Saturday, June 18, 2011

John Deere Tiered Cake

A Lil' Cow...

A Lil' Chick..

A Lil' Pig...

And some Johne Deere! Every little boy's dream. Emree had his 1 year John Deere themed birthday party in the park and this super yummy cake to add to the fun! The only thing I did not make on this cake was the little tractor on top. His mom ordered it online and brought it to me a few weeks before I made the Cake. All of the lil' farm animals are made out of gumpaste and the flavors are white almond and golden butter....yum yum! Emree's "piece" was the topper....a 6" "smash cake" for him to devour. One of my favorite details were the corn stalks, but I didn't get any good pictures of those! Anyways, they are on the 1st tier. I LOVED making this cake. People keeps asking me if I want a boy or a girl...either is fine but after making this cake I keep thinking of all the cool ideas for little boy's birthdays :)

Shhhh Baby Sleeping!

My friend, Steph, recently helped to throw a baby shower for her sister and here is the cake I made for it! I really enjoy using gumpaste now to make my figurines, flowers, etc. I used to use fondant for everything but this is soooo much easier to work with. Anywho, I made the baby out of gumpaste as well as the wording that I stuck up with toothpicks. Cake is white almond and everything else is covered in fondant. Check out the pretty wood it's sitting on - that is our new island in our kitchen! We have been renovating our kitchen for a little over a year now and it is almost time for a big reveal. I think I am going to need ANOTHER blog for that!
And on a more personal note....Dave and I are expecting a little baby of our own! Here is is a baby bump pic of my at 15 weeks. I am due December 2nd :)

Friday, June 17, 2011

Mini Anniversary Cake

I made this cake for my friends, Julie and Nate, for their 5th year anniversary. It has hard to believe they have been married for 5 years already and have 2 kiddos! When I was at Meredith, Julie was in my lil' sis class and was also in a Bible Study I led. Time sure does fly and I am so happy we are now in the same Sunday School class and Bible Study once again.
The cake was a 6" round cake...and is perfect for an anniversary because it is the same size as most cake "tops" :)