Friday, September 23, 2011

Dinosaur Month {3D Brontosaurus Cake}

Apparently September is the month of dinosaurs!! I've never done a dino theme cake, and all of a sudden I've had two in a row!! Barney was last week, and this adorable brontosaurus was this week. Connor's room is orange and blue, so we went with that combo... I absolutely LOVE this cake. It's even cuter in person - I wish I could see Connor's face when they sing him Happy Birthday! (Oh - and the inside is vanilla chocolate chip - yum!!)

Sunday, September 11, 2011

He or She? Open to see!! {Gender reveal cake}

Baby gender reveal parties are all the rage these days... whether or not you'd personally find out the gender of your own baby via ultrasound, you have to admit, this is a fun idea... to have all your friends and family around when you slice into a big cake that will be either pink or blue on the inside, thus revealing either a future of ballet and tutus or football and helmets! This cake was for my friend, Jen (who also happens to be my hair stylist... who does the best cut I've ever gotten... ever!!). I was beyond thrilled to be a part of this super special event for her and her hubbie.

And since the party was yesterday, and the big reveal has happened, I can happily announce here the inside was BLUE!! Congrats, Damon and Jen!! I'm so excited for you guys and can't wait to meet your sweet little boy!

Friday, September 2, 2011

A Purple Tribute {Purple Cake with Green Flowers}

When I took this order weeks ago (for a cake in shades of purple), I didn't know everything else that would happen this week. On Monday, we said good bye to a sweet friend, Sydney, who's 2 1/2 year battle with brain cancer finally ended. Sydney was many things (too many things to list), but among them she was a lover of all things bright, bold and colorful. She could pull off styles and colors that I'd never even dream of, ever... including a pair of bright purple Puma tennis shoes. I'll remember a lot of things about Sydney, but for some reason, those purple Puma's are top on my list... they were just so "sydney." I loved standing in my kitchen this morning, mixing purple after purple, and remembering my friend, her crazy purple shoes, her smile, her way of listening so intently, and her amazing love for Jesus. Sydney, I'll miss you!!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Polka Dots {Multicolored Polka Dot Cake}

This picture was the color inspiration for another cute cute polka dot cake, to celebrate the arrival of Quinn!! Horray!!