Friday, March 18, 2011

Leah's 1st Birthday

My nieces first birthday was coming up and I was so excited to help. We wanted to plan something fun, so we went with the candy colored theme. I knew there was going to be a lot of people so I did a two tiered strip and circle theme. It came out great! Everyone loved it! I can't wait to see what next year holds!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

I'm back...(Cont.)

I also had a very busy Thanks Giving. But before I start let me let the cat out of the bag. I'm pregnant! Yes, I'm expecting our second baby girl. But by thanks giving I was feeling horrible. Morning sickness is the worst. I love to bake, but even good smells got to me. And just my luck! I agreed to do my first wedding cake. I was under a lot of pressure. I felt sick and now I had to send out my best work. Again my cousin volunteered to help me decorate. My dad even watched my daughter while I baked. It took me all day to bake because I took so many breaks. The yummy smell was just too much for me. All in all I got through it and the client was thrilled.

The decorating process took hours, but all worth. All I could say is plan ahead, make sure you have all your tools on hand, and be patient. If anyone is scared to attempt a wedding cake... just go for it! After it was done I felt so accomplished. I felt like I could do anything... and so can you!

P.s. I used my cricut cake to do the butterflies and scroll design.

I'm Back!

Hello My Fellow Bloggers,
It's been way too long since I last posted. Wow how time does fly. So much to tell. I've done a couple of cakes since we last spoke. One was for my BIG sister's baby shower. She had a boy. Oh how he is so beautiful!! I just want to eat him up! My sis said no, but I can't help myself. Anyway back to the cake. I had an idea of what I wanted to do based on the invites and decorations. She wanted it to be different. She didn't want standard baby them. That meant no stork, baby shoes, and all that stuff. So with the help of my cousin I was able to create a memorable cake. Everyone loved it!!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Polka Dot Anniversary Cake

I know it's been a long time since I've posted about a cake order. Turns out my computer has run out of memory. So I haven't been able to down load pictures. I personally don't think 15,000+ pictures is a lot. Is it? Anyway, I received this order from Sara and she's celebrating her 10 year anniversary. Wow, ten years! I thought that was great news! Totally worth throwing a party! She knew exactly what she wanted. She found the picture on-line and asked me to duplicate it.

I didn't have too much trouble making this cake. My only concern was to get all the dots line up. So I looked on-line and couldn't find any tutorial. I figured out that I could get even spacing by using a ruler (like the bendable one for sewing) and a making a small pinhole using a toothpick. That way when it was time to add my pre-made black dots it went a lot faster. Besides it took all the guess work out of where they should go. Even though I learned how to space the dots evenly it still took some time, but the end result was beautiful. Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Ok so those of you who now me best knows I'm a stay at home mom that's always on a budget. But today I had the most pleasant surprise. My aunt Martha called me this morning and said, "Jen get dressed I'm going to take you to the store.... (pause) to buy you a Kitchen Aid mixer!" I was absolutely shocked! I was thrilled! No words could describe what I was thinking. So the entire drive to the store I could not take my smile off. We would start talking about something and I would still be smiling. I think even the sales clerk was thinking, "What's up with this chick?" He didn't say it, but I' sure he was thinking it. After spending around thirty minutes standing around the mixers and asking the clerk a ton of questions we decide on the Kitchen Aid Pro mixer.

This thing looks and works amazing! The second we got home I washed it and got straight to work on red velvet cupcakes (recipe @ I Am Baker By Amanda). They came out delicious! On a side note: My sister is 7 months pregnant and she got upset when I threw out a spoon full of the cream cheese frosting, hehehe. I know what your thinking waist not, but by this time of night I was on my _ # of red velvet cupcake. (P.s. better pic's coming soon. I can't seem to find the cord to download, so the camera on my computer will have to do for now.)

So again, a BIG THANK YOU to my Aunt Martha. She rocks!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Trying Something New

Like many people today I'm always on the go! But I finally convinced myself to slow down and learn how to bake from scratch. Don't get me wrong I love boxed cake, but I wanted to challenge myself to go beyond to normal day to day. I didn't go crazy, but instead I wanted to start off with classic white. You could find the recipe I used at I am Baker @ blogspot. For those of you who don't know Amanda is wonderful. She shares all her wonderful finds and responds to your questions and comments in a timely manner.

I was so please on how it came out. My daughter, Bella, even got in on the action. I decided to share my cake with my neighbor. She ate that cake up in about a minute. I swear we were talking and then it was gone! That would have been fine, but she was supposed to share with her husband. Ooops I owe him a slice. For those of you who don't think you could do it just believe in yourself. it really was not that much different from the box. Besides you get bragging rights to tell everyone, "I made this cake from scratch!" I think I'll try chocolate cake next. Wish me luck!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Booze Cakes... Review and a Giveaway

Are giving away a copy of "Booze Cakes: Confections Spiked with Spirits, Wine and Beer." You can go to for chances to win. Sounds like a great idea. Who doesn't love booze in their dessert, sounds tasty. Good luck! (Thanks K)