m.jpgy love of dollhouse miniatures stems from the dollhouse that my mother made for me when I was 12 years old. While attending the University of Montana, I tried my hand at making miniatures. I thought that if my Nana could make and sell them, so could I.

After selling my first miniatures at a Girl Scout Craft show and then a Montana State Day in Missoula, Montana, I was hooked for life. Shortly thereafter, Mountain Creek Miniatures was born.  After graduating from college and meeting my husband, I moved to Georgia and started selling my miniatures at dollhouse miniature shows in Georgia and Florida. The website was then created in hopes of reaching more miniature enthusiasts around the country. Two years later, my husband and I moved back to the northwest to northern Idaho. Three years later we moved again to Fort Collins, Colorado, stayed for three years and once again moved back to the northwest, to eastern Washington. I continue to make and sell miniatures at shows.

ym.jpg passion for cake decorating started in 2005 when I took the Wilton courses at a Michael’s crafts store that I worked at. My Mom thought that I needed another hobby, even though I already sewed, cross-stitched, made greeting cards, scrapbooked, painted crafts and made dollhouse miniatures. The cake decorating classes were great, and I seemed to have a knack for it.  I practiced a lot, made cakes for friends and relatives, decorated cakes at grocery stores and private bakeries and even taught cake-decorating classes. I then started making my creative cakes and selling them to people at affordable prices.

Creative Cakes founder, Beth Pothen, has been decorating cakes professionally since 2005.
She also graduated from the Pastry Arts program at Auguste Escoffier School in Boulder, Colorado in 2012.
As a Wilton Cake-Decorating Graduate, Beth utilizes custom techniques and her creativity to produce spectacular works of art!