Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Classes are starting again soon.



This is my new dummy cake for the Robert's store I teach at. I have classes starting again in January. I'm excited to get back into teaching cake decorating. Check out my link to my class schedule and call the store to sign up for my classes! The large cake has cornelli lace with a shell and rosette border and poinsettia flowers on top. The cupcakes have a royal icing blue morning glory flower, a gumpaste carnation flower, and royal icing rosettes on them.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Cookies for Santa


These are the cookies we made to give to Santa tonight. I made these using a technique that I had never tried before. I colored the dough green (for the trees), then thinned down some dough and colored it yellow and red. I decorated the cookies with decorator tips using the thinned dough and then baked them. The decorations are baked right into the cookies. I thought it was a great way to make cute cookies without having to make frosting!

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Fruit Cake


This recipe can make even the fruit-cake-haters come back for more! It's made with a buttermilk cake base with candy oranges, coconut, dates and walnuts. To top it all off it has an orange juice glaze that soaks into the warm fruit cake so it's nice and moist.

Friday, December 22, 2006

Oh, fudge!


Christmas time reminds me of fudge. My grandma would make us fudge every year for Christmas. I made 25 lbs of fudge this year from her recipe. The fudge that is pictured is milk chocolate fudge and peanut butter fudge. I also made semi-sweet fudge with almonds. It's SO yummy!

Monday, November 13, 2006

Patriotic Anniversary


Our neighbor has been serving in Afghanistan and has come home for his leave. He got here just in time to celebrate his and his wife's 19th wedding anniversary. I made them a special cake that was to welcome him home, and also to wish them both a happy anniversary. Thanks for serving our country...and HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!


This cake is a mini-tier cake made from just one cake mix. It's decorated with red, white and blue buttercream frosting roses.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Dancing Daisy


Happy 1st birthday, Makayela!

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Bailey

Curly-Q's are made out of gum paste. Everything else is buttercream frosting.

Spiderman


This is a chocolate 1/4 sheet cake. I think the little spiders on the bead border looked really nice.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Spider Cupcakes

Thanks to my mom I have a cute cupcake stand now. It makes cupcakes look so much cuter!

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Gone Fishin'


After a fight with this boy's hat I finally got the look I wanted. I've learned that straw hats aren't the easiest to make out of frosting. I'll stick with a baseball hat from now on!

Saturday, October 07, 2006

I'm Teaching Again


After a month-long break, I'm back to teaching at the Orem Robert's Store. The new classroom there is great. This is the cake that I decorated during the first night of class. Thanks to all those who sign up for my classes!

Friday, September 22, 2006

Whimsical Black and White 3-Tier


10"-8"-6" cake covered in white rolled fondant and decorated with black fondant.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Bug Cake



This is Caleb's bug cake for his 4th birthday. The cake is an ice cream cake covered with buttercream frosting. The cookies are decorated with the colorflow technique. Everything went well, it all just took a lot of time to accomplish.

Friday, September 08, 2006

Over The Hedge - RJ


RJ from the movie "Over The Hedge"

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Layette On 'Em!




This cake took me 5 1/2 hours total to decorate. I spent one hour just doing the buttons. It took me 4 1/2 more hours to frost, cover with fondant, cut out shapes, and decorate the cake. I even impressed myself on this one. It turned out really cute.

Friday, August 11, 2006

Love-A-Lot Care Bear


This is Leah's 2-year-old birthday cake. She loves Care Bears!

Monday, August 07, 2006

Sheet Cake for a wedding

I made 4 of these half-sheet cakes for a wedding reception. I started by combing the frosting into waves, then I scored each cake into 48 pieces so they would all be even. I topped each piece with a leaf and a rosebud.

Friday, July 28, 2006

Fondant Covered Cupcakes




My sister-in-law and I made these cupcakes together for her sister's bridal shower. I first filled the cupcakes with raspberry filling, then Katie frosted them while I rolled out the marshmallow fondant. We both decorated the outsides of them. They turned out so cute.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Purple Rose 2-tier Birthday Cake


My parent's nighbor was suprised when she got this birthday cake. She took it to a family party to show it off.

2 Tier Pink Rose Wedding Cake


I re-did the roses on this cake a few times before I was happy with them. I think the cake turned out great.

Flower Cupcakes


I made these cupcakes for my mom's birthday. I suprised her at her work with them. Everyone loved them

chocolate FHE cake


I made this one night for our Family Home Evening treat. It's a checkerboard cake inside, sorry I forgot to take a picture of the inside after we cut it!

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

6" pink rose cake



I just threw this cake together one night when we were having company come over for dinner. As simple as it was for me, they were impressed.

Course I, II, and III example cake












These dummy cake tops are interchangable. The tops can be removed and exchanged to show whatever course I'm advertising. The course I cake has roses, sweet peas, leaves and shell border on it. The course II cake is a basketweave cake with a rope border. The course III cake top is covered in fondant and has fondant roses and leaves with a fondant bead border. These cakes will be displayed at the Orem Roberts store to promote my Wilton Cake Decorating Classes.

Friday, July 07, 2006

Strawberry Shortcake


This was made for Leah's 1st birthday. I also made this same cake for a friend's little girl's 1st birthday.

50th Wedding Anniversary Mini-Tier


This whole cake was made with a single cake mix! It's a mini-tier set made by Wilton. It was made for Jon's Oma and Opa's 50th wedding anniversary.

Over the Hill tiered cake


This was made for my dad's 50th birthday. Black cornelli lace covers the grey cake layers for a great "over the hill" look!

Santa


I made this cake for a family Christmas party a couple of years ago. The sprinkles on his clothes really made him sparkle!

Pirate


I made this cake for a friend in my neighborhood. She was VERY happy about it. It was just what she wanted. I drew this Pirate onto a 1/4 sheet cake.

Nemo and Dory


This was Braydon's 2nd birthday cake. It turned out better than I had hoped! I drew the Nemo and Dory onto the cake. I was nervous about my drawing abilities, but I think it turned out really well.

Colorful Balloon Cake


This was for Caleb's "balloon" birthday party. It's a half-sheet cake.

Basketweave Wedding Cake



Basketweave wedding cake accented with silk flowers

Football cookies


These were made for a superbowl party. The jersey's on the players matched the teams that were playing in the superbowl.

Bob and Wendy


These cakes are both made with the Wilton Bob The Builder pan. I just decorated the Wendy cake to look like Wendy!

Elmo and Cookie Monster


These are basically the same cake. I just colored the frosting and coconut differently and didn't put a jaw-breaker nose on Cookie Monster. Elmo's eyes are powdered donuts and Cookie Monster's eyes are coconut "snowballs".

Soccer


This is an ice cream cake made with the Betty Crocker Bake 'n Fill pan set. It's chocolate cake with cookies and cream ice cream inside. It was a big hit!

Fisherman


I made this with my Care Bear cake pan. Jon helped me come up with the fisherman idea. I love the way the fish turned out. I was impressed that I could come up with something that looked so cute. I am not an artist by any means, but with frosting I seem to do a lot better.

Fire Truck


I know, I know...there aren't many PINK fire trucks! My experience with making my own "red" frosting has never been successful. Thank heavens for Wilton pre-colored frosting!

Over the Hill


I made this with the Wilton Over The Hill cake pan.

Scooby-Doo


Caleb's 3rd birthday cake. The picture turned out a little dark, but the cake was really cute.

Monday, July 03, 2006

6" Marshmallow Fondant w/roses


I covered this with white marshmallow fondant and made the roses and leaves out of regular fondant.

6" Fondant Package cake


This one is made out of marshmallow fondant. The bow would have turned out better if I would have let it dry all the way.