Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Cars Birthday Cake

Today I made my neighbors son his 2nd birthday cake. He is really into the Disney "Cars" and especially Lightening McQueen so I made this birthday cake. The road is supposed to look like the number 2. Hope everyone can tell that instead of it just being a curved road. :) It was pretty easy. It is a layer of almond and a layer of Chocolate with buttercream frosting. Hope they like it!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Guitar cake

Well, I was really excited on how this cake turned out, I think it looks pretty cool. It started out a rectangle and turned out like this. It was to match the guitar on the invitation. Hope they liked it!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Quick Birthday Cake

Well I whipped up a quick little birthday cake for my daughters teacher. It is three tiered and strawberry flavored. Hope she liked it!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Birthday cake

This is a cake I did for a neighbor's mother. It was supposed to be very simple so I came up with this. I think it is pretty cute and not too hard since I could make the flowers and letters in advance. I hope they like it!

More Turkey Cookies

Well, here are some more Turkey cookies. These are my yummy chocolate chip cookies and I had a little buttercream icing left over from a cake and I made these. They are cute, but better yet really YUMMY! :)

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Turkey Cookies

Tomorrow is my daughters Thanksgiving feast at school. She was asked to bring 12 cookies. We made some homemade chocolate chip cookies, but could not resist making these cut Turkey Cookies. They are not the neatest work we have done, but we all worked together which made it fun.:) Hope her class likes them!

They were a huge hit, all the parents thought they were so cute and some took pictures so they could make them. The kids just ate them up! Yeah!!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Fall Cupcakes

This morning I baked 66 cupcakes for my daughters fall carnival tomorrow. Some are pumpkin's and some are just fall looking but all of them are yummy almond cake with buttercream frosting! I hope everyone likes them!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Skateboard cake

This was an easy cake to do today because my good neighbor bought an edible image of the skateboard figure in the middle for her son's birthday.

Pumpkin Cookies

Here are some of the pumpkin cookies I made for a Halloween playdate we are going to tonight.

Papa's 99th Birthday

Here is my husbands Papa's 99th birthday cake. He thinks he is 100 so I left out how old he really is :) and it is nothing fancy. But it is a yummy almond flavor cake!

Bounce House cake

This one I love, it is a bounce house cake for a good neighbor. I think it turned out great!

Barbie Cake

So it has been awhile since I have posted so I will catch up with all my Oct. cakes.

This one is a barbie cake for twin 5 year olds.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Army Birthday and two others

Well last Friday was a busy cake day. It was my husbands birthday which he requested my daughters newest creation of a chocolate chip pie, which is a yummy chocolate chip cookie crust, chocolate mousse filling, layer of chocolate gnash, whipped cream on top and decorated with chocolate chips. So we made two for him and took them up to his work. One we did make happy birthday out of chocolate chips but of course I forgot to take a picture. They were a huge success at work!

Then last week was a neighbors birthday so I wanted to give her a birthday cake so I made this yummy looking cake. It was chocolate cake with a really large layer of chocolate mousse (I love the stuff!) in the middle, then covered in butter cream icing drizzled in chocolate gnash and decorated in chocolate shavings which started out trying to say Happy Birthday but gave up and just covered the top. :)

Then to finish up a great birthday cake day I made this army cake. I made the cake and the mom put on all the figures which you could also use trucks and things. I think it turned out really cute for a neat army birthday! The little boy loves the color orange so I tinted the white cake which is the bottom layer a light orange. Hopefully he realized it was orange?

Monday, August 3, 2009

Well, it has been awhile so here is a cake for my good neighbor friend. It looks pretty cute and super easy! It was a yummy strawberry flavor. eal birthday I made her this raspberry gnash pie. It was kind of like a raspberry truffle with a crust. She really likes raspberry and chocolate together so I thought this was perfect for her. I think I will try it with strawberries next time for me. :)

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Breast Cancer Cake

Well, with some thought and debate I went ahead a posted this cake on my blog, since I think it is exactly what they wanted for this surprise party to celebrate a friend surviving breast cancer. She is done with chemo and radiation and it will be a festive party with pink food & cocktails. Also to make it a fun evening.. you MUST wear a wig.. the crazier the better! Sadly we won't make it due to my daughter dance recital, but I am sending this yummy strawberry cake! I hope they like it!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Lion King Birthday

Well, today finished out my week worth of cakes. It was my daughters friends birthday and they had a Lion King Birthday so I did this cake for them. I think it turned out great!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Pink and White Birthday cake

Today I made a pink and white birthday cake. She fell in love with one I had done in the past and thought she had to have it just the same. :) It is cute, hope they enjoy it!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Teacher Appreciation Cake

Well this week is a week of cakes. This is my third cake to make although I forgot to take pictures of the first two. :( One was for my sons birthday party play date which was just a baseball and the other was a banana nut cake for my friend that moved away. :( (We already miss you!) Then I have two more to go which you will see in the next couple days.

This is a cake I made to take to my daughters school for teacher appreciation day. The teachers get a half day off and get to gather together to visit and eat desserts and appetizers that parents make. So this is what I will take. Hope they like it!

Monday, May 4, 2009

2nd Ball Birthday Party

Well, yesterday was my sons second birthday party. :( It is sad to think my baby boy is already two and I will never have another little baby, but he sure is cute! We had a great outdoor ball birthday party for him. Not everyone wanted to play all the fun games I had planned but they had fun bouncing and riding on outdoor toys in the driveway since the backyard was wet from all the rain.

I made several different balls for cake. Italian cream cake for the baseball in the upper left, chocolate sheet cake for the football half with nuts and half without in the upper right, then lots of little balls, golf balls in grass, bowling ball, basketball, and baseball were lemon flavored. It was a great party!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Mickey Mouse

Well, I had a Mickey Mouse cake planned for Friday, but the party got canceled today so I thought I would go ahead and post the Mickey Mouse I made for the top since I already finished him. Then if I do the cake later I will update the picture. But I thought I should share Mickey, he is pretty cute!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Going Away Cake

Well, a very sweet friend is moving away so I made her a going away cake. It was a little fancier than I had planned, but I think it was nice!
For some reason the cake came in side ways??

Monday, April 20, 2009

5th Birthday

Well, yesterday was my daughters 5th birthday party and despite all the wind we had a great time bouncing, playing games, hitting a pinata and most of all eating cake. :)

So here is this years birthday creation:

and her personal cake:

Monday, April 13, 2009

Flower Birthday Cupcakes!

Well, five years ago today I went into the hospital at 6 a.m. expecting to meet my little girl, so it's fitting I made her birthday cupcakes to take to school today for tomorrow. Tomorrow the 14th is her birthday, she wanted me to wait to meet her until 4-14-04! She is a great blessing and I can't believe she will be five tomorrow :(!
I had a hard time trying to decide what type of cupcake design to make for her, then a friend gave me this awesome flower cupcake pan and I knew when I saw it, it was what she had to have for her birthday!
Stay tuned for the big birthday party cake later in the week. :)

I hope her school friends like them! I am sure her teachers will love me, there is lots of frosting on top! :)

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Belle Princess Cake

Today I got to make a Belle Princess cake for a friend of Bryson's. It is a yummy strawberry cake with strawberry buttercream frosting. Then I made Belle out of royal icing and some tiny hearts for accents. I think Belle looks beautiful! I hope they like it!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Tasty Chocolate cake

This was a tasty chocolate cake I made for dessert when some friends came over. It is not the pretties cake, but it tastes really good!.

You take your favorite chocolate cake recipe or even a box and when it calls for water add chocolate milk instead, you can do this for any chocolate cake and stop here or proceed for an even more delicious gooey cake:) Then put in two pans and bake, then when it comes out of the oven, put carmel sauce (maybe a cup) in a bowl and mix with sweetened condensed milk (maybe a 1/2 can) you might want to heat this slightly in the microwave so it blends well. Then take a fork and poke lots of holes in your cake and pore the caramel mixture on top until in sinks in the cake. Use all your mixture it makes it yummy.

Then you can use cool whip or whipped cream for the center of the cake and frost it with your favorite chocolate frosting. I used cocoa frosting. It is rich and yummy!!

Basic Birthday Cake

I made a basic birthday cake for my good neighbors birthday last Thursday. He requested chocolate with buttercream frosting, it was tasty! Happy Birthday!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Train Cake

Well today I got to make a cake for a train birthday, I think it turned out pretty cute! I used a lot of different types of candy to help with the decorations. My husband bought the kids a pez dispenser for Valentines (and a lot of refill packets I hid away :)) and my daughter had the idea to use yellow ones for windows, unfortunately for me she already ate hers, but luckily I had the stashed away extras:) It was very nice of her to offer to share if she had the ones I needed and she had a great idea (she is a great helper)! Hope they have a fun party!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Valentine's cake

Well, today I made a banana nut cake for a friend of mine for a Valentines Day Cake. I wanted to eat some of it, it is the yummiest recipe! The decorations are done in fondant.

At the last minute I did add her son's name and baby, for the arrival next week on the two hearts at the bottom. Hope she liked it:

Saturday, February 7, 2009

25th Anniversary Cake

I just finished this 25th Anniversary cake. It is for my mother-in-laws best friend. It is a pretty large cake, the flavor is Italian Cream. I hope they like it!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Stripe Birthday Cakes for Twins

Today I made two cakes for a set of twins (girl and boy) that are in my sons playgroup. She wanted stripes and in certain shades of color, I tried hard to get them right, I sure hope they are close enough. The cake flavor is also butterscotch which is not made often so I hope they love it! I also added the little bow and the name tag so I hope she likes that part, if not she cake take it off pretty easy. The girl cake:

The Boy cake:

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Sid the Science Kid and Friends

Today I did a cake for my neighbor and friend. Her son wanted a Sid the Science Kid birthday (a show on PBS kids). So I took the invitation picture and made the characters out of royal icing. It was lots of colors and details but I think it turned out cute! I hope they like it and he can tell who is who :), the party is this evening and my daughter can't wait!

Here is the picture I was going off of, what do you think?

Friday, January 16, 2009

Pink 1st Birthday cake

This is a cake I did today for a little girls first birthday, I think it turned out pretty cute! I hope this was the pink they were going for. :)

Monday, January 12, 2009

Simple Birthday cake

Here is a simple Monday Morning Birthday cake :)