Friday, October 28, 2011

Polka Dot Pumpkin

I love Fall. Fall is full of pumkin spice latte's, my birthday, the fair, and those cool evenings when I get to snuggle in the PJ's! Lately, I have been making a ton of clay pumpkins with my 5th grade students and they are turning out so cute. I would loe to start a blog one day with all of their art...they are quite talented kids and always surprise me with their creativity!
Anwyays, I have been in the pumpkin mood lately and my friend Stephanie asked me to make a 1st birthday cake for her little girl. The party was full of little girls dressing up and lots of pink and orange. Steph told me I could come up with anything and I love being able to do that! Anywho, here is the final product. I made the pumpkin shape by baking two bundt cakes, one chocolate and one vanilla. I hope the kiddos enjoyed it! Happy 1st Birthday Emma!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Quilted Pink Gerbera Daisy Wedding Cake (quite a mouthful ;) )

Hello again! Here are some pics of the most recent wedding cake I made. This is the last wedding cake I am making before Baby Esh gets here. If he is on time, we only have about 5 1/2 weeks to go!!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Sweet 16

I recently made this super girly and fun cake for one of my former students. She was in my 8th grade class a couple of years back and I can't believe she is already 16. She is quite a talented artist and I was so honored that she picked me to make her Sweet 16 cake! I am lovin' the girly colors and popular zebra print. Hope the party was so much fun!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Happy 30th Birthday Dave!

I can't believe my hubby is now the BIG 3-0! We celebrated last weekend with a few traditions and completed it with a surprise party to end his special day.

We started the day off with a dozen donuts from Dunkin'! For the past 3 years I have surprised Dave with a "donut tree" complete with candles. Usually, there are so many candles it gets pretty smoky so I settled for the number candles this year. Dave, please don't get mad at me for posting this pic...I know you have some major "bed head" ;) You're still pretty handsome to me!
Did I mention Dave had a "Saturday birthday" this year? Weekend b-days are the best ever! Anywho, Rebekah and I bought Dave this way cool remote control helicopter. He loves it, but Daisy sure doesn't. She gets so scared when we are flying it around the kitchen and runs to hide. Poor thing, it's kinda funny to watch though.

Next, we treated ourselves to Macaroni Grill! I wrote "Happy Birthday Dave" on the table to see if we would get anything free (even though we had cake back home) and they brought us a yummy molten cake. We love some free birthday treats. I had to sneak Dave out of the house so my good friend Abby could get everything ready for Dave's surprise party. We killed some time walking around the mall and headed home....

And SURPRISE! We ended the night with a surprise party at our house. Somehow I kept the cake and everything a I think it was a success. I have always wanted to make a "topsy turvy" cake and decided it might be fun for this year. I must admit, it was quite a challenge! I thought I could just cut the pieces diagonal and stick them on top of each other. Hmmm...reality check. Despite taking it apart, re-assembling it, and a few tears I got it to somehow work out and look "topsy turvy". I also tried a new flavor - cookies n' cream!
Happy 30th to my wonderful, sweet and handsome baby daddy! I love you!