Monday, May 21, 2012

Classic Mickey Mouse

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Makers Mark Cake

This cake is one that just makes you want to pour a glass of whiskey, doesn't it?!!? ;) (at least that's what I wanted to do while sculpting it) Kidding! No I'm not. Totally serious. Carving cakes makes my head spin sometimes. But it all worked out and in my opinion turned into a pretty cool cake. :))

Made for a rehearsal dinner, the bride wanted to surprise her groom with a Maker's Mark bottle cake.  It needed to serve 70 so I set the bottle on top of a 3 layer 10 inch round barrel cake.  Both cakes were filled w/ butter cream, then iced in a thin layer of butter cream, then another good layer of chocolate ganache, then covered w/ chocolate fondant and last but not least, topped off w/ red candy melts for the "wax" or whatever that Makers Mark bottle stuff is. lol  

How yummy was this cake???  Goodness gracious!  Did I make your mouth water at all??  ;)))
Oh, and I used my edible printer and icing sheets for the bottle label. Love that printer! :)

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Alvin the CAKE!

This cake was created for my bestest friend Merey's little boy LOGAN who is turned THREEEEEE YEARS OLD on Cinco De Mayo!!!  (what a great birthday huh?!?)

They celebrated this past weekend with an Alvin and the Chipmunks party (emphasis on Alvin who is Logan's favorite chipmunk).  Don't all 3 year olds have a favorite chipmunk?  lol

I couldn't love Merey more! Check out these adorable matching shirts she made let her boys wear for the party!!!
How adorably cute is this family!?!?! 
LOVE THEM!!!!!!!!

Happy Birthday LoLo!!!!!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Friday, May 4, 2012

A cake for Mrs Phillips

Today my daughter's Kindergarten class celebrated their wonderful teacher Mrs Phillips.  Her birthday falls in the summer so a few of us got together a planned a little celebration for her before the school year ends. 
This is a cake I've been dying to try out for some time now so today was the perfect opportunity!!  The floating ice cream topper is made from rice krispie treats covered in fondant.  About 1/2 through stacking the ice cream scoops I thought to myself...WHAT HAVE I DONE!?!?!  All of a sudden it hit me: I have 8 miles to travel with this thing!!!!!  WHY, out of all the cakes I could have done did I choose the most stressful (to travel with) design!?!?  lol

But I made it.  The 8 mile trip felt like 80 miles, but it got there in one piece.  I'm not sure it survived much longer after I left as all the boys were trying to touch it to find out for themselves if it was REAL ice cream or not!  (poor teacher probably wanted to kill me for the HUGE distraction I brought in!)

Kids are the best!!!  (so is cake)

And if you need a fun teacher present idea try this one out!  I found this idea on pintrest (where else).  I got the parents to chip in $5 towards a gift.  Once I got all the money I headed to the bank, got $105 CRISP DOLLA BILLS, taped them together (end to end) and put them in a tissue box with one dollar bill sticking out, tag reading "Don't blow it all in one place!".  So when you pull on the first dollar bill the second comes out, third, fourth, so on, so on....

According to my daughter the kids got a kick out of it and together the class counted all the bills. One loooong string of 105 one dollar bills.

What do you think she'll do with all those dollar bills???  te-he-he-he-he 

So there you go...a fun gift idea (annoying yes, to both the giver and reciever as taping bills and un-taping bills is annoying) but its fun none the less!

Happy Birthday Mrs Phillips!!! 
Good teachers like you make the world go round!!!!!!!