Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Fun & Festive

This past week was very fun with the Christmas season here!! I got to do a few fun treats (which I forgot to take pictures of...), some festive cupcakes, and one super fun birthday cake!!

The first was for a friend of ours, Candee, who was celebrating her 40th! She LOVES wine, so it was only fitting to make her her own bottled version...

It came out so much better than I ever imagined, thanks to the amazing creativity of my beautiful friend Riva. She did the custom label (and with all of one day's notice!!) for Candee's special wine bottle. If you can't read it, it said, "Candace Vineyards, 1969, Aged 40 Years to Perfection, Bottled in Temple City, Ca, 40% alcohol by volume" So perfect!!!

This next order was for a Christmas celebration for my cousin's extended family. His mom ordered a cake to celebrate all of the December birthdays (cute idea!) and some festive Christmas-y cupcakes to go along. These were cute, and super fun to make!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Happy/Merry Birthday/Christmas!!!

A long while back, a friend of mine, DeAnne, from work asked me to do her baby girl Avah's first birthday cake. Little did I know this was the same weekend as my daughter's Nutcracker ballet performances! I was excited to create her little cake, so I told her I would still do it. Avah had a 'little cupcake' party, so I was super excited to make something cute for her!!!

Avah's mommy loves elephants, so we had to incorporate one somewhere!!

Here's some cupcakes I "threw" together for our Becoming One Sunday School class Christmas party. It was fun coming up with holiday themed desserts!!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Happy Birthday Ava!

Last month I had the priveledge of making cupcakes and cake for a childhood friend of mine, Sarah. Her little girl, Ava, turned ONE! When Sarah told me the colors were orange and fuschia I was so excited!
Here's Ava digging into her smash cake

And Sarah's set-up

Thanks for letting me be a part of your special day, Sarah!!

Fall Treats

Fall is one of my favorite seasons, so of course I had to do a little baking...

Marshmallow pops for the kids classmates

Pumpkin cookies...

...and leaves...

for Thanksgiving!!!