Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Honoring our Heroes!

Before I go on with this blog post, I would like to apologize for being inactive here and on our Facebook fan page lately. I know I may sound like a broken record, promising to post here regularly, but my busy college schedule (I am in senior now) and community volunteer work have been taking a toll on JessiCakes Project. My mom, who is my business partner, cannot do it all alone because of her busy schedule. At 51, she has a full time job, a part-time writing gig and also a household to help take care of. Her diabetes, which she has maintained well, is also another reason why we have slowed down. Most of our cake orders require all-nighters, which can take a toll on her health. Anyway, we will resume taking more orders in a month or two, but for now, we will only take small orders and call-to-action cakes for Icing Smiles.

Today is Veteran's Day here in the US. Because it is so...I am off from school. I would like to say to the brave men and women of the armed forces who risk their lives on a daily basis to keep the rest of us safe and free...THANK YOU! I appreciate all that you have done and still doing for our country. 

It's easy to lose track of what is important in our lives. Sometimes, we say just thank you without sincerity. As if, it is just an automatic thing. Have you ever said thanks and really meant it? I am sure you have one way or another, but have you been consistent in that gesture or are you picky? Without so much drama, a simple thanks and a handshake can go a long way. As for our brave soldiers, people often forget to thank them. Sometimes, they're subjected to ridicule. 

In the place where I live, which is close to an Air Force base, we see them almost daily. Many of our neighbors are from the Armed Forces. My dad befriended a lot of them because he is often outside playing with our dogs. I've learned from my dad, who is so vocal with his appreciations for their services, that to thank them is to greet them each day and show them you respect them. He often says make eye contact with them when you talk and don't forget to say thank you. Not only during Veteran's Day, but any day that you see them. 

 If you go out and see a Veterans Day parade today, reach out to the men and women in uniform. Thank them for their services! Hug them, shake their hands, wave to them,. Honk at them and give them a thumb's up if you are driving and happen to see someone on the street or another driver who may be in the armed forces. I'm sure it will make them very happy and will make their day! Try paying for a Veteran's gas at the pump or pay for his meal at a restaurant. I'm sure you can find a lot of ways to say thanks, even a smile can go a long way...every day!
In our case, we baked some cookies and handed them out to our neighbors...with a thank you note attached!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Happy New Year and Happy 4th Anniversary to Us!!!

It's hard to believe that we are already on our 4th year of operation. Wow! It's feels great to be able to do my other passion-- baking while helping charities.

I know that I had promised in the past that I would be posting at least once a month to keep this blog going. However, my busy schedule at school (I'm now a junior in college) had, once again, gotten in the way. Although, I am able to update our facebook fan page with new cake projects, posting photos and statuses, I would really like to keep this blog going. I feel awful that I had only been able to post minimally last year. It's a pity that the posts I made were not blog posts, but just to update the photos on this page. Nevertheless, I am so grateful to those of you who continue to contact us via our gmail and facebook fan page to inquire about ordering our baked goodies.

So, this year my mother, who is also my business and baking partner, and I will be doing our very best to blog at least once a month. If we can do so once every week, we definitely would; however, we are also being realistic-- aside from baking, she has a full time job and I am a full time student with more challenging subjects to pass each quarter leading up to my graduation. As in the past, you can still follow us on our facebook page.

This year, we will also work on not just improving our social media presence, but also increasing our focus on our charitable work. One thing is for sure, we may not update this blog as often as we like to, but we will definitely make sure that we continue to do what we can to donate to the charities that we support as we have done in the past three years!

Thanks to all of you who had supported us the past three years and will continue to support us as we try to help make this world a little baked goody at a time!

Friday, February 28, 2014

Just want to say hi!

Wow, it has been almost a year now since we last posted on this blog. We had been so busy with life (church life, family life, school life, work life, baking life, etc) that blogging took a backseat! Anyway, just dropping by to say hi to anyone who is following this blog and to who may stumble upon it just now.

We may not be able to blog daily, nor monthly (although, we may try our best to do a monthly post at least starting today), we always update our facebook fan page-- JessiCakes Project. If you haven't liked us yet, just click on the link or go to the facebook page tab on this website and it will take you there. We post photos of our projects there as soon after we deliver them. So, that's the best place to follow us.

We will post photos on this blog time permits. 

Hope you all are having a wonderful year so far like us! Take care. Until next post...whenever that would be. :)

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Dr. Seuss Theme Cake (12/08/12)

We made this Dr. Seuss theme cake for a first birthday of a little girl who happens to love all Dr. Seuss characters. Definitely, one of our favorites. This cake is a unisex cake-- neither too girly nor boyish. It features famous Dr. Seuss characters and things, from top to bottom, such as Cat in the Hat, Thing 1 and Thing 2, Green Eggs and Ham, The Lorax, and One Fish, Two Fish. All decorations are made of 50/50 gumpaste and fondant (available for sale separately or as a set). We also made  Cat in the Hat's hat cookies as party favors.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

SF 49ers Cake for a Boy - 042212

SF 49ers cake about perfect timing to post these photos. We made this cake for my cousin- Glenn, Jr's 10th birthday last year. He plays football and is an avid SF 49ers' fan. In about a week, the SF 49ers is playing at the Superbowl against the Baltimore Ravens! We're planning on making a helmet cake for this coming Sunday's game and will post photos later.

For information on how you can order cakes, cupcakes, cake pops, edible football theme cake toppers or edible figures, please contact us  at

SF 49ers cake

SF 49ers cake

SF 49ers cake

SF 49ers cake

Chuckie Cheese Cake Pops - 042212

These Chuckie Cheese cake pops are simply adorable, aren't they? The hats are edible. made of marshmallows. 

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Chuckie Cheese cake pops

Chuckie Cheese cake pops

Train and Baby Blocks Baby Boy - 042112

We made a baby boy theme cake with edible baby train cake topper and baby blocks with letters to spell the boy's name. The blue and white theme can be replaced with any color that you desire. This particular cake was for a baby boy who was celebrating his christening and first birthday at the same time!

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Baby boy christening cake

Edible baby train cake topper for sale

Edible baby blocks cake topper for sale