Sunday, September 19, 2010

Why you haven't seen many cake pics from me lately ...

Because our first grandbaby was born at home in a tub under a full moon with a midwife on July 25. I can hardly bear to do little else since then but hold, rock, change, sing and talk to this glorious little girl. And by the way ... in this picture I'm rocking her in the rocking chair that my grandparents bought when they were pregnant with my dad in 1923. It's a keeper. And so is she. I'm back in the cake saddle again, though, and here are a few pictures from the past few weeks. More to come.
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Friday, July 02, 2010

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Champagne Celebration

The theme for the birthday party was "Pop" the champagne. The cake balls don't look so good in this picture (my photographic skills are less than stellar), but they were darling. White chocolate covered, dipped in sugary sprinkles and sparkly flakes. The wine bucket was the cake itself -- 3 layers of white cake slathered in buttercream and dusted with silvery luster dust. The champagne bottle itself is solid chocolate. (I KNOW, right??!!??) I'm just hoping the party goers are cracking into that chocolate champagne bottle and eating every last ounce of it as we speak. Not to mention enjoying the cake and champagne-bubble-esque cake balls. Happy Birthday!
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Monday, May 10, 2010

Mario Brothers

Chocolate cake on the bottom tier (for the kids), vanilla cake in the mushroom (for the parents). Iced in buttercream. Mario & Luigi handcrafted from fondant, other accents either fondant or buttercream. Much fun!
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Saturday, May 08, 2010

Rock Star Guitar Hero

Half vanilla, half chocolate. Slathered with buttercream. Fondant accents. The stuff little boys' dreams are made of.
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Tuesday, April 27, 2010


Posted by PicasaFor a darling boy turning six who has finally moved on from Star Wars cakes to Golf cakes. The cake is buttercream and fondant covered chocolate, the cupcakes are white cake with green buttercream, topped with fondant golf balls. You might be able to see a few fondant golf tees and balls at the back of the cake board. This one was SO much fun.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Barnyard Animals

For a baby boy turning 1. Animals designed from the birthday party invitation. Smash cake for the birthday boy plain and simple. Although I did add a bit of extra decor after I took this picture. Cute stuff.
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Cookies for Nurses

Youngest daughter finishes up her Clinicals for this semester today. These are thank-you cookies for all the nurses at the hospital who helped her learn. HBU's mascot is a Huskie, their colors are orange and blue, so those are orange dog paws, complete with toenails. The nurses' caps look quite Florence Nightengale-ish, but hey ... she was my childhood hero, that Florence.
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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Fashionista Mommy To Be

Walking in her high heels with her blonde hair flying and shopping bags in her hands! Based on the baby shower colors of blue hydrangea, pistachio and brown. Yumm!
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Simple Princess Cake

For a lovely lady turning "a certain age." Italian Cream Cake with buttercream icing, her favorite color is coral, and the tiara is hand crafted from royal icing and painted with silver luster dust. I tried to keep it simple for a change ;-)
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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Bebe Shower

A red velvet cake with cream cheese icing. Two tiers. Colors based on the nursery bedding. YUM!
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Sunday, April 04, 2010

More Easter Yumminess

The orange cakeballs are carrot cake, the pink ones are triple chocolate fudge, the cookies are shortbread with fondant and royal icing. Wish y'all were here!
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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

First Birthday

The birthday boy's party invitations were all blue and orange and white stripes. Mom was giving star-shaped cookies as party favors. Thus, this cake. Bottom layer is white cake, top layer is carrot cake. Yummy!
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