Friday, October 25, 2013


lots of them 
First, here is a wedding cake that I made recently. 
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 I'm in complete love with the over-sized flower. I made each petal individually, then airbrushed the tips with a shimmery peach, and then put it together petal by petal onto the cake.
 This cake was a very delicious decadent chocolate and french vanilla swirl.
 Next, we have a cowgirl cake.
 This was my first attempt at making a cowboy hat. I had a lot of fun with it and the birthday girls were ecstatic. Turquoise, pink, and black were the colors of the decorations at that party so I made the cake accordingly. The cake is chocolate with buttercream icing and trimmed in black licorice.
 Little birthday boy turned one. He had a "smash" cake and cupcakes to share. There is something about 4 inch mini cakes that make them extra adorable.
 This birthday boy was turning 9 and had some specific request such as: It has to have strawberries and bananas in the middle of a chocolate cake. CHECK. It must have all the Nickelodeon ninja turtles on it, but Donatello is favorite. CHECK. Make the cake green and put a purple belt around it for Donatello. CHECK. I used a frozen transfer to do the top but I had to design it myself since the Nick Ninja Turtles are all computer animated and not drawings. I think I did pretty good with my design.
 Baby shower mini cupcakes. They were lemon and strawberry flavored cakes.
 I made pumpkin mousse treats for a baby boy shower and a friend's birthday. Also some petite fours for a Relief Society workshop.
 Lots of cake balls. Some for wedding gifts, some for birthdays, some for the 4th of July. They pop up everywhere. They are usually chocolate cake but the top right picture is cookie dough flavored.
 Quinceanera (Sweet 15) Cakes
 7 tiers of cake made up of chocolate cake with raspberry filling, chocolate cake with Bavarian filling, vanilla sponge with raspberry filling, and vanilla sponge with Bavarian filling. Decorated in alternating tiers of buttercream roses and a fondant quilt pattern. Handmade bows and jewels are all edible. Topped with a tiara. This cake was supposed to sit 7 tiers tall but we had a mishap after setting the cake up and had to set it up as three cakes instead of one large one. Sad. But still lots of cake to feed 270 guests.


We took the front off Nathaniel's crib so that he'd have a little toddler bed last weekend. He's been using it as a bed for about 5 nights now and this is how I found him sleeping when I went to check on him before I went to bed.
He's also done such things as come into our room at around 3 AM to hand me his blanket and tell me he needed me to tuck him in. He then turned around and went straight back to bed. Took me a moment to understand what was gong on. I caught up with him just to see him crawl back into bed and start snoring. He's going to be a sleep walker like his daddy.
About the third morning he was sleeping in his bed I heard a bump and then he came into our room to tell us he fell out of his bed. He was all smiles so I guess he found the experience fun. It hasn't been too bad at night time, but nap time is a struggle. He doesn't want to stay in his bed when it's light outside...yet he's so tired he falls asleep while doing other tasks.
Here are a few other pictures of our little man. 
He's enjoying a cupcake at a Halloween Playgroup Party.
 Absolutely loved their motorized bike.
 My super heroes!

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

This is what I've been up to.

And here are details of some of the cookies.






BABY Clowns and Baby HANDS




 Lots of cookies, lots of patience, lots of time, (after #20) not a lot of fun to make, but lots of fun to give away to deserving teachers. And lots of fun to LOOK AT and EAT.


 These cookies were made from Kim Edwards' sugar cookie recipe (so perfect), thin royal icing was used for flooding the cookies, and then they were stamped and hand painted with AmeriColor Air Brush Food Color.

More pictures of Cakes and Confectioneries available at:

Monday, July 15, 2013

Recipe Cover Vote


My ward is working on a recipe book (along with two other wards), and I'm making the cover and dividers for it. To get more people involved to help personalize it I am sending this post out to my fellow RS sisters to get some input on a few sample cover ideas.

Here are some of the ideas I've been working on for the cover. We'll start with these three and have a little vote to see what you guys like. Just click on the one you like best in the poll at the bottom.

Blue Cover

Gold Cover

Red Cover

Which cover do you prefer for your RS Recipe Book?

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

More Cakes

Here are a few more cakes that I've made in the last few months.

This is Samantha. My Crocagator.

She was the cake we made in my beginning airbrush class.

I invited a bunch of people over to help me dissect her.

She was delicious!
This was a cupcake castle for a 5th birthday party.
There was a large sugar cookie dragon with sparklers in his mouth for "real fire".
The family lit the sparklers on his actual birthday and sent me a picture.
Nathaniel managed to snag a cupcake while we were there. The party family was ever so nice.
A hungry caterpillar cake for a 1st birthday party.

Caterpillar was made of chocolate cake pops.
And there was a single cupcake for the birthday boy.
Baby shower cake. This was the first time I used my airbrush.
Little Evelyn was already born when the shower took place so the baby had black hair just like her.
Here is a wolf cake for an 8th birthday party.

The little boy requested toy wolves that he could play with so we came up with a cake that showed off his wolves on a rock in a sugar cookie wood in front of a sugary moon. There was also a river and chocolate candy rocks.
These cupcakes were actually banana bread with chocolate chips. Minimal icing and little royal icing sugar details on top kept the cupcake from being overly sugary for this little girl's 1st birthday party.
The birthday girl had a mini petting zoo for the kids. So, the cupcakes were topped with baby bunnies, chicks, and my favorite, mini hedgehogs.
Since I'm not the biggest fan of cake, I could eat these cupcakes all the time. They are so yummy!
Beach cupcakes for my luau.
I decided to have a luau at my home for my 30th and served beach cupcakes with grilled pineapple and kebobs.
These cupcakes were easy and quick to make, and they were multicolored inside.
A chocolate cake with chocolate mouse filling and thick pan chocolate frosting that was so thick I had to put it on with hot knife. This cake was for a RS Birthday party.
Cake balls that I dropped off at my friend's house for her daughter's birthday just before I ran to the airport. Figured these would keep a few days until her birthday.

Too bad I misspelled her name. The dots should go above the 'e'. I'm so ashamed. I guess that teaches me to start making cake balls at 11pm while trying to pack and clean.
A random cake I made for my neighbor after his dog, Heidi, passed away from cancer.
My friend made this cake for her daughter and made the icing. I just decorated it for her...colored it pink with my airbrush and added candy, cones, purple piping, and glitter.

Went over to show my friend how I made the cake balls for her daughter's birthday and we made these balls and cake pops together.
She did a great job. Bet you can't tell which are mine and which are her's.

Well, that's all my pictures for right now. I think this post is long enough as it is. You can order cakes and view my gallery at, and my show cake pictures as listed in the post just before this one in case you have not seen them yet.

Thanks for viewing my creations. Leave a comment if anything strikes your fancy.  :)