Hello and happy Monday! Last week had lots of fun cakes. Check out what was cooking in my kitchen…
This one was for a teen that calls himself N8MC. He actually posted it on his Instagram account as a “sick cake”. I have arrived!
Here are some primary color cupcakes that can work for any occasion! These were for a super hero party.
Here’s a cake for a big fan of Cars! This uses the transfer technique I taught in a previous tip o the week post.
Here’s a fun way to use edible images. This was for a friend of mine and his wife found this selfie on her sister’s phone.
What’s a bachelorette party without cake?
This week is Holy Week and my favorite time of year. For me, it’s a time to be reflective and grateful for the ultimate sacrifice my Savior paid for me. As nature comes back to life around us, I am in awe of the God I serve that created it all. Happy Holy Week and Happy Easter, everyone!
Last week was busy! Along with cake orders, I had two personal events for which I made cakes. That’s right…my own friends and family eat my cake too. Proof that it must actually taste good! Check out last week’s cakes:
This one was for a Hello Kitty fan.
Here is a smash cake and cupcakes for “Mommy’s little Monster”
Here is a bridal shower cake for a couple’s shower. This shade of blue is one of the wedding colors.
This cake was for my son’s Scouting Pack. It was a 30 serving cake along with 125 cupcakes! It was a labor of love.
The den of boys that was “crossing over” from Webelos to Boy Scouts got special recognition. Their den mascot is this bird.
This cake was the most special of all! My husband and I just completed the nine week Financial Peace University class by Dave Ramsey. Our church hosted a church wide initiative. In addition to the videos being shown to large groups, we were placed in small discussion groups. These people have become dear friends over these past nine weeks. We had a graduation party at our house last Friday to celebrate all of the great changes our families are making to obtain financial freedom. If you have never taken this class, read Dave Ramsey’s books, or listened to his radio show, I highly recommend it. Although my husband and I have always done fine, we now feel like we have a new direction towards “living like no one else so we can live like no one else”. Plus, we have all these sweet new friends! It has truly been a blessing.
This cake was for a Minecraft loving little guy. The camouflage and “Creeper” are fondant.
This cake was cute and fun, but it also was sentimental for the family. This design was based on the birthday boys’ favorite book “The Little Blue Truck”. When the mom picked it up, she explained that the book was given to her oldest son by her father in law, who had since passed on. So of course, that gave a whole new meaning to what that book will mean to her boys. I teared up when she told me! Have I mentioned I love my job?
This cake was a special opportunity for me. A friend of mine works with a gal who finished up her chemo last week for breast cancer. They threw her a celebration dinner and needed a cake. I normally don’t do anything risque, but a cancer victory merits an exception! Last night I got the sweetest thank you email from the honoree which made stepping out of my comfort zone completely worth it.
This trio was for a little cowboy’s first birthday. There were 3 dozen cupcakes with it, but you guys get the idea. My readers are super clever, after all.
This one was for a dear friend’s parents celebrating their 39th wedding anniversary. What an accomplishment. In this day and age, people don’t always stay married 39 days, let alone years. God bless you, Conner family!
This design is great for guys of any age! This one was for my two guys, my husband and son. They turned 7 and 37. Don’t you just love how the colors pop on chocolate icing?
This cake was for a My Little Pony party. I drew on “cutie marks” all around and topped it with disco glitter. The space on the top was so the mom could add to ponies.
This was a replica of a popular sports wear brand. As boys get older, it can be harder to find a theme they get excited about. What a great idea idea to use the logo from his favorite sandals!
This was a big week at our house! Not only did I have two orders, but it was my husband’s and son’s birthday. My son was born on my husband’s 30th birthday. It has been a really special connection for them and it makes celebrating extra special. While my husband and I work to make our son’s birthday special, our son tries hard to make it special for his dad. He spent the entire week bringing his dad things from his room to make him feel special. I love my guys and I love their birthday bond.
This cake sure is popular for 1st birthdays! It’s my second time doing it in less than a month! And why wouldn’t it be the perfect 1st birthday cake? At that age, they haven’t always gotten into a character, but what toddler doesn’t love their Cheerios?
I have seen a lot of one year olds that don’t want anything to do with their 1st birthday cake. But put this in front of them, and they will at least pick the Cheerios off!
This was for a movie party. Guess what movie they were seeing…
If you haven’t seen the Lego movie, go NOW. It is absolutely wonderful. Regardless of your age, it is laugh out loud hilarious.
This cake with matching cupcakes was for a dear friend’s son. His only request was neon. Bright colors and neon are all the rage again. It’s funny since I was pretty much his exact age the last time neon was big!
This 10 year old wanted a Star Wars cake. His mom didn’t want intense amounts of food coloring in order to pull it off, so the colors are a little subdued. The red is nice and dark because red icing darkens after it is mixed. Keep that in mind when adding your red colors to icing. It will end up being one or two shades darker than when you first mix it. The space above his name was so the mom could add characters. This is always an option when ordering a character or theme cake.