Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas Cookies!

Here is a delicious tray of Christmas Cookies!

Merry Christmas Cakes!

This was the year for Christmas cakes!
I had a friend who I made the exact same cake for a few weeks ago
for our dinner we went to
She fell in love with and asked for me to make it again
for her family for Christmas.
So I recreated the same cake for her to take to
Greensboro over the holiday weekend.

Then I made two simple sheet cakes for our dear friend
who is the music minister at our church.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!

Cupcake and Cookie Challenge 2010

The Ballantyne Resort Cupcake and Cookie Challenge 2010!

My second year entering this competition and though I didn't win,
I had a blast participating.
I even got my other cake friend Angela to enter too!

Here is my entry, I went with a breakfast theme this year.
French toast and bacon cupcake
yes you heard me, bacon cupcake!
with a Mocha Chocolate Chip cookie
the cookie had cinnamon and cappuccino chips in them!
Yes, I know bacon....but a little sweet with a little salty
complemented with a maple syrup buttercream,

Then my friend Angela
Here is her display, she made double dark chocolate cupcakes
with crushed peppermint!
CUTE cupcakes!

Happy Birthday Christmas style

I'm finally on to post a few cakes that I've done these past few weeks!
What a blur the holidays can be!
Here is a simple, Christmas theme cake done for a friends sister.

Happy Birthday Kelly!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Go Panthers and Happy Birthday too!

My son's best friend, Jay, who lives in our neighborhood
and who has been in his preschool class the past two years,
was having his older brothers' birthday this past weekend.
His dad had gotten tickets to the Panther game on Sunday,
so of course the theme of his party was Panthers.
For any of us Carolina Panther fans this year, we know the 2010 season has not been a good one, but despite the many losses this season,
we did have a few good games.
However, yesterday game was not one of those.
But I do hope that they had a great time anyway enjoying the game,
and having some father son time, despite the COLD temperature and rain!

Happy Birthday Will!

We wish Jay, Will, and their family a very happy holiday this year
as that they are moving to South Carolina at the end of this week.
Nicholas will surely miss his buddy Jay at school!
Best of luck with your move and Merry Christmas!

Skateboarding Cake

I've never made a skateboarding cake before,
but I was excited to try this one out!
A little boy in Olivia's preschool class was turning 5 this weekend.
His theme was skateboards!
So I found a picture of this on Cake Central
and both mom and birthday boy approved!
Happy Birthday Anselm!

Merry Christmas!

Our family was invited over to a friends house
on Saturday evening for a holiday dinner get together.
They have three children who were very excited
to have our two little munchkins play with them!
In honor of the Christmas holiday
I wanted to se my Wilton Christmas pan
my mother in law had handed down to me.
I made my favorite and most requested almond cake
and quickly decorated this cake for us to share.
And not realizing it, their middle child Julia,
turned 13 on Saturday!
So this cake was also party birthday cake as well.

Happy Birthday Julia & Merry Christmas!

Look Whooo's Having a Baby Boy!

A co-worker of my husband is having their first baby in February.
They were having a baby shower this past weekend,
so I was asked to make their shower cake.
I LOVE the theme they picked.
A Daddy owl and a Mommy owl with their little baby owl.
I really loved how the owls turned out, I hand carved each owl out
and dusted the owls with a variety of
dusting powders to give them a rustic brown/orange look.
I made the leaves and green polka dots shimmer
with some green and little bit of bronze luster dust as well.
Congratulations to Anthony and Jennifer!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Double Birthdays!

A friend of mine (who recently got engaged) asked me to make her
niece and nephew's birthday cakes.
Her niece was turning 5 and the little guy was turning 3.
They had a combined party at the Harris YMCA.

I LOVE how these cakes turned out!

For the young man, who is into action figures, Batman was his choice!
Gotham city surrounded the base of the cake with a gold fondant pearl border.
For the princess, another glass slipper on a pillow cake was her surprise.
Yes, the pillow is cake and the shoe is made from chocolate
dusted in rainbow disco dust!
LOVED this too!!
Happy Birthday Taylor and Jack!

One of Many Birthdays to come...

It seems so many people I know have birthdays this time of year. Here is a simple chocolate cake I did for my neighbor's brother. I made her a small 6" vanilla cake with chocolate buttercream and milk chocolate shavings both inside and around the bottom.
LOVED the look!
Happy Birthday Kyle!


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