Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Birthdays and babies!

This past weekend I did the most baking I've done in a while! I got to make some CUTE baby shower cookies for a first-time customer. She had some of the "41" cookies I made and got my number from the people that bought them. They were so excited about the cookies- I hope the shower was a success and the cookies were a hit!

Also got to make a couple birthday cakes for a very lucky guy. Remember the bright-colored topsy-turvy cake I made for Rylie in March? Her dad's birthday was Sunday and she requested a UNI colored cake for him. The lucky guy also got a cake to take to work on Monday- isn't that sweet?

Thursday, July 30, 2009

The big 4-1 :)

Need some Birthday or Anniversary cookies but don't really have a theme? I've got this cute little set of numbers that, when stuck together, make the cutest little cookies :)

These happen to be a little surprise for Joel's 41st birthday~ Make it a great year, Joel!!

What do all the best treats have?

A little salt, a little sweet, kinda gooey and kinda crunchy :) It's nothing earth-shattering, but if you've never had sweet party mix, you're missing out! It's great for parties, car rides, camping trips, bake sales... well, any occasion really!


All it took to make this cake appropriate for online viewing was a little black bar :) After all, what's better for a birthday/anniversary cake than a tasty pair of... cake domes?
Funny cake- with the right crowd! Enough said :)

Feelin' Patriotic

What better way to celebrate the 4th than with a tasty flag cake?! I had a little helper for this particular cake- she stirred for me and really got a kick out of pouring the batter in the pan :)

The flag cake turned out pretty cool and was a big hit at the 4th of July party!

The other FUN patriotic cake I got to make this year was for my 2nd cousin Brenda's surprise 60th birthday party! They told me they wanted a 3-tier red, white and blue cake and left it wide open for me to do whatever I wanted with the rest! I had a blast making marshmallow fondant (which tastes pretty darn good!) and playing with it to decorate. The cake was a huge hit, and the party was lots of fun. Happy 60th Brenda!!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Today was my coworker Don's (affectionately referred to as "Uncle Don") 65th Birthday. I had the freedom to do pretty much whatever I wanted, and boy did I have a hard time deciding! I thought long and hard about doing some kind of "Old Man" cake, but ended up going off one of Don's favorite pastimes- golf!

Happy Birthday Don, I hope you have a wonderful year :)


It's the graduation time of year, so instead of posting a bunch of different blogs, I'm compiling into one! Congratulations to all the graduates :)

First up is my bud Jackson who graduated from Pre-School- Congrats Jackson!! Kindergarten is going to be great!!

My friend Nicole is a big orderer, so of course she asked me to make cookies for her sister Aimee's HS graduation. Their theme was gerbera daisies and bright pink, blue, green & purple, and we threw in some soccer balls to make it a little more personal.

And last but not least, 2 graduations at Iowa last weekend- My wonderful brother-in-law Kevin, and my friend Beth, who after 9 long years has graduated with her MBA and a law degree!