Saturday, February 22, 2014

Thursday, September 12, 2013

For My Mom!




Here's a Thank You cake I made for my mom to thank her for all the recent things she has done for me. Had this been some months ago I would have had neither the desire nor the time to do such a cake even for my own mother! Doing cakes had overwhelmed my life. I thought I had to work super super super extremely hard and over the top and produce a lot of cakes in order to pay my bills. I started to look for the cakes to supply all my needs instead of God to supply all my needs and I was burnt out and stressed. Than I rededicated my life to God and took Matthew 6:33 to heart and seeked God. I went from doing 3 to 7 cakes a week to about 1 every other week. For 1 1/2 months I had no orders at all by still was able to survive and I didn't even have to borrow money. God just started making ways and my money just seemed to b enough. All this while still giving my 10% back to God. I also learned the difference between God supplying all my needs opposed to my wants. He really does care and life does not have to be as hard as we sometimes try to make it be when we cast all our cares upon him.

What or who are you looking to in order to supply all your needs? Is it God?

Recent Cakes!






Tuesday, March 26, 2013

But Why???????

So recently I posted on my CakedUp fan page some major changes I was making to my business. First, I will no longer be offering bartending services. Additionally, I will no longer offer x-rated adult cakes or cakes pertaining to drugs and alcohol. Second, starting in May, I will only be doing 1 cake order a week.The reason why I am cutting down the amount of cake orders is because this was how my life was going:

Cake: 80%
Work: 15%
Noelle: 3%
God: 2%

HUH??!! Really! That's how you were living for almost 3 years? Sadly, yes. Now I am spending time with God day and night! Noelle and I have had the best 2 weekends in a long time because I already have started cutting down my cake orders. Yes I need the cake orders to take care of some things, but all I can think about is Matthew 6:33:

 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

Now before I get to why I am no longer doing the bartending and adult x-rated cakes, you would not believe the opposition I received for making these decisions from several friends and associates.  "Oh, well, what about your business. Do you think that will be good?" " You're going to lose all your customers!" "What kind of cakes are you going to make now??" Seriously! Is that what's important to you guys? Me making naughty cakes and serving alcohol so I can keep clientele? Well let me explain how I feel about the situation.

I can finally admit to myself that I have been living a lie. I say this because for so many years I thought I was living the right way. That I was a Christian and that I was saved. Boy was I wrong. You see, when you go to church and go up to the alter when they do the alter call and than go to the back and repeat after them a few scriptures from the bible, than later on get baptized,  some folks have you believing that you're OK! That you are saved from HELL and you can go on living your life the way you were in SIN until you die. Than you will go to heaven. No my friend. That is just the start. Jesus said to come as you are, not stay as you are. When you accept Jesus into your heart as in Roman 10:9-10

If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.

 you are inviting Jesus into your life so that he can cleanse you of your sins and you can become a new person in him. You become a new person by dying to your sins. That doesn't mean to continue to lie, cheat, commit adultery, steal, be rude and so on and so on! You must stop these things. For it is written in Romans 6:1-4:


What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life

By living a new life, you start to hate the same things that God hates, and that is sin! You see, God is a holy loving God. Because he is holy, he hates what is not and that is SIN. Yes, God does hate sin! Just because he is a God of love, doesn't mean that you can continue in sin without repenting and changing your way of life. Don't you know that you will be judged for every sin that you commit unless you repent? If you don't know, repent means to change your mind, to feel regret. You must change your mindset of thinking.

Jesus did say in Matthew 7:21-23:

21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’

Do you understand what that means? Although you think you are right with God, if you do not stop sinning and obtain an intimate relationship with God through Jesus Christ, all that you have done on earth will mean nothing come judgement day.

So you're probably wondering why am I putting all of this GOD stuff on my business page right? Well, if you know about CakedUp, you will know that I OFFERED (noticed the "ed" on the end meaning as in no more) bartending services. What is the first thing that you see after the logo when you first get on my webpage? A bible verse right? So you're telling me, I had the nerve to ask God to prosper the work of my hands while I got people drunk at parties as they smoked weed, curse, fight, dance vulgarly and than some more! ARE YOU SERIOUS!! I'm trying to tell you, I really thought I was doing the right thing! GOD HATES SIN. Therefore I too must hate sin. After I started to commit myself to spending time with God, he than started revealing more and more of my so called "Christian walking with God lifestyle." Another example is on one Halloween I dressed up as a zombie prostitute, and I thought that was funny!!! That is not funny. Do you know how ashamed I would have been on judgement day if I didn't repent of that?Let me also add that that occurred after I had been baptized..TWICE!!! You see, if you are truly saved, you would not have the desire to do any of those things. It would disgust you just like it disgusts God. Now don't get me wrong, you will not be prefect once you become saved. No one is perfect but God. However, you won't do silly little things like dress up like a zombie prostitute, or go to clubs and get drunk and think it's okay.

Another reason why I choose to put this on my "business" page is because I get at least 50 visits a day. So if I am able to win at least 1 person over to God and loss some potential customers at the same time, so be it. I am not here to be the best cake artist in the world and make a billion of dollars and for everyone to talk about how great my cakes are. No! I am here to preach the gospel of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ so that others may have the opportunity to truly know what it is to be a christian and have a relationship with God. WHO DO YOU THINK GAVE ME THIS TALENT ANYWAY!!!! HE DESIRES THE GLORY!!!

I have a lot of work to do. I started with apologizing to people that I may have hurt and than repenting of that sin to God. If you personally know me, you would know that I have horrible communication skills and I can be very rude when speaking to others. It's amazing how God put the people I needed to apologize to right in my path. I learned something from apologizing too. If you don't, the people you hurt may very well still continue to see you as the person you use to be. However, if you go and ask for their forgiveness, you let God take it from there. He did for me. He will for you as well.

So this is where I am right now. Trying to gain a personal and intimate relationship with God through Jesus. I am currently reading Pink Lips & Empty Hearts by Heather Lindsay and I have to say, that this book has completely changed my life. I thank God for having mercy on me and giving me another chance. He will do the same for you. Just cry out to him...again..and again...and again. He'll be there with open arms.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

I'm Gonna be a Vendooorrrrrr!!!!!




So I'm finally going to be apart of a vendor expo!!! On Sunday, April 28 from 1pm to 5pm at the Holiday Inn in College Park, I will be one of the many great vendors of the 4th Annual Pretty and Pampered Spring Expo! There I will be selling all sorts of cupcakes and cake pops. There will be a whole lot of other vendors there as well!

In honor of my FIRST vendor expo, I will be giving away 4 free cupcakes to anyone that purchases a ticket through the following link (Spring Expo) and mentions "CakedUp" in the comment box. Or you can purchase a ticket from me! I'm located in Waldorf, MD. Please come out to support me along with all the other vendors.  I hope to see you there!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Cakes so Far...

Here are some of the cakes, cupcakes, cookies and cake pops I've done for 2013 so far: