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!