Julie Tenlen




Hanging Poppy cake

Hello everyone! I am so happy about this cake! I made this for my Mother’s 84th birthday and it has some special meaning to her and all of our family. My father passed 9 years ago and boy, oh boy did he love RED! He always used to say “he loved all colors, as long as they were red” lol As well, “Poppy” was his nickname that the grandchildren all called him. So upon presenting to my Mom, well let’s just say, the tears flowed. She absolutely LOVED her cake and isn’t that what it’s all about? So that was my inspiration for this cake. Thank you for this opportunity to share my cake and hope you all like it as much as she did <3

-- JulieTenlen, Michigan, http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Sweet-Life-cakes-cookies-by-Julie/441695505908096

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AWG Hobby Cakes

super pretty

Julie Tenlen

Thank you AWG! <3

Calli Creations

Julie, this is a masterpiece…. Those poppies are to die for and the whole concept a dream to behold! I’ve pinned this to my board Cake Artists that Inspire me at https://www.pinterest.com/CalliciousC/
Just awe inspiring! 👏👏👏

Julie Tenlen

Oh Calli, now you have me crying <3 What a truly lovely thing to say and you have no idea hope wonderful it makes me feel that YOU, the unbelievably talented, Calli of Callicious Cakes has been inspired my ME. That just simply doesn’t seem possible. Much love and admiration my friend. You are a constant source of inspiration to me and I thank you so very much for that!! <3

Calli Creations

Julie my love…. Your such a sweet, lovely lady… And talented too… I just love this so much, and it’s meaning ….. I adored my mother, we were extremely close and I looked after her for many years..she was a saint and so misunderstood…. I’m so pleased to have so much special time with her, to get to really know and understand her….I looked after her for five years… I miss sitting on the chair in her room and we’d do crosswords together and chat for hours!!! , she passed away at 81 in 2001
. So yes, I see how very very special this is. 😘😘

Julie Tenlen

Oh dear Calli, our similarities are MANY! I also look after my mom, have for many years. She is a 3 time cancer survivor and we are so fortunate to have her live next door to us. A great bond my mom and I have is crossword puzzles! We love them! She is a wizard at them and has done them my entire life. She is also an avid reader, but has lost the majority of her sight, so now it’s our battle to keep her in audio books. Thank you so much for sharing your story with me <3

Cheeky Munch Cakes

wow! this is incredibly awesome! and just so special!


What a beautiful cake! Great job! And what a wonderful feeling to be able to please someonelike that!

Shani's Sweet Creations

You know how I feel about this cake Julie! Masterpiece for sure. Can’t wait to see what you do with your hanging plant stands :) <3

Julie Tenlen

Thank you all so very much!! And thank you Shani! And I am sooo looking forward to doing one for the plant stands, just must find the time! lol

Bethann Dubey

Wow this is stunning work.. love the total design <333333333333333333333


This is very beautiful and amazing cake! I love cakes whith poppy!♥♥♥

Julie Tenlen

Thank you Bethann & Luna!! <3 So tickled you like it!

Toni (White Crafty Cakes)

What a gorgeous cake! Such a lovely story behind the creating of this cake!

Gulnaz Mitchell

Absolutely stunning creation, Julie! You just keep producing masterpieces!

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