Saturday, June 30, 2012

Secret Cakes

One day as I was taking my daughter to t-ball, I got a call for a cake. It was the dad of the little girl I made a really pretty flower cake for, and he wanted to order a cake for his fiance's birthday. I said of course, and got the details.

Later that evening, I was feeling confused, because earlier in the week I had gotten a call from a mom who I swore told me I had done her daughter's flower birthday cake. She had asked for a cake for her fiance's birthday too. After some investigating, I figured it out...they were secretly ordering cakes for each other's birthdays, which were a week apart!

Loving a good secret, I didn't spill the beans. This is the one I did for the dad, who loved the snuggle bear when he was little. (I did too. Must be a generational thing.)


And this is the one I did for the mom:



Sunday, June 17, 2012

Cute as a Button

I love decorating cakes to go with a theme, but I had never had a theme planned around one of my cakes. So when my friend's mom asked me for a theme, I was excited! So I suggested "cute as a button", with colors to go with her nursery.




She really is cute as a button!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

One Year

When my baby girl turned 5, it marked a year since the first cake captured my interest and imagination. I planned a party just as big as the previous one, but with one exception. I knew I could do the cake myself. And it turned out pretty great.




Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Topsy...Very Turvy

My friends are such good sports about letting me experiment on their family birthdays. I made this one with my friend Mel for her mom's birthday...well, I made it. She made the polka dots and the drinks! It slowly sank into itself the longer the night wore on. And my note to self that day was "Learn how to make topsy turvy cakes".