Friday, January 29, 2010

Course 2....Finished!

Well, this is my final cake for course 2. Throughout the course we learned how to make all sorts of flowers (violets, primroses, mums, apple blossoms, daffodils, daisies, pansies, etc) out of royal icing (so they would be hard--that way you could spend a whole day making them, put them in a tupperware container, and they'll last a LONG time). It goes without saying that I need to practice my flower technique. But the "grand finale" was learning to basketweave and then top a cake with our flowers. So, here is my final product. I must say, I wish I had some extra time to practice my flowers but I am just about juggling all I can right now :) Anyway, that's done and now onto fondant and tiered cakes....YIPEE!!!!!!!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Girls Just Want to Have Fun !

Well, I can't believe my first baby is turning 5 !!! Where has the time gone? Five years and I still haven't figured out how to freeze them like they are! What a wonderful blessing my sweet Ella is. She is so smart, silly, beautiful, kind, and tender-hearted...not to mention a GREAT big sister! We are having a mother-daughter slumber party tonight to celebrate. So, this is my attempt at a slumber party cake. I must admit, I am not too pleased with the results. I tried to make the bedspread look like the one on her bed, but did a sad job. I think this cake would look 10 times better done in fondant (which I begin learning in 2 more weeks). But, the important thing is that Ella thinks it is "beautiful, Mommy." Like I said before, she is my biggest fan. Happy Birthday, Sweet Angel !!!!!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Over the Rainbow

This is a Wizard of Oz cake I did for a little girl's 6th birthday. It told the story from the ground up. The first tier was vanilla cake and had a gray sky with the house, a tornado, bare trees, and blowing well as her birthday wish and name. The next tier was chocolate and took her over the rainbow. There was blue sky and six rainbows, of course, since it was her 6th birthday. The final tier was again vanilla and displayed the yellow brick road which led to the Emerald City. Thankfully, her mom had the cake topper as it was done on sort of short notice and it is HARD to find Wizard of Oz stuff! This cake was so much fun to make and I was sooo excited to get to do it. It was certainly my biggest venture yet and I'm so thankful it turned out so well. Thank you, Lisa, for giving me the opportunity. And most importantly, thank you Heavenly Father for giving me a dream and blessing me with capable hands and showering me with Your perfect love!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Jolly Holiday

This is a 5th birthday cake I did for Ella's friend, Eva. She had a Mary Poppins birthday party -- specifically the scene of Jolly Holiday where they were inside of the sidewalk drawing and rode a carousel. So, this is Mary Poppins on the top in her red and white dress from the scene and she sits atop a carousel. I just wish you could really see all the details but the pictures just don't allow it. The carousel horses were so pretty. Eva and her mom were pleased and I got many compliments on the taste. So, I guess you could say it was "supercalifragilisticexpialidocious"!