Friday, July 31, 2015

Crown the Empire

I can not believe my daughter is 13 already.  Her favorite band is Crown the Empire.  Her favorite show is Dr. Who.  We combined the two ideas together. The top of the cake is a marble swirl done in black and gray.  The pictures of the band are printed on edible paper.  The birds and trees on the bottom of the cake are hand painted.  The cupcake toppers are printed, and placed into an airbrushed cupcake.  The flavors are delicious.  Yellow, and cherry chip.  Such a cool idea she had!


Thursday, July 30, 2015

Bling Bling Hat Cake

Here is a big bling bling hat!  I should have made the non bow side a little taller.  Everything is edible except the bling on the bow.  That is only because it was a quick order.  The mom that this cake was ordered for didn't even cut the cake, she put it in the freezer so she can look at it.  She said a picture just wasn't the same.  It is the very popular vanilla with buttercream frosting.  

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Western Cookie for the Bride to Be

I was pretty excited to get this order, for a western themed bridal shower.  I haven't had many request for a western theme.  Just something simple.  The hats are chocolate sugar cookies and the boots are a delicious almond sugar cookies.  They are trimmed in white icing, Then are attached to sticks and set into a decorative box.  


Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Graduation Cake for Sheldon

This is my son's graduation cake, to go with his card   I am so proud of my son!  He is such a great kid.  It makes me so happy to see him graduate.  Now, it's off to college.  His favorite is just plain vanilla.  The graduates on the bottom of the cake are printed on edible paper.  The rest is cut from gum paste.  Cakes are my way letting my kids know I love them!  I hope they get it!  Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope you have a great day!  


Monday, July 27, 2015

Vegetarian Patties

We are making these vegetarian patties tonight. I hope they taste good.  Cooking vegetarian is definitely an adventure.  There is a lot that goes into the preparation.  This recipe calls for 3 types of beans,  and plenty of spices.  I am excited to try these, with some lettuce and tomatoes.  Hope you get adventurous too, and give them a try.
  • 2 ounces olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons red onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons black oliive, diced
  • 2 tablespoons red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 ½ tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 4 ounces black beans, drained
  • 4 ounces garbanzo beans, drained
  • 4 ounces white beans, drained
  • 6 ounces rolled oats
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon parsley, fresh, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon red chili flakes
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon celery salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground sage
  • 2 tablespoons bread crumbs, seasoned
  • 1 egg

1.In a medium saute pan over medium heat, add 1-ounce olive oil and all raw vegetables except beans. Saute until translucent. Remove and cool.
2.Add: veggies to beans and mix thoroughly. Add all dry ingredients along with the egg. Thoroughly mix all ingredients and form into 4 patties, cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
3.Saute': pan add 1-ounce olive oil, and cook patties 2 to 3 minutes per side.

All the spices

and the beans


Friday, July 24, 2015

Flower Wine Bottles

What do you do with those empty wine bottles? You reuse them!  
I've been saving these bottles for awhile now, trying to decide what to do with them.   
 Then one morning, it came to me.  I knew exactly what I wanted to do with that blank space on top of my cabinet.  I bought the lights, then a month later, I started painting the bottles.  I displayed them, then another month went by, and I drilled the holes in the bottom to run the lights through.  

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Lil Swimmer

This is a cake I made for one of my daycare kids! He had a swimming birthday Party! The boy swimming is so cute.  The flippers out of the water just make it so much better.  The little fish, makes me smile.  The cake itself is vanilla with vanilla buttercream.  Then covered in fondant.  I tried to make it look as much like Archer as I possibly could.  


Wednesday, July 22, 2015


Look at this really cool Transformer cake. Hand cut and assembled with love.  Delicious chocolate flavor with Oreo middle.


Thing 1 & Thing 2

For the cutest twins I know!  Half chocolate half vanilla, and all boy!  The decorations are hand cut.


Mickey Mouse

A delicious Mickey Mouse Face.  The inside of the cake is Chocolate and Banana checkerboard.


Birthday Train

I've been trying to think of a clever way to display the children's birthday in our classroom. This is cute. Next time I do it (or redo it, because that's how anal I can be) I will laminate it before adding the eyes, and other 3D accents. DUH! Oh well, it serves it's purpose and looks adorable in the classroom.
The kids think it's super cute.  It will also match this years general them of woodland animals!  

The entire train measures 58" x 16"

This is my favorite little guy!

and they have their cute balloons to show the dates of the kids birthdays!

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