Monday, April 26, 2010

My new cake plates!

Through my continual search for inspiration and my addiction to blog hopping, I have seen many different lovely home made cake plates from different blogs. I have loved them and have wanted to make my own for a while. I finally took a trip down to the good old Utah DI and picked up a few things. I get a little excited for the projects I am doing and always forget to take a before picture of instead you get a before they were painted, while the glue was still drying pic!! :)
Here is the first one, upside down (glue is drying) I loved this plate! It was so springy I could not resist and the bottom is a ceramic candle holder.Although I actually liked the candle holder or what ever it was with the hand painted flowers and bees, it just does not fit anything that I would use it for, but it was perfect for a taller cake stand!And here is my springy cake stand next to my tulips from the backyard!And the taller one, I spray painted black for a cohesive look.And the two together! I love them!!

Basketball Birthday

My nephew is an avid basketball fanatic! So we had to make him a basketball themed cake this weekend for his 5th birthday! The cake is a double chocolate cake with a vanilla whipped frosting (not the easiest frosting for look past those!! ) and the cupcakes are the same double chocolate cake, but with a whipped cream cheese filling and a vanilla whipped frosting. All of the basketballs and the hoop are made out of fondant!
Here is the cake without the decorations on yet. Since the frosting was a whipped cream based frosting, it is has more moisture, so it tends to make the fondant start to melt! :)
And here is the cake with all of the decorations on. I attempted to write the Jazz on the top since that is Brody's favorite!!
And up closeBrody even loved the fondant! He tore up the basketball hoop...almost ate the whole thing!Same with the cake! It must have been good because Broday usually never eats cake! :)
Happy Birthday, Buddy!

Monday, April 19, 2010

My Greatest Creation Ever!

My daughter competed her dance solo and her team dance this past weekend! They did so good and I wanted to share / show off my wonderful little creation!

More pics/video on my family blog!

Congratulations Kaitlyn and the Juniors team!!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Lordy Lordy, look who's 40!!

My brother in law turned 40 yesterday! We had a party for him this weekend. I decided to add a little humor and here is what I came up with.
The cake is carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. Yummy! The dirt is crumbled cookies and the rocks are jelly beans!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Jewelry Box and Earring Holder

My daughter was sick yesterday so I got to be a stay at home mom for a day! And I LOVED it! It got to take care of my little girl, do some deep cleaning that I have been wanting to do, and CRAFT! I have a whole long list of to do crafts from following all of the wonderful blogs that I do! :) For the life of me, I cannot remember which blog that I found the jewelry box re-make idea, but I did see the earring holder from here!
So I got to mark 2 of them off of my list! Yeah!
Jewelry Holder...
First, I started with a frame I just had!

Then I painted it black!

I had some old placemats that I thought would be perfect! They have a pattern on them similar to burlap - and since I had them, it was FREE! So I cut out a piece and stapled it to the back of the frame. Then I drilled a couple of holes and pulled ribbon through and tied knots. I had a couple of flowers in my scrapbook supplies and thought they would look cute on the frame as well!

Then I simply put my earrings through the little holes and hung it in my bedroom! I love it!

Next was to revamp this tired jewelry box. All of the furniture in my bedroom is black, so I went with the black theme again! I liked the idea of adding fabric to the glass and went with a deep red to match the red accents in my bedroom. I also had a little burlap flower in my stash and added that and a pearl to the front for a little girly-flare!

This is the inside...

And here they are together in my bedroom! Love them!! And better yet, I spent absolutely no money! Yeah! I LOVE stay at home mom days!!