young me II

I’m Dana..

From the Homepage, you probably figured what all this is about so here’s the behind-the-scenes:

I call my blog I’ve Got Cake because I truly believe that like Cake & Ice-cream, good Food & great Style should go hand in hand even though truthfully, my closet will always be a work-in-progress.


I’ve learned that I am a minimalist when it comes to my style.

I find that I lean towards simple pieces that would contrast each other when combined and I have absolutely no shame in saying that I troll other blogs for inspiration.


But now cooking, cooking seems to come naturally to me.

I know simple ingredients can create remarkable meals, the same way I know healthy food and flavor still go together, and you don’t need to put in tons of time or tons of butter to get either one.



I started this blog because I can’t let myself get too comfortable at where I am and what I’m good at.

Because we both know, there’s always gonna be room to climb a little higher, do a little more, get a little better…you know the the drill.
And it’s so much harder to give up trying in front of others.


So never fail to evolve your style and never fail to eat well.



I curse a lot.
Soooo unladylike, I know, but the food makes it worth your time so…. you know…. gimme a shot here.

And if you’re new to blogging, I’m working on this Blogger Tips page that you might find helpful in figuring out all those little unwritten rules of blogging.

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    1. Hi Christina!!

      I love your blog, it’s so effortless. Real. And the food looks amazing! I hope you enjoy my blog and takes on good food as much as I did yours 🙂


      On Sat, Apr 5, 2014 at 9:21 PM, I've Got Cake wrote:


    1. Thank you Tracey for such a sweet compliment!!
      I’m silently taking notes from you and Christina (asoulfultwist.com) on food photography and presentation. Your blog is a huge inspiration so the feeling is mutual 🙂

  1. “Being a Medical Engineer covers the bills and all the travel, creating really good food and evolving my style addresses the passion and the hunger.” I feel the same! My day job as a Software Engineer is just a “job”, at least for now. Cooking really makes me energetic and happy!

    1. Cooking is very therapeutic for me. I get excited on creating with food. It is empowering when things come out okay and when they don’t I try again. That is the fun part trying again and creating something that I never expected.

  2. Hey Dana! First off thank you for stoppin’ by my blog gullycreekcottage.com, I hope you will follow! I came over to check your site out and loved your post on the red skirt, the hat, all of it! Love your site girl! Hope to follow along more often~ blessings chica! Belle

  3. Hey, Dana! Thanks for engaging with my blog. you’ll see i’m still very new to this. Yours looks amazing and i look forward to being inspired by it in the future! i already see things i want to try!

    1. Thanks Phoebe, that’s such a kind thing to say! Especially since I haven’t even hit my 1st year anniversary 🙂

      I hope you come back. I intend to keep checking up on you 🙂

    1. Hey Diane!

      Well welcome to the blogging world and thank you for your kind words. I still consider myself a newbie too :p

      Let me know if there’s anything I can do to help you adjust at finding your feet 🙂
      Looking forward to your future posts!

  4. Hey Dana thanks for the like, your blog looks really great. I’m just getting started out here and looking to showcase some of my recipes:) hope you come back

  5. Um, bomb food, yes! Fab fashion, yes! Brains and sass, yes and yes! Glad to connect with you and look forward to your drool inducing posts. Sometimes things are just so damn good nothing but an expletive will do!

  6. Happy Friday Dana! Thanks for the like on Isometric Exercise. I try to keep it switched up so time is not an issue or excuse to not exercise. It’s like cooking or fashion, you have to keep the interest up. That’s why I follow you. You aren’t afraid to mix it up and call it like you see it. In fitness, Bob

  7. Hello to you1
    This is just to say thank you for visiting and following my blog. Really appreciate it.
    You look beautiful and i’m sure you are equally beautiful on the inside.
    Looking forward to your future posts :*

    1. Aw thank you Lizzie for the kind words! They really warmed me, inside and out 🙂

      And I too, am looking forward to your future posts because you always look like you’re having a blast in your pictures 🙂

  8. I could totally understand. Doing the practical and financially smart way to go – financial – and doing what makes me feel passionate – fashion – are two things I constantly juggle in my life.

  9. Hi, Dana! I was startled that someone had ‘liked’ my own ultra-nerdy foodblog when it had been up for only a few hours, and before I’d told anyone about it! I’m a bit mortified that you saw just some drafts, really — and now that I look at I’ve Got Cake, I feel honored. Thank you for the encouragement!

    1. Hey yourself!
      Didn’t mean to startle you but I latch onto good shit pretty easily 🙂
      The level of detail you have in your recipes in very, very impressive. That’s the nerd in you that the nerd in me appreciates.
      So welcome to the blogging world! I was super nervous when I first started this too but give it a week…you’ll ease into it.
      Besides, you’ve got me on your team 🙂

      1. The more I look at my food-bloggy peers, the more intimidated I am. However! Between your support, and my natural obliviousness and sarcasm, I will plow forward without fear!!

        (Holy crap, how do you get such gorgeous photos of your food??? I am so screwed…) 😉

      2. That’s the spirit!!

        And it took me forever to figure out the photo thing.
        Like if you look in the archives at my first month…my food pics look HORRENDOUS.

        So 2 tip: natural light is EVERYTHING. And so is a good camera/camera lens.

  10. Hi Dana! I just discovered your blog through Darya over at Tortore. Can’t wait to start following! I feel the same way about style and cooking. I’ve got the cooking down, but I’m still figuring out my style.

    1. Hey yourself!
      Thanks for deciding to swing by, welcome to the party!
      I’ve definitely noticed some major improvements on my style and I’ve no doubt you will too!
      I’ll be sure to check out your blog and see what yummies you have in your kitchen 🙂

  11. I saw that you liked my first post so I came to check out I’ve Got Cake…and OMG after looking through your fabulous blog I feel honored! I will definitely be coming back for some food and style inspiration 🙂

    1. Thank you so much for such a kind compliment!
      And if there’s anything I can do to help enhance your blogging experience, I’d be more than happy to 🙂

      Congrats on starting your blog and welcome to the party!!

  12. Thanks for finding Foodicity – it led me to your blog, which looks great! thanks for the breath of fresh air. your format is also really nice – what style is it? mine is a mess!

  13. dana, dana, dana! it looks like you’ve got your fashion figured out with these great pics that i see all over your blog! i could use some inspiration with that for sure (i just made myself a pair of tights the other day out of old goodwill sweaters and wore them all over town in between fittings, aka when they were fitting all types of horrendous without an ounce of shame).
    your blog looks fun, and we share a love of kale, i see! i will be trying some of your takes on kale for sure!
    thanks for visiting my one-month-old blog, sewoldschool. don’t be stranger!

    1. What’s up sweetheart!
      Of course I’ll be visiting your blog! Over and over again 😀
      And if there’s anything I can do to help you out, just shoot me a message 🙂
      I have this awesome image of you and these tights.
      Causing a motherfucking ruckus but preening proudly 😀

  14. HI, Dana. Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking something. You seem to be doing a good job of keeping yourself in good health for someone so into cake. Keep up the good work. I am enjoying my visit you your neck of the blogosphere.

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