Thursday, August 30, 2007

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Chocolate Eclairs

Chocolate eclairs are one of Jon's favorite desserts. So, I decided to make some for him to take to a pot luck lunch at work. I'm sure they'll go fast. After I made the eclair shells I made some homemade cream filling (basically a cooked pudding), frosted them with chocolate frosting and added a special touch by putting a rosebud on each one.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Good News and Bad News...

The good news is...I won a first place ribbon with this cake at the Salt Lake County Fair.
The bad news did everyone else (except the ONE entry who got 2nd place).
It was still a fun experience to enter a cake at the county fair. I know if I do it again my cake will have to be on a grander scale to win any of the "real prizes" (i.e. Sweepstakes, Best of Show, Judges Favorite, or High Blue). The cakes that were there were amazing.

Edible Images

My friend, Amber Halversen, and her family came from southern Arizona to Provo for BYU graduation. They stayed with us one night and it just happened to be her twin girls' birthday! I was happy I had the chance to make a cake for them. I used whipped cream frosting and edible images. It was my first time using edible images and I thought they worked great. Thanks for letting me be a part of Morgan and Annika's birthday!

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Princess Leah's Castle

Princess Leah has a castle made of 4 cakes and 15 cups of icing! The upper floor (8") is chocolate, and the main floor (12") is strawberry. Her garden is full of light and dark purple flowers (over 300 of them!). And cake sparkles make the whole thing even more special! Happy 3rd birthday, Leah.

Sunday, August 05, 2007


Ellie Anne Laymon was blessed on August 5th and this is the cake I brought to the luncheon. It's covered in fondant and the pink decorations are painted with a pink pearl dust to make them sparkle!