Saturday, June 29, 2013


Thank you for your support and interest in my cakes.  

Effective Immediately:

GORGEous Cakes by Kris 
will no longer be providing
Wedding Cakes.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Cakes while on Vacation in Mexico!

Packed my bags for my long, snow-free winter vacation in Mexico with my Hubby. Packed 4 BASIC piping decorating tips, 2 couplers and piping bags, so that I would be able to decorate John's birthday brownies in February. That's it. That's all I took. I NEVER, ever, in my wildest imagination, anticipated that I would do any more cake decorating than that. However, word got out, and I had cake orders! TWELVE CAKES! In Mexico! So, for your understanding, let me illustrate just how preposterously rediculous this seemingly benign undertaking was. We lived in a Casita, which is a one room, brick home containing the kitchen, dining table and 2 chairs, an overstuffed chair and a bed. There were 2 small bookcases; one served as 4 shelves for our clothes, and the other was our pantry. The bathroom was outside, attached to the casita. The entire casita was the approximate size of a large bedroom. This is where we lived. The kitchen... Sink, refrigerator and a gas range. The range is roughly half the size of my standard range at home, and is probably suitable for small spaces, like a boat or a travel trailer. The temperature range for the oven was numbered: 1-2-3-4. I needed 350 degrees F, and I had 1-2-3-4 to choose from! The capacity of the oven accommodated only 1 pan at a time. Are you starting to understand the challenges? Now for the next set of challenges... Ingredients. Trying to make a quality cake with sub-quality ingredients... Ugh. Gritty powdered sugar, strange butter... There were MANY ingredient challenges.
I DID have some saving graces, however! My friend had an old Kitchen-Aid that I was able to use. What a game changer that was! Another friend had some American ingredients, and a beautiful cake stand that was leant to me...
So, 2.75 months in Mexico left me with lessons learned, and cakes to show off!

Photos coming soon...

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Piano Recital

This Cake was made for a beautiful little girl's first piano recital debut!  It was a Sour Cream cake with Chocolate Pastry Cream filling and Swiss Meringue Buttercream icing! Yum!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Stork Nursery Baby Shower Cake

This Nursery diorama is made out of handmade sugar doughs.  Pastillage, Gumpaste and Fondant make up every detail of this 100% edible labor of love/work of art!  Check the details closely... there's a lot to see!  The cake is a rich, dark chocolate cake layer and a sour cream white cake layer, filled and covered in a delicious buttercream icing.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Apples in a Barrel cake

This cake is a Fresh Apple cake, filled with a creamy apple cinnamon filling and iced in a Brown Sugar Swiss Meringue Buttercream icing, and decorated with a fondant wooden barrel. These apples are actually Apple Jacks cereal treats (like rice crispy treats), covered in fondant!  Aren't they cute!?!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Jesus, The Good Shepherd

John 10:14 says, "I am the Good Shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me." I made and donated this cake to raise money for new Bibles for the Children's Ministry at my church. This cake is 100% edible!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Designer Handbag, Purse Bling

Isn't this a Sweet Handbag?... I mean, CAKE! This is actually a 5 layer, 24 carat Golden Butter cake with Chocolate Fudge Buttercream filling, and decorated to look like a designer handbag! The gems and pearls surrounding the purse, um, I mean Cake, are all edible sugar. In fact, EVERYTHING is edible sugar, including the "hardware"! This cake was donated to raise moneys for Child Abuse Prevention, and I am VERY pleased to share that it secured a very pretty price! Yeah!


Sunday, September 18, 2011

Football Helmet Cake

This fondant covered Grooms Cake is a Sour Cream White, with a caramel coconut filling, on a fondant board. AND it is doing Double Duty!  The Bride will present the cake to the groom, as a surprise, for his BIRTHDAY, directly after the wedding ceremony!  Hmmm... Wedding and Birthday on the same day... he'll never have a good excuse to forget HIS anniversary!