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Sunday, July 31, 2011

CHOCOLATE!!

I had a craving for chocolate today..................so I made a cake!!  It was banana cake with chocolate buttercream frosting.  It was so yummy and definitely satisfied my craving.  Now I need to find someone to finish it off so I don't eat the whole thing.  Good thing I only made a small cake :)

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Would you like a glass of wine?


A friend of ours makes wine and has been asking my husband if I would make him a cake for a few months now.  I was so busy with the cookies for a while that I never really had a chance but I had a vision of what I wanted to do.  He had no idea.  This is the result.......

The pictures really don't do it justice, the grapes and wine bottle look black, they were actually dark purple.  The decorations were were all done in buttercream icing (can't wait to learn fondant, OMG will I have fun!). 





This cake was so much fun and I can't wait to do more like this.  Are you ready for a glass of wine now?  I sure am!!

Smiley, happy cake!

Makes me think of spring/summer time!!  Well I was making this cake just for practice and it didn't really turn out the way I wanted.  I actually did a pipe gel transfer off of a greeting card (the flowers had no stems) and they were straight across.  I modified the flowers to arch a little and I had planned on writing something in the center.  Well as you can see that didn't happen.  It just didn't look right, so I added stems and leaves and another flower.  A few flowers I really don't like, but I love the sides and the borders on the cake and the color scheme.  The cake was a one-layer banana cake with buttercream frosting.  I'm finally learning the proper consistencies with my icing...yay!!



 Oh, I forgot to mention, it was so yummy!!!!!!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Wilton Cake Class, Course 1 Basics

Yay!! I completed my first course of cake decorating and I loved it!!  Next week I'll begin Course 2, Flowers and Design!!  I learned so much and can't wait to learn more.  Here is a pic of my final cake, (red victorian roses, blue rosettes for border, and dots for accents).  What perfect colors for the 4th of July weekend!!

Happy Fourth of July!!!

Its the 4th of July!!  Need to have some festive cookies to celebrate the day.  I took some of these to Greg's Over the Hill birthday party and the rest of the them are going to be sold for Relay for Life to raise money for cancer.  I really love how they turned out.  Take a look and let me know what you think.



This one has to be one of my favorites!
Have a safe and happy 4th of July everyone!!

Greg's Over the Hill

Happy Birthday to my cousins husband Greg who turned 50 years old today!!  What a way to celebrate your 50th birthday, with a BANG on the 4th of July!!  That has to be fun to have your birthday July 4th.  Suzy, his wife, had a party for him yesterday and we had a blast.  Here are some cookies I made for his birthday.
Happy Birthday Greg!!