Save The Date!

February 17, 2009
Paramount Plaza Hotel

Please Mail Donations:
MasterPiece Weddings
2131 NW 40th Terrace
Suite E
Gainesville, FL 32605

Wish List!

  • Financial Contributions
  • Advertising for Event
  • Marketing for Event
  • Prizes for Winners
  • Volunteers

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Today = Cake!!!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Get your tickets now!!!

If you haven't yet, go to Solutions Bridal or MasterPiece Weddings, and get your tickets to Let's Eat Cake!!!! everyone will be there! Don't be left out!!
And really, why stay home when you can be eating -------------cake!!!
Curing with Cake!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

2 more days!!!!

Curing with Cake!

Saturday, February 14, 2009


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Monday, February 9, 2009

More FAQ's

I went to a birthday party this weekend and there were 3 chef's there that all had questions about Let's Eat Cake! so I thought adding these questions to the list of FAQ's might be a good idea:

  • You do need to cut and serve your own cake, the cake that you are serving to the the judges and the general public will need to be cut and served by you - you can do this in advance, however, keep in mind that if guests have questions they might want or need to ask you. They might want to hire you, so having business cards might be a good idea. Although when they arrive we will be providing a legend with your basic information.
  • You will need to provide your own knife and cake server. However, if needed we will supply cup cake liners for you to serve your cake on.
  • We will be suppling forks for all of the guests.
  • Your cake display table is 66", that is a BIG table!!!! Normally that table would seat 8-10 people! So be prepared to make your cake really pop on that big table. That is also the cake that your pieces of cake will be served on/from - and you'll have a 6' banquet table behind your cake it will look like this { | O} the guests will walk in front of the "O" {round table} and your serving station, will be behind the round.
  • You don't need to decorate the banquet table, only the round table. You can decorate your round display table from 3-4 while you are setting up your cake.
  • Your table must be fully decorated by 4PM without any indication as to who made the cake.
  • At 5PM you will be allowed back in to place any information about yourself or your bakery on the table. At roughly 5:15 we will be allowing in VIP's to start the event!
  • If you are donating a cake for the auction, please make sure you turn that in with you upon signing in for the event.
  • Sign in starts at 2:30, you can bring all of your cake supplies in at that time, but cannot set anything in the ballroom until 3PM.
As more questions come up, I will be sure to post them here on the blog!

See you next week!


Curing with Cake!


Only 8 days to go!!! WOW!!!
Get your tickets now!! Lets Eat Cake!
Curing with Cake,

Sunday, February 1, 2009


Our event is coming up so quickly!

So many questions have come up, I'd like to address a few, and if you have any more questions that I don't answer here, please email me at melissa {at} masterpieceweddings {dot} net

How big is my table, what is the set up like?

You as a baker {either amatuer or pro} will have a 66" table to display your dummy cake to the judges and the general public. You will also have a banquet table behind you, a 6 foot standard banquet table. Each table will have standard linens.

If you'd like to have something "pretty" or "colorful" you'd have to bring you own.

How many servings of cake will I need? Can I serve the judges what I am serving the general public?

You will need 200 small servings of cake for the general public. There will be 4 judges in each category, both professional and amatuer. I would recommend serving something "prettier" to the judges, with an explaination of what they are eating. For example: Chocolate Cake with Cherry Moose filling

How should I serve my cake to the general public?

We are going to provide standard cake plates for the each baker, along with a fork for each guest. If you would prefer to prepare head, and slice your cake in advance. You may do so, and decide not to utlize what we provide.

What time can I arrive for check in and set up?

Baker's check in is a t 2:30, you can arrive starting at 2:30, but must be setting up your cake no later than 3:15, and be done no later than 4PM. There will be a strict time limit on this. At 4PM you will be asked to leave the Main Ball Room, and you can re-enter at 5PM to adorn your table with your business cards, and whatever else you'd like.

Please remember that nothing that signifies your business may be allowed on your table until after the judging.

Can I make the cakes for the judges prettier than the cakes for the general public?

Yes, you most certainly can! There will be 4 judges. So plan accordingly.

Can I bring an assitant to help me set up the cake?

Yes, you can bring 1 person to help you set up the cake. However any other family members or friends, must pay the entry fee of $25 in advance or $35 at the door.

I'd rather do mini cup cakes for the tasting, is that okay?

Yes, you can do whatever you'd like for the tasting, as long as you have enough for everyone.

I'd still like to donate a cake to the auction, can I?

YES! Bring the cake with you to the event, and we'll handle late cake auction entrants.

See you there!!

Cake by: KB Kakes

Curing wtih Cake!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

In a Store Near You!

Thank you Unique Designs for the super fun poster!

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Monday, January 19, 2009

Deadline Extension!!!

This announcement makes me as happy as this birthday cake did!!! {Thanks Maria for my super cool cake!}

We have extended our deadline for Professional Bakers! The new deadline is February 1st! So get your registrations in ASAP!!!!

With our super cool new judge...see below... we are getting slews of emails. So get your reservation in now!

Curing with Cake!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Celebrity Judge

Do you recongnize her??? That's Kerry Vincent most recently known for her judging Food Network Challenge....

Well, I just hung up the phone with her, and she is going to Judge Let's Eat Cake! - so now you are either thinking one of two things...

1. I want to compete!!! {so what are you waiting for! turn in your forms - the deadline is the end of the month!!!!}

2. I don't want to compete!!! {Don't be a baby.... it's for charity, and she's really an wonderfully, sweet and humble person..... don't believe what you've heard!!!}

I honestly, am just thrilled to death, and now my dream is complete!!! Thank you to Kerry for taking the time out of your crazy busy schedule and moving thngs around for us!

PS - I am still working on the numbers for the Blogging for Bucks/Make Melissa Pay results...should have them later today!

Curing with Cake!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Judge Anita

I am so excited to announce this next Judge! Anita Boeth, has been a friend of mine for more years that I can count! She is an amazing Wedding Consultant and a dear, dear friend. She has seen a bazillion wedding cakes, and tasted just as many! Her expertise will be appreciated!

Anita Boeth, owner of Boeth Productions Wedding and Event Planning joined the wedding industry in 1992 as a florist while completing her degree in Hospitality Administration with an emphasis in Event Management from Florida State University. She has worked in the wedding business as a catering manager, wedding sales manager and bridal registry coordinator. She has planned many celebrity weddings in Florida, The Virgin Islands and throughout the country. In 2007 she co-founded Wedding Planners International where she mentors aspiring planners in their quest to start a successful career.

Anita has been published in Industry Magazine, The Knot Magazine and served as a coordinator for The Knot’s Annual Vendor Appreciation Party.

Despite her success she considers her greatest accomplishment as being a mom to two beautiful sons, ages 5 and 1 ½. Anita recently retired to be a stay at home mom.

Curing with Cake!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Black Friday!

As you are thinking about gift giving this holiday season, if you need something, and intead of socks - please make a small donation to Let's Eat Cake! And we'll give 100% of your donation to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital!

And you'll recieve a beautiful card to give to your favorite person!

Makes great stocking stuffers, or the perfect gift!

Curing with Cake!

{No Minimum Donation Required}

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

We are Rockin'!

Gosh things are coming along!

I am here again, pleading for you help! Thank you so much for all of your who gave during our matching offer, MasterPiece Weddings met your challenge with open arms and we gave more than $300 of our own money to meet your donations! Thank you!!!

This time with the Holidays fast approaching I have a great gift idea for you!

Support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital by making a $10 donation and receive a St. Jude tie with 100% of the net proceeds to benefit St. Jude.

Their beautiful Christmas Ties! There are 3 designs, The ChrisMoose Tie, A Tie-Die Tie, and The all Occassions Tie!

{Three ties, Tie Die, ChrisMoose, and All Occassions}

For the cousin you always buy a tie for, your Father, your Grandfather, Husband, Son, Cousin...Friend, Boss, Neighbor...and it's for a great cause!

A close up of each:


{All Occasions}

{Tie Die}
If you are interested in receiving a tie, just send a check or donate on the right side of the screen and in the details section let me know which tie you'd like.
Curing with Cake!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Newest Sponsor!

We'd like to thank Baby Lifestyles for being our newest Silver Sponsor!!! 

Their support has been amazing! Please take a moment to visit there site, and if you are in South Florida, take a moment and visit their store in Boca Raton!

{if you are interested in being a Sponsor, please email me at melissa {at} masterpieceweddings {dot} net, or check out of Sponsorship Levels}

Curing with Cake! 

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Judge Ludwig!

We still aren't done introducing our judges, we have some fantastic judges left to introduce you to. Ludwig Gross is a fantastic Pastry Chef, and has made many-a-cake for me and my family. He has such a beautiful history making cakes for dignitaries, and celebrities alike. We are so blessed to have him on our team!

{Jackie Gleason, Ludwig Gross, and Former President Ford}

Ludwig W. Gross, a native and formal graduate of the pastry arts school in Munich, Germany is an amazing executive pastry chef for more than 48 years. He worked in many famous hotels in Germany, Switzerland, Miami and Hollywood, FL. His experiences include specialty occasion cakes for celebrities and political figures such as Jackie Gleason and President Ford. Ludwig has retired recently and is excited to dedicate his time to "Let's Eat Cake!" to benefit the children at St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital!

Curing with Cake,

Friday, October 3, 2008

Support the Cause!

A big huge thanks for everyone who's supporting Let's Eat Cake! I have another challenge for you, but this one's easy!

I am challenging you to donate $1 to Let's Eat Cake! Just $1... seriously a single dollar! Donate $1 to Let's Eat Cake! And I'll send you a Christmas Card... donate $2 and I'll send you 2 Christmas Cards... but if everyone who reads this blog everyday donated $1, the price of anything on the Value Menu - we'd have over $500!!!

Please just a buck - to help cure cancer in kids!

{You can donate on the right side of the blog, or send your donations to our office}

Curing with Cake,

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Photography Prize

Gina Leigh Photography has donated a Photography Portrait Session" valued at $250, including an 11x14 mounted printed, valued at $95 - for one of the lucky winners of Let's Eat Cake! use it for Head Shots, Photographs of your family.... whatever your little heart desires!!!
How awesome is that! Thank you Gina!!!

Curing with Cake!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Holy Horses!!

Golden Ocala has donated a $5100 Social Membership to one of the winners of Let's Eat Cake!!!! I am so beyond thrilled!

Thank You Golden Ocala for helping us Cure Cancer with Cake!

And I still have a few more Christmas Cards to mail to you! So please keep those generous donations coming!

Curing with Cake,

Friday, September 12, 2008

You can Help!

I am feeling empowered today! And I am going to pass that on to you!

These kids need our help! We have strength in numbers, and you can help. Stop what you are doing and click the "Chip In" icon on the right - and make a donation.

The next 10 people to make donations of $25 or more will receive a box of Christmas Cards drawn by a St. Jude Children's Research Hosptial Patient - Margaret Lee! And they are stinkin' adorable!!

Please help those who need you! And $25 is less than it would cost you to go out to dinner tonight, can you forgo that one night to help kids fight cancer? I think you can!

We'll send you a Tax Deduction Reciept, and 100% of whatever you donate is going to St. Jude to help the kids!

Curing with Cake,

Monday, September 8, 2008

Thanks Michaels!

We must thank Michael's for a $100 Shopping Spree that Kristin and I got to go on today! The Amateur Winner will be the happy recipient of our splurge! We had such a great time shopping for your prizes!

These are some of the items we got for you:
Fondant Smoothers, and
Four Cake Pans, and
a fondant roller....
There's still more to come!
If you'd like to compete in our Wedding Cake Competition, let us know, there's still room for you!

Curing with Cake,

Monday, September 1, 2008

Got Milk!

For everyone in attendance, Organic Valley has donated Organic milk to drink with your cake! Thank you so much Organic Valley! It means the world to us that you provide such a delicious and heathful product, and you are sharing it with us!

Curing with Cake,

Friday, August 29, 2008


Let's Eat Cake! has a webiste!!!
Check out: Let's Eat Cake! {}

A big Thank you to

Curing with Cake,


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