Friday, November 27, 2009

The Latest...

My husband had a birthday this month! He kept telling me that he didn't want cake for his birthday. But I had this cake in mind since the day I saw it on so i just had to make it for him. He LOVES Reese's. So I did it for him anyway. He actually LOVED it! I just covered the whole cake in Reese's, made a the best chocolate cake ever recipe from Kevin and Amanda's site then make her buttercream recipe with a 1/4 of a cup of smooth peanut butter mixed in. Yummy!

Then on Wednesday my friend Leeann turned 19. She asked me to make her birthday cake. She said she wanted purple and yellow and the design was up to me.

This is a white cake with cream cheese filling. Buttercream frosting and the dots, bow, '19' & banner are fondant.

Me & Leeann!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


I am a huge fan of this site. I watch it every day on my following list so I can see the latest wrecks! They CRACK ME UP!! It is so hilarious to look through the many cakes people can actually wreck. And I've noticed most of them are made at your local grocery store.

I admit, maybe I have had a few of those when I first started learning to decorate. I just cannot forgive myself for this one:
The colors don't really flow, the buttercream roses were my first attempt ever, and THAT LINE... The HIDEOUS purple squiggle I just had to do under the poorly written yellow words! But hey, at least I spelled it correctly, right? It's a shame, I know.
The other day as some friends and I were walking through Albertsons I just had to make a stop by the cake section. I laughed as I looked at their 'pine cone' buttercream roses, I laughed even more when I saw their 'pregnant' barbie cake that in reality was way too tall to look normal, but I almost died laughter when I saw this:
Luckily one of my friends had their camera on them, the phone photos just weren't cutting it.
First of all, What kind of turkey is that??? It looks oddly shaped, moldy, over cooked and has a lace up bodice on!

Second, why are there paper tassels coming out of the moldy legs?!?

wouldn't know what to expect when biting into a piece of this cake. I think it would be interesting.
Now, for those of you who have some time on your hands go here to Cake Wrecks and I guarantee you will laugh your butts off!
Have a nice day!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Cuppy Cakes + My new best friend

These are some cute cupcakes I made for some friends birthdays last weekend:

Party Hats

Cute cupcake boxes

This is my new best friend. My mom and dad bought me this for my birthday! It sure beats the heck out of using a hand mixer :o)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Baby Shower Cake

I attended my cousins baby shower this weekend. I made this cake for it:Isn't he cute?!?

I really loved the creativity with this cake. I made the buttons and just fell in love with them. I just cut them out with a small cookie cutter, took the end of my paint brush and made the holes, then shook about some in blue pearl dust, some in green pearl dust and some in just white pearl dust. They turned out adorable. The baby has my heart. He's the cutest little thing I've ever made! I really wish I had done fondant lettering on this. I smeared the BOY letters as I was walking out of my house to go to the shower. I was pretty upset. But Oh well, what can you do. I just fixed it the best I could!

Also, I need to experiment with the wire more that I used to put the moon and stars on. I made more stars than this but a lot of the broke and wouldn't stay on the wire. So I'll have to practice that.

As for the food, I did not make that, but it was AMAZING!

Over all, I was very pleased with this cake.