Tuesday, April 27, 2010

To each thier own...or you have got to smile

My dear sweet daughter turning 12 this past week let it be known well in advance that she, "Did NOT want me to make her a cake!" In fact she REALLY wanted a "store" bought cake from Costco. Ok and fine...less work for me...maybe when she is 35 years old she will appreciate my homebaked goodness :) Like the wonderful Oat bran and psyllium bran muffins I made to celebrate TAKS testing in the morning!

Bridal Shower Invite

The back view of the cake
The top of the cake

The front view of the cake

I did this cake to match a bridal shower invitation. The cake was wedding white almond, with raspberry white chocolate filling. The cake was covered in buttercream and the accents were fondant. My sweet little Martha Stewart daughter was sitting next to me the whole time I decorated the cake and she made the most detailed 2 tiered cake all out of fondant...with the same flowers that I used on this cake ...and because I am a bit of a cleaning freak and hate clutter...I threw it away and I neglected to take a picture of it! Sometimes it would probably be ok to leave things on the counter for just a day or so!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

baby boy knox

I made this cake VERY late one night...in fact the night of the Ice Skating birthday party....I really liked the way it turned out. Ribbon roses are one of my most favorite things!

double decker cookie cake

My sweet 10 year old wanted a double decker cookie cake to take to school and share with her class. I made the cookies and she did all of the rest. She designed and frosted the cookie cake herself!


My daughter #2 really wanted me to make her a cake...unlike daughter #1 who specifically requested, "NOTHING homemade, I want a Costco cake!" Anyway daughter #2 designed this cake after one I had done previously and was so happy with it. The cake was Chocolate fudge chip, with one layer of vanilla butter. The filling was Chocolate fudge...she is my daughter after all.

I made the tiara's...yes, I said tiara's because I always make at least 2 in the case of a mishap. Well, I took these first pictures and decided I should put the cake on the cake stand... I had not "glued" down the tiara with frosting yet...and the tiara made it to the ground in a million pieces. I was so sad because I had let daughter #2 pick out her favorite of the two....however the differences were very slight and we all were still happy.

Her party was at the Ice Skating Rink for 50's night...and among other contest there was a milk shake eating contest....and guess who won 2nd place...even to surpass grown men! My tiny little 10 year old....After downing a full McDonald's Milk shake in minuets she was not even able to eat more than a tiny bite of her cake that night. But no fear she had it for dessert every night for the next week!

What happens..

So alot of this has been happening around here lately...when your #4 and mom stays busy...you learn to adapt even if you are the princess of the house!

Monday, April 12, 2010


I had the opportunity to help a friend out with her daughters birthday party. She decided to have a cake decorating party...it was cheaper than flying to meet "Duff" :)
I made 9...yes 9, 6inch cakes for her. I torted and filled the cakes ahead of time and then had them boxed and ready to decorate. I then showed the girls how to ice a cake, and "play" with fondant. They learned how to decorate with polka dots, ribbons, bows, ribbon roses, and leafs. The girls were so sweet and they did an awesome job! The cakes looked fantastic and I will have to ask her mom for a copy of a picture to post. This is the cake I made for the party...the 11 year old designed it herself...

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Birthday Boy

My little guy turned 7! I am so happy to have him in my life. He is absolutely amazing...he is beautiful, kind, sensitive and the smartest little person you will ever meet. He has endless passion for life, and the energy to match it. I love being around him and I am so grateful to be his mom. I made him this basketball cake...he is obsessed with basketball. I had so many other things going on during this time that I was only able to give a sliver of effort into the cake...I did not even start on it until midnight the night before...but he didn't noticed and loved the cake anyway.

Easter Cupcakes

Cupcakes were Vanilla butter and chocolate fudge...the dirt is Oreo and the bunny feet are made out of fondant....the tails were fun..we painted mini marshmallows with corn syrup and then rolled them in non-perils.


This is in buttercream! I had a great time figuring out how to make this camo come out...I was happy with it, and hope that the sweet girlfriend to hunter Michael liked it also :)

Friday, April 9, 2010


Why have I not found time to post pictures of all of my latest cake and cookie creations.....Oh...Yes, my blessings:) I am so Thankful to be a mommy! I find myself tired and frustrated that I do not get more done each day, and then nights like tonight when I sit and snuggle and smell and love my sweet little baby that is growing up too fast...everything begins to fade and I remember what brings true happiness and Joy into my life...these little blessings.