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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Monster's Inc. Celebration for Brock!

This extra special cake was an absolute blast to make!  Little Brock is turning 2 and what could be more fitting for a little "monster" then to have his very own Monster's Inc. cake with Sully and Mike.  The main body of the cake is inspired by the monsters from the movie.  The body was orange with green spots to coordinate with the colors of this birthday celebration. 

Sitting on top of the monster is a scene from the movie.  Mike and Sully are watching t.v. while celebrating Brock's birthday.  Each character has their very own party hat with balloons between them and a star (2) candle for the birthday boy.  The t.v. reads ,"Brock is 2" and has Mike and Sully so excited!  We also included a tablet and pencil for the main monster cake to write the birthday boy a special message. 

The french vanilla cake layers were colored to match the color scheme of the party....and we absolutely LOVE how it turned out!  Surrounding the cake boards are bright blue and green ribbons with googly eyes, for that extra Monster touch!  This cake was a MONSTER of a cake but one that we love!! 

Happy 2nd Birthday Brocky!!

"Boys are found everywhere...
on top of, underneath, inside of,
climbing on, swinging from,
running around, or jumping to.
A boy is truth with dirt on his face,
beauty with a cut on his finger,
wisdom with bubble gum in his hair,
and the hope of the future with a frog in his pocket."

~Alan Marshall Beck

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Sailing Away to a Brand New Baby Boy!

I am going to deviate from cakes for this entry and talk about what inspired my new creative outlet.  A few months ago I was asked to design a nautical cake for my cousin's first baby shower.   Unfortunately she was unable to make the trip from Dallas, TX to Missouri due to the pregnancy, so I was not able to design a spectacular cake for her to celebrate this momentous occasion.  It was then that my mind began turning, and I thought, why not design a baby's quilt for the nautical room she was designing for little Cooper?  I found a picture online of a sailboat I LOVED and that became the inspiration around the entire quilt design. 

I made some changes until I had it just the way I liked it and delivered my box of materials to a wonderful lady who is a MASTER of the needle and thread.  She took my original sketch, the fabric pieces I purchased, and my pages of notes and turned it into a breathtaking baby's quilt I immediately fell in love with!  The quilt design would have translated beautifully into a cake design.  ...perhaps I shall save this idea for another day. 

Custom anchor satin stitched into each corner of the quilt.
(notice the stars and waves stitching pattern all over!!)

Front and Back

Back of Quilt "old world" map fabric in a nautical design

Finished Baby's Quilt

Congratulations Melissa on the new little man in your life,
Captain Cooper!   

Retro Cake Pops for Graduation!

This weekend we were excited to create cake pops for a young lady who is celebrating the end of a long road of higher education.   These pops were made with our mouth watering margarita lime cake and lime infused cream cheese frosting.  The combination of the tart cake with the sweet candy coating is simply divine!  The design of the cake pops is a polka-dot pattern with a twist.  We used colored candy coating in pink to add another dimension to a few of the polka-dots.  Then we added a personal touch to these lovely pops with a "Congrats Ashley" message written on fondant disks with melted candy coating letters and edible pink pearls.  Best wishes to the new PhD, Ashley!!

                                                                                   ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Poppy Cake Pops for Mother's Day!

Love, love, LOVE these adorable Poppy Flower cake pops created especially for Mother's Day!  Colors range from light golden-oranges to bright pinks and reds!  We placed the cake pops in decorative tin pots with a floral pattern punched out along the top rim.  And to "tie" it all together, we added decorative ribbons in three coordinating styles!  The cake is our delicious margarita (lime) cake with vanilla butter cream frosting.  The flower petals were formed from fondant with chocolate sprinkles as the stamens.  Perfect for this very special occasion!

Happy Mother's Day!
(to all the lucky mom's out there!!)

"Happy Mother's Day" means more
Than have a happy day.
Within those words lie lots of things
We never get to say.

It means I love you first of all,
Then thanks for all you do.
It means you mean a lot to me,
And that I honor you.

But most of all, I guess it means
That I am thinking of
Your happiness on this, your day,
With pleasure and with love.
                     ~Nicholas Gordon

Celebrating a Fashionista!

How cute are these little cakes?!  I had the opportunity to design cupcakes for a lady who LOVES everything "girly".  She adores purses, jewelry, make-up......I could go on, and on, and....   

To celebrate her 50th birthday, we created in miniature, a couture purse (about 1 1/2 inches tall) made entirely of fondant, an edible pearl necklace, and fondant accent flowers.  The teal blue, lemon yellow, and red corals were chosen to highlight this birthday girl's love of bright colors.  The large, center piece cupcake is German chocolate with coordinating mini-cupcakes in German chocolate as well as yellow mini-cupcakes with rich, chocolate butter cream frosting.  We hope that she loved her couture designed fashion cupcakes as much as we did making them!!
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