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December 28, 2009


Yes it has been quite a while I know.... There was a cake that I made just right before the holidays that I didn't get a chance to post and have the time now so I thought I would share. Due to the fact that some of the expressions may offend some people I am only showing the top of the cake. The bubble sayings were all  funny and Rosie thought I may have gotten offended when she told me what she wanted on the cake. Me offended, come on now. I had fun making the cake, thank you for the order Rosie!!!

December 7, 2009


So I was challenged to make a movie theme birthday invitation and a cupcake cake to match the invite. I had a blast making this set!

Judy thank you for placing your order with me and keeping me busy :) Marcus I hope you had a great time and I am glad to hear that everyone loved the cupcakes :)

December 2, 2009

Marie's birthday cake

Marie I really hope you enjoy your birthday and the chocolate cake w/mini chocolate chips layered with chocolate pudding w/mini chocolate chips. Topped with lavender marshmellow fondant and black and white polka dot fondant pieces. Whew! Yes people this cake is chocolate overload but Marie loves chocolate!!!

November 30, 2009

Pumpkin pie cupcakes

Ok so not only did these cupcakes look like pumpkin pies, but they tasted just like it too! The recipe called for pumpkin puree and my oh my! If you heated them up for about 5 seconds in the microwave they tasted even better!

Thank you to Shannon and Suzanna for placing your orders! I was also glad to make some mini sized treats for La who shared with her friends. ;)

Caramel apple cupcakes

I learn as I go along and wanted to share these beauties with you. They came out looking amazing! Tasted great too. The recipe calls for mashed up apples but next time I make them I will definately cube the apples to bring the taste of the apples out more. I will also find a way to make the caramel not run off the sides. If any of you know please let me know!

November 16, 2009

Jojo's WWE cupcakes

My nephew Jojo turned the Big 5 this past week and I was asked to make some WWE cupcakes to go along with his WWE themed party. I thought why not just mimic the logo!
The cupcakes were vanilla filled with strawberries and strawberry glaze, topped with a vanilla buttercream. The logo was made from white and red chocolate candy melts.

Thank you for ordering Mizz Amber! :)

Kayla's Zebra print cake

This past week my daughter Kayla turned 7 and she asked me to make her a zebra print cake for her jungle themed birthday party.  Boy oh boy did I have fun making this one. It was my first 2-tier cake. My daughter loves chocolate so the bottom tier was triple chocolate fudge with a vanilla/chocolate chip pudding. The reason I made a top tier was because my daughter remembered that one of her friends that was attending her party is allergic to chocolate so she asked me to make vanilla cake for her. For those of you wondering, those balls are not gumballs, I got asked that a lot during her party. They are made out of marshmellow fondant.

Thank you for everyone that attended her party she had a blast sharing her day with all of you! :)

Strawberry pie cupcakes

So they may look like mini strawberry pies, but reality is that they are triple chocolate fudge cupcakes filled with strawberry and also topped with strawberry glaze. I got this idea from Flickr where I happen to find many fabulous ideas. The original cupcake pies were made to look like pumpkin pies, which I will be making for Thanksgiving! Here is a picture of what I made for Alissa....

Thank you for ordering Alissa! :)

November 9, 2009

Julius and friends cake!

Kelly thank you soo much for challenging me and believing that I could create the Paul Frank cake you wanted. For those wondering the cake was vanilla with mini chocolate chips and filled with strawberries and strawberry glaze, oh and topped with a great tasting marshmellow fondant! Yummy. Here are some pictures starting with the characters all cut out and ready to get put on the cake.

There were a couple of minor injuries to the fondant pieces but nothing that a little frosting couldnt fix :) Thanks again Kelly :)

Final cake for course 1

Just thought I would share my final cake for course 1. It was better than I thought it would look, but still need to sharpen my flower skills. The Wilton rose is a bit hard. The base and the bud were a breeze, but the 2nd and 3rd layers were a pain.

November 4, 2009

Clown cake

I forgot about my cake that I made in class last Saturday! Ok so here is the story we have to take our cakes in frosted so that we can decorate the cake in class after our lesson. Well as I was putting the cake in the car it fell over. I had some frosting to cover up some of the damage but not all of it.....
We learned how to make the shell border, dots,  and how to make clowns! I had fun!! All these dots are driving me nuts ha ha! The last 2 posts had polka dots on them.

Minnie Mouse Thank you cards

Alissa I hope that you are as happy as I am with the way that the thank you cards turned out! Yes Minnie's dress is normally red w/white polka dots but since Alissa needed them to match the invites, they needed to be pink.

 Alissa thank you so much for you order!!! Alissa is cute as a cupcake duh and you can catch her at http://missalissduh.blogspot.com/ Ok time to go gotta make your cupcakes now :)

November 3, 2009

Baby shower invitations and favors

First and foremost I would like to thank Kaliah for ordering the invitations and favors! She wanted something very cute for her sisters baby shower being that this is her sister 1st baby! Her theme was pink and brown and so I decided to make a baby onesie for the invitation. Some of you may know and some may not but odd numbers are more appealing to the eye so of course I added 1 more color to the invite.

They opened up and on the inside I added vellum paper and pink rhinestones to match the outside of the invitation.

This next picture is the invitation, envelope, seal and direction insert.

My theme for my baby shower was also pink and brown and I had a hard time finding pink and brown party favors but mentioned to Kaliah what I made for my shower. Very simple and plain but cute. They are filled with pink peanut M&M's and chocolate Skittles. Take a look...

Once again Thank You Kaliah!!!

October 30, 2009

Mummy's, owl's, and dracula

So I got another order for some Halloween treats that I would like to share with you. This was my first attempt at making the mummy, and the dracula. Thank you for ordering April, I hope you enjoy!It was fun making these :)

October 26, 2009

NY Yankee cupcakes/ Red Velvet cupcakes

Sunday I woke up thinking I needed to pay tribute to the NY Yankees. I had some time before the game started to whip up some fantastic red velvet cupcakes filled with vanilla pudding, and topped with cream cheese frosting. I always speed through things due to the fact that I have a 10 month old baby who is attached to my hip the majority of the time. Here is the picture of the cupcakes:

This is what the rest of them looked like:

I also went to my 2nd class and we are only allotted 30 minutes to decorate our cakes and this is what I did. Originally the cake was supposed to be plain white, but a girl bumped into me and pink pixie dust spilled onto my cake. I should have taken more pictures of the side of my cake. There were hearts around the cake too! There were some decorations towards the bottom of the cake but didnt like the way they looked so I took them off.

October 20, 2009

Jungle invitations

Ok so I have been putting these invites on the back burner for quite some time. I finally realized that I needed to get these invites done so Kayla can take them to school and pass out to her friends.
Here is a picture of the outside of the invitation:

Oh and of course my daughter wanted me to make the wording in 3 different colors so here is what all 3 look like:

and here is what it looks like on the inside:

As you can see the picture is somewhat blurry. That was purposely done. I may be adding 1 more animal to the inside of the invitaiton. Since I decorated soo much on the outside I didnt want to over kill the inside of the invitation!

October 19, 2009

Halloween treats

So I finally had some down time away from work, at home taking care of my daughter and made the monster logo cupcake. I think it turned out pretty good! So good that one of my friends from high school saw the post on my Facebook page and said that she was going to show it to the Monster rep at her event last night!!! Thanks Cynthia!!

Now Cindy is the one who asked me to make the Monster logo cupcake for her son. She only asked for 1 cupcake but I thought hmm you need more than 1, so I decided to make her 2 jumbo cupcakes since she has been waiting so patiently!

Here are the treats  that Shannon asked me to whip up for her party that she had this past Saturday:

Tis the season for the Halloween goodies! Had some time to play around and thought I would try to make a ghost and this is what I came up with:

There will be more to come! I started my cake decorating classes on Saturday and it was very fun! We got to see the instructor decorate a cake in about less than 10 minutes! Our home work was to bake a cake and bring it in frosted to our next class. I also need to whip up thick, meduim, and thin consistency frostings so that I can decorate my cake in class!!!

October 16, 2009

Pumpkin cupcakes

Ok so I got down to business and made some triple chocolate fudge cupcakes filled with mini chocolate chips. Amy asked me to make some for her she had a Halloween function and was asked to take some goodies! She said they were a hit! I am exicted! Here is a look before:

and after:

After I delivered the dozen to her I got 3 more orders of the sqame cupcakes! They read my blog and even though I have already thanked you, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! :)

October 12, 2009

Tiffany blue confetti cupcakes

I had a sweet tooth last night and made some time to whip up some mini confetti cupcakes with a vanilla pudding filling and topped with a tiffany blue vanilla butter cream. A friend from out of town is here visiting and he thought they were delicious! Here is a picture of them already cooled with the vanilla pudding already piped in the center. Can you see the pudding?

I zoomed in a just a bit more so that you could see the confetti colored sprinkles and the pudding.

The next picture is of 2 of these lil cupcakes piped and ready to eat! Don't judge the piping I haven't started classes yet. I like to experiment alot.

And last but not least is the cupcake spilt in half so that you can see what it looks like when you take a bite!!

October 9, 2009

Double coconut cupcakes

So after posting pictures of my cupcakes on Twitter, I got asked by one of the Fiends Miss Summer to make her some cupcakes! She requested Coconut. I found this great recipe on the internet and gave them a test run last week and mmmm mmmm mmmm is all I have to say. Coconut filled cupcakes with a vanilla butter cream, topped with sweetened coconut!

I made another batch of the cupcakes last night and Summer came by to pick them up! She greeted me with a  Fresh Fiends fanny pack! I hadn't gotten one yet so I was thankful she brought me one. After thanking eachother and after she left, a little bit later I was browsing through Twitter to find that she thanked me once again saying that the cupcakes were delicious!!! I was very pleased to hear that she thought they tasted great.... 

This is as they were sitting on the cooling rack before I put them in the box:

And this is them packaged up. 1 dozen regular sized cupcakes and 6 mini cupcakes.

Stay tuned in next week to see pictures of the finished Monster cupcake, and the chocolate cupcakes filled with mini chocolate chips decorated to look like pumpkins!

October 5, 2009

Strawberry-Lemon cupcakes with extra whipped cream cheese frosting

These cupcakes turned out great tasting! You may not be able to see from the picture but yes there are strawberries in the cupcakes it's not just the strawberry filling. I thought the strawberries would cook too much or something of that nature, but they didn't! Here is what they looked like as I prepped them in the pan.

I made some regular size cupcakes too and this is what they looked like after they finished cooking.

I will be very honest with you my house never smelled so yummy as these were cooking. I guess you had to be there ;)

Here are the regular and mini cupcakes cooling on the rack.

This is what they looked like after I piped the frosting on them. When piping even the simplest design DO NOT USE extra or whipped store bought frosting. I bought the frosting to save some time WRONG idea! I will stick to making my own from now on. When I put the frosting into the piping bag it got softer and looked like glop when I put it on the cupcakes. :(

They shouldn't look like this you should be able to see each round right on top of the other. You see the one to the right pretty bad but that is when I ran out of frosting so I just smashed the little dome.

This is what they look like when you dip into them

Here is a sneak peak on what I am working on next. The logo I made was too big for the cupcake so I have to make it smaller so that it will fit perfectly on the top of the cupcake!

Hope you enjoyed...