Sunday, December 12, 2010

Baby Shower {Farmyard Theme}

I love baby showers!.So when I was approached by my neighbor about making cupcakes for a baby shower she was co-hosting, I was very excited. The mom-to-be registered for this adorable bedding from one of my favorite stores: Pottery Barn Kids. I was so happy with the end-result and it was worth all the effort!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Fall Festival

The week leading up to Halloween was a crazy, busy one for sure. My kids' school was having their first Fall Festival. I volunteered myself to help out set up some gift baskets for our silent auction. Also, we hosted a cake walk and off course I had to donate some cakes :). My kids' classrooms are called Strawberry and Apple. So in honor of their classroom's names I decided to bake two cakes with those two flavors. The strawberry cake I was already familiar with it (see here). For the apple cake I used a recipe I found in the Betty Crocker Fall Baking Magazine. On a site note, I bought the magazine because they were featuring Bakerella but I'm glad I did since it came in handy!
First in the ingredients list: Butter! And lots of it :)
 And Applesauce for the Apple flavor...

 And mixing...
 And the final product which was won by one of my daughter's classmates!
And now for the strawberry cake. I run out of time so I had to improvise on my cake design but I was still very happy with the results...

I had a great time working on these two cakes. Went to bed a couple of times at 2 am but it was worthy because I was doing what I love!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Cake Lessons {Last Day}

I've been taking a few cake decorating lessons at Hubby Lobby. I did the first two segments and I'm hoping they will have the third one available soon. It was so much fun to do this because it made me realize how passionate I feel about baking/cooking... So below are the pictures of my final cake for this class!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Holy Cake, Batman!

This is a Batman cake I recently worked on for my neighbor's grandson. I made a yellow cake with butter cream filling and icing. The Batman logo and the little buildings were made out of fondant. And for your entertainment check out some classic Batman and Robin quotes!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A Royal Celebration {Princess Party}

So last month it was my daughter's turn to celebrate her birthday. She was beyond excited about having a princess party -you know how it's with little kids, they start thinking about their next birthday as soon as the current one is over LOL!
While the kids were doing gymnastics, I had a little bit of time to get set up... I made the birthday banner with my friend's cricut machine. I found the butterflies on sale at Market Street. I didn't take a good picture of it but those are cake pops in the far right corner. This was my 3rd attempt and by far my best one -by then I had received Bakerella's Cake Pops Book and it made a huge difference on my results.
For the sugar cookies, I used Cookie Craft's recipe. Super easy and yummy as well...
 This was the first time I decorated a cake. The top layer is chocolate with a little orange flavor and the bottom layer is strawberry. I used Paula Dean's recipe and let me tell you it's delicious!
 I got the cake toppers from the TomkatStudio.
 And the guest of honor :D... I got her top here.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Elmo's World!

My sweet son turned 2 this last summer and the theme for his birthday party was Elmo. At the time, just a few months ago, it was his favorite character and now he's all about Handy Manny and Mickey Mouse... Oh well! As you can see on my links I'm a big fan of Bakerella and TomKat Studio which provided tons of inspiration for this fun birthday celebration. My sweet friend Luisa created the cake and it was delicious! Enjoy the pictures.

 My First attempt at Elmo's cake balls :(... LOL!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

New to this Blog Stuff

Hello There! I'm so nervous about this since I'm new to blogging myself but here we go... So I'm Angie and I'm from Colombian (ESL!). I'm an electrical engineer with a passion for cooking, baking and sports. I've decided to start this blog so I can document all my little cooking adventures. I've two little ones ages 4 and 2 that are my inspiration. Thank you for stopping by and hope you enjoy it!