Sunday, May 23, 2010

A Rainy afternoon

D woke up early from her nap on Friday because we were having a terrible thunderstorm. She came into my room, hair all damp and a mess, crying because the thunder woke her up. I had her climb onto my bed with me, and pulled up the photo booth on the good old MacBook. These are just a few of the pictures we took. We both had soooooo much fun!

Dinosaur and Pinata cakes

Let's play another round of, "What has Kelly been baking?". Well this month has been another busy month with cakes. A friend of ours has a birthday on Cinco de Mayo, and his wife asked for a cake. Adam thought of a pinata cake instantly! At first I wasn't sure how I was going to conquer that one. But after doing a little search online, and found this one, I knew I could do it! I was a little morbid when making this cake. I made it a red velvet cake with strawberry buttercream icing in the middle! At least I thought it was funny. Next, just this past weekend, I was asked to make a dinosaur and smash cake for a friend's little boy's 1st birthday. So I went with a happy green dinosaur. And since I had a little left over batter and frosting, I had fun practicing with some cute cupcakes!

The Green spots on the dino are melted candy melts, along with the "J" on the smash cake.

These were the pretty little cupcakes I whipped up with leftovers. I am REALLY happy with how they turned out.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Little Girl Cakes

Wow, Blogger just informed me that this will be post 200! Amazing, I didn't think I had that much to say.

My last two orders have been for 2 year old little girls. I love it, that means I get to work with really fun pretty designs. The first order was for 50 decorated sugar cookies for the treat bags, and then a sheet cake to feed 40 people, but there were rules I had to follow. She asked for it to be chocolate cake, strawberry filling, buttercream icing, and all of it had to be all natural, including coloring the icing. This was a challenge, but one I went for head on. Oh and it also had to be Ni Hao Kia-Lan.

The next order was for a pink princess castle. This one was fun, because D has been asking for one for her birthday next month. I learned a few things to do differently for the next time, but overall I'm very happy with the way they all turned out.

Coming up next: a Pinata cake, and a dinosaur cake!

Cut out Sugar cookies decorated with Royal Icing, and yellow sanding sugar

2 layer Devil's Food cake with strawberry filling, homemade buttercream frosting. The pink frosting had strawberry jam mixed in, and the brown has cocoa powder. The flowers are marshmallows cut and dipped in sanding sugar.

Princess castle cake with ice cream cone turrets. A little wonky, but I know what to do differently next time.

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