Wednesday, April 28, 2010

superbowl 2010

we are invited to chad and shannon's house for the big game. shannon has everything covered food wise, so i offered to bring a dessert. angela and i are in the cookie mood (we made valentine cookies for her candle party - no pic folks, but she was hooked!)
i had a football cookie cutter and thought that it would be fun to do, then i found that i already had helmets (i have no idea what my inventory is apparently!)... we googled what the helmets look like for each team (colts & saints) and got to work! the football cookie icing was spiked with kahlua (coffee liquor) and chocolate.. those were delish! they all turned out so stinking cute - too cute to eat, well the kids had no problem eating them, ALL! sorry mom & dad for the sugar high!
we had such a fun time with the roger family and all of our other friends.. cannot wait until the next superbowl - which is hosted here in arlington, whoo hoo! (hopefully our boys are in it!)

ahoy matey

michael is out at sea turning 3!

tara found a professional cake online and asked for some minor tweaking to the embellishments.. so the challenge is on like donkey kong.. (you have to be my age to get that, lol)

this was a fun challenge! working with the fondant creating different shapes was fun, covering the cake with fondant was another story.. i apparently have slept since the last time i did this.. i made a mistake and well i covered it with creativity! i am not telling you where and how i messed up.. i would never reveal myself like that!! it turned out cuter than expected and was a huge hit! michael was pretty proud of it - that is all that matters!

tara came over and helped with the pirate ship and skull and crossbones cookies
one night. they were way cute and yummy of course!

(will add pics later... sorry)

45 year high school reunion

class of 1964 technical high school bulldogs
wow.. they are still getting together for their class reunions! mom is one of the "cheerleaders" for her high school and organized another reunion celebrating 45 years.. look close, the year is made of "color flow" icing and is sparkly! the cake was 14" round white cake with buttercream frosting and it was devoured!!

wow... turning 70

for daneice's mom turning 70 i made a 3-tier chocolate cake with
peppermint cream cheese frosting.......
this was just ooozing with yumminess. i was told that the family thought this tasted like a girl scout's mint cookie... score!! the cake was held in the restaurant's fridge so it was nice and chilled.

still hot at 30

by brother-in-law aaron is turning 30 and the theme is "hot" so all of tara's foods are spi-cy!! his cake is a "tamale" haha, just had to through that in there (she kept referring to it as a tamale) seriously now... a chili pepper. mom came over and drew that out for me and waa laa.. it looks like it should be on the chili's ads! j/k! i added some glitter to make it pop! the cake is a yellow cake with buttercream icing.. again a crowd pleaser combo! happy birthday aaron!

santa cookies

i am the most proud of these cookies (so far). they turned out way too cute and kinda too cute to eat. most did not have a problem with that though! i made a ton of these for christmas gatherings, gifts, and of course for santa himself..

maybe rudolph is my fav.. well the snowflakes are pretty fun too.. oh but the christmas tree.. the sparkling ornaments.. santa is pretty handsome.. oh i love em' all!

pass the popcorn

i have an order for a movie theme cake... hmmm... the invites were old fashioned popcorn boxes (red and white stripe) and so here goes!

this rectangle cake is now shaped to be a popcorn container. i made white chocolate popcorn and sprinkled yellow sugar on it to make it look like the yummy movie theater butter popcorn. the cake is a yellow cake with buttercream icing. pretty simple, but a crowd pleaser.

i am sure that victoria will have a fabulous 8th birthday at the movie theater with all of her friends. little does she know that i will never forget this cake...

once upon a time.. I like to think of this story as a fairytale/nightmare and not what really happened, oh but it really happened..

i completed this fun cake and all ready for a early saturday morning pick-up (7:30am..yikes!) so on friday afternoon, all is good. oh but i bought the wrong size box. oh well i will head to the store amongst all of the other errands i have tonight and pick one up. no big deal right? i have plans after i leave the house to pick up kylie from school, we hang at decorator's warehouse and check out cool christmas decorations, get our hair cut, go to scott's softball game and pick up michael take him and kylie to granbury, go to the store for the box and land back at home. a lot but doable in one evening. kylie and i received a frantic call from scott.. there are cuss words involved but all in all, he "messed" up he said. well when i left him he was checking out flights to ATL for my mom, i just figured we actually bought one... nope. the cake, he says. of course my heart drops and i need clarification, stat. he proceeds to tell me that he wanted some soup.. ok. he turned on the burner and put the pot on there. ok. well he chose the WRONG BURNER. ok, yep just where you thought, were my cake is. he panicked and yes he fears me. he picked up that cake and the cardboard wrinkled and so did the cake. did i mention that it is red and white and what do those colors make? pink. yea not on a popcorn box. so i am not at home and you know my list i will not be back until at least 10 and i am possibly faced with a complete re-do because the pick up is at 7:30 am. ahhhhh... he takes pics and video with the camera. the video is comical because he is apologizing!! who likes burnt popcorn? well ok my mom, but no one else does. that is the smell i am picking up on, could be in my head too. basically to make this long story a touch shorter, i had to only scrape the icing off and then redo it. oh and scott, he is still alive. victoria and her friends do not know this story and had no idea that this even happened.

there are always "Creative Challenges" but this by far takes the cake..