Monday, March 11, 2013

Gender Reveal

If you follow me on facebook, you might already know that I had two gender reveals this weekend.  As my luck would have it, one was for a baby boy and the other for a baby girl. That meant I had to do two batches of differently colored butter cream frosting AND that after the cakes were filled and ice coated, but before they were decorated, on the exterior they looked EXACTLY the same!  Ahhh!  I had to be VERY careful not to mix them up.  Oh the pressure! 

Anyway, after they were decorated they were quite different.  This one is a white almond cake with vanilla-almond butter cream and a few pink and blue fondant pieces on top.  Sweet and simple.

 A different kind of ruffle-y side.
I use the large Wilton 1M tip and pipe vertical lines of "stars" all the way around.
 Will it be a boy?

Or girl???
This inside of this one was PINK.  A baby girl for the couple's 6th child.  Wow!  :)

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Truffula Tree 1st Birthday Cake

One year ago on Dr. Seuss' birthday one of my best friends welcomed her third baby into this world, a teensy bit by surprise.  Her older two stayed and played at our house.  I specifically remember having asparagus which none of the kids liked.  And I think we might have even watched The Lorax.  I remember getting the call that baby had arrived and sharing the picture text with two sleepy siblings.  It's so much fun to remember those little details of the day a child was born, even if this one's not my own.  And it's why I LOVE celebrating birthdays.  Sometimes it's okay to go overboard.  LIFE should be celebrated!!!

So cheers to L-bug on your first birthday!  Dr. Seuss style.  With a truffula tree cake.  And to many, many more!

 All photography by Kristen Seeger.
(Wow!!! And thank you!)
 Note: I actually didn't make these adorable pink cupcakes.  Only the cake.  :)
 After pinning many Dr. Seuss cakes, we decided on a simple one with colored cake layers, green butter cream frosting and straws and cotton candy truffula trees.  Since they were traveling, Mom added the trees when it was party time.
 If you haven't noticed, I have quite a few talented friends.  This little girl's mom is one of them.  She made the truffula tree shirt, skirt, and bib.  You can find much more on her etsy store here.
 Finally cutting into the inside.
Dyed white almond cake.  I heard the crumbs were scraped clean from the cake board.  :)
Sweet birthday girl!  Love you!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Kitty Cat Birthday Cupcakes

These colorful cuties were for one cute little girl of a family our family has had the pleasure of becoming friends with recently.  I love attending parties and getting to see treats I've worked on being cherished and then quickly devoured.  Makes the effort worth it!

At the party.

I found the idea for these on pinterest.  I don't know who to give the credit to for the idea because the first pin said the picture was marked as spam.  :(  But I was able to view it and make my own version anyway.  What makes these cupcakes are the rice noodle whiskers.  Pure genious! 

Straight whiskers. 

Curly whiskers.
 So cute!
Make a wish!
Happy Birthday dear V!  I hope it was as sweet as you are!
(Goodbye in cat-speak)

Pink Baby Shower Cupcakes

2013 is no doubt the year of the baby!   I know 10 people personally that are having babies in 2013, not including all the baby showers and gender reveals for work recently.  So far, I've been seeing a lot of pink!  (And I like it.  :))  This weekend's baby shower was no exception.  Flavors included White Almond and Chocolate, both with Vanilla-Almond butter cream, and Pink Velvet with cream cheese frosting.