Friday, December 7, 2012

Smash Cake {Jillian}

I was so honored when my sweet friend and photographer Alyssa asked me to make her daughter's cake for her 1st birthday... First up is Jillian's cake for her smash cake session. She's too cute and I hope you enjoy these pictures as much as I did!

All pictures are courtesy of Alyssa Maisano Photography

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Calling All Superheroes!!

Time sure flies by! It only took me 6 months to work on this post :S... My son is a very typical little guy who just LOVES everything that has to do with Superheroes so of course that was the theme of his birthday this year -and so far it sounds like it might be the theme for next year too LOL!
When searching for a DIY printable, I came across Wants & Wishes vintage superhero collection on Hostess with the Mostess' blog and immediately knew I wanted to use it for Josh's birthday party. By the way, you can also purchase these printables on one of my favorite sites Lil Blue Boo.
Each kid received a superhero cookie, cup and mask as part of their party favor along with some candy!


Birthday Sign... I love this canvas. I've used it for 3 different parties and I just re-paint it each time to match the theme

Every superhero MUST have a superhero cake ;)

And the awesome cookies... I love how they turned out!

Printables - Wants & Wishes
Cookie Cutters - Williams-Sonoma
Candy Supply - Party City
Superhero Masks - BeesiePooh
Thank you for stopping by!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Birthday Blessing {October}

Hi Everyone! We were very blessed to be part of this Month's birthday blessing celebration... And from the bottom of my heart I would like to thank those who donated money for Andrew's bike! God bless you all. Love to all!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

More Bridal Cupcakes

I'm seriously in love with these cupcakes -especially with the gumpaste roses!


Saturday, September 15, 2012

Can You Smell...

What the Rock is... Wait what? And you thought this blog was about baking, didn't you? It's but this next cake was created for a little boy who loves wrestling -shhh, I too like it especially the Rock but don't tell anyone ;)! Anyway, I kept the design simple with the WWE logo along with our special boy's name. Hope everyone enjoys it!
Thanks for looking!!!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Bridal Shower Cupcakes {Round 2}

Oh, I really like these kind of cupcakes. A lovely lady named Pam saw my cupcakes at a bridal shower that my neighbor Tammy was hosting and she asked me to make some for her for another shower she was going to host. And of course I was so excited to make them again :).
Both the cupcakes and butter cream icing were almond flavor

I also tried a new butter cream recipe and was super pleased with it. It was very creamy and the almond flavor made it extra delicious :)

And I'll have more of these in September! Thanks for looking!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

May / June / July {Big Update}

Hello my dear readers!
I'm SOOOO behind on uploading pictures... We had a lovely vacation in Florida, celebrated my son's birthday and we have just been busy -I finished a cake today and made 3 last week! I'm tired! So let me just do one big photo update and I hope you enjoy it!

I would love to her your feedback please!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Monday, June 11, 2012

Shark Cake {Boy Birthday}

As promised here are the pictures of the shark cake I made recently. Samara saw the cake I made for Birthday Blessing Ministry -she's one of the volunteers- and asked me if I would do a shark cake for her son's 9th birthday. He was having a scuba diving birthday party (how fun!!!) and she thought the shark cake would go great with her theme. The cake was a total hit and the boys loved it! I had a lot of fun making this cake especially because it was my first time doing a 3D figure with modeling chocolate.

What do you think? Hope you like it!!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Bridal Shower Cupcakes {My First One!}

These last three weeks were a blur! Seriously!! I don't think I had made these many cakes ever but at the same time is exciting and makes me feel super grateful to have some repeat client-friends. On top of that, May in general is a busy month in our household... It's both of my in-law's birthdays, plus MY birthday and Mother's Day -yes, poor hubby!!! We had a wonderful celebration and this mama got spoiled with a new iPad... YAY! So Happy Belated Mother's Day to all the wonderful moms who follow this blog. What a privilege to be a mom and hope you all got loved as you all deserve it :).
So back to cakes... My sweet neighbor Ms Tammy contacted me about making 50 cupcakes for a bridal shower based on a design from Cottons & Crumbs. I love, love their vintage designs so I quickly said yes to the opportunity. So below are few pictures of the design:

You can check out the inspirational picture from Cottons and Crumbs that Ms Tammy sent me here. Everything is completely edible and all the roses were hand made. What do you think? I hope you love them because I sure did :)!! I was really happy with the results.
Remember, I still have a couple more posts and I think you are going to love my shark cake. It turned out awesome!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Lego Cake {Austin & Micah}

Oh my! April came and went fast. Really, really fast! Between the kids sport activities, a demanding job, birthday parties, etc; it feels like there is barely any time left to sit down and do some posting. Anyway, to those who check regularly this blog, thank you for still stopping by!
My sweet friend Jonna's twin boys had a birthday party in April and she asked me if I wanted to make a Lego cake for them. This was my very first attempt at making one, so please excuse the lack of symmetry or perfect straight lines. The boys LOVED their cake, and at the end, that's what matters :)...

I used Satin Ice fondant and I really liked all the bright tones ( I didn't have to add any coloring). It worked out great for the theme! Happy Birthday Micah and Austin. Our family was really happy to be part of your very special day :) and thanks to my friend Jonna for trusting me again!
I've some exciting posts coming in the next couple of weeks. They include 50 amazing bridal shower cupcakes inspired by Cotton and Crumbs' AMAZING work from England, a shark cake (any shark fans out there?) and firefighter theme cakes/cupcakes for my wonderful friend Danyelle's twin boys. I'm so excited!!!
I hope all my wonderful mommy friends have a very special and blessed Mother's day. This weekend is extra special since it's my birthday as well... YAY! I really love birthdays!!!!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Birthday Blessing {Lanina}

Do you remember my last post? Well, at that birthday party, I got to meet a wonderful lady named Patricia. She approached me to complement me about the cake design and to talk about her wonderful organization called Birthday Blessing. In Patricia words, this wonderful ministry sponsors birthday parties for deserving children in need to show them that God loves them in their special day. I was excited! This, to me, was an answered prayer. You see, I love my children's response when they see their special birthday cake for the first time and how much fun they have at their parties. So I've been wanting to utilize this gift that God has giving me and share it with others but I didn't know how until I met Patricia and she talked to me about her organization. And to my surprise, not only the ministry does a wonderful job with the local underprivileged kids, Patricia and I had shared SO many things in common! So without further due allow me to share the cake I made this past weekend for a very special girl called Lanina:
Chocolate and Yellow cake with strawberry icing filling covered with buttercream icing

Lanina loves horses so I used it as the theme for the cake

The cake all put together at the birthday party
  Happy Birthday Lanina! And thank you Patricia and Birthday Blessing for this wonderful and humbling experience :).
Much love and blessings to all of you!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Happy Birthday Devynn {Butterfly Cake}

So January was a slow month as far as baking we are concerned. Really, I baked zero! My new job is keeping me so crazy busy and on top of that my commute is much longer so my baking time is so limited right now. But back in December a little girl called Devynn asked me to make her a butterfly cake and I just couldn't say no to her :).

My favorite thing was the wall and table's colors, which were existing, coincidentally matched the cake's colors! Made for a great photography back drop :)
Interesting story about this cake. I was so happy as to how easy this cake turned out to be. I'm literally about to pick the cake up so we can all get in the car when I spotted a bubble on the cake! Not just a little one, oh no, it was huge. so I had to remove letters 'evy', fix/patch and put them back together. On our way to the party I noticed ANOTHER bubble. Can you say major GRRRR? Luckily I had brought with me in a bag some buttercream icing, my knife and palette and was able to fix it at the location while we waited for the birthday girl.
In the end, the cake was a success with everyone especially with little Miss Devynn. Her mama sent me a note a few days later telling me about how much Devynn kept talking about her butterfly cake! :)... Happy Birthday Devynn!!! And thanks for checking!