Sunday, January 31, 2010

Eat Cake

Last week I made my first cake covered in fondant. I've watched Ace of Cakes and Cake Boss like crazy, so I figured I could do it. It was a lot easier than I thought. Of course it wasn't super easy. I made the cake for a little girl's 1st birthday. I had to sculpt a figure of Hello Kitty for the cake. I had also never done that before. The first figure I made didn't look right. This is the second figure I made. She ended up being a little heavy, so when I placed her on the cake she started to lean back. But I thought she was pretty good for my first sculpture.

The following week I made two birthday cakes. The first one I made was for my supervisor at work. I used blue and brown colors to make it more 'manly'. The paisley was made out of chocolate molds. This cake was my first multi-tier cake. After covering the cakes in fondant they were still pretty soft. I finally figured that if I put them in the fridge for a while, it will harden up. Which make it easier to move around. I made the top tier lemon cake with raspberry icing, and the bottom tier is chocolate cake with peanut butter icing. Both were super yummy!

The second cake I made that week for was a co-worker's mother's birthday. It was a chocolate cake with buttercream icing. This cake turned out so pretty. I added a shimmer to the flowers to make them stand out. This is definitely one of my favorite cakes.

I used a filter on this picture. I liked how it made the cake look vintage.

I have a super busy week of baking coming up the second week of Feb. This week I have to do a lot of planning and preparing so I don't get too stressed out.

Last night I went out for drinks with Chelsey. We went to Buffalo Wild Wings and I had a yummy wild berry margarita. It had been a while since I had been out for drinks, so it was nice. It makes me remember that I like going out for drinks and I should do it more often :)

I found out not too long ago that Kristin is having her wedding in Vegas this May. I'm super excited! I absolutely love Vegas. I'm thinking about flying out a day early and trying to catch Love. The tickets are about $150, but I think it will be so worth it. I'm also excited about taking my new camera. I'm sure I will come home with tons of photos!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Movie Date

I have a movie date with Kristin to go see New Moon tonight. I've already seen it, but I've been dying to go see it again. Kristin hasn't seen it yet, so this will be exciting!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Party Time Pink

Well I finally got to go see sweet little Willa. She is just the cutest! I wanna steal her away and snuggle :)

The week after I saw Will, Lillyanna was born. Luckily I got to see her right away.

Speaking of babies, my latest order was for a baby shower. I made sugar cookie party favors and vanilla cupcakes with buttercream icing. I think the colors turned out super cute, don't you?

My next two orders are a Hello Kitty cake and Mario Bro. theme cupcakes. I'm really going to have to practice for those :)

This past Saturday was Riley's 1st birthday. I wanted to throw her a little party, but decided against it since all my friends have big dogs. But I did make her a cake. The ingredients in the cake were flour, paenut butter, carrots, and honey. The icing was cinnomin, honey, and cream cheese. The dogs sure did like that!

Yum yum yum

You can see Roxie in the background licking the floor :)

I was going to get her a handmade name tag for her collar, but they Etsy store was closed so they could catch up from the holidays. Looks like I will just have to order it later on.

I've been thinking about dying the tips of my hair pink for a while now. I was a little chicken to do it cause I didn't know how my bosses would react. But I finally got up the nerve and bought some pink dye Friday. Over the weekend Mom helped me color my hair. It's not as bright as I had wanted, and I had to apply it twice to make it darker. But I love it. I will probably keep it for a couple of weeks and then go get a hair cut. Here is a picture I snapped right before bed.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Flavor of the month

I know I already posted lots of yummy photos of Jackson Rathbone, but I just can't get enough. So here is round 2:

He gets bonus points for playing the banjo. Man I love guys that play the banjo!

Sunday, January 3, 2010


I finally sat down and made a list of things I'd like to accomplish this year. It's a long list and I hope I can fit it all in. So, here goes:

Arts & Crafts
*create a flickr account and keep up with it
*scrapbook more
*take more photos
*take a photography class
*learn to screen print
*learn to crochet
*make a granny square blanket
*make a quilt
*make a button pillow
*blog more often
*learn to cover a cake in fondant
*take a cake decorating class

*take the stairs everyday at work
*use my Wii fit regularly
*save money
*work on my patience
*eat healthier
*get out of the house more
*have more girls nights
*talk with my friends more often

Like I said, it's a long list.