Thursday, May 27, 2010

House from the Heart

Growing up, I spend a lot of time at my best friend's grandparents house, which was walking distance from our school. We have so many warm memories of the super sloped driveway, the green and white awnings, the vegetable garden of and ghost adventures in the attic. When Grandpa Jerry's 80th birthday arrived, I knew we had to make a cake of the house he raised his 6 children and one grandchild (and one adopted grandchild, me!) in... 1023 E Livingston Street. It was my first building, and required way more time and detail than I anticipated..... but this project was straight from the heart to honor Grandpa Jerry!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Graduation Cake

There seems to be an ongoing dilemma when choosing which school to celebrate for graduations..... do they celebrate the accomplishment or the future that awaits them?! In this case, we said BOTH! The colors (black & gold, and royal & red) wouldn't be considered complimentary, but the significance of all four of these colors to the graduate was I went for it. We also needed to incorporate some "girly" elements so I made a large bow on the SMU tier. The mascot of her high school, the hornet, donned some eyelashes wispy wings, and a tiny little bow. Congratulations to all the graduates!

Friendly Dinosaur

For a three year old birthday party, the friendly factor of the dinosaur definitely matters! I wanted to make this guy so friendly looking, you would want to kiss him! A curly smile, cute nostrils, triangle teeth, and bashful gaze all make up the personality of this dino. Our industry partner, Serendipity Sweets, made the mini cupcakes with the grass piping, the perfect scenery and party favor for the guests.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Fairy Baby Naming Cake

I love the idea of having the baby shower after the baby is born. You get to know them, if they are sweet or vivacious, cuddly or independent, and you are sure their name fits.
My favorite part of this cake is the little pink fairy and her rosy cheeks. It took me about an hour to get her hair how I wanted it, but the brunette with a touch of red highlights (like the recipients) was worth it! You can never go wrong with pink and flowers for a little baby girl, but instead of the muted pastels, we added a little touch of jewel tones for extra personality! Cheers to babies!