Thursday, July 8, 2010

Birthday Party Anyone???

I love decorating cakes! I love the smell as they are baking in the oven & the way the frosting fluffs up while it's being whipped to perfection in my mixer. I love watching the cakes take shape under my carving knife & magically become pieces of edible art. I love the look on my customers faces when I deliver them & I love imagining all the fun they have at the party...and on occasion I actually get to do a cake for my friends & am invited to enjoy the festivities with them. My close friends, Kristy & Jake, have an ADORABLE little girl, Cora, who just turned one & these are pictures of her enjoying her cake :) I absolutely LOVE them & hope you do too...

The Cake

The Party Table

Cora, patiently waiting for her cake :)

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Cora....Happy Birthday to you!!!

Mmmm, a little cake, just for her...


Maybe that was a little too much cake for one so small :)

Here mom, you need some of this

It was a very special treat for me to be able to enjoy the day with them...I look forward to many more moments like these.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Summer Days Driftin' Away...

Hello to all my friends out there!!! I love summer! Family get togethers at the river, back yard barbeques & swimming in the pool :) Doesn't get much better than that...unless you add a cake to the party - lol! Here are a few...

Barbie Cake with Gifts
Barbie sits atop a butter cream sheet cake with four gifts around her in honor of the birthday girls 4th birthday

Lady Bug on a Leaf Birthday Cake
This little Lady Bug sits on a leaf that was carved out of a chocolate sheet cake. The Lady Bug was removed to be enjoyed as an individual cake by the birthday girl :)

My Little Pony Birthday
Does this not make the cartoons theme song run through your head? :) Ahh, the memories!
My Little Pony, My Little Pony
Isn't the world a lovely place...
 This was made to match the napkins for the party. The pony on top is made out of sugar paste & has a #3 on the hip.

Birthday Gift - need I say more?

Nintendo & Nintendo 64 game systems, hand carved & covered in fondant that was air brushed to be the appropriate colors. Controllers & cords are sugar paste & fondant & the spilled Mtn. Dew is totally fake - made from clear, non-toxic glue & food coloring :)

Lady Bug Baby Shower
Gum paste lady bugs crawl up a fondant branch & on fondant grass blades. The rest of the cake was airbrushed a soft pink

Baby Shower Cupcakes w/ cupcake wrappers made from scrapbook paper that coordinated w/ the other party decorations

Polka Dot Baby Shower
Exactly what the mommy-to-be wanted! Polka dots are classic & never get old...perfect to celebrate a brand new bundle of joy

Wedding Cake with Flower Petal Design
BEAUTIFUL!!!! Live flowers & real petals make this wedding cake look timeless

Poker Table Grooms Cake
Poker chips & cards are made from Sugar Paste & are hand painted. The poker table was covered in fondant & airbrushed to perfection!

Enjoy the rest of your summer & I'll write more soon!!!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

If you celebrate lifes events you will have a life worth celebrating!

That is my motto! It's on my business cards & is a rule I try to live by...

This week is a cake free week for me because I am throwing a baby shower for a very dear friend of mine & it's going to be at my house so...instead of working on cakes I'm going to be working on getting my house set up to hold up to 15 people (it's a small house, this could be interesting to see). I'll also be gathering things up to decorate with - it's going to be fairly simple decorations, I'm getting flowers from the local flower shop, I've ordered green Hydrangeas & pink Lillies & I'll put them in clear glass vases with brown bows. Other than that I really am only using different cake plates & tiered cake stands with the cupcakes as decoration. I was sitting with my cup of coffee thinking about all of this & realized I have a few weeks worth of pictures I haven't posted yet...don't ask my how my thought process went from flowers & baby shower cupcakes to my pictures waiting to be uploaded from the camera, that's just me :)

These first two are from Easter weekend...I have another one from that weekend but I forgot my camera. That photo is on my mom's camera so as soon as I get that from her it'll be on here :)

 A bass fish cake & an old fashioned fishing creele ordered for a son who loves to fish.
The board is decorated w/ strips of fondant & air brushed then smudged to look like an old wooden pier. The fish was hand carved from chocolate cake & air brushed to give it that "just pulled from the water" look. Fish fins are made of gumpaste & air brushed as well. The fishing creele is hand carved from vanilla cake with dark chocolate fondant straps & detail. This one was almost a little gross because I kept expecting it to smell like the lake... :)

A 40th anniversary party on Easter Sunday. This cake is beautifully simple & elegant. All white butter cream with red hand made flowers & topper to match gives it just the right amount of color. The simple design & monogram in the middle finish it off perfectly. Congratulations on 40 years together!!!

Happy Birthday!!!
There's a new Sheriff in town so you all better look out :) LOL!!! A hand sculpted gumpaste cowboy hat & sheriff badge top a chocoalte buttercream & crushed oreo covered chocolate cake that sits on a buttercream bandana covered vanilla cake. The birthday boy got a chocolate badge covered in yellow buttercream to demolish on his big day :)

More to come later...I'll get the pics from my moms camera & will post pics of the baby shower too :)

Until then...take a moment to celebrate your life!!!!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Spring break & cakes...

This past week was Spring Break & we started it off right...with a nice fresh coating of snow & some ice :(  What???? Can't believe that!!! Once the snow cleared I was able to enjoy some time w/ my awesome niece, Ella. She came to our house on Monday afternoon for a sleep over. We played games, watched cartoons (she is only 7 afterall), did our nails, played in makeup, went to the park & had a small pizza party with David on his lunch break (pizza is one of her fav foods) was so much fun!!!

Unfortunately play time had to stop so I could get going on some cakes...they were due on Friday this week so that has left my Saturday free. That doesn't happen very often so I am taking full advantage of it :) Hope you like them...

20 mini tiered cakes for a baby shower...made to match the invitations

Happy 13th Birthday MaKenzie!!!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

You're my cuppy cake, Gum drops, Snoogums boogums you're, the apple of my eye...

LOL!!! I love that song & to my husbands dismay, it's the ringtone on my phone when he calls :) Hahaha....sigh...I crack myself up....

Ok, here are cakes from the last part of February to the middle of March...I hope you like them!

13th birthday cake designed by the birthday girl herself :) I think it turned out great!

Frog cake...what more can I say???

Yo Gabba Gabba


Chocolate covered strawberries are perfect for any 40th birthday

Peace, Love & Cake :)

Old Macdonald had a farm...EIEIO...


PawPaw Williams had a farm too :)

Baby shower Train cake & close up of the top

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Pooch-Friendly Recipe...

Hello to all my blogger friends!!! I usually get on here to post cake pics & (if I have time) share a little bit about what's been going on in our world but today is a little different. I am here to share with you a super fun, furry friend friendly, recipe I found while enjoying my new Cake Central Magazine.

Many of you, like myself, have a pet or pets that are just like members of the family. Here is my little Millie...isn't she just the cutest???

Summer 2009

Try this out next time you want to celebrate a pets birthday or just to give them a treat :) Happy baking!!!!!!!

Pooch-Friendly Peanut Butter Carrot Cake:
1 Cup Flour
1 tsp Vanilla
1/3 Cup Honey
1 Egg
1 tsp Baking Soda
1/4 Cup Sugar Free Peanut Butter
1/4 Cup Vegetable Oil
1 Cup Shredded Carrots
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F & greese pan. Thoroughly mix ingredients together, then scoop into cupcake or cake pan. Bake 20-30 minutes.
*** Cake will be denser than your average "human" cake

For Frosting:
12 oz Fat - Free Cream Cheese
3 tsp Honey
Mix until light & fluffy & spread thin layer over your cake or cupcakes.

 Your dog will go crazy for this!!! I'll post my regular cake pics in a few days :) Until then....

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Hello to all my blog friends! Starting January 3rd (& going on into the beginning of February) it turned into a winter wonder land around here (the snow hasn't completely melted in some spots). Since we are not used to this kind of weather things shut down for a couple of days & we were able to gather w/ friends & family to have a snow day was lots of fun!!!

The guys took turns being pulled behind the 4-wheeler on various items. David (my hubby) chose a small sled for his fun :)

Dave (my bro-in-law) trys to whip around a corner really fast to see how well David is holding on

There he goes!!!! hahahahaha!!! Boys will be boys ;)

Ok, now for some's what I've done so far in February - enjoy!!!

A 40th birthday cake for a friend of mine who loves all things girly :)

This baby shower cake is one of my favs! I love everything about it...

Can't go wrong w/ a zebra cake

Happy birthday to a little guy who loves trains!!!