Tuesday, May 31, 2011
I hope Lindsay's daughter had a great party! Happy 1st Birthday!!
I ended up making a 4-tiered cake with many different flavors and fillings. Here's the front of the cake:
Top tier - White cake/Chocolate buttercream filling
2nd tier - Yellow cake/Chocolate buttercream filling
3rd tier - Red Velvet cake/Cream cheese filling
Bottom tier - Chocolate cake/Oreo buttercream filling
The front view shows the symbol for Mike (Wisconsin W) and Pat (Rocky Mountains).
This view shows the symbol for Marcie (Sun) and Arlene (Earth).
Last, we have Mary (book) and Tom (60's car).
I hope party was a great time for all. Congratulations to the retirees. I hope that this next part of your lives is the best one yet!!
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Coming up with a theme for this party was a no-brainer. Josie has been pretty fond of the Disney princesses for quite some time now and this was super fun to plan. The only potential problem I had was coming up with fun ways to engage the little boys who were attending the party. After giving it much thought I decided to make all of the kids go on a QUEST TO SAVE THE PRINCESS!!!! They were ALL loving this!
The first step of the quest was to find one of the princess' hidden jewels in the yard. Each kid just had to find one in order to go on to the next part of the quest. The big kids and the little kids had a great time with this. Easter wasn't too long ago and they all knew what to do!
Happy Birthday, Josephine! I love you with all of my heart!
Isn't this totally cute???
The cake was marble with chocolate ganache filling and vanilla buttercream frosting. I wish the mommy-to-be a heartfelt congrats as you welcome little Maggie.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
His parents requested a chocolate cake with strawberry buttercream filling. They also requested little to no fondant covering the cake; only buttercream. That was a challenge because fondant would have really been go-to covering for a cake like this. So, I decided to make this cake the cutest it could be by using the star tip and going to town with a bunch of different colors. I used fondant to make the little doggy driver, the tires and I used fondant in the front to make the stop and go. Other than that, it's ALL delicious buttercream.
Monday, May 9, 2011
I figured that making a cake with a baby drinking a bottle of Jack Daniel's wouldn't have been the greatest for my portfolio (and my mom would be WAY proud), so I decided to see if there were cakes that had Jack Daniel's IN them. And I was lucky - the Jack Daniel's website was the first place I looked. http://www.jackdaniels.com/Recipes/Food.aspx I used Jack's Birthday Cake recipe for this cake.
Then to figure out how to decorate the cake. Hmmm. The couple sounded like they had a great sense of humor so I asked Kristie about making a cake to look like a baby face crying. She loved the idea and here's what it looked like.
Good luck, indeed, Sara and Ryan! I wish you the best with your new little bundle of joy...er...Pat. :)
Sunday, May 1, 2011
This time of year always makes me think of Robin and her family. In the house where she grew up, the backyard was always overflowing with daffodils in the spring. They came up in little clumps throughout the forested backyard and I always loved how natural they looked there. A welcomed sign of spring. So, the flower I wanted to make for Tracy's cake had to be the daffodil.
I think the cake turned out really well.
Congratulations on your First Communion, Aidan!