Kylie and I were shopping at Hobby Lobby on Saturday and looking for a few new Christmas tree ornaments. All of a sudden, "mommy look at this" she said from down the aisle (I automatically do the "uh-huh" that ALL moms do) then she appeared with the best ornament we could find that day. A nostalgic glass Santa ornament, he is wearing an apron and a chef hat and is holding up a sweet treat.
Sunday, November 30, 2008
It is a close comparison I do say so my self. I made the cake in a jelly roll pan and traced around the wax paper and TA DA!... here he is. I now inverted him from the pan to the base. Isn't he cute??!!
Now for the spice cream cheese frosting. yum! I outlined his feathers in chopped pecans and sliced almonds. He has a chocolate chip for an eye.
He is too cute to cut! His name is Ross. After last year's almost disaster at the "in law's", his name is inspired by that catastrophe! I now have to hand him over to his owner, Kris. She ordered him for her Thanksgiving feast. I later heard he was a HIT! He does have a great personality if I do say so myself!! Next year I will make him for myself!
triple chocolate topped with more chocolate!
butter pecan topped with pecans (of course!)
sassy spice topped with cinnamon
Friday, November 21, 2008
Robynne requested a very southern chocolate cake for her birthday.
Chocolate Sheet Cake with Pecans.
Autumn (Autie) loves the color yellow. I am not normally a fan of yellow, however her birthday celebration truffles are very cheerful and sunny! Did I mention her favorite flower is the sunflower? I attempted this design with a glittered icing gel and chocolate jimmies. Oh, the gel icing doesn't dry well and the image of the sunflower seemed to sort of slide down the truffle. (note to self: use decorator icing next time!) They still tasted great and she enjoyed sharing with some of her closest co-workers. My favorite is the one covered in sugar. Why? I like the way the sugar just took over and just spread everywhere, like sunshine.
happy birthday autie (DW rocks!)
Friday, October 31, 2008
Here are my extra spicy spice cupcakes with cream cheese vanilla icing and topped with cinnamon... delish!! Oh and here they are on my new cupcake stand.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
ema's mom lori had several great ideas in mind for her first birthday. one of them being, taking a cake to have her portraits made. where was this idea when kylie was one?? this cake was inspired by one lori found on the internet (kudos to the designer). i just adjusted to the colors lori desired. ema was introduced to her cake the day before the pictures and was quite amazed! so on picture day she was ready to get into this cake with BOTH hands. she is so adorable! also, i made this cake again along with cupcakes for her birthday party which is today. i am sure she was a show stopper at her party!! she is quite the little ham! thanks lori for believing in me and allowing me to be a part of ema's big day!!
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
at work we had a surprise "bachelor" potluck for robby vaughn and his fiance' aubrey. i made a simple 8"white fondant cake with 3 layers, made with my favorite recipe white cheesecake, and almond flavored buttercream icing. congratulations!