Saturday, August 27, 2011

Cinderella's Carriage and Cupcakes

This order was for a pink and purple princess party for a little girl who looooves Cinderella. I just adore these little fondant cupcake crown toppers and so do my daughters (they are begging me to make them one).

Cinderella's carriage was so fun to create!!!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Ice Cream Parlor Cookies

These cookies were made for Tracy Allen of Sweet Peach Paperie . She is having an Ice Cream Parlor party for her daughters this weekend and asked me to create cookies that she could use as party favors. She created the most adorable Ice Cream Parlor printable collection to which the cookies were made to match. (check out the sign below)

The cookies were iced with buttercream, topped off with a thin marshmallow fondant circle, then finished off with a border of royal icing.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Nana's 80th Birthday!!!

This past weekened we celebrated my Nana's 80th birthday! Nana is such a sweet and wonderful, fun and hip, smart and nutty, crazy,
young (but technically old) lady!

My parent's threw her a party and I was incharge of the cake.

What I came up with is not the typical birthday cake for an 80 year old. In fact, it looks more like a cake for a 21 year old, but Nana is too cool to have a boring ol' fancy cake...I just couldn't do it. I had to do a spunky, fun, colorful cake to fit her personality (atleast thats the way I see her). :)

The martini glasses were a must. Nana is not a lush, but she does enjoy a good martini. :)

She tries to get me to drink them with her, but I just can't do it.

I've tried to...more than once.

I think they look so fun and cool to drink, but I just can't stand the taste!

(I'm so super lame)

Me, mom and nana. My crazy uncle gave Nana 80 dollar bills all taped together. Poor Nana was so confused. lol "What am I supposed to do with all these?!!"

(I've got a couple of ideas what we could do with a bunch of dollar bills) hehehe

Happy Birthday Nana Banana!!!! We loooooove you!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Farm Animal Cake Pops

These little farm animals were created for Sawyer's first birthday party.

Time consuming, yes. But fun to create, without a doubt!

I spent a lot of time w/ these guys, so much so that I actually named each one...

Get to know the animals on the farm!!

Ok, that was stupid...

You don't have to name your animals, but you should add a cute little barn smash cake to the order and you're good to go. Gotta have a place for the animals to sleep at night...and something for little farmer Sawyer to tear into for his first birthday. :)

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Cupcakes cupcakes cupcakes!!

This weekend I had lots of fun with cupcakes! :) Pirates and Hotdogs. Quite a spectrum!

My husband walked in the kitchen when I was putting all the toppers on the cupcakes and he said, "Are those cupcakes for the same party!?!?"

Unfortunately, the answer is no.

I say "unfortunately" b/c that would have definitely won the award for most original party theme! ;)

We've got two different parties goin' on here...a pirate theme for Callaway's 2nd Birthday...

And these little hotdog cupcakes are for a friend of mine who is throwing a hotdog buffet party! HOW FUN!!! I totally want to store that idea away for future use! (I'm thinking a hotdog buffet would be quite appropriate for my next trophy husband party) ;)

Now, I'm craving a mini, bite sized hotdog (not made from sugar) they make those?

Monday, August 15, 2011

My totally RAD 80s Surprise Party!!!!

Wow. I feel like I just got punked!!!!!

This past weekend my sweet husband pulled off the most perfect surprise party for my 30th birthday! An 80s Prom Party!!! dream. Seriously. 80s Prom is a party I have ALWAYS been dying to throw. And although I didn't get to have fun planning it, I certainly had fun being surprised and partying with all my pals! This party was bad to the bone...totally tubular, awesome, to the max 80s fab RAD! ;)
As you can see from the sign above (created by Amanda of Amanda's Parties TO GO...HUGE thanks by the way) the theme was Margaritaville 80s Prom. He didn't want to scare anyone off with the 80s theme so he gave people an option...come dressed as 80's or Jimmy Buffet.

Barf-me-out!! Who WOULDN'T want to dress 80s??!?!?!? Seriously. Whatever!!!!!! I am...all surprised, ready curl up into a fetal position from uncomfortable, nervous, WHAT IS GOING ON feeling I had in my stomach as I approached the party, seeing all my crazy friends in 80s attire!!!!
Luckily when I arrived I soon was told that Brian had a "station" prepared for me upstairs to get spruced in my 80s attire. Fortunately for Brian this station was easy to prepare b/c I kid you not, this lovely hot pink and black sequin HUMONGOUS puffy sleeve number was hanging in my closet for such an occasion. I found this a couple of years ago in a thrift store and NO WAY was I leaving without it!!!
I mean, look at it. Would you EVER leave this in a store all by itself? Alone. NO!

That would be a crime. This dress is the bomb diggidy.

Word up.

Look down. I knew it would happen...other girls are sooooo jealous of my to the max super radical puffy sleeves!
Slow dancin...remember the days when you could fit a person (maybe two) in between you and your dance partner...ever fearing the embarrassment of the guidance counselor who might come around the corner at any minute and put MORE distance between you. lol

Follow the rules boy!! We don't want this good time to end!


Reapplying my lipstick. Un-hot pink lips would be sooo grody!!
What are 4 blondes and a crazy brunette supposed to do with a rubix cube?! I mean hello!?!?!?!? Take 5 hours out of the party to figure it out? GAG ME WITH A SPOON!!!

In your dreams rubix cube!!

Me and my totally bodacious prom date! (party planner extraordinaire)

Thank you to everyone who helped to make this night so special and fun. Brian was quite a project manager, delegating jobs to all my friends (you know who you are) to pull this off successfully so I really appreciate everyone's help in this!

I loved every minute of it and feel so lucky to have such a great group of friends to ring in my 30s!!!