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My goal is to encourage more families to take the homeschooling plunge. It's a scary move but one you won't regret!


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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Gerbera Daisy Wedding Cake!

I had the pleasure of making a wedding cake for today for a woman I go to church with.  I also made her 75 wedding cake shaped cookies for favors.

The bottom and top tiers are 4 layers of chocolate cake with 2 layers of chocolate raspberry truffle filling and a middle layer of vanilla buttercream.  The middle 2 tiers are vanilla 4 layers of vanilla cake and 3 layers of vanilla buttercream.  They're covered with fondant and I made the black detail using fondant cut with my cricut cake.  I decorated it with handmade gum paste gerbera daisies airbrushed pink.

My cookies were decorated with pink details, gum paste flowers with sugar pearl centers and a monogram made out of sugarveil cut in my cricut.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Cake Contest!

I've entered a cake in the Cakes We Bake June Bride Contest.  Pretty please, go and <3 my cake!

Monday, May 24, 2010

PB Green Review and Giveaway

Please visit my other blog Surrounded By Boys! to enter my first giveaway, a re-usable lunch bag and sandwich wrap set from PB Green!

NOTE:  Please do not enter the contest here!  You must comment under the review at Surrounded By Boys! to enter the contest.  Thank you!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

"Hooked" Bridal Shower Cake

This cake was made for my son Max's teacher, who we LOVE, so it was extra special! I made a 3 tier cake- bottom layer was chocolate with chocolate raspberry truffle filling and a layer of vanilla buttercream, middle vanilla cake with vanilla pudding and vanilla buttercream and top layer strawberry cake with strawberry filling and vanilla buttercream. I covered it with fondant and piped on the quilted pattern with royal icing. The topper was called "Gone Fishing" and was chosen because of the grooms love of fishing. Where each line meets I put a white sugar pearl. I hope she liked it!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Binghamton Bearcats!

This was a graduation cake for Tim who just graduated from Binghamton University. I used my Cricut to cut out the letters and I cut out the bearcat with an X-acto knife. This was a vanilla cake with chocolate fudge filling.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Engagement Cake

I made this cake for Timothy and Vanessa who just got engaged. I used fondant in my new cricut cake machine to cut out the letters and the heart.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Peace Out!

I made this cake for my niece's birthday. She turned 12 and is obsessed with peace signs. It was a pretty simple cake to make, 2 layers of vanilla with vanilla pudding and fresh strawberries. I covered it with white fondant and airbrushed it black. The peace signs are cut by hand out of fondant and airbrushed and the name I cut out using my new Cricut Cake machine.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


Have a look at what I received from UPS yesterday! This was a very generous and thoughtful gift from my boys' godfather and Luke's godmother! Can you imagine? And not only did he send me that, he got me a bundle with the machine (that comes with cake basics cartridge), Elegant Cakes cartridge and a package of frosting sheets! I'm telling you I was like a little kid getting the best gift imaginable! I have been wanting this since my mil showed it to me. Oh the possibilities....

Phillip and have no idea how very special this gift is to me. I'll think of you every time I use it (and I hope that's often!) This will indeed take my decorating to the next level. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Pink Princess Cupcakes

I made these pink princess cupcakes for a friend's daughter. She did beautiful face painting at my son's birthday party last year and I wanted to return the favor. I made the crowns and lettering out of fondant. The crowns were stars and I cut the bottom 2 points off and cut out gem and star shapes to look like crowns. I dried them over my rolling pin. They were airbrushed pink and brushed with luster dust.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Garden Cake

I made a 2 layer vanilla cake with vanilla pudding in the middle, covered with vanilla buttercream (I guess they like vanilla.) I made the gardener out of gumpaste and it was quite a learning experience....I learned I need LOTS more practice! I made the dirt out of crushed chocolate graham crackers and chocolate cake. The rake and garden shovel are fondant and the vegetables are made with royal icing. NOTE: I did give him hands after I took the picture. I also fixed the border where my 21 month old tried to stick his finger in...never a dull moment!