Saturday, October 28, 2006

Coleman being chased by Buzz Lightyear.

Coleman being chased by Buzz Lightyear.

Add to My Profile | More VideosThis is the game where everybody ties a balloon around their ankle and then tries to pop everybody else's balloons. Coleman was not too thrilled to play it only because he hates the sound of balloons popping. Anyway, this other little boy was determined to pop Coleman's balloon.

Cooper can't get up!

Cooper can't get up!

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The thrills of fondant ghosts.

I know that this blog has turned into nothing more than a portfolio of baked goods but I just have so much fun sharing my creations! This little number won me the award for most fancy food at the Halloween party tonight. (Yes, our 2nd Halloween party!) A tiny fondant ghost set atop a mound of buttercream "grass." This was a last minute potluck idea. The kids went wild over it!

Friday, October 27, 2006


Tonight is the church Halloween party. Should be a lot of fun! I bought Lightning McQueen and Mater costumes from the Disney Store for Coleman and Cooper. Will and I are dressing up as mechanics to stick with the Cars theme. I bought some black costume make-up for us to smear on our faces like grease. I will post pics of the party later. I just wanted to post a pic of the Halloween cake that I made for the party now, before it gets eaten so here you go!The Haunted House was a frozen buttercream transfer and the ghosts were made of fondant. This was really fun to make and great to practice some new techniques!

Cakes...for Goodness Sakes!

Yep! That's the name of my new cake decorating business, Cakes...for Goodness Sakes! It totally suits me don't you think? I was actually browsing a cake decorating board and came across a post to help others think of names for their businesses and this one was on there. Nobody bit so now it's mine! When I first read it, it totally made me laugh so I read it out loud to Will and he loved it. I'm getting ready to have business cards made up as soon as I get a website up and running. My li'l bro, Chad, knows how to put up websites, so I'm going to ask for his help. Anyway, just thought I'd post the good news. Oh, and here's a pic of the cake I made for the neighbor today. Lemon poppyseed cake with raspberry jam filling and lemon whipped cream frosting. This one was a definite keeper. I didn't have much time to decorate it, so I just threw on a few dots and a border around the bottom.

Chocolate lattice cake. Uh, needs some work.

I was so excited to try this cake I had seen somewhere on the 'net, so I ran to Walmart tonight, bought everything that I needed, came home and got started right away. Well, to make a long story short- it didn't really turn out how I had hoped. I was going to give this to a neighbor but was too embarassed. A learning experience. I know what I did wrong and I will try it again. It was really yummy just not very pretty.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Cake class- week 2.

That was fun! Tonight we learned how to make roses, rosebuds and leaves. It's actually easier than I thought it would be. I was so excited to learn how to do it and I couldn't hold back my enthusiam! My teacher probably thinks I'm a nut. Maybe I am a little weird but I just get excited about cakes. It's great to have a passion for something, right? Anyway, let me know what you think! Do I have what it takes???? Who wants me to make a cake for them?!

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

My first cake decorating class cake!

Here's my first cake class cake! I made it tonight at my cake decorating class. It was really fun! The instructor taught us how to use the grass tip and also taught us a couple of different ways to do borders. Coleman let me use 3 of his toy trucks and he was so thrilled when I brought this home! I also found out what the local bakeries use to make whipped cream frosting. It's this stuff called Pastry Pride Non-Dairy Ready to Whip Topping. It is so divine. So light and not too sweet. A perfect alternative to buttercream. I think I will be using this on most of my cakes. Will really thinks that I should start taking pictures of all the cakes I do and make a portfolio and start selling cakes. I have done quite a few and I really do enjoy it but I think I will have to do many more cakes before I'd feel comfortable asking for money for them. Anyway, I told the instructor what I really want to learn to do sometime during the course is how to stack cakes. I think some of the best birthday cakes I've seen have been tall, stacked cakes using fondant to make it all super smooth and gum paste cut-outs to jazz it up. I'd love to eventually be making cakes like this guy!
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Amazing, right?! Maybe someday. Well, I'll post another cake next week!

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Classic Car Show.

Yesterday, we went to a classic car show where there were over a hundred classic cars to see. I had an inkling that Coleman would love it and he did! He is so obsessed with cars and trucks and loved seeing all those unique cars in one place. I believe that we saw every car at least 3 times. They had a live cover band, which was interesting, and they were taking requests. I'm not sure who was making all the requests (maybe it was that one guy with the mullet, first mullet I've seen in UT, by the way) but I think most the covers we heard were 80s rock bands. Def Leppard, Guns 'n' Roses, Bon Jovi. It just didn't seem to go with an event where most the cars were from the 50s and 60s. I would've loved to have heard a Beach Boys cover or some doo-wop music.

Anyway, while we were walking around, this huge truck came into the park! It seriously was so jacked up that I could've walked under it. Kinda ridiculous, really, but neat to see nonetheless. And, needless to say, Coleman was twitterpated.

And this little blue number has my name written all over it! Couldn't you see me cruising in this?! Will says when we win the lottery... And considering we don't play the lottery, that means never. :)

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