Saturday, February 25, 2012

Happy "Birth"day!

When I say birthday day, I really mean it...well, at least birth week.  My neighbor who was expecting asked me to make a cake to celebrate the birth of their sweet little boy who just came home a few days ago.  What a great way to celebrate this special day and time in their lives!  I'm so honored that I was able to make his very first cake:)!!
Mom wanted to be surprised and wanted something different so I came up with the idea for the cake based off the colors in the baby's nursery which are so happy and fun!  The baby converse are, well, the cutest thing ever!  As most parents know baby shoes don't provide any function at all so being on top of a cake is perfect for them:)
I also received my new peony petal cutters from Global Sugar Art last week and had fun playing around with them.  Here is my first peony!
Enjoy your weekend everyone, and to my neighbors with the sweet new little boy...get some sleep when you can and congratulations!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Who you gonna call??

  I have to say the thing I love most about my job lately is bringing all those cool things that kids love to life.  I love that all these things that I loved when I was younger are coming back around, well, besides the fashion because it was pretty hideous!  I'm even going as far as teaching my kids the fine art of friendship bracelets and friendship pins.  Oh, come on, you remember friendship pins!  The pins you attached to your shoelaces and every time you tried to get them on there you poked yourself, but they were so cool!

So aside from the hideous fashion sense we all had in the 80's, I loved everything about that decade!  Great movies, great music and...great music!  I've run across the 80's quite a bit lately.  First off the Star Wars movies are being re-released, I attended a performance of "Rock of Ages, The Musical" (which, if you haven't gotten a chance to see it, go and experience don't walk!!!  It's incredible!!), and this week I've gotten the chance to do a Ghostbusters cake for a little man who is turning 4!  His mom says he loves everything about it, but of course, his favorite is Slimer.  Birthday boy's mom gave me free license to come up with whatever I wanted, which is so much fun!  I think I covered the gist of the movie.  Proton pack and gun...check, ghost trap....check, caution tape...check and of course, SLIMER and his glorious slime!

Ok, I'm off to listen to a little Whitesnake and Def Leppard!  Have a great weekend!