Jan 25, 2012

A weekend of FUN!

Introducing my Amazing a Super Cute niece NATALIE!

Last weekend we were so excited to have Natalie come with her Dad (my brother or as he is better known in our family,  Crazy Uncle Ben) to visit for a few days. Natalie is about to turn 11 and she wanted to learn how to work with fondant and frosting. She did a great job! We first covered the cake in fondant and then she wanted to try piping with Royal icing.
Isn't her cake cute! She did a great job on her swags!

The rest of the weekend was spent swimming in back yard with my kids.

Saturday, Natalie spent the day with her Dad at Universal Studios walking down Diagon Alley, drinking Butter Beer and riding the new amazing Harry Potter ride - twice!
When they got home we celebrated her birthday with her favorite cake...
Carrot Cake with cream cheese icing

We didn't have 11 candles, so we improvised with 2 candles, to look like and 11:)

I think she had a fun weekend!

Jan 16, 2012

The beauty within us!

Since this is my blog, I get to expound on whatever I am thinking about, so here are some of my deeper thoughts.
There is beauty in each of us and we are each a MASTERPIECE! We may all be different, with different views, different ideas about life & different backgrounds and we are all beautiful. We were all created for a special purpose, to learn in different ways and to teach others as well.

This cake was created for a Young Women's group in our church. We discussed how each of us is a masterpiece of the Lord. He created us to be unique and to stand up for who we are.
Each week these Young Women (ages 12-18) stand and recite this theme.

We are daughters of our Heavenly Father, who loves us, and we love Him.
We will "stand as witnesses of God at all times and in all things,
and in all places" as we strive to live
the Young Women values, which are:
Divine Nature
Individual Worth
Choice and Accountability
Good Works
Integrity and
We believe as we come to accept and act upon these values,
we will be prepared to strengthen home and family, make and keep sacred covenants,
receive the ordinances of the temple, and enjoy the blessings of exaltation.

As in this pot of roses, no two are identical, but they are all beautiful. The Young Women who I am able to work with, stand each day for Truth and Righteousness as they walk through life knowing they are daughters of a Heavenly Father, who know and love them.
So stand today for who you are, know that you are loved and watched over and that today can be better than yesterday. You are His masterpiece!

A Flower Garden

I grew up with a front yard full of tulips and I loved visiting my Grandma and Grandpa's house and seeing their long rows of rose bushes. I loved smelling each one with my grandpa as he cared for them so lovingly.

 So, I was so excited when I was asked to make a garden cake covered with sugar flowers. The flowers were so much fun to make. I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed making them.

Have a beautiful day!

The NEW iphone 4S

Okay, we are a bit behind on our blog posts...but when we made this cake, the iphone 4s had just come out. The cake is red velvet with cream cheese icing and the cake was a surprise for a 50th Birthday!

We love being part of the surprise!

 Each App was picked out specifically for the birthday boy...I mean Man. Can you name all of the apps? I know you can get most, but can you get all of them?

Which apps would you pick to be on your cake? 

Dessert Bars..Not just CAKE!

 A few months ago, we were asked to do a dessert bar for a bridal shower. It was a blast! We went "outside the box" and tried all sorts of new desserts including: Raspberry Brownie Bites, Tangy Lemon Bars and deliciously sweet Key Lime Pies. As for cake...well, we of course added in Red Velvet cake truffles, Chocolate Petit Fours and Chocolate Lemon Cake pops.
 So, life is not just about cake...it can be about so many other things, like Lemon Bars and Key Lime Pies. Okay, really life is about family and finding joy in everything around us...but it sure does help if you are surrounded by cake:)