Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Just for funsies (yes, a made up word)

My friend Amanda and I headed to the New Kids on the block concert:) We had a blast!

Doesn't she look great and what a trooper, pregnant with twins and going to a concert!

Wilton Fondant and Gumpaste/ Final

Well, this is my last cake class until Jan. So at least for the next month I will be back to posting recipes.

I wish the cake had a Thanksgiving theme since I am hosting T-day dinner this year for my family.

I love the daisies. There are 40 little daisies on this cake, 4 large and 4 medium size daisies. We made the trinket box in the class. It was part of the final lesson.

My next cake class will be course 2, flowers and borders.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Happy Birthday Hubby!

My husband loves Tennesse football so I decided to make a football cake for him. The squares aren't anywhere near perfect, but I tried:) He loves it so I guess that's all that matters.

Aaron's birthday was yesterday, he's 32 years old. So think about the date of his birthday and think about his sign..... Scorpio, need I say more. He lives up to the sign. Aaron's lucky he is cute and I kind of like him.

Yes, those are pipe cleaners for the field goal post.

I am taking the cake to his family's Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow night. I hope they like, half is Strawberry and half chocolate. I haven't really used any special cake recipes, I'm afraid they won't turn out good enough to put icing on so I stick with Duncan Hines.

I can't figure out how to rotate the picture.... I'm too tired to figure it out;)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Wilton Fondant and Gumpaste/ class 2

I know, I know I am slacking on recipes. This cake stuff is taking up a lot of time. I feel like all I do is make cakes. I am a little happy I don't have to make one for next week's class. We are going to make flowers. A whole class to make flowers:)

So, here is my first cake for fondant and gumpaste. We didn't get to be creative, we had to do certain task, a blanket type drape, a hankerchief and the ribbon border. I don't think the cake looks "put" together very well. Oh well, but here it is.

There is a whole lot of buttercream underneath that fondant!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Wilton course 1/ Class 4 (FINAL)

I did it, I completed course 1! What a fun class. I learned so much this past month. I start course 4 tomorrow, Fondant and Gumpaste. Once you take course 1 you can take them in any order after that.

The final class was all about roses and sweatpeas. The instructor gave me a picture to follow. In addition to making the roses it required making a ribbon, leaves, and piping stems. Here are the pictures:

You can see the details here:

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Happy Heart Day

One year ago from Halloween my dad was in the hospital having a 6 way bypass. It was a scary day and I don't mean because it was Halloween. We spent the day pacing the hospital hallways waiting for every update and holding on to every word the nurses said. I never wanted to go through that experience again. Thanks to my brother, we had to go through it again in April. Thanks big brother, but I guess that's another reason to celebrate.

I am thankful for the 2 amazing heart surgeons, I will have my dad and my brother in my life for a very, very long time!

Tomorrow I am having a little dinner for my dad's 1 year heart anniversary. I decided to make a cake for the occasion. I have to keep practicing my skills right:)

I decided to go with a heart design (of course). I really wasn't sure what I was going to do with it, but I didn't wanted it to be Valentine's day colors. I wanted something a little different. I decided just a simple "We Love You" we would be perfect. I put everyone who will be at the dinner on the cake, plus my dad. The little face of him cracks me up, of course he has more hair than that, but I wanted to be funny:)

I hope I get better at faces, because I just love them.

I love you dad!!!

Thanks again to the amazing doctor who made my dad feel 100% better!!!!!!!