Friday, December 18, 2009


My grandmother, Mama Peggy, has always loved poinsettias.  These beautiful flowers, although poisonous, are the symbol of yuletide cheer.

So, when Emily's daycare decided to have her Christmas party, I thought i would make cupcakes with poinsettias on them for the grown-ups.

For the kiddos, I made smaller cupcakelettes with Christmas trees on them.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Hello, Cupcake

I have really enjoyed this book, "Hello, Cupcake".  I've made the bowling pins and now, the white chocolate wreath.  I would love to make more but there is sooo much to buy with all the candies and such.  The carousel/circus would have been great for my daughter's birthday but we chose to go with duckies instead.

To make the white chocolate leaves, the book says to buy mint and layer the melted chocolate with a paintbrush.  Well, as stubborn as I am, I did NOT use a paint brush.  I used my finger instead.  note to self, your finger is not a good tool.  I didn't have a paint brush, so, I just dipped the leaves, one at a time.

Another note to self, make sure your mint leaves are BIG.  The little ones won't cover much of your cake and the veins aren't big enough to make a dent.  So, after the first bunch didn't work out, I got a second, bigger bunch of mint leaves.  This time, it was a cinch.

After that, everything was as easy as pie.  I took the cake to my sorority's Christmas party and surprised my mom.  She loved it and all the girls were shocked.  The best part was I used red velvet for the cake w/cream cheese icing and M&Ms for a garnish.  The inside was just as pretty as the outside.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Baby Cakes

My daughter LOVED her birthday party and the highlight was her birthday cake.  I prepared 4 dozen cupcakes for family and friends and then a little ducky smash cake just for her.  It was a fantastic mess and made for adorable pictures for the memory books.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Here Comes Baby!

For my friends and their very first little bundle of joy.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Just Joking Around

Michael asked for a Batman cake but couldn't decide on a design.  So, after a bit of brainstorming, we designed his cake after his favorite character in the newest Batman movie.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Holiday Cakes

Holidays are a special time of the year that everyone looks forward to.  The family gathered together, old memories being retold, new memories being made, and a delicious cake to top it all off.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Just Cupcakes

Today, cupcakes come in all different shapes and sizes.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Emily's Baptism

My daughter was baptized in the Catholic church at the age of 4 months.  We had the whole family down to witness and celebrate.  For dessert, I made this cake and was able to really perfect my roses.
On one cake, I made 20 roses!!  Not bad for a beginner.

** Note to self, don't wait to baptize your child.  Go ahead and get it done when baby weighs under 12 pounds.  My daughter was born weighing 10 pounds and 14 ounces.  So, by the time she was 4 months old, she weighed somewhere around 17 pounds.  I had to stand there for 30 minutes, in heals, holding a 17 pound kiddo who didn't want to hold still. **

Monday, February 2, 2009

My First Cake

My very first decorated cake EVER!

I decorated this cake for the final at my very 1st cake class.