I’ve always loved art…ANYTHING involving art. As a kid, I would sketch just about everything I saw, just to see how “real” I could make it look. My bedroom door was covered with my sketches (well, in the spots that Joey McIntyre didn’t occupy, anyway).
Not exactly sure what to do with that “love”, I gave it up for a while and went on to college for an Elementary Education degree. After teaching 6th grade for three years, I stayed home to have and raise my four beautiful babies… who are babies NO longer! (I can NOT be that old. Not possible.)
A few years ago, I decided to try my hand at decorating a cake for my niece’s birthday… I thought it might be fun to make her something special. I got myself onto YouTube to hunt down the buttercream and fondant basics.
I was so proud of my sad, strange little cake that I guilted my family into traveling through a snow storm just to come and celebrate the party that we almost canceled! (Ok, that makes me look kind of pathetic. Whatev. I’d do it again.)
Little did I know how absolutely addicting cake decorating is! From that day forward, I just couldn’t stop.
I loved trying out new ideas and techniques I’d researched, and baking up new and delicious recipes. I was continuously making cakes and cupcakes for family, friends, and acquaintances. And, not long after, I decided to take a leap of faith and launch a little cake company called McGreevy Cakes. (So I’d have a good, solid excuse to have fun… and spend a li’l bit o’ money on tools, of course. )
It’s been so ridiculously cool to see my cakes published in Cake Masters, Cake Central, Sweet!, and Cake Geek Magazines… and to have one of my very own grace the cover of American Cake Decorating Magazine! (Whaaa ??) I’ve filmed a class for CakeMade, and one for Paul Bradford Sugarcraft School, and in March of 2014, I was invited to Sydney to teach at the Cake Bake & Sweets Show as an international sugar artist.
I have class videos available for purchase here on my site, and I also run a Facebook page and a YouTube channel, filled with several free video tutorials, all on the art of cake decorating.
Also, throughout these past few years, I have discovered that I love making cakes for kids who are struggling or have struggled…whether because of a tragedy in their lives or just from a debilitating illness. As a result, I have launched a program called McGreevy Cakes With Love. I design and donate cakes to special children in need of a smile. So when you see one of these special heart logos posted on one of my cake photos, you’ll know it has been donated to a special sweetie.
It has been a crazy adventure, and I am blessed to have so many of you hanging out with me on my cake escapades!
And it is TRULY my pleasure to pass on a little of what I’ve learned along the way! Xx
If you’d like to contact me, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’d like to see some sneak peeks of my cakes as they are being created, “like” my McGreevy Cakes facebook page and stay up to date with daily postings.