Friday, February 24, 2012

Gator grooms cake for my sis!

I can't believe I almost forgot to post the most important cake I have made.  My little sister got married in December and she asked me to make her grooms cake.  They are both UF gator Alumni and her husband is currently in medical school at UF.  So I made two little gator figurine bride and groom like them. 

My sister is a teacher now so the bride gator is holding an apple.  And the boy gator is wearing a doctor coat with a stethoscope. 

I didn't make the wedding cake.  It was included in her package, and I had a lot of other little things I helped her with that kept me plenty busy before the wedding.  But I thought my cake looked just as elegant sitting next to the wedding cake.  It even coordinated with the pearl borders and quilting pattern.
The beautiful bride and groom.

My little family...

Monday, February 20, 2012

Recent creations

I have been a bad blogger for a while.  But I am going to make up for it with a long post with lots of my most recent creations.  I have been less busy than usual the past few months, and I have welcomed it.  I still love making cakes, but also very much enjoy the down time and more time with my family. 

I made this Elmo cake for my goddaughter's birthday.  She loves Elmo.

These simple #1 cookies were made for a first birthday party.  I love the effect the sanding sugar adds.

This polka dot cake is actually an ice cream cake I made for my husbands birthday.  He requested vanilla cake with layers of vanilla ice cream and cookie dough filling.  It was delicious!

A little girl I know loves puppies and kitties.  Last years party was puppies and this years theme was kitties.  So here is a cute little kittie cake for Julie Ann.

We threw and art party for my little boys Jacob & Justin.  We had large sheets of paper with paints, artist aprons, paint pallettes, and a bounce house.  The boys love birthdays and birthday parties, and I enjoy giving them a special birthday.  So I did my best to make the dessert and decorations all match our theme.  I made cupcakes to look like splotches of paint on a pallette.

Cookies to look like little artist pallettes.

And here's the dessert table all set up with spilling paint cans and rice krispie paint brushes.  

And a paint splashed cake for the little artists.  

And then of course Valentines Day!  My little boys LOVE spiderman.  I found this idea for some awesome spiderman cookies.  Except for the black icing to turn all the kiddos mouths black these are pretty much the perfect valentine for a little boy who loves spiderman.  I was pretty impressed with how cute they turned out and I packaged them up in bags and and labeled them for my kids to sign.