Sunday, March 20, 2011

All You Need is Love!

"All You Need is Love" and that is what the theme of this wedding shower cake was that I did for a friends sister this weekend. Her wedding invitation and save the date cards had this theme and scroll pattern that I used on the cake.

With this cake I used my new Cricut Cake that I got for my birthday/Christmas....I still have to work out the kinks in it and all, but I couldn't resist not trying since the scroll pattern matched the invitation.

Congratulations Brittany and Paul

Friday, March 18, 2011

Is it a Boy or Girl?

A friend of mine from high school, who I reconnected with on Facebook, is pregnant! Hooray! However, I am not allowed to tell you who it is! Only a few people know, and I am one of them. Partly because I was asked to make some cupcake bites for her family for tomorrow, in honor of their first doctor appointment. They won't know whether it is a boy or a girl just yet, but they will find out how far along they are and hopefully hear a heartbeat!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Happy St. Patty's Day!

Happy St. Patty's Day!
I hope everyone will be wearing something green tomorrow!
I have been eager to try these cupcakes for over a year now
so why not for St. Patricks' Day!

Irish Carbomb Cupcakes

Chocolate Guinness infused cupcakes
Bailey's Irish Cream and Jamison Whiskey flavored buttercream!
For those wondering, the green cupcakes are vanilla buttercream for the kiddos!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Hip Hop and Rock 'n Roll

For a sweet little 6 year old who is having her birthday at a dance studio.

Check out my new Cakes By Angela tile in the background!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Kudos Kitchen by Renee

As a baker and craft enthusiast I follow a lot of craft and baking blogs. I love to find new recipes and new ideas out there to try for family and friends. I'm not sure where I found this particular blog (Kudos Kitchen By Renee) but I started following her food and craft projects she did. Along the way, Renee decided to take up her long ago passion for painting. So she started marketing hand painted custom tiles. New tiles that you could display in your home or business. I got to thinking and I really loved her work, she is so talented! I decided to inquire about cost and ideas and went with having her create my business card on a tile. Didn't she do an awesome job!! My vision is to use the tile in pictures when I take them of my cakes and for display in my dream cake kitchen (that I have all mapped out in my head!) Anyway, here is my tile

and here is a link to her blog

You can see step by step with how she created my tile!

Thanks Renee!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Hope Floats


Back in June 2010 I made a beautiful baby shower cake with a bird theme. A two tiered light green lemon cake with a baby bird nest with two blue birds and an egg for an expecting couple. A friend of mine from high school contacted me in making this cake for her sister and I was thrilled to do so. The couple had a beautiful baby boy born in July, 2010. Shortly after giving birth they realized he was not developing as a young baby should. Doctors were not sure what the reason was but were optimistic. Unfortunately, in January 2011, Baby Jackson passed away. The family has lost a beautiful and precious little boy, but he now has his angel wings in heaven.

There is an organization called KinderMourn ( KinderMourn addresses the special needs of grieving parents. KinderMourn helped this couple and their family as they continue to go through the grieving process.

For the best seven years KinderMourn has had an annual Duck Race held each year at the National Whitewater Rafting Center here in Charlotte. This year the Duck Race will held on Sunday, April 3, 2011. The ducks will race down the rapids and the winning duck will take home $5,000. You don't have to be present to win.

A little yellow rubber ducky can teach us amazing things about the power of hope. For grieving children and bereaved parents in Charlotte, these ducks and the Hope Floats Duck Race offer a lifeline. The assurance that no one is turned away from KinderMourn because of an inability to pay for counseling after the death of a loved one. For thousands of families in need, a duck offers hope, KinderMourn offers hope, your support offers hope.

Here is the process, it's really easy!!

Go to

Click on the duck

Click on Adopt a Duck

Click on Adopt under a team ( it's on the right)

Scroll down and click on Jackson John

Click on Amanda or Danielle

Then fill out the adoption form, in Memory of Jackson John deGorter

*Keep your email confirmation, it has your ducks' number, that way if you win you can claim your $5,000

If you wish to donate less than $25 for 6 ducks, you can call Kindermourn at 704-376-2580 (during normal business hours) and make the donation in Jackson's name!! Thank you again for your support!!!!

Thank you for your donation! Thank you for honoring Jackson and giving hope!!

Thank You!

Angela Barton

Go Gamecocks - USC

Happy Birthday to a big South Carolina Gamecock Fan!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

The Sound of Music...

My brother is attending Indiana University
getting his Masters in Cello Performance.
Over the weekend he had his senior Masters recital.
I was not able to attend due to two little ones at home
and taking time to get from here to there,
so...instead I contributed by making a few treats.

I made a few dozen of these delicious cookies.
I also made, but not pictured, a few dozen cupcake bites too.
Here is my brother holding one of his cookies with his cello!Congratulations Thomas!!

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