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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Pumpkin Cookies

We finally got to make some cookies! This was a new experience for us, but it turned out really good. We made about two dozen of these cute pumpkin cookies. They're a little bit smaller than a softball. They're iced in orange and green royal icing (homemade, of course) and have green and orange sugar crystals. They're SO GOOD! (of course we had to sample them!) We hope they're a hit at Anna Raley's fall-themed birthday party.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Kendall's Ladybug B'day

This was for my granddaughter Kendall's first birthday. They were all vanilla cakes with buttercream icing and served about70-75 people. The ladybugs on the flower cake were made of homemade fondant and the "ladybug" cake was for Kendall to tear into. The polka-dots were cookie icing and the antennaes were made of pastillage and painted with food coloring. The extra flower cake was just that-extra, just in case. We didn't want to run out. Everybody wants a piece of b'day cake. It was a wonderful party. Shawn and Misty really went all out with the food and goodie bags to take home. Happy Birthday to our precious little Kendall-we love you!

"Over the Hill" Train #2

My friend saw a cake we made a few weeks ago and wanted one for her brothers 40th b'day only on a smaller scale. She needed one to serve 25 people. This was the usual, vanilla cake/buttercream icing. Hope he was pleasantly surprised Sandy!

"Girly" Guitar #2

This was another fan of Hannah Montana and her guitar. It served 25 people and was a vanilla cake with buttercream icing. Happy Birthday and thanks Melissa.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Roll Tide Roll - Shawn

This cake is a red velvet cake with cream cheese icing. The "Bear Bryant" hat and Alabama "A" logo are made of homemade fondant and it serves 25 people. Happy Birthday to my son Shawn- I love you and hope you have a good one and hope Bama wins Saturday. Roll Tide Roll!!!!!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Diaper Bag for Zach and Becca

Zach and Becca, my son and daughter-in-law, chose not to find out the gender of our little one on the way in November. So, any color of the spectrum was up for grabs. Becca's favorite color is green so we decided to go with this color and write the names they have picked out-Zoe for a girl and Benjamin for a boy. Can't wait to see. Unlike them, I would want to know, but they are big fans of being surprised. I salute them for their patience for this is one thing they will need in the future. This cake is a four layer vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream icing. The straps and pacifier are made of homemade fondant. It serves about 54 people. Congratulations!

Friday, September 11, 2009


This is our second Alabama "A" cake. However, you can clearly notice the difference between this cake and our first attempt. We're very pleased with the outcome. We used a different technique on the houndstooth, which shaved a bit of time off the decorating. Like our first Alabama cake, we used homemade fondant, crimson and white vanilla buttercream, and vanilla cake which ultimately served 25 people. We hope this cake is a "touchdown" for Hunter's birthday!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Girly Guitar

Hannah Montana started a trend with her guitar skills. Little girls just love the guitar in the latest, hottest colors. Glad to be playing these cute colors for Kilbie on her birthday. This is a vanilla cake/vanilla buttercream and serves 25 people. Happy Birthday Kilbie!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Alabama "A" logo (houndstooth)

Roll Tide Roll!!! This was fun but very time consuming. The "A" is houndstooth made with homemade fondant and placed on the cake piece by piece like a puzzle with small tweezers-whew! "Happy Birthday" was written in crimson under the "A" but we didn't get a picture of it. The cake looks good and we were happy with the results. This cake was vanilla with vanilla buttercream and served 25 people. ROLL TIDE ROLL!!!!!!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

"AMTC" logo

This was a sheet cake that served 25 people. It was a vanilla cake with buttercream icing. This is the modeling/talent group that Jaci is with in Birmingham. Best wishes to Jaci and her budding career.