About Me

Welcome! I'm Robin, and this is my little family.
I am Mom to three awesome kids...
Brynn, Ellany and Ryker.


I'm a cake lover and baking & cake decorating are my creative outlets! It all started with making fun cakes for my kids' birthdays. I made whatever cake they requested... panda, elephant, frog, snake, fish and more. Then, I finally decided to take a Wilton cake decorating class and expand my horizons. I discovered a lot of basic decorating techniques that I didn't know I didn't know!  

I also love experimenting with cake recipes and putting my own spin on old favorites. For me, the way a cake tastes is just as important as the way it looks! But I sure do love pretty cakes. :0)

Here is some random stuff about me:
  • I am a native and current resident of Florida, but also spent a total of 6 years living in Utah.
  • I have been married to my hubby for 18 years. For our first date, he took me cave exploring through knee deep water!
  • My two youngest children are autistic. I blog about life at our house here.
  • I am a music addict. The only time I don't have music playing is when I am sleeping.
  • I have always loved to read. My favorites are mysteries and anything that takes place in the British Isles.
  • I have lots of allergies, and sneeze every single day of my life.
  • I once worked as a dance club DJ on country night (and I don't like country music).
  • I was a missionary for 18 months in Wales and England.
  • I majored in Pre-Veterinary science, then Biology...but ended up being a Computer Network Administrator.
  • My hair was naturally straight for the first 27 years of my life. During my first pregnancy, my hair started growing out curly. It has gotten progressively curlier with each pregnancy, and I now have very frizzy curly hair.
  • I hate the taste of fondant and I don't like working with it. Buttercream frosting, candy melts and ganache are my cake decorating weapons of choice!
  • I started running for the first time in 2010, and ran a 5K. I actually love running! I am hoping it balances out my love for cake. :0) 

 I would love to hear from you!
birdonacake@gmail.com

39 comments:

  1. Hi Robin, a very cool about me page - I think I need to put one on my blog now! I enjoyed reading it! I have given your blog a little award. Have a look - the idea is to pass it on, but don't feel any pressure to post about it if you don't want to! http://sewddelicious.blogspot.com/2012/01/liebster-award.html

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  2. I like both of your Blogs! Your cakes are so pretty!

    My Son is autistic, - Bless you and your lovely family!

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  3. Hi Robin,
    I just found your blog while I was looking for images for an Easter project. You are one serious baker! Incredible cakes. Happy Easter to you and your family.

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  4. Hi Robin, I love yer page. I will be attempting your rainbow cake this weekend for my 3 year old. How many hours ahead of time can frost the rainbow pattern without having some adverse event?

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  5. You're pretty awesome! Thank you for taking the time to teach us how to make these fun cakes.

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  6. My name is Sami, I saw your page on my friends facebook, and I myself am obsessed with cupcakes. Can't really do much baking yet because of my current living situation but I have saved this website as a place to come back to! I love how you include the recipes for the things on here. They are all so beautiful. Do you have any books out? Thanks! -Sami

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    1. I hope you get to do some baking soon, Sami! I haven't published any books, but should be working on an e-book later this year. Stay tuned for it! :0)

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  7. I sure loved reading your about me today. HUGS!

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  8. I just stumbled on your blog looking for watermelon cake. Wow -- I never thought you can make cake that seriously tastes like watermelon! I will be checking out your blog for more cake recipes. I would love to make more creative cakes.

    By the way -- you have a lovely family!

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  9. Hi Robin, I'm Andréa from Brazil nad I'm impressed with your cakes are beautiful, congratulations, what a wonderful job, kisses from Brazil!

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  10. You are adorable! Keep up the good work. I stayed home with my kids and don't regret a single moment of it. Love your page!

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  11. Well blow me down! LOL - I found your beautiful watermelon cake via Pinterest and came here for the recipe. Then after some sticky beaking around lol discover you also have children with Autism - ME TOO! Don't ya just love that surprise when something your into or love and then you find that common link lol anyway just had to say thankyou for a wonderful blog.
    P.S. My hair was dead dead straight until I was 24 and pregnant with my first baby too - it literally turned curly overnight and people other than family who witnessed it,never believed it!!
    Aussie Mummy of 2 boys with Autism

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  12. hola Robin me gusta mucho tu blog y tus tortas

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  13. I love your cake blog. Looks like so much fun! Maybe in my next life (ha ha) I will be a cake decorator. :)

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  14. Someone posted your tie-dye cake on their Facebook page and I googled to find your site. Beautiful cakes! I can tell it brings you joy to create and share your results. Thank you for making my morning! I will be visiting frequently!

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  15. Hi Robin, What a beautiful site you have, the cakes look amazing. My sisters birthday is today, she is an amazing baker also. I decided to make her your orange creamsicle cupcakes, they look so yummy. Both my sister and I are avid cooks and bakers, we have quite a collection of cookbooks between us. I will let her know about your site so she can add it to her on line collection, as I did. Thank you for sharing your gift. Odie Coyote from upstate New York.

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  16. Robin, I think you may be my new favorite hero! I first saw on of your cakes on Pinterest (I'm a bit of a beaker myself) & have been playing on your site ever-since...your recipes actually work, btw.

    I have ever growing respect for you as a confectionery genius & mom. My eyes will ever be grazing your pages for new wisdom & your name always in my prayers!

    Wishing you good health, great happiness & heaven's blessings

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  17. ...and that would be baker, not beaker...

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  18. Hi Robin,
    Love your blog and your passion for cakes...which I too, have the same passion. I live in England now, but originally from California. I found your Bird on a Cake site from spotting it on Pinterest. Someone had pinned your Red Velvet Bundt Cake with cream cheese frosting...sounds so fantastic. My question is where has all this talk of Red Velvet Cake come from? I left the US in 1996 and there was no Red Velvet Cakes yet. Now, they are everywhere and yours looks the best so far! I love Bundt Cake anyway, so this is even more interesting to me. Can you explain what all the excitement about Red Velvet Cake is? What does it taste like?
    Many thanks, Mike in England

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  19. I found your blog through Pinterest, and absolutely love it! I too love making a pretty, yet delicious cake, and hate fondant, so it's nice to have a place where all the wonderful, beautiful ideas I see will be fondant free!
    And I rather love running too. Gotta find something to balance that love of baking! :)
    -Sandra

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  20. i just Love you your work! (: i loved your fall leaf cake i want it made for my little ones for their birthday<3

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  21. I really enjoyed getting to know you better today. What an exciting first date. Your husband must have a great sense of adventure, especially since you've done missions. My husband and I met at YWAM and love travelling around working in missions too. I think it'd be fun if my hair turned curly from pregnancy. Doesn't every straight-haired girl want to go curly sometimes? Have a great week!

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  22. I loved reading about you! Very cool site! :)

    My 15 yr old son would FLIP over those cars! He was totally born 50 years late!

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  23. Wow, you are truly fascinating!!! I have curly hair, but by the time I had my third, the curls starting drooping! Your cakes are amazing, you are very talented. You found the perfect outlet! I love the names of your kids and I love the picture of your family! That is one of the best first dates I've ever heard!

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  24. Robin! This was so fun to read!! We have even more in common than I realized. I think it's funny that you DJ'd on country night but don't like country music (me too!). You know I loove your cakes. I took Wilton classes through Michaels when I was pregnant with my first (so that was 13 yrs ago- wow!!). My cakes look nothing like yours. Dang. Thanks for taking the time to link up on 30days often. I've loved getting to know you more! xo

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  25. I was thinking about you this evening and thought I'd pop on to your blogs to see if anything new and exciting was happening. I hadn't seen this part of your blog page before. Very nice.

    You're a pretty remarkable woman, Robin.

    - Tanya

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  27. Hiya Robin... I adore your blog - your ideas are so creative. I've nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award - the details are on my blog post here... I hope you enjoy and pass it on :-) Keep up the good work! x
    http://kickatthepantrydoor.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/the-versatile-blogger-award.html

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  28. I just found your blog off of pinrest and I SOO glad I did. I am in a similar situation as I started making cakes for my kids then started playing with them and now I am HOOKED! My husband is letting my buy a kitchenaid mixer and I am not sure he realizes what he as started :)I think I have a new dream now...start a bakery. I am by no means trained in cakes but thanks to blogs like yours and the internet in general I am picking up some fun ideas so THANK YOU! and keep up the great work!

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  29. http://www.icingsmiles.org/

    OH one more thing. Have you heard of this organization? They need bakers all through the US so I thought I would share. I am making my first cake for them later this month and am so excited!

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  30. Just found that we share one thing, from your random facts list :) I also loose weight when I am pregnant, and both times I went into the delivery room, weighing the same or less then before I got pregnant :)
    I loved the fact about your hair, that is so strangely cute!)))

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  31. Robin, I too lost weight when I was pregnant with my second daughter, but my first one I gained 20 pounds. I chalked the weight loss up to having hydrocephalus after she was born. I guess there are more women that lose weight while pregnant also.

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  32. I made your peanut butter cup and chocolate cake. It was a big hit! I added a teaspoon of espresso powder to enhance the chocolate. It tasted great but wasn't as pretty as yours.

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  33. Hi Robin, do not know how much I enjoyed meeting you, I love everything you say about yourself, and you'll get to know your other blog. My name is Andrea, I'm from Argentina and wanted to tell you that I have just started a blog and cake decorating is all very exciting. I love the colors, all!! and the establishment of each craftsman excites me. If you allow me, I would also like to post about your art to share with the good people who follow me. If you disagree, let me know, no problem.
    Well we're seeing, I hope you keep well, a big hug for you and your beautiful family. ! (I used the translator so you can read me)
    Mi blog: ideasdeco-tortas.blogspot.com

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  34. I don't know if I ever contacted you but I tried your tie-dye cake last year for my birthday and it turned out great!! http://greatbigplans.wordpress.com/2012/07/05/rainbows-taste-as-good-as-they-look/

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  35. Hi Robin,,,,Your cakes are simply amazing, they are so beautiful & creative....Thank you so much for posting the recipes, i'm gonna try some of you recipes too.....

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