Sunday, December 5, 2010

Safari Baby Shower

Heather's coworker is having a baby and of course we did the cake for the school shower!  Her bedding is so cute with a safari theme.  We found a picture of the rug that belongs to the set and imitated it on the cake, changing a thing here and there!  Heather gets credit for everything but the border and smoothing?!  haha, I sat and stared much of the time, but I find it so cool to see her create animals out of icing!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Sweet 16

Our first creations for a sweet 16 party finally happened!  We made a large cupcake and 4 dozen cookies with the birthday girl's initials on them!  The colors were hot pink, turquoise, and lime green... which looked so cute together!  We went with royal icing on these cookies b/c we like the look and it was def. some trial and error for us, but they turned out rather cute, or so I think!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Spiderman Cupcakes

Last week we got to make some Spiderman cupcakes which was a first for us!  Heather gets all credit for the faces and buildings and then we both worked on the other cupcakes.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Princess Cake

A couple weeks ago we made a Pincess cake for a little girl turning 2 who is very much into all of the Disney princesses.  We all know I don't do the real artsy stuff and Heather didn't think she could do people with icing so we went with the Disney castle but in the colors of the party - green and pink.  I would wait until we were almost done to look in my bag of goodies a fellow teacher gave me last year to find I had a set of Disney princess sprinkles!  We were able to use the crowns on the sides and then pearl balls on the tops of the castle peaks.  There was a blue shoe and we were going to put just one outside the castle door, but it didn't really look like a shoe, so we didn't go that route.

Here is what we came up with.  We do give William credit for the writing!

Turtle, Turtle

A few weeks ago we got to create 5 dozen cupcakes for a baby shower based on the crib bedding.  The bedding is mostly blue and browns with turtles on it.  We imitated a few of the turtles and changed up some colors to get what you see below!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Spider Webs Cookies

I made these cookies for a Halloween party this past weekend.  I found them online and wanted to try more cookies with royal icing... I really liked how they turned out!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Ducklings, Monkies, and Volleyball - Oh, My!

Two weeks ago, we did a cake for a my friend, Ellen's, sister who is expecting her third child.  Their last name is Hicks and they don't know what they are having this time.  Heather had the brilliant idea of having the baby duckling hatching from an egg! 

This past week we did some volleyball cupcakes for our friend Rachel who coaches and her team was wrapping up their season this year.  The pics are bit blurry so we apologize for that.  We did each girls' jersey with thier number and then a few extras. 

This past weekend, we did another 1st birthday party for Miss Riley!  We love first birthday cakes, they are always so fun to decorate!  The theme of this party was monkies with light pink, hot pink, and a bright green color scheme.  Once again, we have to brag on William for doing all of the writing... he even branched out to a new curly font for Riley's name!!

Isn't she just the cutest little girl!?!?!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Groom's Cake #1!!!

We can finally post our first ever groom's cake!  This was by far the most important cake we've done to date and was viewed by some 100+ people!  We even did a practice cake a few months ago to make sure that we knew exactly how we wanted things to go and we are very glad that we did so. 

Lisa and Taylor go to church with me and were married on Oct. 2nd at Larkin's in downtown Greenville.  So yes, not only was it our first groom's cake, but it was at Larkin's and if you are from around these parts you know it's a nice place!!  Taylor is an avid fish and Lisa wanted to surprise him with a large-mouthed bass cake.

Heather and I worked really well together on this cake, from combining ideas about how to make the wood look real to the colors on the fish.  We of course have to give credit to William who did all of the writing on this cake.  He hasn't been recruited in a good while, but this was so small and both of us were to the point of having carpal tunnel that we handed it over to him. :)  He did very well!!

Below is the orginal practice cake... we def. made some improvements on the second one!

We also did desserts for the rehearsal dinner the previous night.  We made 2 of "Nana Pat's Beach Cake" which is a favorite of Taylor's family and is pictured below.  We also made "chocolate banana pudding" which is a favorite of Lisa's family.  It was neat to make family recipes for them, but I didn't get a picture of the pudding.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Another 1st Birthday and a 60th Birthday

Here are three more cakes from last weekend.  We did another 1st birthday for a girl at my church and they wanted Minnie Mouse.  Heather did a fantastic job with Minnie... her talent never ceases to amaze me!!!  Glad she is my cake partner!!

The next cake we did was for a 60th birthday party.  We took the invitation that they sent out and copied the tree on it... it's kind of an "artsy" tree.  Then Heather tried to copy the font and did a pretty good job of it!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A girl loves her puppy!

So one of our cakes from last weekend was for a little girl's birthday.  She had recently received a puppy as an early gift and her mom thought that having the dog on the cake would be perfect.  I felt like this cake would have been perfect for one of the Hollywood stars who always has their dog with them.  It's girly and very cute!!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Logan Turns One!!

Last week, we made a cake for a friend of Bonnie's son, Logan, who turned one.  We love doing 1st birthday cakes and getting pictures of them digging in!  Check out the pics below of Logan's cake and him enjoying it!

Some more pics of the other cakes will come later this week as I receive more pictures of them!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Finally, an update!

Well, things have been a bit slower than usual during August and September, but they are really picking up.  We've done just a few cakes over the past month, some of which we cannot yet post because they were practice for an upcoming event.  The other week, Heather had to do a cake on her own because I was out of town.  This was for a baby shower and it turned out so cute... love the colors together!

We are currently working on 4, yes 4, cakes for this week... actually 5 b/c one is a 1st bday giant cupcake and a larger cake to go along.  Can't wait to post those later!!  Then next week, we have a rehearsal dinner and groom's cake which we are also really excited about!!  And it's fun just having girl time with Heather again after a little bit of a "dry spell"!  Take care!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Katie's Masters Cake!

My sister just graduated from Clemson with her masters in Agriculture Education.  For the celebration cake, we made a pink velvet with cream cheese/pecan filling and buttercream on the outside.  All of the items represent something about what Katie loves/does.

If you want to see pics from her graduation and celebration click here.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Cute Little Bear Cake

This is a cake we did for a baby shower last week.  We got the idea from a picture of the nursery items.  The little boy will be named Cruz, so we wrote it on the car... we thought it went well, liking the bear was 'Cruzin'".  Heather did most all of the art work, while I did the base and borders.  This is one of the cutest cakes, in my personal opinion. 

We decided to show you part of the process.  First, you have the cake with the white icing on it after it has been smoothed.  If you look to the left, you'll see the pic that Heather drew and then copied.

Then you have the car before it's smoothed out:

Here I am adding the stitching border to the top of the cake:

The final product:

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Friday, July 30, 2010

A Little Fan Appreciation

Not everybody would do this for their fans.  We hope you enjoy!!  No negative comments please!

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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Veggie Tales

Our latest cake was for Heather's cousin who turned 2!  He wanted a Veggie Tales cake, which turned out very cute!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Penguin Cake

This last week, we did another 1st Birthday cake with a penguin theme!  Hamilton's favorite stuffed animal is a penguin named Mr. Waddles.  We did a little penguin standing on some ice next to a "1".  Since the cake was smaller, we put Hamilton's name on the front of it.  We thought it was a cute little cake!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Owl Baby Shower Cupcakes

Last week, we got to do some cupcakes for a baby shower that were based on the nursery.  The theme of the nursery was an owl/outdoorsey theme.  These were a ton of fun and turned out really cute!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Happy Father's Day and William's Birthday (2 different things!)

Last week I was on a mission trip in GA (which you can read more about in my personal blog!) and Heather had to do a Father's Day cake on her own.  I think it is just the cutest thing and I hate I can't take any credit!!  haha... great job Heather!!!
Father's Day happened to be the same day at William's, my husband, birthday.  Since we got in Sat. and had stuff going on, I didn't get to make him a cake until today.  My inspiration came from one of his measuring tapes, but I put the thumb piece on the wrong side... oh well!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Go Blue Flames!

We had another order for a graduation cake... which are pretty fun because they are all so different!  Heather had to do this one on her own though, my last bible study was on the night that Heather had free.  She did a fantastic job though!!!  I would be nothing without her!! :)

Monday, June 7, 2010

The School Year is Indeed Over

Boy, have we been busy!!! We have had quite a few cakes in the last two weeks!

This first cake was a graduation/birthday cake for one of Bonnie's coworker's daughter.  We incorporated anything that she was involved with such as FCA, Debate Team, French Club; her high school and college she will be attended; etc... We did it like a patchwork quilt and had a lot of fun with it. Sorry the pictures aren't the clearest for some reason.

These cupcakes were for another one of Bonnie's coworkers class... they are in the French immersion if you are wondering why you can't read it... it says "Good Luck" and there are some Eiffel Towers on a few.  The cupcakes laid out like this make the French flag as well.   

This next cake looked so good and we are going to have to make one just for us to eat!  We had two cakes to make for a lady that goes to church with Heather.  They were for her son's graduation party.  One was this strawberry cake below and the other was a red velvet that we forgot to take a picture of. 

The cake below is a first for us - a German Chocolate Cake.  Mr. Jeff from Bonnie's school had thrown out a hint or two (or 50) that he loved these cakes and wanted one.  The last day of school (and Bonnie's last day as a teacher there) she took him this cake as a surprise.  It did look pretty tasty and he said it was!