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...

Sunday, February 9, 2014

A Double Didget Celebration

My oldest niece turned 10 years old today.  Where has the time gone?  She had a very specific request for her cake this year. She wanted Olfa from Frozen being a judge in the Voice chair.  I did a little research and surprisingly there were no other cakes like this ;)   Here is what I came up with....










 Great Aunt Mary gave her Trick candles...


 Pieces are assembled and ready to be transported.  The chair and other parts were made out of rice Krispies.


Saturday, December 28, 2013

Christmas Cookies 2013

Here they are... My sugar cookies for the 2013 holiday.  My initial inspiration were these adorable postage stamps, then I ran across these cute reindeer parking cookie signs and thought I would give them a try.  I also fell in love with these really cute North Pole signs.  Thanks to all of the cookie ladies for their inspiration.

 Also threw in a few "ugly sweater" cookies (Except I only had a jersey cookie cutter...) They are short sleeved sweaters :)


I used my CopyKake for a guide to piping the designs.  I really like that thing... So glad I got it as a gift for myself last year...

She is definitely on the nice list this year...   :)