Meet Thomas the Train. He was made for a special little boy named, Colton who celebrated his 2nd birthday today! At first, I didn’t sweat the thought of doing this cake. I had it all planned out in my mind…I thought it would be a piece of cake (no pun intended-I’ve always wanted to say that! heehee). Then as Friday approached, in my attempt to freeze my cake (which would make my life easier the next day), it crumbled when I picked it up. Realizing there was no way I was going to be able to carve a soft cake like that, I started getting nervous. Good news about that cake is that I know it’s going to make a scrumptious yellow layer cake!
Anyway, back to Thomas. I decided to go with my tried and true, most popular, almond vanilla cake (aka “Bliss”)…it never disappoints. Sure enough, it was perfect for carving. I spent the better part of my Saturday forming this little guy into what looked like a train wreck…that’s when panic set in. I decided to put him in the fridge and come back to him in the morning…the day of the party!! EEEEEK!!! Good news is, all this guy needed was a final coat of blue buttercream and all his bells and whistles! I was pretty thrilled with the end result…and it taught me that no matter what it looks like in the beginning, to just be patient and not throw in the towel. All in all, (and now that it’s done)…it was a fun cake to create. Everyone loved it, and most importantly, so did the birthday boy! 🙂
The most stressful part of this cake? Getting it across town in one piece. And we made it. Whew!!
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This weekend, I was lucky enough to be asked to make the cakes for a Winnie the Pooh party! I just knew immediately that I had to make a beehive cake for little Stevie, who was turning 1!! The guests had Pooh cupcakes (Winnie the Pooh, that is!) Stevie, (very delicately) dug right in…and the first thing she went for was one of these cute little bees!
This next cake was for a little girl named, Lila, who is turning 4. I was told she is very girly. I’m kind of experienced in all things girl, so this cake was a lot of fun! Lots of pink and purple and hearts…we see a lot of that in my house. 🙂 A special thanks goes out to my 5 year old on this one, who come to find out, is a great little marketing assistant. She sold her pediatrician on “Mimi’s” by handing her my business card at a check up last week. Way to go LoLo!!
Today we celebrated my daughter, Emma’s 2nd birthday! Whoooo doesn’t love a cute owl? Well, we do…a lot. We like them so much in fact, that we just had to have an owl themed party! So, aside from the “cute as a button” cupcakes, I also made a 6″ chocolate layered cake, covered in fondant and topped it with this adorable little owl that I made out of Rice Krispie treats and fondant…lots of fondant. Now…what to do with this cute little thing now that the party is over??? I think after all the time I spent on it, I just might keep her…forever. 🙂
Hi there! So I had a REALLY busy weekend. Which, is good! First, my brother got hitched…and I made the cake. I attended a friend’s baby shower, which I made mustache cookies for. On top of that, I made a Minnie Mouse cake and cupcakes for a little 4 year old girl named, Ellie…(a name dear to my heart, since my Emma was named Ellie for about 3 months before she was born…her name was even on her bedroom wall!) Lastly, I made a bunch of super fun candy themed cupcakes topped with gumballs and party dips for another baby shower! Check out what I did…and no…there will not be any pictures of what I looked like by the end of my first busy weekend, as I do not want to scare anyone off. 🙂