Sunday, September 27, 2009

Lady Bug Birthday

This weekend I made chocolate and french vanilla cupcakes. My client was having a pink and green lady bug theme for her daughter's first birthday. They were really fun to make!

This little one is my favorite!

Thanks Jania for the referral and thanks Vanessa for having me do the cupcakes! =)

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Alice In Wonderland

This weekend I made a cake that I have been dreaming about for awhile now. David and I moved into our first house a month ago. Yesterday was our housewarming party. We called it "Welcome To Our Wonderland" based on Disney's Alice in Wonderland. It was a childhood favorite for me. However this cake did not come easy for me. I constructed each layer, stacked it, and did a few decorations. I planned to finish the cake the morning before the party. I woke up in the morning to find this.....

I have no idea what happened! Thankfully the top two tiers were salvageable. David was so sweet, he ran to the store to get supplies for me so I could fix the cake before the party. I managed to pull it off and love the end result!

I found this cake stand at a secondhand store, how perfect is this? It just screams Queen of Hearts!
My favorite detail of this cake is the little card guy who was painting the roses red. Don't you just want to pinch him he's so cute?!

I was also ambitious and made sugar cookies decorated in Royal Icing. Its only my second attempt at decorating cookies, but I'm really enjoying it. I love how they turned out!
It was a long day, but I managed to complete the cake and nearly everything on the table was made from scratch by me as well. The party was great, the food delicious and best of all, the cake was a hit!

Our house is definitely warmed! Now it really feels like home!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Under the Tuscan Sun

I had a family reunion this weekend. Our theme this year was "Travis in Tuscany". I've been dying to try my hand at a topsy turvey cake, and I am quite pleased with my Tuscan Topsy Turvey!
I used Piruettes cookies to make the "fence". The bottom tier was chocolate, filled with peanutbutter and a layer of chocolate buttercream. The top tier was white chocolate with raspberry filling and a layer of cream cheese buttercream. It was a hit!

I also tried my hand at decorating sugar cookies with royal icing. They were so fun to make, turned out awesome and were of course, DELICIOUS!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Happy Meal

Aren't these adorable?! Vanilla cake with a brownie center, and vanilla frosting for the lettuce, ketchup and mustard.

There is even sugar cookie fries!

A whole table of Happy Meals! YUM!


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