Tuesday, June 19, 2012

It's Gr8 to be 8!

My youngest turned 8 today, I can't believe how time flew!  She is so smart and considerate, she is extremely talented and such a low maintenance kid and every single day I wonder what I did to deserve her!  I wish her the very best!

I made this cake for her, actually my 11 year old daughter and I made this, she made all the cake toppers and helped me with rolling the fondant and piping the flowers, some talent that kid has!  The birthday girl herself made the two little chicks.  We all had a gr8 time making this.  


Friday, June 8, 2012

My first fondant cake

Fondant Cake

Not everything went as planned and thought this one turned out just okay, but, this is only the second week of the course and this is the very first time I'm trying my hand at fondant.  Also the cake itself tasted amazing and the kids liked it a lot.  If they are happy I'm happy!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

She is good, isn't she!

This is TJ's latest drawing, she is 7 now and is so good at it (as always)!

Friday, May 25, 2012

I could have never done this 8 weeks ago!

Basket weave cake

Yesterday was the last day of Wilton's cake decorating classes course 2.  I learned to make the basket weave design with butter cream icing and I put together this cake with the royal icing flowers I had learned to make in the previous 3 classes.  I like the way this turned out!


Monday, May 7, 2012

A yellow ombre birthday cake for the sunshine of my life!

My little girl turned 11 today!  I was determined to make a cake and I thought I can woo her with my newly acquired cake decorating skills form the Wilton cake decorating basics course.  I have been baking all my kids birthday cakes for many years now, but I did not pride myself as a blogworthy cake decorator.

After pondering for more than a week I was still undecided on the cake design which is when I saw this beauty. There are more amazing versions of the same themed cake here, here, and here.  Wow, isn't it?

Well I had to make my own version of this, of course my daughter is not a fan of pink so I had to pick from one of her favorite colors, that's when I decided on yellow, what better way to celebrate someone who brightens my day everyday!