A Pea in a Pod

I’ve been a cake decorator for a couple of years now.  I approached the art of caking like I do most things I want to learn about in life, I just started.  I made a lot of mistakes.  My first few cakes looked like they had boils beneath their fondant skin and I quickly learned that cake mixes make a cake too fluffy to bear the weight of fondant.   So I had sagging, pimply cakes.   But I didn’t give up! I kept trying new techniques and I eventually got to the point where I started selling my cakes.  I loved making cakes, and I felt like I was satiating my creative passion.  

Then I was introduced to the world of dessert tables. 

I just had to try one to see if it was as fun to create as it was beautiful to look at.  I started pouring over dessert tables designed by Amy Atlas, Kim at TomKat Studio, Sharnel at My Life, My Loves, and the list goes on.  I found the perfect opportunity by asking my friend if I could throw a baby shower for her.  We talked about themes and decided to go with “A Pea in the Pod”.  The shower turned out beautifully and I had great help from so many friends.  Heather took gorgeous photographs and we all enjoyed a fabulous evening.

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The following week, I submitted my table to Amy Atlas and she featured it on her website.  I really couldn’t believe that my first attempt at a dessert table was featured by the most famous dessert stylist I knew. 


Needless to say, I have found a new passion, and I’m so excited to do more.





  1. Amanda @ Heart Tree Home says

    Visiting from the CSI project… Love your table! So cute! And congrats on the feature from Amy Atlas!

  2. Amanda @ Serenity Now says

    Hi, Whitney! Your photos most certainly deserved to be featured…wow!! I love it all. The cake is adorable, and you did such a good job of carrying the color scheme over into everything. :) I'm visiting from The CSI Project. Hope you'll stop by my blog and say hi. :)

  3. alanna rose says

    Super cute theme and adorable table – no wonder Amy Atlas featured you!

    Are those avocado shells? What's in them?

  4. ellie g says

    I just had to stop by and say that the lanterns under the cake are GENIUS! So amazing. What a great idea for a shower, and such refreshing colors. I love this! Saw you over at CSI.

  5. Krysten says

    Beautiful job! I found you on CSI. I love the color scheme, and the style of your printables. Beautiful!

    {clickable party}

  6. Megan says

    Wow! Love the simple colors and cute, but not too cutesy, cake and everything that compliments it! This is a great theme and a great dessert table.


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