Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Blogiversary and a Winner

I can't believe I have been blogging for a whole year.  It sure has flown by.  On this momentous day I just want to tell all of you "Thank you".  Thanks for stopping by to visit and read my ramblings.  I love it when you take the time to make a comment or just say hello.  I love it when you email me.  So thanks for your support.  Love ya.

Now for the announcement you have been waiting for.  Who won the custom cake stand???

Mary Marlowe Leverette

Congratulations Mary!  Know that I am very jealous.  Mike will be contacting you via email to make all the arrangements.
Happy caking,

Monday, March 28, 2011

Rosey Cupcakes

Once again, spring is calling me.  There are some bulbs just starting to come up.  I can't wait to see what kind they all are.  Since I didn't plant these beds it's all a surprise.  It's like Christmas in spring time.

I wish they would hurry up and bloom.  The suspense is killing me.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Dreamsicle Cupcakes

Did you ever eat push-up pops when you were a kid?  You know the ones with the orange sherbet?  I have great memories of sitting outside in the hot sun with sticky, melting sherbet running down my arm.  I would try to slurp fast enough to prevent the cold trickle, but was never sucessful.  Do they even make those anymore?  These cupcakes remind me of those refreshing push pops.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Cake Stands to Die For...Want One...for FREE?

I have a real treat for you all.  Not too long ago I was surfing the Internet and stumbled upon a super find.  I found someone who makes custom cake stands!  Let me introduce you to Mike Sills of My Woodworking Solutions.  Mike started out making cake stands for his sister who is a cake decorator and now he'll make them for you too.  Let me show you some of his work.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Lollipop Cookies

How would you like to decorate cookies without using any icing?  These lollipop cookies fit the bill.  I used colored cookie dough to create this design.  Let me show you how.

Monday, March 7, 2011

What's That, a Video?

If you follow me on Facebook you might already know about this.  I entered a contest.  A bakery in my area is hosting this contest as a decorator search for their store.  They call it Boston's Next Best Cake Decorator contest.  To enter I had to submit a 3 minute video via YouTube.  They are posting the top 3 videos on their website for customers vote on their favorite. Guess what?  I'm in the top 3!.  I'm going to...let you....see....my video entry. Let me say from the get-go, I am NOT a video maker.  I don't even have a video camera, I had to borrow one.  I also had to blindly stumble through editing it.

I'm showing you this video for three reasons.  First reason is that I thought you might like to see who is writing this blog.  I'm really not as serious of a person as you will see in the video.  Did I mention that cameras make me nervous, at least when I'm in front of them.  I promise I really do smile...just not on camera. I need to work on that.

The second and most important reason for showing you the video is that it shows portions of my mini purse cake construction.  I thought y'all might like to see some of that.

So.....I'm stalling....deep breath...here goes.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Thank You Cake

Good friends are worth their weight in gold.  You know the kind that volunteer to help you with stuff before you even ask.  I made this cake for one such friend.
The flowers were simple cut outs in two shades of purple.