I've always LOVED baking and cake decorating. So when
my girlfriend Jane asked me to make her wedding cake, guess who jumped
at the chance?
That was way back in 1984. I was so nervous I sat on a tray of buttercream roses.!!! Jane and John's wedding cake was life changing......
In this gorgeous video you'll meet me in my Connecticut kitchen. The video also features two beautiful brides and my first wedding cake. Filmed on location at Wedding Cakes For You in 2017.
Video created by Joaquin Maceo Rosa of Gr8Reels.com and his wife Corina. Look for this gorgeous couple in the video.
You never know where it can lead.
I met the love of my life at Jane and John's wedding. Jane had planned it all along of course ;-) One year later it was our turn to tie the knot.
Scott not only became a husband that day, he also became "Daddy Scott". We moved to California for a new beginning.
Our lives changed in a big way with that first wedding
cake. This led to my first bakery position, which led to the first home
based business. "I Do Cakes" a clever name my sister in law thought of.
I will never forget how exciting it was to receive that first cake order as an independent home based baker and the very first wedding cake I made as a professional. Delivering one cake at a time with my old station wagon was Scary!!! (but look I'm smiling)
All of that led to the most beautiful creation of all...our son Chad and a move back to the east coast where "Lorelie's Luscious Cakes" was born.
With many visits to the gym after Chads birth, fitness became another great passion.
Cakes were still on the back burner, pun intended, as I received my personal trainer certification.
Fitness coaching was my new side business for the next ten years. I called it "Personal Training with a Twist". So what was the twist?
Promoting delicious, and fattening, cakes while simultaneously promoting
personal training services of course.
Cakes were still center stage as I worked as a full time pastry chef.
Amid all of the pumping iron, dance classes had ensued to help build skills and much needed confidence for bodybuilding competitions.
Once again little did I know where those dance classes would lead.
began teaching and
performing dance for the next 14 years as my new side job. (if you can even call dancing a job) It was way too much fun :-)
So where do they come back in to the story? Everywhere, in between, before and after.
My passion for cake making never left me, although I had to leave cakes for a while. With serious neck injuries threatening my well being I couldn't continue churning out hundreds of cakes and pastries anymore.
In 2009 Wedding Cakes For You website was born and was my way of continuing the passion for baking and cake decorating. It began with a few pages and has been growing ever since, thanks to you :-)
Whether it be dance, fitness or cakes, it has always been about building skills and confidence. That is what "Wedding Cakes For You" is all about :-)
In 2004, I was very excited when the Connecticut Chef's Association
gave the "Blue Ribbon" and the "Directors Choice" award to my Middle Eastern themed fondant design. (pictured below) What
a feeling of accomplishment that was.
I am here to encourage YOU to build YOUR skills and confidence so you can create beautiful cakes, create cherished memories for yourself, for others, and fulfill a dream.
Follow your passion, whether it be to simply bake one
special cake, enter a competition or start a business. You can do it!
We have three grown sons now and four adorable grandchildren. The Church Lady is my brother in law and my husband Scott Carvey is funnier LOL. "Well isn't that special".
Sharing baking with my grandchildren is one of my greatest pleasures. You can see how much they enjoy it in these video clips.
These two are just plain silly!
These two are making a cake for daddy!
Wedding Cakes For You Website, books and video provide aspiring bakers with the recipes and steps for building skills and confidence to create beautiful cakes and cherished memories.
My ebooks are designed to help people who are just starting on their cake journey. Take a peek to see how they have helped so many cake decorators, hobbyists and professionals.
If you're in the New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts area, consider an exclusive one of a kind creation by Wedding Cakes For You. See the Gallery
"Lorelie! I am so proud of you! I can't believe our wedding cake changed your life! It truly was a beautiful and delicious cake. We just celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary. Hard to believe you made this cake 25 years ago.
Love your web-site!" ~Jane~