Carly, my granddaughter, is 11 and she always has a definite design in mind when it comes to her birthday cake. She called and said, "Grandma, you got a pencil and piece of paper? I'm gonna tell you how I want my cake to look."I got a pencil and paper, this is how it went down. For the bottom layer I want light purple icing with zebra stripes. For the second layer I want white icing with light and dark purple dots. For the top layer I want dark purple icing with white stripes and the #11 on top made of modeling chocolate. This cake is vanilla with buttercream icing and the zebra stripes and the #11 are model chocolate and serves about 25 to 30. For each girl that was at her spend the night party, she wanted the initial of their first name made from krispy treats drizzled with chocolate and the back side covered with purple modeling chocolate. Happy Birthday Carly, we love you bunches!
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Fifty years and counting, wow! I think it's awesome to have a marriage last this long. This means together they've overcome about anything a couple can be put through. And what's left after fifty years of marriage...a bond like no other. Knowing that through thick and thin, your spouse is your best friend and your cushion should life knock you down. This is especially close to my heart because this happens to be my sister and brother-in-law, Anna and Charles Studdard. I love you guys!
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Kendra is soon to be married but first a celebration with her friends and family with a Bridal Tea. Her mom, Joann, decorated with different color daisies and so I followed her lead. This is a vanilla cake and four cupcakes with buttercream icing and the daisies are made of modeling chocolate. Serves about 54. Thanks Joann and congratulations Kendra!
Friday, April 15, 2011
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Thursday, April 7, 2011
and Dixie wanted a multicolor retro look topped off with a multicolor peace sign. This cake is a two-layer vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream, including decorations on the cake, and serves 25-30. The stars and name are made with royal icing (a new way to do these for us). We actually angled the top layer to have the topsy-turvy look. Happy birthday, Dixie, and thanks Charity.
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Kinley is 2! The question was, Elmo or Minnie Mouse? Well... you guessed it! A vanilla cake with buttercream icing, and the ears, bow, banner and retro hearts are made with fondant (serves 35). One dozen each of Minnie and Mickey butter cookies with royal icing round out the celebration. Happy birthday, Kinley! Thanks Danielle and Diana.