Saturday, June 30, 2012

Jungle theme!!


Happy Birthday to a little boy who was turning 2!



These special cookies were made for a special little boy who was in need of a pick me up through Icing Smiles Cookie Club.  I was able to volunteer and get out a dozen of these to Massachusetts this week to hopefully brigthen up his day!  

My Aunts 85th Surprise Birthday!


We made it, we made the trip to New Jersey from North Carolina via a car with two kids in tow!  What a looonng drive it seemed, but we all surived the trek up and back.  

So why did we go?  Well...

My aunt turned 85 years old this year and her children threw her a surprise party.  Her actual birthday was a few weeks back, but to help throw her off, they decided to host a "graduation party" for their youngest daughter and surprise their mother instead!  
This is my aunt with her two sons, Gary and Mickey.
What a blast we had!  It was so much fun, hanging out in the pool, getting to see all my cousins and introducing our two kids to all their family!  We drove up to the Jersey Shore and enjoyed wonderful weather and enjoyed some fabulous food!  
In honor of my aunt I made these delicious cookies for her.  Now nothing can compare to her amazing birthday cake that was made by Buddy Valestro and his team at Carlos' bakery in Hoboken, NJ.  Buddy and his family have made a name for themeselves on their hit TV show, Cake Boss on TLC.  I remember being able to walk right into the bakery and get a cup of coffee and some Italian pastries, now you have to wait online for almost 2-3 hours!  Thankfully I didn't wait online for this cake, they actually delivered it to the party!!  No, Buddy didn't deliver it, but my cousin, (my aunts son) knows Maurro, Buddy's brother in law and one of their delivery boys did.  
What's on top of the cake is an artichoke, my aunt is know for making great stuffed artichokes, so they made one out of modeling chocolate.  I should have taken a better picture up close, but it was neat to see!  And of course DELICIOUS!  Her favorite cake is a cream puff cake, basically a very large Napoleon pastry with a TON of cream, cream puffs and a white sugar glaze on top.  Just enough sweetness to put you in a sugar coma for sure, but oh so good.  I had to go back for seconds!  
My amazing aunt listening to Happy Birthday!
Aunt Angie and all her great great nieces and nephews!
Aunt Angie and my two kiddos!  Happy Birthday! 

Watermelon Cookies


Who doesn't love watermelon?  Well maybe there are a few out there who don't, but I do!!  
Now, check out these watermelon cookies!  
I made these for Icing Smiles Cookie Club for the month of June.  

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Take Me Out to the....Pool?


This special cake was made for my friend who was having a baseball theme pool party for her little girl.  Riley and my little girl were in the same Mothers morning out program at the preschool when they were one.  Riley loves sports, espeically t-ball which she plays just like her older brother.  So why not have a baseball theme party for a girl, just make it pink though!  
Happy Birthday Riley!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

40th Wedding Anniversary


For a special mom and dad who were celebrating their 40th Anniversary with their family at the beach.  I made this cake to represent their top tier of their actual wedding cake.  
Happy 40th Anniversary!  Many more happy years together!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Spa theme birthday cake


What a cute cake for a little girl who was celebrating her birthday getting pampered a little!  The girls were getting their nails and a mini facial done.  How much fun is that! 
Happy Birthday Lindsey!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Wedding cookies


For a couple who got married a few weeks back, here are some wedding cookies I made for the rehearsal dinner with their initials.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Graduation Cupcakes


For a 2012 graduate of Providence Senior High School.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Congratulations Aubrey!


For a sweet little finishing her year of dancing at her dance recital!
Congratulations Aubrey!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Fire, Fire!


I want to do a birthday party here!  This special cake and party was held at our local firehouse station in Matthews, NC.  You can have your party there and the firemen take your guests on a tour of the firehouse, check out all their cool gear and get to see parts of the truck and house that most don't get to see often and then get to eat your birthday cake too!  How cool is this?!?  Well I got to make an awesome 3D firetruck cake for this special little boy along with some fire hydrant cookies!
Happy Birthday Colin!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Ahoy Pirate!


For a special family and friend who was celebrating their sons birthday at school with another classmate, we went with a joint pirate theme cake!
Happy Birthday Harrison and Samika!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Happy 4th Birthday Elise!


This special cake and cupcakes were for a friend whose little girl was turning 4.  
Pool party theme cupcakes
Happy Birthday to a sweet and precious little girl!  

Sunday, June 3, 2012

30 years of dance!


My neighbor helps run a local dance studio, the owner is her aunt and has been teaching for 30 years!  So, as a surprise for the owner after their spring recital they had a big party celebrating her success.  I was asked to help make a few cupcakes! 
Congratulations on 30 years of dancing!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

To a wonderful mother and teacher!


This special cake bite tree was for a friend whose mother was retiring from teaching.  She decided to do a cake bite tree not only as a special treat but for table decor as well.  


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