Tuesday, December 8, 2009

My daughter's 9th Birthday!

I cannot believe my baby is nine already! Sad!
For her birthday, she wanted a 2 tier, OREO cake with OREO filling. She wanted pink and green as the colors and REALLY wanted me to do a scroll design on one of the tiers. I have NEVER done a scroll before and free-handing the scroll design took a little time and patience. I am not the steadiest at this technique yet...but I will master it one day! For a first timer, it looks not too shabby! The cake was very good and the filling was even better! And all it took for the filling was some heavy whipping cream, a little powdered sugar and some crushed up OREOS! it was to die for! too bad I am on a diet or I would have eaten more!

Kyrstin's Birthday

So finally, my brother's GF turned 18...can you believe it! :) Anyway, I wanted to make her a cake for her birthday, so I decided to use 2 of her favorite colors, bright yellow and lime green! I had some really cute yellow and green ribbon that I got at the dollar rack at Michaels a while back so I used that on the bottom tier. I made a milk chocolate cake batter since Kyrstin LOVES her some chocolate! And I did a thick filling of marshmallow cream! It was VERY yummy!
My daughter put the candles in before I could get pics! Ha ha!

Shanty 2 Chic try

I may have mentioned in a previous post about my love for the blog Shanty 2 Chic! I LOVE this blog! They have so many cute ideas! Well I picked one and tried it out! Here are my lovely little apothecaries!
I love them! I am planning on putting in some small christmas bulbs or fake snow for Christmas time!

To see a tutorial, click here I did not do mine exactly as the tutorial - they have jute around the tops and I opted for ribbon, I also opted for a smaller top knob...but I love the way mine turned out! Thanks for the idea, Shanty!

Thanksgiving treats!

I saw the cutest tutorial for these on the web around Thanksgiving time...and I HAD to try them for the kids in my family! Cute little indian corn cobs!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Basket of Flowers

For my mother in law's birthday I decided to do the basketweave technique that I had learned in my cake classes but had not done since then! it turned out pretty good! My only issue was that I mixed a darker brown buttercream with a lighter brown buttercream in the bag as I piped on the basket weave in an effort to give the basket dimension...but it seems in my pics that when I started there was more light brown and when I ended there was more dark brown! I did take a picture before I was completely finished that DID show the good mix of the browns...but I must have not noticed when I put the flowers in the cake that I was using what should have been the back of the cake...as the front! Anyway...I think it still turned out pretty good!

Mmmmm...chocolate buttercream with toffee! I made this cake a triple layer cake, so you get two times the filling!

Here is a picture of what should have been the front of the cake!~

You can see where the line of light and dark is in this picture...dang it! O well! I love all the flowers! I did them all out of fondant!

I used crushed up chocolate Teddy Grahams for the dirt. Looks pretty authentic!

YUM! It was good!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Little rosebud cuppies

Last week was my co-worker, Emily's birthday. We had a little birthday celebration for her with a gift, decorations and of course cupcakes. She is a HUGE fan of pink, so I made french vanilla cupcakes tinted pink, white buttercream with pink sprinkles and of course pink fondant rosebuds.

My Nephew's First Birthday!

I got the chance to do my nephew's first birthday cake this weekend! I was glad it turned out pretty much what it looked like in my head and not a jumble of a homemade cake! His theme was Mickey Mouse Clubhouse! What a fun cake to make! Everyone loved it! It was a german chocolate / french vanilla cake mix with a new whipped cream icing that I found on the internet that was more set up than regular whipped frosting. It was yummy, not as sweet as buttercream, but it was not as stiff as I would have liked. However, I covered the cakes in fondant, the bottom layer was a homemade marshmallow fondant and the top was a store bought fondant just because it is so hard to get a real red color so I bought the premade red color! The filling was a whipped marshmallow cookie filling...of my own design obviously since I cannot think of a better name for it!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Just in time for the Fall season...

My good friend turned me on to a little blog - http://www.twinstitchers.blogspot.com/

I love the different patterns they have. I was able to get my first one for free due to a promotion they were having. I received the pattern and made it all up! Here is the finished project!

Halloween Cupcakes

So I wanted to try my hand at making different items out of fondant and thought that my daughter's dance Halloween party was the perfect excuse! The pumpkins took the longest due to the little stem, vines and leaves on them. I also had bought some 4x4x4 whote glossy boxes on the internet and they were perfect for holding the cuppies! I decorated them with a little message from my daughter. I think they turned out adorable...what do you think??

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Kyrstin's Diaper Cake

I wanted to make a diaper cake - no not a cake to eat that looks like a diaper...a cake that looks like a cake to eat but is made out of diapers! Kyrstin's baby shower was the perfect reason to make one! I think it turned out really cute and it gave her a whole pack of diapers to use when she has the baby!

Marshmellow Cream filled Cupcakes!!

We had a birthday at work this week - along with Boss's Day...so we decided to do a pot-luck. So I volunteered to do the cupcakes. I had bought some marshmellow cream and whipped cream for the baby shower but preperations got so hectic, I did not get the chance to fill those cupcakes so I wanted to try it with these! I just mixed about 1/2 a jar of marshmellow cream and about a cup of whipped cream together. I went through and poked a hole in the top of all my german chocolate cupcakes with a straw to give me an opening. I then used a large round decorating tip to insert into the cupcakes, filled the bag with the marshmellow whipped cream and insert into the cuppies! I was afraid that they did not fill up enough so I had my lovely assistant (my husband) try them out!
Yeah! It looks good! So I went on to decorate them. I used a cinnamon buttercream that turned out so yummy and decided on some bow's and stars. Yeah they really don't go together, but I wanted to make some small bows and I wanted to use my star cutouts! They turned out cute and yummy none-the-less!

Baby Shower

For the baby shower I held for my brother's girlfriend, I wanted cupcakes to make it easier to serve 20-30 people. Kyrstin is a chocolate girl, so I did german chocolate cupcakes with a chocolate buttercream. The decorations had pinks and browns in them, so it worked out perfect and I just added some pink sprinkles and little pink trinkets to the tops of the cupcakes!

Friday, October 16, 2009

New Business Cards!

So I decided to do something I have been putting off for several weeks, and I am glad I did, I got a really good deal!

I ordered my business cards today for my cakes...not that I plan on making this a full time business, I do it for fun and I am in no way professional yet! But I figured I can get my name out there to friends and family and maybe drum up some on the side - makin' a little money - business for myself!

They are awesome! You can choose out of several different templates and get your first 250 business cards for FREE!

Or, right now they are having a deal to order some of the business card templates - 500 of them - on 100 lb matte finish paper - with a printing on the back as well - business cards for $10.00!! And that is it! No shipping either! Wonderful! So I ordered me 500 cards! :)
I can't wait until I get them!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

A few extra's

Last year for my birthday, my great mom bought me a Cricut! I love using it for little signs. Here are a few that I have made!