Saturday, April 23, 2011

Baptisms, Ipods and Zebras, Oh my!

Its funny how it happens.  I don't have anything to make for a while and then all of a sudden I have multiple cakes and/ or cookies in a week.  No big deal, though, as long as I budget my time and make a plan I can make happen.  I actually enjoy the breaks when I am not baking.  It allows me to spend more time with my kids and concentrate on making nutritious meals for my family.  It seems like its chicken nuggets and mac and cheese a lot when I am busy baking and decorating. 

Last week I made two cakes for a very good friend.  One for her daughters baptism and one for her neices birthday.  I had the pleasure of attending the baptism and was able to enjoy the cake.  It was white cake filled with a layer of strawberry mousse and a layer of white chocolate mousse with swiss meringue buttercream.  And it was pretty delicious! 

    The big present for this birthday was an Ipod touch.  So I made a gumpaste Ipod for the topper.  I knew I was successful when Craig came home and said what are you doing with this Ipod.  It's always validating when someone recognizes what something is!
    This cake was made for the boys preschool teachers birhday.  I was asked to match a set of super cute plates and napkins that had zebra stripes and hot pink and black polka dots.  And this is what I came up with. . .