Saturday, March 19, 2011

Baby Shower Fun!

This afternoon I had the wonderful pleasure of throwing a baby shower for my dear friend Frances.  She has two beautiful girls, ages 5 and 8, who are best friends with my daughters, and she is pregnant with a little boy!  Her mother hosted the shower at her house, but she requested my "Party Fairy" services to help her pull it off. :)  I made the invitations and the cake, organized and ran the games at the party, provided half of the food, and did all the shopping and decorating for the shower.  And I had a blast doing it!  I love any type of party, of course, but baby showers are especially fun!  Here are a few photos from the party.  Enjoy!

Prizes for the games:

Decorations - baby onesies on a clothesline:

 Diaper cake that I made:

The food table!

The cake!  Three layers of chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream and fondant decorations:

Closeup of the cake topper:

Friday, March 18, 2011

Happy St. Patty's Day!

Forget the corned beef and cabbage...around here we celebrate St. Patrick's Day with cupcakes, of course!  Green cake, green frosting, green shamrocks, and green sugar around the edges!  :)

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Hey Boo-Boo, It's a Pic-a-nic!!

This cake was for an 8-year-old girl who had her birthday party at the movie theater.  The kids didn't actually see the Yogi Bear movie, but she wanted a Yogi cake anyway!  I tried to duplicate the scene from the movie poster, which shows Yogi and Boo-Boo laying on a picnic blanket surrounded by food and overturned picnic baskets.  I sculpted everything out of fondant and put it on top of a 10" round cake which had four layers of vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream frosting.  I used my new airbrush to create a "tie-dye" design on the sides and top of the cake.  I love how it picks up all the bright colors of the bears and all the food items!  So fun!  

Monday, March 7, 2011

Lemon Daisy Cake

I made this cake for my mother-in-law's birthday this weekend.  She is a petite woman who rarely has seconds on dessert, but after eating a slice of this cake, she picked up the knife and cut herself another slice!  It was too delicious to stop at just one piece!!!  It had three 8" layers of vanilla cake with lemon curd filling, frosted with lemon cream cheese frosting.  I wanted the decoration to be simple, elegant, and "spring-y", so I piped on a white border and topped it with a single daisy.  Beautiful and tasty!

Scooby Doo, where are you???

Here he is!  On this cake for a little girl who celebrated her 4th birthday this week!  It was a chocolate sheet cake with vanilla buttercream frosting, and a picture of Scooby Doo made with the FBCT technique.  Ruff, ruff!!