Monday, March 30, 2009

Zebra Purse Cake

I am so proud of this cake!  It turned out better than I thought it would.
I dreaded doing a purse cake because I didn't want to have to sculpt it.  But my hubby volunteered with the electric knife in hand and - Wallah!  A purse cake!
I LOVE the zipper!

Sunday, March 29, 2009


This week, I feel blessed.  I was busy.  I was stressed.  I am sick.
  • My mom dropped everything to run to Walmart for me and pick up some silver polish - came over to my house and polished my cake stand - just because I needed her to.  Then she dropped off some school supplies my daughter forgot to take with her when she left for school that morning.
  • My friend Penny drove all the way to Phoenix to pick me up some extra fondant because I didn't measure right and needed - okay - like 10 more pounds to cover the monster wedding cake I was working on.  Seriously - all the way to Phoenix!!
  • My husband has been so patient this week.  The house is sticky.  I have strep and a fever.  Tonight I just developed a cold sore.  I have two more cakes and a cookie bouquet due this week.  He is a good man.
  • My friend Jen directed the choir for me today because I still feel sick.  (She is better at it than I am anyway).  She didn't even bat an eye when I asked her, (I called her on the phone) she immediately answered "yes" and took over.    What a nice friend.
  • A very kind "mystery man" carried the 5 tier wedding cake down 2 sets of stairs because I had a temperature of 101, and thought I was going to drop it.  (Imagine if he dropped it!)
As you can see, I have been the recipient of much kindness this week.  I feel very blessed to have such good people in my life.

Thank you. 

Brown and Yellow Wedding Cake

Here are some pictures of the monster wedding cake I finished this weekend.  I am bummed I didn't get a better picture - I couldn't put it all together until I got to the reception because it was to tall for my car.   It was huge!!!!!!
I hand piped all the floral work on the 3 tiers, and the horizontal stripes - not as easy as it looks!
I was so stressed about this cake because I had never done one quite like this before.  Shwew!!!!
Glad that is over.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Pink 'n Brown Cake

I finished this baby shower cake yesterday and worked on a wedding cake all day today.  I am sooooooo tired.   I will be working on said wedding cake all day tomorrow as well.  I can't wait until it's done and I can clean my kitchen and pay attention to my kids.  They miss me.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Twin Girls Birthday Cake

Cute cake for cute twin girls!  
(PS. Amy, have you ever thought about moving to Mesa.  We would definitely be friends.  Lot's of houses for sale!)

Bake Sale Fun!

Yum yum!!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Going Going...Gone!

My kids wanted to have a bake sale this weekend.  So we have been baking mini cupcakes -50 cents each.   White cake with lemon cream,  and chocolate cake with milk chocolate frosting (each with it's own tiny flower on top).   So come on by, call, or email if you think you need some tiny perfection!  Wouldn't your spouse just love you if you showed up with a box of these?   Fresh squeezed lemonade will also be available tomorrow on the front lawn.  (There is talk of some homemade wheat and banana bread - but we'll see how tired I am tonight)
(Sorry for all you out of towners - they really are yummy cupcakes!)

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The 912 Project

I am so inspired by the 912 project.  What is it you ask?  Check it out here.  I highly recommend you read the mission statement and the 9 principles and 12 values.   This is the kind of American I want to be.  I embrace those principles and values.  It starts with me.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Baby Shower Cake

Milk chocolatey cake with blue fondant, chocolate dots, and a chocolate bow to top it off.  Yum!

Friday, March 13, 2009

9 Principles / 12 Values

I am so excited about the "We surround them" special on TV this afternoon.  It's the call for all good people to unite!  I am on board!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Pretty and Pink

It's hard to see the glitter in the picture - but these cupcakes were "blinged" out.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Bright and Fun Cake

I really had fun with this cake.  It just makes me happy.  I even had an audience when I made this one.  (Thanks for the company Meredith, Kendall, and Mer's Mom)  I was so happy for an excuse to use my big orange cake stand as well.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Polka Dot Cupcakes

These were much cuter than the picture.  Chocolate cupcakes with chocolate filling, covered in sparkly lavender fondant with chocolate polka dots.   Off to clean the kitchen!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Ragnar Fun

I survived and am actually not to sore.   I liked the relay so much that I think I am running again in April - LA Ragnar baby!   Good times!