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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Hoo Are You

I have wanted to participate in Night Owl Crafting's Hoo Are You for some time now, but for one reason or another it just hasn't worked out....Until today!

Copied from Night Owl Crafting:

Here are the RULES!!!
I can't wait to get to know each other a little better and see what else we have in common besides our craftiness! Here's how it will work, each Tuesday I'll post a few questions. They can be anything from What's your favorite color to What's your favorite movie.

•You will then copy this week's questions and change the answers to your own.
•You will post them in a new post on your blog (you can back date this post so it doesn't show up as your newest post) and then come and link up that particular post (not the link to your main blog) here on our link party.
•Make sure to visit as many blogs as you can and comment! It will be a good way to get to know some fun and interesting things about your fellow crafters!
•Also add this cute little button to your post so that others can join in on the PARTY!!! (It is over on the left side bar).


Here are this weeks questions!

1. What is your favorite flavor?
2, What was or is your favorite subject in school?
3. What are some of your hobbies?
4. Do you prefer fruits or vegetables?
5. What color of eyes do you have?

Here are my answers!

1. My favorite flavor(s) would have to be Chocolate and then peanut butter and anything chocolate/peanut butter flavored - I'm a sucker for a peanut butter cup!

2. My favorite subject in school was anything Math related. Math makes sense to me! English Lit on the other hand...... HATED it!

3. Obviously I love to craft and cake. I also read a lot (funny given my above answer!). I feel like dieting should be listed as a hobby since it consumes so much of my time.

4. I guess I would prefer veggies. But, if I'm being honest here - I don't really like very many in either category! haha! Give me a starch any day... hmmm.. I think I just found the reason DIET is listed under hobby! haha!

5. I have blue eyes. Very very blue eyes. I constantly have people ask if I wear colored contacts. I had hoped that my daughter would inherit the blue eyes - alas, that did not happen, dirt brown hers are!

I can't wait to read everyone else's answers!!!

Sunday, August 15, 2010


its fixed!!! YEA!!!!!

A few random things on my mind....

1. What the HECK happened to my blog. My whole design is GONE and I have no idea how to fix it.....

2. I HIT A 100 FOLLOWERS!!! (101 to be exact!)

3. How do you check how many "subscribers" you have?? (can you tell I'm new to the blogger thing?)

4. I need to work on the tutorial to go with my AWESOME giveaway - I want to get it up by Wednesday. (make sure you check back because its going to be AWESOME!)

5. Why does my daughter have night terrors EVERY NIGHT - seriously, this one was bad and scared the crap outta me!)

6. What was Bendon thinking with those nominations?!?!

7. The comments from my penguin cake post were so so so sweet!!! Thank you all!!!

8. I gotta get some sleep.....

Goodnight my blog readers - sorry about the appearance of my blog - hang tight for that tutorial and giveaway!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Summer Vacation officially OVER!

Sorry I have been a little MIA lately - summer just took over and I lost control! Even though MacKenzie hasn't started school yet I feel like summer is officially over. We have done all the back to school shopping and I have gone back to cake overload!

We took a vacation to Ohio to see my family and my grandmother (88 years old). While there my cousin Jen turned 21 and I made her a quick little cake:

This was a coconut cake with buttercream icing. I did the side design free hand and all piped. I just kinda winged it - I LOVE the way it turned out and Jen loved it as well.

As soon as I got back I had to get started on THE MOST adorable cake for a friends daughter -

I can't tell you how much I LOVE this cake - again its all edible.
I am working on an awesome (cake related) giveway for when I reach 100 followers...... just something for you to think about!!!
Hope you enjoy!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

SugarEd Productions

I'm pretty sure that I own every SugarEd DVD ever made. They are AMAZING! When I got "Perfecting the Art of Buttercream", my cakes took a turn for the GREAT! If you are new to cake decorating or want to learn to decorate - this is the place to start!

SugarEd Productions is owned by my cake hero Sharon Zambito. She is a rock star in the cake world and has competed on Ultimate Cake Off on TLC.

Sharon has a new DVD out called "Back to Basics, Baking for Cake Decorating". I am so excited about this DVD. You can't decorate a great cake unless you bake a great cake to start with. This DVD will teach you all the tricks to get your cakes perfect! It also includes recipes and a bonus section on how to make Cake Balls (or Cake Truffles). Check out the trailer that Sharon put together:

Isn't that awesome! Seriously - you have to run over to her website and ORDER this DVD - while you are there grab the Buttercream, Fondant, Stacking, Sheet Cake and Topsy Turvy DVDs!!!

You also need to check out her blog. She teaches you some really fantastic things!

Can you tell I LOVE HER!

(I was not in any way compensated for this - I just really really believe in her methods and am proof that she can teach anyone!)

Friday, June 18, 2010

Blast from the Past: Mario Kart Cake

This is my nephew's cake from last year:

He LOVES Mario Kart.  Everything on the cake is handmade and edible.  This cake is, to date, my most "over the top" creations.  Here are some other views (its a 360 degree cake)

And now for some close ups:

Donkey Kong

Banana Peel

Bullet, Mushrooms, Turtle Shell and Yoshi


Yoshi and Mario

I think he likes it!  Makes all 2 weeks of work totally worth it!

This year he has already put in his request for a Sonic the Hedgehog Cake - I am at a total design loss!!



Thursday, June 10, 2010


Sorry its been so long since I've blogged.  I didn't realize almost 2 weeks has gone by!!  Can  you tell I was on a "cake break!".  We had a wonderful Memorial Day with friends and then the normal craziness of the week, followed by 3 days at Disney.  I'm still recovering! is my birthday - wanna guess how old I am??  actually - don't! haha! I really wish that I had a bunch of giveaways lined up, but I guess you will just have to settle for the last cake that I made.

It was a 30th birthday suprise for one of my husband's best friends....he is a serious NY Yankees fan -

This is fast becoming one of my favorite cakes!  The jersey has his name and his age on the back.

The hat is rice crispy treats covered with icing and fondant.

I think he likes it!  Acutally he said it was "The best Birthday Cake I have ever had!".  YEA!!!! 

I am doing his and his fiancee's wedding cake in November - I LOVE the design they picked out!

Whenever my birthday rolls around everyone asks me who's making my birthday cake.  Here's the short answer - no one ever makes me a birthday cake.  My hubby and M usually go out to eat and I get something off the dessert menu.  This year we are going to Bone Fish for dinner and I will be skipping the dessert portion of dinner - see I am dieting - hard core dieting and I have lost 14lbs since May 1st.

So - who makes YOUR birthday cake?

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Quick and Easy Cake

I just made this cake for a guy my husband works with.  He takes care of my dogs when we go out of town, so even thought I feel terrible today (I feel like poo, which is kinda like having the flu - but different) I felt obligated to get it finished.  So, although this wasn't my original design, I really like the way it turned out.

I just wanted to show you a cake that was really quick and easy, that you can totally do on your own and get a lot of ohhhh's and ahhhh's!  I made this cake using the technique that I showed you yesterday in this post.

Sorry about the bad quality - too tired to take more pictures!

Hope you like it and I would LOVE to see any cakes that you make!!