Wednesday, November 18, 2009


November 14, 2009 Contact:Linda
Phone:615 972.9114


If you're in the market for a one of a kind, creative gift you can't go wrong checking out Gift Cakes by Linda! Her Diaper and Towel Cakes cover every possible Special Event you can think of with a new distrinct, very attractive twist!

From Birthdays to Retirements to Weddings, Christenings & Showers of every kind, she can tailor an elegant centerpiece sure to appeal to the most demanding customer!

Gift Cakes by Linda has practically reinvented the field of centerpiece design with a special blend of items and materials you won't find elsewhere. There's practically no occasion that wouldn't be enhanced by the originality as Linda's pieces have taken a major leap from your typical gift basket!

Affordably priced & easy shipping (Free to Nashville-Metro Area), you'll be pleased at what Linda can create for your own celebration! Your possibilities are virtually limitless: cheer up a lonely dorm student or patient, surprise a new home owner, make a graduation or recording artist release even more exciting! Name it - she'll glady lend her expertise!

A visit to Gift Cakes by Linda is time well spent! You could say the Best thing is that there are No Calories, just Unexpected Surprise & Pleasure!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Baby Showers: The Welcoming Committe

Finding out your pregnant is the best news of all. Well, second to hearing the grand proposal of a lifetime. After a successful wedding ceremony, hearing that your love has borne fruit is the icing on the cake.

For first time expecting mothers, it is a difficult and herculean task to search and look for all the right stuff and equipment the baby will need. Moms-to-be need to list down all the things the baby would need at the soonest possible time so that little by little, each item can already be purchased and readied for the baby's arrival. But there is another easy way to almost have it all, without getting too much headache over it.

The solution is to hold a baby shower party! The only headache mom-to-be would have is the menu she would have to prepare on that day and that is easier for her.Now the burden of searching and looking for baby stuff is passed on to the invitees. But another concern is raised. How will the baby shower go about? The best answer there is, is to have a theme that would guide the flow of the baby shower. There are several ways of choosing and deciding on a theme. Do you want it to be based on color? In case you already know the gender of the baby, pink or blue is used to universally represent a baby girl or a baby boy. Or baby items such as a pacifier or a baby bottle? How about character-themed baby shower such as the Sesame Street, Power Puff Girls, Dexter's Laboratory or the Looney Tunes?

It could also be a time-of-the-day baby shower whereby each invitee is tasked to bring something the baby would need or use during that time of the day. From suggests wonderful baby shower gift ideas such as a diaper cake, baby gift basket, a layette gift set, vital baby equipment, beautiful baby linen, a baby massage set, or a baby gift certificate.Each gift idea is unique.Diaper Cakes are very hot right now!

For the baby gift basket, some ideas they suggest is to create your own baby gift basket or go for the classical clothing baby gift basket where you can never go wrong. You can also go for monogrammed baby gift baskets, fun baby basket, mother and baby basket, gift basket for twins, or a pampering baby gift basket. They also have different suggestions for baby girl and baby boys. For the complete descriptions for each item, just visit their website and read on to find fantastic baby gift ideas.Once the baby shower is finished, take stock of what is already there and not. For those items still missing from your list, make the necessary arrangments to have it readily available once the baby arrives.

Just some last few tips for a successful baby shower: hold it four to six weeks before the due date, establish a theme, write down the guest list, set the tone and size of the baby shower, plan the games, plan the menu, create baby shower party favors, and last but not the least, set the time and location, if it will not be held in your residence. Remember, baby showers are a fun way to welcome the baby that would be coming soon enough.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Graduation Towel Cakes

Graduation Towel Cakes Are Here!!!
  These cakes were so fun to make.  Each cake includes essential survival items for the college-bound! As I have a daughter who will be attending Belmont University in the fall, I included some fundamentals I thought she as well as her friends might find helpful.  So far I have made cakes for graduates attending, Univ. of Tenn., Occidental College, Cal Poly, Lee University, and Univ. of Cal in Chico to name a few. Listed are the Ingredients for each towel cake.
Bath towel, hand towel, washcloth, popcorn, microwavable cup, toothpaste, toothbrush, laundry bag, hot chocolate, Stain-to-go,
pens, pencils, high liters, coffee packs, memo pad, Ramen Noodles, plush graduate animal, ribbon, bows and any color scheme or college you may have in mind.  Check out my website for more info and prices. Blessings, Linda


Friday, March 20, 2009

NHL Predator Hockey Team Towel Cake

     This is the towel cake I recently did for the Centennial High School athletic fund-raiser.  Our son plays hockey for his school team and the team was asked to provide a "basket" for the silent auction. Since the Predators are our Professional hockey team in the Nashville area, the choice was easy.  So now I guess I can add "Team towel cakes" to my menu.  Blessings, Linda

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Leopard towel cake for Silent Auction

This is a towel cake I just did today for a fundraiser at Centennial High School in Franklin, TN.  Our daughter is on the dance team and since each team at the school is responsible for a "gift basket" for the silent auction,  Coach Jeanne asked me to do a towel cake. And since Coach Jeanne is a leopard print fan what better idea than a cake using those colors and ideas?  It has bath, hand towels and a washcloth, lotion, candles, loofahs, cool earrings,body spray and lots of other fun items to pamper yourself with. There is even a black boa as part of the decor.  I would be happy to make this towel cake again sometime for anyone who asks. :) My next project is a hockey theme towel cake for the same silent auction. Yep, my son plays hockey.  LOL

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Dalmation/Fire Engine towel cake

A red towel set and a fire engine theme would make a darling gift for a new little one. There is a little plush dalmation puppy and matching arm rattle as well as a sippy cup, red fire truck, tub toys and link set to enjoy. This towel set would also make a cute centerpiece for a party table. Have a great day, Linda

Wedding Blessing Bridal Shower cake!

This Bridal shower towel cake was made to order for a very dear friend Nancy Ross in Brentwood, TN. I used 2 sets of white plush bath towels, hand towels and washcloths. In and around the cake are candles, ornaments,a lovely cross, a calla lily floral bouquet, candle holder, soaps, lotions, loofahs,candies, etc. Nancy was very happy with it as was the guest of honor the cake was for. . Blessings, Linda

New March Diaper Cakes!

These are some of the new diaper cakes I made recently and took to the craft show. And as usual they were each a lot of fun to create. Each diaper cake has 30 Pampers diapers as well as all the special baby items a new mother would appreciate such as bottles, bibs, booties, blankets, etc. Each cake has it's own special theme. Lion, Raggedy Ann, Butterfly and blue pony. I hope you enjoy loking at each one and again, please contact me if you would care to purchase one. Blessings, Linda

Saturday, March 7, 2009

First Craft Show

It has been awhile since I posted last. I did my first craft show today down in Spring Hill , TN It was at the Park and Rec. center and might I say what a beautiful facility that is! People seemed very interested in my towel and diaper cakes and I passed out a ton of business cards and took several orders. I made many new cakes for this event and will post pix of them soon. While it was a long day and I talked to so many nice people , I am whipped out! Blessings, Linda

Saturday, February 7, 2009

How I came to make diaper and towel cakes

  It is Saturday Feb. 7th and here in Franklin, TN it is a balmy 65 degrees outside.  Talk about a change in temperature!  A few days ago it was miserably cold and yet today it is wonderful.  And yet here I sit inside on my computer. :)  I did want to tell you a bit more about what I do and how I came upon this exciting new  venture making towel and diaper cakes.  A few months ago I helped with a baby shower for my dear friend Lisa's daughter .  I  included the idea of making a Diaper cake and found out not only did I love making it, people at the shower oohed and aahed over it.  So with along my family ,Lisa's and other friend's offering their encouragement,  here I am a few months later busy with a surprising amount of orders for towel and diaper cakes.  Barb Ireland from has also been an amazing support.  Her knowledge in all aspects of this business has been invaluable. Creating these cakes has honestly been an unexpected pleasure for me. I take pride in knowing that each and every one of my towel and diaper cakes are made personally by me with a careful eye on detail.  I am more than happy to offer free delivery to the Nashville metro area.  This does include the counties of Williamson, Davidson, Maury, Dickson, Rutherford, Robertson, Wilson and Sumner.  Thank you for reading this or at least skimming thru.  LOL  Blessings, Linda

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Neutral Diaper Cakes

These are 2-tier diaper cakes that could be for a baby boy or girl.  Everything in the cakes are yellow, green, white or orange.  Made using 35 premium diapers, plush toy, baby care products, etc.  If you are planning a baby shower, these cute creations would make a wonderful centerpiece. 

2-Tier Baby Boy Diaper Cakes

  I have a lot of blog entries today because I'm trying to get caught up with posting info about all the cakes I have done lately.  Pictured below are diaper cakes that would be unique but practical gifts for that precious new baby boy. Why not give a diaper cake rather than just a bag of diapers or a couple onesies? Yep, the new mom appreciates those gifts but this way you know she will be getting a variety of very useful gifts presented in a creative way. I truly love making these cakes Blessings, Linda

3-tier baby Boy Diaper cakes

This "Fuzzy the Bear" Diaper cake is so cute!  I  start getting ideas for my diaper  cakes by seeing a cute, plush stuffed animal that I will see and usually end up buying. LOL  This cake would also be adorable as a Centerpiece for a Little Baby Boy/Teddy Bear theme shower.  I truly do use only quality products for my cakes.  All of my diaper cakes come wrapped in a cellophane bag with a bow, ingredient card and ready to be presented to the new mom or mother-to-be!  I have free delivery to the Nashville metro area or my cakes  can be  shipped as well.  Contact me at
Blessings, Linda Horecka

"Fuzzy the Bear" Diaper Cake Ingredients
55  Huggies Diapers size 1-2
1 receiving blanket
1 baby bottle
1 bib
2 pacifiers
1 plush "Fuzzy the Bear" 
1 "Fuzzy the Bear" book
2 onesies
1 set travel size Johnson and Johnson baby care products
1 set lock- links toys
3 baby washcloths
2 pair baby socks
2 baby spoons
Ribbon and bows
price: $75.00

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Pink Flamingo Kitchen Towel Cake

    What can I say; I love Pink Flamingos!  Real or plastic, I think they are fun. :) Made using bright pink, lime green and black towels and accessories makes this a truly unique and cheerful towel cake.  This would be a fun gift to bring  to a bridal/couples shower,  wedding,  birthday party,or maybe a fun "thank you" gift . Ingredients of the cake and price are as follows:

4 coordinating kitchen towels 
4 dish clothes
1 coordinating oven mitt
1  metal decorative pink flamingo
1 set measuring spoons
5 coordinating kitchen utensils
2 magnet chip-clips
1 scented candle
Ribbon, bows and flowers.
price: $60.00

If you would like to purchase this or any of my other cakes , please email me at

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Ballerina Diaper Cake

My daughter Elise is 18 and has been a dancer since the age of 4.
With those special memories in mind, I just knew I wanted to create a "Dancer " theme cake.  This pink cake has many extra details, from the appliqued fleece blanket ,plush "Darly" the hippo, tulle bows, ballerina booties and a cute little dress-up tutu. And it is full of all those baby care items  the new mother is sure to appreciate. This diaper cake would also make a beautiful centerpiece at a Baby shower. Listed are all the special  ingredients in this cake as well as the price.

3 Tier "Darly" the Ballerina Diaper Cake

-Approx. 50 Huggies size 1-2 diapers
-1 plush Darly the hippo
-1 fleece appliqued blanket
-2 receiving blankets
-2 pacifiers
-1 bib
-1 baby bottle
-2 Onsies
-1 pink dress-up tutu
-1  travel size Johnson and Johnson baby care products
-1 rattle
-3 washcloth lollipops
-1 ballerina ornament
-1 pair ballerina booties 
-Tulle, Ribbon and Bows 
Price: $95.00

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Red and White Cherry Kitchen Towel Cake

Cherry towel cake Ingredients:
-4 Red and white kitchen towels
-4 dishcloths
-1 package pasta
-5 cooking utensils 

-2 chip-clip magnets
-1 set measuring spoons
-1 cherry magnet
-1 pot holder
coordinating ribbon and bows
price: $55.00

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Kitchen towel cakes


 Well here are my Kitchen towel cakes.  Again, I had so much fun creating them.  I want you to know I only use quality products in my cakes and I think they have turned out pretty well according to the reactions of people who have purchased them.  

Kitchen Towel Cake Ingredients:
4 Kitchen towels
4 dishcloths
5 cooking utensils  
1 measuring spoon set
1 pot holder
2 magnetic chips
Either 1 scented candle, pasta, coffee, or magnet
price $55.00

2 Tier purple Zebra Diaper cake

    I had a wonderful time making this cake.  Purple has always been one of my favorite colors. I remember when I was a little girl I wanted purple carpet for my room but had to settle for a purple bedspread.  Oh well. Below are the ingredients I used to put this fun cake together. I decorated the outside of the cake with many quality items a new mother can use but there are also hidden surprises inside.
Purple Zebra Diaper Cake
30 Pampers swaddlers, size 1-2
2 receiving blankets
1 baby bottle
1 onesie
1 pacifier
1 pacifier clip
1 set Johnson and Johnson travel size baby products
1 Purple and white plush Zebra
1 pair baby booties
2 washcloth lollipops
1 bib
1 purple and yellow daisy arm rattle
purple daisies
Ribbon and Tulle
Price: $ 50.00

Monday, January 12, 2009

Toddler Towel Cakes

Toddler Towel Cake
1   bath towel
1  hand towel
1 wash cloth
2 wash cloth lollipops
2 bathtub toys
1 sippy cup
1 plush toy
1 wooden cut-out
1 bib
ribbon and bows

White Roses wedding towel cake

White Roses Wedding Towel Cake

1 White bath towel
1 White Hand Towel
1 wash cloth
Bouquet of roses
small white roses, etc

Will customize color theme

Cherry Blossom Spa towel cake

I recently made this cake for a very dear friend in California who was recovering from surgery. She said it smelled so good she was just going to enjoy it sitting on her dresser and didn't want to take it apart yet.

Cherry-Blossom Spa Towel Cake
-1 white Bath towel
-1 white hand towel
-1 white washcloth
- 1 Jar of Cherry Blossom Body Butter
-1 bottle Cherry Blossom Body Lotion
-1 Cherry Blossom Hand Lotion
-3 Bath Fizzies
-2 Tea-Light candles
-1 Bath Loofa
Price $65.00

Yellow spa towel cake

Yellow Spa Towel Cake
-2 bath towels
-2 Hand towel
-2 wash cloths
-Body Butter
-Shower Gel
-Body Lotion
- 5 bath Fizzies
-3 scented Tea light candles
-Bath Poof
- 1 loffah
Flowers, ribbon and bows

Why buy a Towel Cake?

I loved the idea of that Towel cakes can be used or given for a wide a variety of occasions, Such as:
-Wedding gifts
-Bridal shower Centerpieces
-Holiday gifts

Or Thank you gifts to:
-Recording artist record release parties
-Record producers/studio musicians
-Instructors/Teacher appreciation

All of the items in the cakes can be used. Many people I have made them for have said they don't want to take them apart. Well I just say that is fine, go ahead and enjoy them for as long as you like! :)

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Thank you to Barb Ireland from

  • A very special thank you goes out to Barb Ireland from Through her emails, phone contacts, and online support group Barb has provided unbelievable help and encouragement to those of us interested in starting a business. Thank you Barb!

3 tier girl diaper cake

3 tier Pink Daisy Diaper Cake
-Aproxamatly 50 Huggies, size 1-2 diapers
-1 plush Teddy Bear
-2 Pacifiers
-1 Baby Bottle
-1 soft Doll
-1 Bib
-1 set travel size Johnson
and Johnson baby care
-2 pair of Baby “rose” Socks
-1 Baby Spoon
-3 baby washcloths
-2 Onesies
What a practical and unique gift to welcome that precious new baby! The cakes are easy to disassemble and ready to use.

3 Tier Boy Diaper Cake

3 Tier Fuzzy Bear Diaper Cake Ingredients

Approx. 50 Huggies size 1-2 diapers
1 plush bear
1 baby bottle
2 pacifiers
1 set Johnson and Johnson Travel size baby care products
1 Fuzzy Bear Bedtime book
1 set plastic links toy
3 baby washcloths
2 pair sock roses
2 onesies
1 bib
1 receiving blanket
This sweet bear cake is sure to bring a smile to the mother-to-be!

Spa towel cakes

Welcome to" Gift Cakes by Linda"

I recently began creating "Towel and Diaper Cakes" and absolutely love it! I have been blessed with having a supportive family and wonderful friends who have all been so very encouraging. I can make just about ANY theme "cake" for any occasion requested or you are welcome to choose from the designs I have already created. So please feel free to look at my pictures and contact me for more information. I live in Franklin, TN . If you find that you are interested in ordering a towel or diaper cake from me, I do have delivery to the Nashville metro area. You are also welcome to pick up orders at my home. Blessings, Linda

White and Neutral Spa Cake
2 White bath towels
2 white hand towels
2 white wash cloths
1 jar Vanilla Body Butter
1 Vanilla Body Lotion
1 Vanilla bath Gel
1 Vanilla Body Spray
1 Vanilla Hand lotion
1 Vanilla Candle
1 bath Loofah
1 sachet
1 pair scrub gloves
1 Floral arrangement
Ribbon and bows
price $100.00