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i felt compelled to create this blog with the thought of all those who have helped me as i continue my journey of cake decorating. if not for those creative minds who were brave enough to put themselves out there i would not have learned so many wonderful things or been as inspired as i am. i am just starting on my path to greatness! (ha ha!) i hope to document my progress through this blog. give out tips i have learned. make more connections with the decorating world. and perhaps someday give someone a little inspiration myself. so welcome and thank you for stopping by!
Friday, April 11, 2014
It's always nice to work on my frosting skills. One day I'll be amazing at it. But I love being able to have friends and family who love me and will be happy with what I do even though it could easily be better. And I love learning from each cake too.
This was made for a friend from my Jr High and High School days. I hadn't seen her in years, so it was fun to catch up and see her again. This was great fun to plan and make. I love the buildings with the lights, I had them wrap around the side of the cake. Yup. It was perfect. What I learned...well, let me start by saying that I get a much better black frosting when my base is chocolate. But being a tired Mom of a newborn I cheated with half my frosting. I mean I made my own for the sky and umbrella, but for the black I purchased store bought.....
horror of horrors....
to make it a nice black. It was a fudge icing and ooooober sticky! I could not get it to smooth out. So, what I learned. Take the time to make my chocolate frosting or you'll be sorry. Lesson learned.
Still, isn't it a fun cake!
Aren't First Birthdays the best! Those little milestones. Oh dear.
Where did this mustache craze come from? I love it! It's great fun!
I found a chocolate mold for these bad boys, so much better than the free handed ones on the Fie-stash cake. Look at my cute little man testing out the stashes....
Isn't he the cutest! Can't wait for his First Birthday.
This was a fun cake order! My first non-family member order since moving. I have access to an amazing supply store, it's hard to walk out of there with just whats on my list. My absolute favorite thing on this cake was my little "one" with the teeny tiny stash. I feel like Olaf from frozen...it's like a baby unicorn - hee hee!
Let me begin this post with a quick shout out to my ah-mazing Mom. A breast cancer survivor. She was diagnosed almost 17 years ago. It has metastasized and it is all through her body. She struggles some days with strength levels and aches. But she preservers. She is my hero, 100%. I could go on and on about my Mom, but I will end with the fact that every birthday we celebrate is another year she has survived this evil disease, celebrate the blessing from God that He still sees a need to keep her here with us, celebrate new beginnings and look forward to another year of memories and opportunities.
I am terrible with colors, which doesn't always bode well for cake decorating. The darkest pink on this cake was waaaay to pepto pink for me. and the lightest pink was waaaaay to white for me. I wanted a nice hombre blended look here and did not get it.
Ah beaver biscuits.
It was a lot of work. I was full on pregnant and sick so this cake was great because I just parked my ever growing caboose on a kitchen stool and went for it.
I loved how the design turned out but with the colors would have blended better.
April 2012 - Hangin' with my Gnomies
This little cutie was made for my supervisor at work. ( gosh how I miss her ) She is like the ultimate in gardening. I mean UL-TI-MATE. She and her sweet husband also like to hunt for mushrooms in Oregon, um, can you say cool! So I made her some nice mushrooms cupcakes and a little gnomies. I made the gnomes from some wooden peg people and felt from the craft store. Super cute! Little did I know I had made her a variety of 'shrooms that is extremely poisonous. Oops.
July 2012 - On a Hot, Hot Day in July
Some good friends and I got our little families together for a picnic at the park for this 4th of July in 2012. Since our husbands were all working it was a nice way to get the girls together. I made this cake up super quick and the nice hot weather started the frosting melting away....it was still good!
August 2012 - Fie-stash
Those little stashes took forever to make. I did them all free hand - WEW! But they looked great! I really liked this cake. I don't do a lot of simple sheet cakes, so it was nice to work on my frosting abilities, which are terrible for sure. But I was really happy with this one. I remember being especially pleased with my peppers, I don't know why. Oh well.
October 2012 - Royal Blue (First Wedding Cake)
This was my first wedding cake. Um can you say scaaaaary! For a my manager's daughter. I also made it all out of foam cakes. Never worked with those before. They were great! So light and sturdy. The bride was happy so I was happy!
...Well that's about it for 2012, I did a lot more cakes than I remember. Good year for cakes!