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

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,

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Not too late....

I received a phone call yesterday from a baker, asking if it was too late to enter a cake - NO WAY! Bring them on! We need all of the bakers we can get, this competition won't be a competition with out cake!

If you've just had a chance to take a peek at the Save The Date, and want to enter a cake, and help the kids, please do!!

Here is the Baker's Registration Form:
{click to enlarge}
If you'd like the Rules and Regulations, let me know, I can send those to you via email or fax.

Curing with Cake,

Monday, August 25, 2008

Link Love!

There has been so much support surrounding this event, and I cannot thank everyone enough! Our meter keeps ticking it's way up, more like creeping, but it'll get there. I have faith!

I wanted to thank those blogger's who have been spreading the word, feel free to stop by and take a peek at their blogs, they all rock in my book!

Baby LifeStyles
BareFoot Star Gazer Bride
Chicken and the Egg
Blissful Bride
Lucky Me!
Pearl Events
Cocktails and Details
Life is like Champagne
Friendship Alley
Hostess with the Mostess
Our Wedding Plus
Southern Weddings
Howerton Wooten Events
Powers Photography
Blush Events
Kara Pennington Photography
With This Ring…
Elizabeth Ann Designs
Celebrate the Event!
Allure Event Consulting
Unique Designs
Happy Tiers

I am sure there are more! If I missed you, I am so so sorry, please email me and I'll add you right away!!!

More huge news, right around the corner, stay tuned!

Curing with Cake,

{sources: 1st Cake, 2nd Cake, 3rd Cake, 4th Cake, 5th Cake, 6th Cake, 7th Cake, 8th Cake, 9th Cake}

Thursday, August 21, 2008

It takes Bliss!

How beautiful are these! Our Save the Dates are making their World Wide Web debut today! Blog World, meet our Save the Dates, aren't they a beauty! Lucky Designs did such a great job!

Amanda from Blissful Bride came by my home to help address them all, and we had a little help from Bellini. Just thought I'd share how much love went into these babies!

Thanks for the great response too! I am so excited from all of the bakers I've heard from wanting to compete!

{here's some more of the action}

PS- Check out our Let's Eat Cake interview on Powers Photography's Blog!

Curing with Cake,

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


On the right hand side of the screen you will see a new addition, our Total Fundraising Thermometer. As donations come in, either big or small, either Palpal, Credit Card, Sponsorship, Cash or Change, our thermometer will grow!

fundraiser ideas

Please help us meet our $50,000 goal! If you can send in $5, $10, $25, $50 or $1,000, each little bit helps!

If every person that reads this blog sends in just $10, we'd be at $5,500!

If every person that reads this blog sends in just $25, we'd be at $13,750!!!!!

We have strength in numbers!

Curing with Cake!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Save The Date!

Our totally-amazing-incredibly-fun-and-breathtaking Save the Dates {courtesy of Lucky Designs} went out today, if you are interested in participating and don't receive your Save the Date this week, please email me - I'll get it out to you right away!

I can be reached at melissa {at} masterpieceweddings {dot} net

{Image Source: Hostess With the Mostess}

Curing with Cake,

**Please note child pictured is not a representation of a patient of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital**

Monday, August 18, 2008

Thank YOU!

Dear Let's Eat Cake Readers,

We are six months away from our Cake Competition- and already your support has brought me to tears. So many of you have blogged about our event, from my Wedding Blogger Friends (a list to follow), and Blogging Brides (a list to follow), and new friends that have found us from those blogs.

How can I thank you all! Whether it's been a monetary donation, or an offer to help us on the day of our event, bakers that are ready to sign up for the competition, helping us with our wish list, sending prizes, I just can't even begin to express my appreciation! Honestly.

We have a long way to go, but I know with your continued support, we are going to get there, I don't doubt that for even a second.

So thank you, really Thank You!

Curing with Cake,

Friday, August 15, 2008

More Prizes!

Thank you Olive Garden for your generous donations of tons of Gift Certificates!!!

Any other resturants want to donate some gift certificates? Let me know at Melissa {at} masterpieceweddings {dot} net.

There are so many amazing other prizes forthcoming!!!

Curing with Cake,

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Who We Are Helping!

The other day I was on my way home, and when I got into the car there was this commercial on the radio that brought tears to my eyes about children being the future - as I sat there sobbing, the tag line came up that said "Helping St. Jude's..." curing childhood diseases.

I knew I was doing the right thing, right then and there.

This is a picture of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, on of my of my favorite brides, Michelle's nephew who was treated at St. Jude. Her cousin Ben Barcklay was diagnosed with brain cancer at 8 years old. This meant surgery, chemo, blood and bone marrow transfusions and radiation.

He and his mom lived at St Jude (and the Target House) for 2 years. St Jude's paid for everything and even flew Ben's dad and sister from California to visit every month.

He was on Oprah and the Today show and was featured in Redbook, so if you feel the need for a good cry, look him up.

It should be pointed out that St Jude isn't just for families without insurance. My cousins have insurance... it just wont pay the bills that rack up over 2 years of treatment AND travel AND living there while getting treatment.

Curing with Cake,

{Information taken directly from Michelle's comment on a previous post}

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Thank you Satin Ice!!

The winner of Let's Eat Cake! will recieve an entire year's worth of Fondant! The best fondant on the market!!!  Satin Ice Rolled Fondant, I think it tastes like Marshmellows.
A Year's Worth of Fondant, Fondant for a Year, 12 months of fondant!!! I am so excited, really excited! Aren't you?

And, since everyone who is entering is really a winner in our book, Satin Fine Foods is also donating 5lbs of Fondant to every entrant to use on their cakes!

Six Months to go!

Curing with Cake!


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