Category Archives: Cakes
My friend recently held a party for her cute little daughter who was turning 3. I had told her I would love to make the cake and really had a blast doing it. Once we nailed down and arts and crafts theme, I knew this was the cake I wanted. It was actually a super easy cake to do.
Also,while on Pinterest
sucking the hours out of my day researching other ideas, we came across this super cute cake ball palette. Also a party must!
I really had a great time helping out with this party! Thanks friend.
For Christmas, my MIL got me a subscription for Martha Stewart Living. I’m eager each month of it to arrive to scour and come up with new ideas to steal as my own! Her April edition had blue and white Easter eggs and chick cookie, and I knew instantly I wanted that to be the theme for our Easter party.
I found candy that was blue and white and placed them in these cute $1 Target buckets around the tables. Pictured here are the York Peppermint Patty drops. (other blue and white candy: gummy bears-blueberry and white chocolate…yum!, jelly belly-blueberry and vanilla bean, chocolate covered sunflower seeds, robin eggs, mentos, coconut kisses, and how could I forget the highly addictive Cadbury Mini Egg! )
Not a party without some cake pops and a cake! Still not quite sure how Bakerella gets hers so smooth and well decorated. This was my first attempt at a topsy turvy cake. This was one busy chick!!! (the bird, not me)And when you have I’m pretty sure napkin folding is a legitimate school subject, right? Because this may or may not have been an item on a certain girl’s homeschool list!
Manuel informed me the other day that there would be a party to celebrate his student teacher becoming a real teacher. Of course, all teachers like apples. Right? Manuel thought she (and the members of his class) would probably prefer cake balls. So, we did both! He came home and let me know that everyone raved about the cake balls. I have a feeling he walked a block down the street and had his own cake ball party!
If you’ve never heard of cake balls, or cake truffles as my caking friend, Diane, calls them…definitely check out Bakerella’s blog. She is way more amazing than me! One more look at those amazing pieces of deliciousness!
Some people can play music by ear, some need music. Some people can draw without a reference, others always are going off of a picture. I learned an important lesson about myself this week. I can not “cake by ear”. I have been making cakes for a while now. In fact, here is the first cake I made, back for K’s 7th birthday.
In that time, I’ve had my fair share of cakes worth tooting about, but also plenty that caking fails. Why, am I bringing this up, you might wonder. This past weekend my friend was celebrating her birthday and I wanted to surprise her by bringing by a cake. I had visions in my head of what this cake would look like but never really searched online for a cake that might look like it. Her cake was an epic fail. So much so that I didn’t even take a single picture. She did say it tasted good, but as another friend once said jokingly, “You’re not really about the taste, you’re more about the looks” SIDE NOTE-all my cakes are yummy and delicious! Above all I learned a priceless lesson that having an example is not always a bad thing! So, to make myself feel better I decided I would add a few of my cakes that were picture worthy! Here are some oldie, but goodies…
Karmen’s 10th birthday, flower power…
Boyce’s first birthday. He spent his whole first 18 months of life with his tongue hanging out of his mouth, so we always called him our little pup.
My first fondant cake that is photo worthy. My son’s namesake.
***since these pictures were taken I’ve learned about the marvels of cake boards and no longer have my cakes displayed on foil covered trays!