Friday, July 4, 2014

4th of July Goodies


 My Aunt held her annual 4th of July picnic and as usual, it was a blast...  I made a cake to help celebrate all of the July Birthdays.  I also made some cookie pops.  The recipe is dangerously simple.  You need two items- A pack of any cookies and a bar of cream cheese. I made three different flavor of cookie-Birthday Cake Oreos', Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Chips AHoy and Nutter Butter.  Grind the cookies up using a food processor and then mix in the softened cream cheese.  Chill the dough. Once chilled, roll into balls, dip in white chocolate coating and you are done...  Supper good and dangerous to have around the house....






Sunday, June 29, 2014

Sia's First Birthday



I had the privilege to make the first birthday cake for our friend's little girl.  I love 1st birthday cakes!  Sia's smash cake had lots of layers of ruffles so her little fingers would get nice and dirty.  The adult cake had pinwheel's, birthday banner and balloons.






Saturday, June 28, 2014

Watson Graduations





Paul's Nieces graduated this year- one from College one from High School.  Christine played softball for the St. Bonaventure Bonnies.  Her cake featured a turf field, the Bonnie logo as well as Bona Billy- the black Squirrel.  Laura's Florida themed cake is in recognition of her acceptance to Florida Southern University.  This cake helped everyone get a sense of what part of Florida we will all be visiting each winter over the next four years :)  .








Saturday, May 17, 2014

Dad's 70th Birthday

Happy Birthday to my dad who turned 70 Years old this May.  We threw him a surprise party even though he said he didn't want one...  We are sneaky like that...
The cake was of course fish themed... My niece asked- Who is sitting in the boat with PopPop... Great Question- I avoided naming anyone for fear of hurting feelings...  I used my CopyKake and Royal Icing to create the boat. The fishing line was licorice.





 After dessert we all piled onto the trampoline and jumped off the sugar...


Sunday, March 23, 2014

Peace love and Pandas




Another one of my nieces turned 10 years old! We celebrated by some family friendly competitive bowling...   My niece choose the panda theme for her cake.  The bamboo is made out of vanilla and lemon easter colored tootsie rolls. The bamboo stems are edible easter grass.  The panda and rocks are made out of fondant.  I pulled out my air brush set and painted the cake green instead of dying the fondant.  The water fountain is colored white chocolate.    Here are some pics of the assembly:

 I forgot to lay the bamboo over the panda's arms when I set up the cake... In stead I attached it to the side as an extra bamboo tree- oops...

 The finished Cake
 The birthday girl!!!


 The cuteness bowls me over...


Sunday, March 9, 2014

Minion 1st Birthday


Had a super fun time making the cake and goodies for this little cuties 1st birthday.  His family are super awesome party planners and go above and beyond to make a fun party.  The best part of making the treats for this birthday was the team effort.  His family came over one Sunday and helped decorate the cookies and cake pops. I supplied the recipe and they finished the decorating.    Special thanks to this website for the cake inspiration.

Cookies are ready for decorating...



Great Job Sara and Michelle!  The cookies looked awesome!

Excellent supervision Allison :)

Carl, Jill, and Michelle- The cake pops looked great!

Cake pops getting their personalities...

 Not sure the birthday boy helper could be any cuter...





 Ready for his close-up!
 All of the pa pa pa paparazzi....

He did a great job eating the cake!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Norton Wedding

 I said to myself after I was finished my first wedding cake "I wouldn't do that again"... Clearly I'm a women of my word :)   My co-worker got married last weekend and floated the idea of making her wedding cake months before the planning started, I could have backed out- but I didn't.  I think I was ready for the challenge again even thought it makes me really nervous.  My co-workers was very easy to work with and essentially gave me free reign in the design.  I researched wafer paper flowers for her cake.  They are actually pretty easy to work with and look really pretty.  I took this craftsy class and watched the videos on mycakeschool.com as well as many other websites I looked at to help me figure these things out.   I also make sugar cookies for my co-worker's dessert table as well.  Picture of the assembly and final product below.  Enjoy!


The bottom cakes were styrofoam dummies, the top two were real cake.  I made sheet cakes for the staff to cut in the back.



 Making the wafer paper flowers... I airbrushed the color onto the paper.


 Flowers are ready for transport...

Cake ready for transport...





Decorating the Cookies...



The finished cake.  I secured the flowers with a little white chocolate and drove the leaves into the sytrofoam. 

All ready for the bride...




Cookies on Display- ready to be taken home and eaten...

Cake all packed up and ready to be taken home as well...

The beautiful Bride and Handsome groom cutting the cake...