Cake Dots, the new Sugar Plums

December 23, 2010

It has been a busy season in the Trusty kitchen.

I made at least 5 dozen sugar cookies that my super friends Lindsey, Lauren, and Heather came over and helped me decorate. These are a few of mine.

Caramel pie. Sorry you can not actually see the caramel part but I promise it is good!

White hot chocolate that was so good!

Then there were cake dots. I knew I would have to make a lot but I had no idea it would be that many. 7 batches of cake made, about 700 balls rolled, and around 450 decorated.

My kitchen looked like this a lot of days.

I had lots of orders, which I am so grateful for. Here are some packaged up.

This is the arrangement I made for a brunch I was attending.

Close up!

Homemade gifts- Spa supplies

December 22, 2010

Last year for Christmas I decided that I would be making all my gifts. For months I had been finding recipes for spa stuff for the ladies that I know.

Lip Balm
(However this is one that I made for something else)

Here is everything together. It was really fun to make and I loved doing it. I had to make more bath scrub for myself to use and I love it! The bath fizzies were a bit of a pain in the rear because they kept losing their shape but I finally got them to work.

Lego my lego cake

December 7, 2010

As promised, I wanted to show off Ben's birthday cake from this year. I kept coming across this idea and had to try it for myself.....a lego cake. Ben is a huge lego fan, specifically the Star Wars ones. Like his room at his parents house is drowning in them. His mother currently has the Death Star occupying her jacuzzi bathtub because there is no where else it would fit. I am dreading the day when they finally make us take those things off their hands.

It was also the item we chose to model Ben's groom cake after.

Here is mine. It is on a much smaller scale than the one for our wedding but after hours of slaving over it, I was happy with the way it turned out.

Look who decided to make an appearance at the party. A lego person cake pop. I am guessing by the way everyone at the table clambered to get them means that they are a hit.

The birthday boy and his cake. Crossing my fingers (and toes) that his wish comes true this year.

Groovy Cake

December 5, 2010

I can never surprise Ben with presents so I decide to be creative with his cake. Last year for his birthday I decided to commemorate his recently retired tie dyed t-shirt. It was almost as old as him!

I was not trying to replicate it because it was not just about this shirt, but about his love of tie dye. There are dozens of pictures scattered in our albums with him wearing some tie dyed shirt. He has had to retire most of them because he says he wants to save them for our future children, yet they are literally falling apart.

The cake gave me a chance to do some airbrushing which turned out to be quite fun.

I will post the pictures from this years cake this week so stay tuned.......