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

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!

Pots and Pans!

Who doesn't need some new pots and pans! I know I've scratched all the non-stick stuff off of mine... Thank you Onieda for the pots and pans!
I'd love to have some baking pans to give away, is there anyone out there that could donate those??? Let me know melissa {at}
Curing with Cake,

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Another Fun Prize

My favorite kitchen tool, and I know that someone will love this!!! How fun is this 5-Quart Mixer!!!!

Thank you Con-Air!!!

If you'd like to donate a prize to Let's Eat Cake! please let me know, melissa {at}

Curing with Cake,

Monday, August 11, 2008

Prize Week!!!

This week we are going to show you some of the great prizes that the winners of Let's Eat Cake! will win!

One of my favorite prizes!!! I would have waited for last to tell you about it, but I can't wait!!!

A 4 day, 3 night all expenses paid trip to the Sandals of your choice! The Luxury Included® Vacation! Currently, there are 12 Sandals properties located in Jamaica, Antigua, St. Lucia and The Bahamas.
Each offers stunning beachfront locations; a choice of à la carte restaurants, from white-glove dining to barefoot elegance; all premium brand wine and spirits, including an exclusive partnership with California’s legendary Beringer Vineyards; luxurious accommodations in a range of categories; unrivaled watersports including the Caribbean’s largest PADI certification program; Butler Service for truly indulgent pampering; Preston Bailey Signature WeddingMoons® and signature Red Lane® Spas, with services and treatments inspired by the region.

If you'd like to make a financial or prize donation to Let's Eat Cake! please let me know!

Curing with Cake,

Friday, August 8, 2008

Judge Matthews!

So, our newest member of the Judging Panel for Let's Eat Cake! Is Shane Matthews, formally with the Buffalo Bills and Washington Redskins!

You are thinking, "What does a Jock, know about cake?" Well, Shane knows what tastes good, and is generous on the advice, and happens to be a pretty good judge of perfection... so with that said... and his love of cake - he's in!

Shane is so excited about Let's Eat Cake! and helping the kids, with his big heart, I am so happy to welcome him to the Cake Family!

Curing with Cake,

PS- Ladies, he is way handsomer in person... but that was the best picture I coud find!!!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Judge Paige!

I am thrilled to annouce Paige Beck as a judge for Let's Eat Cake! she is an avid baker, was a finalist in the US Chef's Open, has taken many decorating class, and just plain loves cake! {that's the main ingredient we are looking for in our judges} Paige is our local foodie, any segment on our local news WCJB {our local ABC Affiliate} she is all about!

Paige is a Gainesville local, and she is thrilled to be a judge for Let's Eat Cake! I think I am just as thrilled to have her on board!

Curing with Cake,

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Curing with Cake!

This is my new motto! We are Curing Cancer with Cake! So exciting isn't it!

Speaking of exciting - be on the lookout for an email with Let's Eat Cake! updates, including a website that I am working desperately on doing {myself} I might add...

Our Save The Dates are going out and in the coming weeks, and we have another exciting judge joining the Let's Eat Cake Family! {I'll announce that tomorrow}

Let's Eat Cake!

Curing with Cake,

Monday, August 4, 2008

Dreams and Fears

I was hesitant to post this… it’s something I hold near and dear to my heart – but it’s also part of who I am, and part of why I am planning this fundraiser for this cause.

A little known fact, that I don't normally share about myself, is that I myself am a cancer survivor. I was diagnosed a little over 3 years ago with Cervical Cancer {non-HPV} it was caught fairly early, but when you hear that “C” word, you think so many things. I don’t think I spent much time wallowing, I live my life, regardless or what’s thrown at me. I never stopped working – ever. I don’t think I was scared until the day of surgery…and eventually, that surgery and a few treatments, I have been cancer free for 3 years 5 months.

As an adult you have fears and dreams and goals, as a child you just dream. Children don’t necessarily comprehend the fight and fear that I was faced with. Their parents do. That is why a lot of these kids go to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Because these kids were diagnosed with cancer. A Cancer they can’t just dream away.

My treatment was fully covered by my insurance. I was blessed!

These kids don’t have those blessings. I am asking you to help these kids dream, and grow. Live life, so that one day they have the life that we now have. Lots of people are blessed with healthy children {my family included} but unfortunately lots of families blessed with children that become unhealthy. That’s why St. Jude’s is such a blessing.

Help me, help these kids be cancer free. With Cake!

{Update: In my outpouring of emotions, I mis-spoke, St. Jude's isn't just for those without insurance, its for those that rack up expenses that insurance doesn't cover, or won't cover enough of as well.}

{Sources: colored birds, pink china, Sherbet scroll cake, White flowers with black dots, Purple flower, Birds on top, blue bubbles, Pink and red flower, twigs and bird, } Thank you Christina for the last 3 amazing cake boards!!!

Friday, August 1, 2008


It can be a daunting task planning an event with a goal of $50,000 – so I decided to break it down into numbers I can wrap my head around.

It costs $30 for St. Jude’s to Inoculate kids. That mean that if 50 people donated $30, we’d be $1500 closer to our goal!

It costs $150 for St. Jude’s to provide respiratory therapy to one child.

And $200 for Professional Fee’s for an initial work-up.

These numbers are small, our goal is large, but remembering that every penny helps is important!

And also remember that eighty-six cents of every dollar that St. Jude’s raises goes directly to research and health care services is important!

Thank you for doing what you can to help the kids and families that needs us!

And remember you can donate right here, by clicking the Chip In! Link on the right, or mailing donations to our headquarters! (Super Easy!!!)

{Sources: white bows, yellow daisy, pick dots, Pink flower cake, bright floral, White cake with light green flowers, blue swirl flower, love, yellow pendant, }


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