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1st Holy Communion

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My neighbor asked me to do her son’s First Holy Communion cake. It was great, because Kieran came over to my house, and we went through pictures of my cakes, and we looked on the internet. He picked out exactly what he wanted! Talk about a kid who knows what he wants in a cake! So this is Kieran’s design! Congratulations Kieran!

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Happy Birthday Sofia

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Remember for Audrey’s birthday, I made tie dye cupcakes for her to take to school? Well, I had some extras, and took them to work. (hey the key to getting skinnier is to make everyone fatter, right?!? ūüėČ ) Well, because of those cupcakes, I got an order from a teacher to make her daughter’s birthday cake. She wanted a cake exactly like the cupcakes…Tie dye cake, with a springy feel…grass, flowers, etc. I was having a hard time deciding what to do with the sides of the cake. The cupcake, I did nothing, because it had the springy liners. So I decided to experiment with chocolate…I poured chocolate into a sheet pan, and ended up making slats of wood! It looked very cool! Hopefully WordPress will allow me to flip these photos, so you can see them correctly!!

Audrey’s 4th Birthday/Easter

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My beautiful niece turned 4 a week before Easter this year. Her mom decided instead of getting the entire family together twice in 2 weeks, that we would celebrate her birthday along with Easter. (Smart move mom!) But Audrey did want to take cupcakes into pre-school to celebrate her birthday with her friends. (something I never got to do for my kids, because their birthdays are in August) So I gladly made her tie-dye ¬†spring themed cupcakes. I played with candy clay for the first time making these. The butterflies and flowers were both made of chocolate. It’s not as easy as I thought it would be…unless I got my measurements wrong when I made it.

Audrey asked for a Little Einstein’s themed cake. More specifically Leo and the Rocket. Knowing it was going to be on Easter, I only made a small 6 inch chocolate cake. I made the rocket out of RKT, then covered it in fondant. Because I hold Easter, I had a lot of¬†preparations¬†to do. ¬†I was only going to make Leo…but at the last minute, I had a few free hours, so I made the other characters as well.

When Audrey came over for Easter, she gave me a hug hello, and asked where her rocket cake was…She then¬†proceeded¬†to say, “Aunt Linda, you’re the best cake maker!” ¬†This is the reason on why I do this! ¬†Later that night, she did warn me…”Aunt Linda, next time I want a Scooby Doo cake” . ¬†So there’s my order, a year in advance. I’m sure it will change 10 times before then. Happy 4th Birthday Audrey.

Easter

I try to make special treats for Easter. I found some REALLY cute things online everywhere! I picked 2 things and ran with it! The first one, was carrots. (original design~Hostess with the Mostess) What I found online was sugar cones baked with cake inside of them. I gave it my own twist and stuffed the cones with cake truffles, then dipped them in orange chocolate. With the leftover cake truffles, I made “eggs”. ¬†The carrots were good…but I will stick with the recipe I found, for next year. It was way too sweet for my taste! I’m sure the kids enjoyed the sugar high though! The second thing I made was¬†chocolate¬†chicks! (original design~Hungry Happenings) These were chocolate chicks with candy on the inside. These were too stinking cute! To go along with the chicks, I made chocolate nests. You’ll see in the pictures everything was too cute!

American Citizenship

I work in our local school district. For a few years now I’ve known Ralston. He’s a¬†Jamaican gentleman who always calls me Miss, with that strong Jamaican accent!¬†Well, Ralston did something the other day, that I don’t think 3/4 of Americans can do…He passed the American Citizenship test.
I was asked by a teacher if I would make his cake. I knew I had the perfect cake in mind. I made the American Flag cake, with the red and white petal effect. I then took the leftover cake, and made red-white-and blue cake pops. Each one flavored a different flavor.

Congratulations Ralston, job well done!

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Tinkerbell

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A very dear friend of mine contacted me on Facebook not too long ago. Her granddaughter was turning 2, and she wanted a special cake for her. This wasn’t going to be for the all of the friends and their parents, but rather only for immediate family. Her only request was Tinkerbell. Everything else is up to me. I love it when people let me do my own thing. My mind just wanders to the different¬†possibilities! I jumped from one possibility to another, and finally decided…NO…I cannot make Tinkerbell from gumpaste, everything I made looked nothing like her! I would need a mold…and I was just not in the mood to find a mold. So I found the next best thing. A Tinkerbell cake topper with a number 2 on it! It was perfect, and the only non-edible thing on the cake! I hear it was a hit, and everyone loved it! I hope you like it too.

Happy 2nd Birthday Peyton!

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Hungry Caterpillar

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The hungry caterpillar baby shower cake was for a co-worker of mine back in March. They wanted nothing fancy, but this was one of her favorite childrens’ books. Mind you I work with teachers, so of course this HAD to be book themed! (in my mind of course!) I cut the butterfly out of gumpaste. After it dried, I hand painted the butterfly. When comparing it to the butterfly in the book…I¬†don’t¬†think I did half bad! Especially considering it was my first time doing a painting like that! I’ve never read the book before this. My¬†niece¬†misplaced her copy, so I went to the good ole’ standby…youtube. I found a wonderful version on there that has the actual pages from the book! So I listened and watched. It didn’t take me long to realize that everything he ate, he left a hole in! So everything I made had of course, a hole in it!

Welcome to this world Jackson Arthur!

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Rainbow Birthday Cake

With this cake the show isn’t on the outside, but on the inside. Unfortunately, I will not have a picture of it cut. So you’ll have to deal with the pictures of it being assembled! As you can see, this cake is 6 layers tall! Each layer is a different color of the rainbow. Starting at the top with red, and ending at the bottom with purple. This is for a 6 year old girl named Izzy. She’s really into rainbows!

Happy Birthday Izzy!

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