June 20, 2009

2 birthdays and Father's Day

Some of my family got together to celebrate my sister's 30th birthday, my nephew's third birthday, and to honor my dad and bro-in-law for being amazing fathers. We had delicious dinner at Claim Jumper (yumm), and I made 3 cakes. Isaac's cake (lightning mcqueen) was funfetti with vanilla buttercream. My sisters cake and the father's day cake were both chocolate, one with mocha mousse, and the other with fresh strawberry. They were all delicious, and I am so pleased with how each of them turned out!!

June 16, 2009

Cake Balls

So, these have been my latest experiment. I like to read other blogs about cakes, and this is something that I've been seeing a lot lately on all the blogs, so I decided to try to make them. They're pretty easy, but this was my second try because the first time was a semi-disaster. They are French Vanilla buttermilk cake with chocolate buttercream and milk or white chocolate coating on top.

June 13, 2009

Whitney's Princess Book

My neighbor's boss is hosting a baby shower for her tomorrow. They work at a book store, so her boss hired us to make a cake for the shower. I felt very honored to be able to make this cake, because Whitney is one of my very close friends! Her baby is going to be a girl, and her name is going to be Katarina Marie. I'm very pleased with how this cake turned out. It is a french vanilla cake with fresh strawberry filling, vanilla buttercream, and marshmallow fondant. I painted the castle and the words with luster dust and petal dust mixed with clear vanilla, so everything is edible. This is our third attempt at fondant, and I'm most happy with this one. I hope I keep getting better with the fondant. Thanks Paula for asking us to do the cake, and thanks Whitney for having a baby!!!

June 11, 2009

Ice Cream Cones

My Mother in Law made gift baskets for her co-workers for the end of the year and hired us to make hot fudge sauce and caramel topping, so I threw in some ice cream cone cookies. The cookies are decorated with lemon royal icing, so I tinted the ice cream icing yellow and topped them all with rainbow sprinkles (my favorite). I made the caramel and fudge from scratch and then canned them so they don't have to be refrigerated until they're opened. Thanks for checking it out!

June 2, 2009

Happy Anniversary to my in-laws!!

My in-laws celebrated their 28th wedding anniversary on May 30th, so we had the family over for dinner tonight, and we made an anniversary cake for them. We are so grateful for their wonderful marriage, and I am so thankful that they had Matthew!! Happy Anniversary! The cake is apple spice with vanilla buttercream frosting. It's all non-dairy because my brother in law is allergic to milk.

dessert and a graduation

We went over to our neighbors house for dinner so I made a cake, double chocolate with peanut butter cream cheese frosting. It was delicious, and very decadent. We also made cupcakes for our friends graduation party. There was double chocolate with peanut butter cream cheese frosting, and apple spice cupcakes with spicy vanilla buttercream. They were all delightful!!