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!