Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Surpassed 600 "likes"!

Hello fellow cake lovers!
I'm super excited to announce that my Dazzle Cakes Facebook page just surpassed 600 likes!  Thank you for continuing to support my little business and for spreading the word throughout Northern Virginia.  I feel honored to be able to contribute to so many different special occasions...birthdays, anniversaries, baby showers, graduations, baptisms, First Communions...thank you so much for inviting me to play a part in these memorable events!
2017 has gotten off to a great start - I can only hope that the second half of the year is just as exciting!
-Rachel :)

Friday, July 10, 2015


Hi folks,
Just posting a quick update, since I primarily use Facebook to advertise my cakes and rarely post to this blog anymore.  If you haven't "liked" my Facebook page, head on over there and do it so you can see photos of all the cakes I make!  I've been busy as usual, and one of my favorite parts of this business is meeting new people in my community.  (And even people outside my community - thanks for spreading the word, folks!)  Have an awesome summer!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Cupcake Drive-Thru!

Place your orders now for my first ever "Cupcake Drive-Thru" event this Saturday, September 20, from 9-11AM!  Two cupcake flavors will be available: Caramel Apple and S'mores.  $3 each or $15 for 6.  Sign up using this link:


Tell your friends!  Share the cupcake love! :)

Monday, January 6, 2014

Good News and Bad News

The Good News:

My business has grown like crazy since the first days of Dazzle Cakes, and I've been making more cakes than I ever thought I would.  I have really enjoyed being able to create custom cakes for the same loyal clients for a number of years now.  And as word of my business has spread, I've had the opportunity to meet lots of new people in the community and to make many cakes for their special occasions too.

Now the Bad News:

Since I'm a one-woman business and there are only 24 hours a day (much to my dismay), there is a limit to the number of cakes I can make.  (Also, I work 20 hours a week as a preschool teacher and at home I have a husband and three children to take care of.)  Unfortunately, this means that I can't accept every single cake order that I receive.  Which means that I have to say "no" to more cakes than I'd like. :(

So the moral of the story is....

If you really want me to make your cake, contact me as early as you can!  I can only make 3-4 cakes each week, and my calendar books up fast.  Please don't wait until the last minute!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Yes, I am still here and still making tons of cakes! :)

My daughter pointed out that the date of my last blog entry was in January.  I apologize for not keeping up with the blog, but I've been too busy baking and decorating oodles of awesome cakes! :)  However, I update my Facebook page on a weekly basis (because I can do it from my phone), so if you want to see what I've been up to, log on to Facebook and search for "Dazzle Cakes by Rachel."  Latest count is 251 "likes"...will you be number 252?????

Friday, January 4, 2013

2012 Cake Tally

Holy smokes!  Just counted up all the cake orders I had in 2012 and the grand total was......

(drum roll please....)


And that's only the paid orders - the number doesn't include all the cakes and cupcakes I made for vendor's nights, school fun fairs and silent auctions, and various fundraisers that I donated products to.   I just realized that it also doesn't include orders for my monthly specials.

Anyway...let's see if I can beat this record in 2013! :)

A few recent cakes