women you will ever meet! Besides being  very beautiful on the inside she is equally as beautiful on the inside with a heart as big as Texas. She is a hard working single mom with a never ending supply of energy, love and talent. I swear there is nothing she can't do Besides being one the best moms in the world to her two sweet boys, her talents include running her own business called Bumble Cakes, Cutting hair, sewing the most fabulous tote bags and custom bedding for baby nurseries, has a successful Etsy Shop...oh and still has time to train for triathlons...where does she get her energy!!

Like the rest of us Tatum has been through some really rough times but chose to dig deep and pull out all the talent she has been given and make a really wonderful life for herself and her boys. When life threw her lemons she made cake with them!!

I am a faithful customer of her Bake shop "Bumble Cakes" and will probably never eat a cupcake, sugar cookie or cake from anywhere else EVER AGAIN!! They are sooo moist and the flavor combinations are to die for. My family has been lucky enough to be her taste testers for many of her different flavors and we have never been disappointed

Here are just a few pictures of some of the yummy treats she bakes up at Bumble Cakes.

This lady bug cakes was for my granddaughters first birthday, along with matching ladybug cupcakes

This school bus cake was for my grandson's first birthday.

Don't you just love the Bumble Bee Sugar cookies for a baby shower I hosted

And my husband was so thrilled with his karate cake. His is a black belt and she really made his birthday with this cake.

and look at the detail on this baby shower cake and wedding cake

 you have probably guessed I have a very big folder on my computer labeled "Pictures of Tatum's Yummy Creations"......well....Once again she has come up with something that is so tasty and unique. It is called  Jar O Cake and OMGosh are they FANTABULOUS!

The cake is melt in your mouth moist, and the flavor combinations are amazing. And she is always experimenting with new ones.

Signature flavors
Vanilla Vanilla

Chocolate Chocolate

Raspberry Chocolate

Red Velvet

Strawberry Creme

Black and White

Birthday Cake

Chocolate Vanilla

Raspberry Swirl

Lemon Lemon

Custom cake flavors:

Vanilla Gnache


Strawberry Vanilla

Carrot Cake

Peanut Butter Chocolate

Chocolate Chunk

Orange Chocolate Dream

Banana Nut

Lemon Berry

Chocolate Caramel Gnache

Raspberry Lemon

Pulp Addiction




Key Lime

German Chocolate

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip


Plus she will custom make any flavors you can come up with!

Want to make your own cupcakes...she will custome make the tops for you. You can order them in her Etsy Shop is the contest part!!

Here is what you need to do:
1. Become a follower of her blog: Bumble Cakes
2. Like her on Facebook
3. Leave a message on my blog and her blog telling us what your favorite flavor combination would be. Pick one of hers or make up one of your own. Who knows she may pick yours to be her next flavor!

One lucky winner with get a six pack of of signature size Jar O cakes and the rest of you will get 15 % off anything in your next order.

Contest will run through Monday May 31st and we will announce the winners on Tuesday May 31st. This is one contest you don't want to miss. The prize is just too yummy to pass up!!


Thursday, May 19, 2011

Stay Tuned seems like it has been forever since I posted anything. My son has been sick for weeks  with the flu. Lot's of trips to the doctors, pharmacy and lots of laundry to do...yuck!!

But I will be back this week sometime with and awesome contest. And the sweetest prize.

So....STAY TUNED!!!!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Birthday Tara

Today I am going to go a little off course. This is not about a yummy recipe that I discovered. It's about a wonderful lady who came into my life many years ago....actually her whole family  came into my life but today we are just going to talk about her......Tara

Tara is a really good friend and her family is like my family....oh and she is my boss!
Today is Tara's birthday and I thought everyone should get a peek at this amazing woman. She has so many sides to her. Business Woman, Daughter, Sister, Friend, Aunt, Mentor, Girlfriend, Book Author, Singer, Dancer, Makeup Artist To The Stars, Best Cookie Maker In The World.....and the list goes on!!

Tara you have soooooo many people that love you. You have touched so many lives with your love, friendship, and compassionate nature. Your acts of service are endless, your hearts always has room for one more. You could never see another human being in need and not do your very best to reach out and help them. Today we celebrate you and the day your were born. That day the world became a much better place!! In celebration of your birthday I have put together some pictures to show just some of the many sides of Tara....Lord knows I could fit them all in. You are like Sybil without the mean parts...LOL.

A rare picture of us together because I hate having my picture taken!

Tara belongs to and heads up several groups and organizations along with many other wonderful talented people.

There are several events each year at Anastasia's Attic (Tara is the owner) in which we dress up in costume for the events. This is Tara with her boyfriend Jeff. They clean up pretty nice don't ya think?

Tara is a BIG TIME animal lover. She is mom to a  miniature goat named Godfrey and a sweet tortoise named Goliath. She has taught Godfrey to shake, give a kiss and a few other tricks. He loves his mommy very much.

What would a beautiful witch do without an owl!

Tara loves her family and making memories with them. Here she is at the festival of colors with her brother, sister and nephews. Though she is a girly girl and loves her make-up and bling. She can get dirty with the best of them!

Sexy Masquerade Witch at Halloween

Beautiful Fairy event at our store. The little girls love to come in each year and see what kind of fairy she will be.

A Pirate Wench on Pirate night!

Our Little Black Dress Event.

Her niece and nephews call her "Butterfly Tara"...doesn't she look like one here?

This was at my 50th birthday party. With a fifties theme I asked her to dress like Olivia Newton John in Grease....Wow...she really looks hot!!!

Tara always has time for her family and friends.

The back of the book she co-authored with Lisa Nichols.

Tara even meditates in still...LOL

Now I need to give credit where it is due....Tara has the most amazing Mother in the world. She is incredibly loving, giving, compassionate, selfless, and funny. I guess the apple didn't fall far from the tree. But then again all of her children are like that!

Tara's Mom....Sharon Starling.

There are so many more pictures I would love to include. But will stop now so her head doesn't get too big...LOL. Tara...I hope you know just how much you are loved, appreciated and admired by soooo many. Thank you for being one of my best friends and the greatest boss in the world.

Happy Birthday Beautiful!!