Heart, Body, Mind, Soul Wedding Cake

by Rachel Turner
(Collinsville, VA)


Roughly two years ago I started baking and decorating cakes for close family and friends. I never imagined it would grow into what it has today.

A Passion


I am truly blessed each day to be able to create a special cake for a special event, whether it’s a birthday, an anniversary, a wedding, or a just because. I don’t consider this to be a job; I consider it to be a passion. Not many people can say that about the work they perform each day, but I can.

First Cake Disaster


Originally I was asked to do the bridal shower cake by one of the bridesmaids. I was confident that I could do the cake she asked for, a square cake with an edible shoe on top. Didn’t sound to hard…..wrong! I had never made an edible shoe out of fondant and was about to venture into the unknown.

I started the shoe days before the due date so it would have ample time to dry. The day before the cake was to be picked up, I read that putting the shoe in the freezer would make it harden faster and set up quickly.

At this time, the shoe was basically dry so I figured I would try it to see if it would get harder. Unfortunately, I pulled the shoe out of the freezer an hour before the cake was being picked up and it fell apart. My first cake disaster!!!

An Understanding Bride


Thankfully, the bridesmaid was kind and understanding about the entire thing. I ended up giving her the cake at no charge since this was her first order and promised her an additional cake for free on her next order. Although the wedding cake was not free to her, it was graciously discounted. With that proposal, I kept a customer happy and now have a returning customer!

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Oct 15, 2012
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excellent job!
by: Leslie Williams

Rachel does an excellent job! Not only are her cakes beautiful, but they taste great! I wanted a "belly cake" for my baby shower, Rachel surrpassed my expectations! It looked like something off the cake shows on tv!!

Oct 15, 2012
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rachel turner cakes
by: jane

Rachel makes the most amazing and perfect cakes i have ever seen.

Oct 15, 2012
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The Best
by: Della Chaoman

Rachel Carter Turner is the Best . Everything she make is GREAT.

Oct 16, 2012
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What a Beautiful Cake
by: MsSherrieJ

Hello Rachel,

Our stories are quite similar. I too have a passion for cake decorating and have only been doing it for about a year and a half.

I just love to create edible works of art. Who knows where this will end up for me.

Keep the cakes coming!

Oct 16, 2012
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Freezer!
by: Kimmy NZ

The cake looks lovely. I wonder who had said a freezer would help. I really felt for you as I know the hard work a shoe takes.

I make mine at least a week before if not longer. Fondant does not like fridges or freezers. I use a fridge to encourage a cake to sweat sometimes. If a decoration is very important I sometimes make two, because fondant last such a long time in a shoe box, I have a second one to show people.

I thought you were very kind and thoughtful when you reduced the cost of the cakes. I am sure they will be back for more orders.

Kimmy NZ

May 19, 2013
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rachel turner
by: patrick carter

Rachel is my sister and am proud of her and of her cakes . I have experienced many of her cakes and the taste and appearance are second to none I hope she wins this contest she deserves it keep up the great work Rachel !

May 19, 2013
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by: Julie Baltich

Looks great! hope you win :)

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