Whoo! This is 35 you guys! It also marks the 5th anniversary of this sweet little business of mine being totally “official”!

I have shared the history of how this little venture came to be, but never in a million years did I believe or dream that it would be what it is today and I’m just so incredibly excited for what is to come. I am also SO thankful to all of you who have followed along in this journey of dessert making: from the crappy little boxed cake and canned frosting cakes I created for my daughter’s birthdays to the temperamental macarons, detailed sugar cookies and over-the-top cakes..I wouldn’t be where I am today if it weren’t for the requests and the interest that you’ve had in having a “Cake Mama” treat be a part of your special day. To think that I’ve continuously made cakes for over 10 years is really something to take a moment and marvel at. I have always been known as the “Jill-of-all-trades” but I never thought that baking would be one of the passions that would take me to this very moment in life.

I have thought for months and months how I was going to celebrate a monumental birthday and business anniversary…hello?! I’m in my MID-THIRTIES NOW. (I still think I’m 25 LOL) I thought about having a party, but my anxiety immediately set in and the first thing I could think of was, “what if nobody wants to come?” LOL. Soooo, scrap that idea..LOL. I thought about hosting a pop-up shop with all of my favourite local vendors to come and celebrate, but then I thought it was a huge undertaking that I was scared I couldn’t pull off. Finally I thought, what about taking a moment to feature a few of my favourite local businesses that creates products that I absolutely love and in some way ties in to The Cake Mama? Well that worked out beautifully!! I have curated 4 different local businesses who have graciously put together a lovely package to giveaway! Who is the fifth you ask? Well, ME of course!!

I thought I would kick off The Cake Mama’s 5 Days of Giveaways with a gift from none other than The Cake Mama herself! That’s right folks, I am giving away an 8″ statement cake, valued at approximately $100 to one of you!

Here’s how to enter:

  1. Follow @the.cake.mama on Instagram
  2. Screen shot your favorite cake from my Instagram account and repost it in your stories! (Don’t forget to tag me in the picture!) (Your account must be public or I can’t see your tag)
  3. Come back here and comment that you’re done!
  4. Winner will be announced on Saturday October 7, 2017 by 10pm
  5. Winner must be able to pick up the cake on November 3, 2017. Sorry, cake pick up date cannot be renegotiated.
  6. That’s it, good luck!!!

Thank you guys, from the bottom of my heart, so much for following along in this incredible journey. I am forever blessed! Happy Birthday indeed!!!

xo, Izabela