Category Archives: Baking & Cooking & Tasty Things To Eat!

Spring Cake

Happy first day of Spring!

I hope you were able to enjoy some real Spring weather wherever you were at today. As for where we are, the weather seemed a little confused to say the least, with a high of 52. There was pouring rain, hail and sunshine interspersed among one another for the duration of the day. You have to love the Pacific Northwest, at least that is what I keep telling myself. 😉

 All be it not inspired by the Spring weather, or rather lack there of, today I was inspired to bake. The outcome, a lemon cake with vanilla buttercream frosting and fondant flowers. 

I’m a little obsessed with the color yellow as of lately, especially when paired with this beautiful, vibrant turquoise color.

L.o.v.e. IMG_3502I used a frosting technique I have wanted to try for a while.

It’s a keeper and I will be using it often from now on.

I really like the visual interest it adds to the cake.

IMG_3504bWith Lovey’s help, we made flowers out of edible play dough fondant.  Nothing too fancy, just basic flowers from some left over fondant I made for a recent customer order. I tinted the fondant a vivid turquoise, rolled it out, then Lovey helped me cut out the flowers. We added a yellow frosting center to each one then placed them on the cake.IMG_3507The light lemon cake flavor and fondant flowers ended up bringing an element of Spring to our day after all!IMG_3499

Ducky Baby Shower

Last month I was asked to cater the desserts for a family friend’s baby shower. She was having her first child, a little girl and the shower theme was ducky with a pink twist! Cake and cookies both were cherry vanilla flavored as requested by the mommy to be.knkjI made six dozen handcrafted chocolate duckies with pink bows on their heads to top the cupcakes.jnbSplish-splash rubber duckies in the bubble bath!mknjAn 8 inch double round cake for the family to cut.

khihFour dozen ducky cookies.jjnhkij1

Congratulations to the family on the arrival of your sweet, little chick! 😉

Dinosaur Birthday

Over the weekend we celebrated Mister Mister’s nephew’s 5th birthday and I was asked to make the cake.

  

It was a dinosaur theme party so I based the cake concept off of the wrapping paper his parents were wrapping his gifts in.

 Keeping with the theme, I put fun dinosaur stickers on the gift bag from us!

He definitely ended up having a dino-mite birthday! 😉