idreamCAKES LAUNCH & Friendship Garden Cake

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After almost 2 years of planning and adding another baby to our family putting this page on hold, I am thrilled to launch idreamCAKES.com!  A dream being realized to publicly share my creations, the experience, and a bit of my life behind the scenes with enough dysfunction and crazy stories to make this journey fun!

Welcome! Welcome! I’m Alicia Wilcox, wife, mom of 4, homeschool teacher, and I LOVE to design, bake, and create mouth-watering confections that I hope you will enjoy! I promise to share my latest creations with you, and God willing, you will also be inspired to create something beautiful or allow me to for you! 🙂

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Ok. Enough of the chit chat (Click on my About for more background!)…let’s see the CAKE!

I absolutely adore  this Enchanted Friendship Garden Two-Tiered Cake. The offset top tier is a Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake with Cookie Dough aka Brown Sugar Buttercream Frosting….oh..my..word..NUM!

The bottom tier is Classic White Cake with Buttercream Frosting tinted an antique white to create a “Shabby Chic” background to display the made-from-scratch Marshmallow Fondant flowers and mint green foliage created with buttercream and fondant leaves powdered with Wilton leaf green pearl dust.  The decorative angel, watering can, bench, and arbor were part of an actual fairy garden kit from Amazon.com.

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I absolutely adore this enchanted Friendship Garden Birthday Cake. Sharing a birthday cake that captures and celebrates the recipient’s interests with dear friends creates priceless memories. The inspiration for the Friendship Garden Cake was a 20+year friendship of three beautiful women who celebrate not only birthdays together but pour into each other’s lives and encourage one another through life’s peaks and valleys.

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These special women happen to include my mom and her ‘girlfriends’, Lynette and Sue. Let me just tell you that I have grown up hearing the phrase, “Tomorrow I’m going shopping (out to dinner, crafting, shopping…) with ‘Lynette and Sue’!!” ring out from my mother’s voice since preschool 🙂  Because Lynette is an avid gardener, this was chosen for her birthday cake theme, and I felt incredibly honored to create this beautiful Friendship Garden Cake for her birthday!

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As my mother shared with me the details of the big cake reveal, she said, “Friendship is like a garden.  It’s so beautiful!  You need to water and care for it with tenderness. As long as you do, like a friendship, it will be beautiful and lasting.”

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Thank you all for stopping by the NEW www.idreamCAKES.com launch! It’s been a labor of love so finally ready to unveil this site! I’m super excited to share what I’ve been working on! I am tremendously blessed to have a talented brother-in-law that is a web developer. If you are looking for someone to build you a website, please contact Bryce Wilcox at Bryce@NexGenMarketingMn.com or check out they’re website HERE! Please tell him that his fabulous sister-in-law over at idreamCAKES.com sent you!

Don’t forget to have my posts sent directly to your email by entering it on the top right corner and hop on over to idreamCAKES Facebook page to see the latest and sneak peaks of details as I work 🙂

~What occasion do you have coming up? Let me make a memorable cake or sweet treat for you! Whether it’s a birthday party, wedding, baby shower, anniversary, office party, or even a ladies night, it will surely be FABULOUS!

♥Alicia

idreamCAKES founder and Cake Designer