Monday, June 30, 2008

happy belated birthday, erin

my sister's birthday was earlier this month, and i've been meaning to sit and blog about it, but just haven't made the time. she is 24! ah, to be young again..haha. we had a little get together for her the day after her birthday @ my mom's house. we had grilled bratworsts (aka.."sausage on a bun") that seems to be our family meal.

erin had a few friends make it to the party. that was fun. losing touch with friends is one of the worst parts of life! so, they had fun catching up.

i made the cake. i used the opportunity to try out something new. i made a "topsy-turvy" cake. it looks like it's off balance. it was fun to make. but i learned alot during the process. it was also my first time to make/use fondant. it's not so hard to work with, but it just doesn't taste good. and the texture just doesnt' go with the cake! oh well. erin liked it and that's all that matters! happy late birthday, erin! love you

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


here's the other cake i made this weekend (it was a baking marathon at my house!) it was for a friend's little girl's 2nd birthday. she loves cows, so her mom wanted to have a cow birthday. it's kind of simple. i love using the grass tip (the border) it's so fast and easy, and doesn't have to be perfect. i'm enjoying using fondant..i'm new to it. the black cow spots and pink #2 are fondant, and the rest is buttercream. i don't love the way fondant tastes. i've been using a marshmellow fondant which of course tastes better than wilton's premade fondant (but that's not saying much!) so, this weekend i am getting the chance to use fondant again, and want to try out a new we will see.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

how fun twins must be!

i got the opportunity to make cakes for a cute little set of twins' birthday this weekend. they were turning 5, and it makes me smile to think of how different they are. obviously one is a boy and the other is a girl, but can you imagine the day to day things this mom goes through? haha! bless her heart.

but the cakes were fun to make. i was given a picture for both to go by, so i cannot take credit for the creativity, but i am rather pleased with the outcome.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

whale of a time!

I just realized I forgot to blog on the cute whale themed baby shower we did for my friend, Leslie. She is using this bedding for her little boy, Grayson. Who, by the way joined us a couple of weeks ago..weighing in at a whopping 9 lbs 3 oz! The bedding is so cute, we decided to use it for the theme. Here's the invitations. They are inspired by Elsie Flanagan. (if you are saying to yourself "who's that" take a peek at the left and click on her blog...she's fun) also, here's the complimentary thank you notes.

We also made matching invitations for a "big sister" shower for Leslie's daughter, Kennedy. I don't have a picture of those. But we had a cute little table set up just for the kids to have their own little party. Here's the cake. It's rather simple, and not what I planned to make, but the day of the shower, this is the creation that emerged from the kitchen! If you look closely you can see evidence of little-people fingers that were too excited to wait. He patched up well though!
And these cute little burp rags are one of the hostess gifts we made. Breanna and I tag teamed them, and I think they turned out so great. I can't wait to make more. The little whale is aplique, and the same material is used to line the back (and cover up the ugly back of the whale)
I made these little whale bean bags for the kids' favors. This one is red, and was kind of the prototype, but the final products were blue for boys and pink for girls. Jay couldn't wrap his mind around a pink whale, but then i remembered seeing this article, and it made me feel better! And the adults' favors were these cute candy filled cones topped with what else? a little polka dot whale!

Okay. That's all I have for now. It was a fun shower. There was not a great turn out, but it was the last of a string of baby showers, bridal showers, and weddings in our ward. But we played a couple of games, ate, visited, and it was a good time. Oh, and the "we" I speak of is composed of myself and good friends, Breanna and Annie.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

cute smilebox program

so, now it's 1am, and i am kicking myself because i planned to go to bed early tonight since the past 2 nights have contained little sleep. well, i decided to change my blog look, then i found this little smilebox thing. i didn't feel like downloading any new pictures, and i made this little slideshow thinking i could put in on my page, but i doesn't fit, and i'm too tired to think about it. so i am just posting it.

it's a fun little program..go check it out. these are just some pictures from earlier this year: easter, and jay and cora's birthdays.

i've been slacking at the blog thing. i got a new camera, so i was excited to blog some new pictures, then the camera broke..and so did my excitment over blogging! haha. okay, going to bed now.

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