Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Fall Cake

Shannon, a new co-worker, asked me to make a birthday cake for her husband. Her only request was to be sure it had lots of buttercream...a girl after my own heart!!! We decided to go with a fall theme since they would be celebrating with their book club. I had so much fun making the leaves and using ribbon in a different way.

Jackson's 2nd Birthday

Jackson had a train themed birthday party, and as usual Michelle ordered a challenging cake! As usual, it turned out better than I imagined something I could do! We found a few pics of cakes from cakecentral.com that were the "inspiration". As usual with the kids birthday cakes, my dad helped! He made the big 2 cake topper...and did a great job! Olivia also helped by cutting out the different colored circles.

Jackson loves to share...so sweet!

Sorry Michelle it took me a month to post the pics :(

Jeremy's Sax Cake

Jeremy, one of my new co-workers, asked me to make him a birthday cake to celebrate his 30th birthday. Like most Integrity employees, he is a talented musician. Unlike most, he bought himself a new sax for his birthday...and went to CA to buy it! I commissioned my friend Kristin to make the saxophone, and I did the rest :) It was the easiest cake I've ever made...thanks Kristin!!!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

September Birthdays

At work, the Label Group has a monthly birthday party for our department. This month it was Sara, Nancy, Jeremy, Bob, and Patrick's birthday, so I made a cake for the boys and one for the girls. I've had the idea to make a plaid cake and was excited to give it a try...I definitely learned a few tips for next time!

Baby Shower

Lauren hosted a baby shower for a girl we went to college with and asked me to make the cake. The nursery is in pink and green, so that was the theme. I thought the little feet on top were cute!

Mom & Dad's Birthday

I made a lemon cake with a pineapple filling and iced with cool whip for their birthday a few weeks ago. It was fun to make a non-decorated cake...and it was delicious!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Thomas the Train

My new friend Rhonda asked me to make a Thomas the Train cake for her son's fourth birthday party. I had fun making this cake and used lots of new "tricks". The round piece of Thomas (black part that his face is on) was baked in a soup can! I learned that trick from my favorite cake website, http://www.cakecentral.com/. I also used foam posterboard for the base (I've always used the Wilton "cake boards" aka cardboard from Michael's). It was sturdier and cheaper! This cake is on a full size posterboard...just to give you an idea of how big it was!

A special thanks my friend Steven who saved the day by giving me a ride in his huge Dodge truck to deliver the cake! I absolutely would have never made it alone in my Honda...maybe it's time for a new vehicle? :)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Crazy Kids

I know this is not cake related, but I can't help myself! I have to explain for everyone to fully understand what makes this so funny.

We were at the beach celebrating Clay's birthday, and mine too. Jackson started doing this "trick" of falling backwards on the bed. I'm sure this isn't funny to anyone outside of our family, but we are the typical adults who think everything he does is hilarious. I got my camera to document this moment in his life when Olivia wanted in on the spotlight. She thinks I'm filming her, which I am, but mostly Jackson. I think this video is the best reflection of a typical minute with Olivia and Jackson.

P.S. The blog music needs to be paused before you watch the video. Sorry!

Judy & Tom's Birthday

Another cake that my friend Ashley helped make. This one was for her mother and brother's birthdays. We had so much fun, and I can't wait to make another dreamsicle orange cake!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

80's Cake

This cake was for my best friend's birthday party. Terri had the party with her friend Jenny and everyone brought their A-game in 80's costumes...it was like totally awesome! Kristin came over to help me with this cake, and she brought it to the next level! A huge thanks to her and having so much fun!!!

I wasn't sure if I could do splatter paint, but oh did I figure it out! Kristin was a huge encourager because I was very scared to ruin the cake.

This is the dress I so wanted to wear but couldn't find anywhere. Thankfully my stylist/co-worker Katy helped guide me to a perfect and authentic outfit.

Of course, Kristin did this guitar, and I was beyond impressed....isn't she extremely talented?

And here I am in all of my 80's glory -

Me with Josh (aka Miami Vice)

Terri and I totally rocking the 80's...we were made for big tacky hair!!!! Please note the lime green fish nets and straight from 1986 purple pumps!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Josh & Heather's Wedding Shower

Butter cake with white chocolate buttercream

Chocolate chip cake with vanilla buttercream

Almond cake with white chocolate buttercream

Strawberry cake with cream cheese buttercream

Lime cake with lime buttercream

Granny's Golfing

This cake was for Shane's Granny's birthday. It was a red velvet cake with cream cheese buttercream.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Baby Shower

Another cake compliments of Shane...his wife hosted a baby shower and ordered this cake. The design was taken from swatches for the nursery and a very cute painting that one of the hostess painted. I love how cute the animals are!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Girly Bowling Birthday

This cake was for Alainah who had a bowling party. I made the mermaid cake for her cousin, so she wanted a cake with her bowling and it to be very girly. Being that Aerial was my first 3-D figure, I wasn't sure exactly how to go about making a girl bowling. I tried to make her in the bowling stance, but it turned out more like a "ta-da" stance. Either way, it is girly!

Melanie's Birthday

Shane asked me to make a simple birthday cake for his wife, Melanie. He didn't give a design or color, so I made a cake that I liked!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Part of your world

I LOVE The Little Mermaid and was so excited when I got this order. I wish I could have added more details for under the sea, but I'm sure everyone was thankful I didn't...I know I'm MS gaudy sometimes! This was my first time to make 3-D characters and a person. I definitely struggled, but love how it turned out. Thanks to Shane for making Ariel's head!

I love how her tail turned out! And, I like how the "wind blown" hair worked. Of course I wanted lots of big hair, but it started to tear from the weight!

A few dancing fish from "Under the Sea".

And the tuba fish...another favorite from "Under the Sea". Please note the pink flower on the corner with petals floating...recognize it? Yes, that is the flower Sebastian gave Ariel during the "Under the Sea" song and at the end she pulled the petals and did the he loves me/he loves me not!

Can you find the dinglehopper? "Humans use this baby to straighten their hair out"...if only it were that easy! I really loved how the water turned out...so much fun being messy!

Don't forget the Snarfblat that "plays wonderful music in pre-historic times when people used to sit around and stare at each other...very boring." All these Scuttle quotes makes me wonder why I didn't think to put him on the rock too?! Maybe next time :)

Star Wars

Needless to say, I'm not a Star Wars fan, so I wasn't too excited when I was asked to make this cake for my boss' neice and nephew. I was given a specific design to follow because everything I suggested was vetoed immediately...constellations weren't a great idea?! I really did enjoy making this cake and thought the lightsabers were especially cool. I might watch my first Star Wars movie now!

I had too much fun making the lightsaber "glow"!