Friday, April 18, 2014

Spring cake experiment

I wanted to experiment with a buttercream transfer, so I made this little 8 inch spring cake this morning.  Lessons learned:  *Use a thinner line for the outline.  The smallest tip I had was a 3 and I didn't want to trek to the cake store for a 1. I will next time!  The thick outline makes the cake look a bit too juvenile. *Make a smaller border.  I like the big swirly shell border on cakes, but I covered up too much of the bunny.  (I admit part of the choice to use a large border was to cover up some mistakes!)

I used the leftover icing to make a few little cakes that to me look like wedding shower cakes:

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Africa Birthday Cake

Per the birthday boy's request...Africa cake with soccer balls in blue, gray and yellow.  Happy birthday to my now 11 year old Zachary!!!!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Leopard cake

Newest cake for Bake A Wish.  This cake drove me crazy!  First, the chocolate cake I baked turned out too short for my liking, so I baked another one to create more hight.  Then ended up having to shave a bit off the top so it would fit in the cake box I purchased.  When it was time to put on the crumb coat,  I was left with the messiest, crumbiest cake I have ever worked with!  It was ridiculous! Finally I got the cake iced and the edible image on.  This morning when I got up to finish the cake, there were huge air bubbles all over(under) the edible image.  This is a first!  I popped them with a pin and rubbed the image flat, and thankfully it worked, but what a pain.  The leopard print in buttercream and I used a popular leopard cupcake tutorial that I found on Pinterest. That was the easiest part of the cake.  About 1/2 way through, Josh came into the kitchen and asked what I was making on the cake.  "Are those little pork chops?" he said!!!!  Uggh!  This cake!  I was HATING this cake! I do like the finished cake, but it is a bit wonky design wise.  The Bake A Wish kid wanted a chocolate cake with vanilla leopard print and an edible image of her photo on it.  She did NOT want any writing.  In hindsight I should have colored the white base icing light brown, but by the time I thought to do that, I was already WAY too sick of this cake and just wanted to be done!  The photos here are a bit odd, only because I can't print a photo of the child due to confidentiality issues.  ;)

Sunday, December 8, 2013

New Coffee Cozies in the shop and more on the way

I use my handmade coffee cozies every time I go to Starbucks.  They are much cuter and softer than those ugly cardboard ones the store provides.  I have had a lot of coworkers ask about them, so I decided to include some in my shop.  They would make a cute stocking stuffer with a Starbucks card attached.  Would make a great Christmas gift for a teacher as well.  I am finishing up a crocheted one as well that should be listed soon.  Have a great Sunday!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

New haircut

I love my new haircut!  Let's see if I can style it tomorrow like the pro did~  ;)