Tuesday, October 12, 2010

season 3 finale

attention all Truebies: the much anticipated season 3 is already at an end. we were introduced to shapeshifters, werewolves, panthers, wickens and more interesting vampires... we felt that it was necessary to have a celebration to commemorate the finale episode.. we had a great dinner, tru blood shots and of course a cake (lindsay's request) so here we have it.
as lafayette would put it "you is gorgeous"

buzy bee

elizabeth is quite a "buzy bee" so for her birthday what could be cuter than a bumble bee cake?!

something that makes this cake extra special... the cake is a butter cake but died yellow, the chocolate frosting is disguised as black! instead of a boring 2 layer cake - i made it a dramatic 4 layers. you are probably thinking of extra yummy frosting inbetween the fabulous cake... oh me too BUT if you think about it... yellow layers with black frosting???
yep you guessed it, when you cut into this cake it appears as bee stripes!! yummy fun!!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

gamer cake

a guy's dream... an edible xbox 360 with his favorite game halo represented
need i say more??

chutes and ladders

the morning we are leaving for vegas, i checked my emails to find one from a Tiffany that went to school with my sis in law needing a cake for her son's 2nd birthday.. she has a set of ideas that she provided and suggestions. how fun! but stuck because i am heading out of town and all i want to do now is search the internet for more inspiration. good thing the cake is for august and this is may!
seeing that i had never played or seen the game unopened i had to get one!
little cohen had a great outdoor party and his mommy did a spectacular job planning and decorating, i am honored just to be involved!

smash cake

baby audrey is turning a year old
and the tradition is a little smash cake.
stephanie took some professional shots of her tearing it up at nana's house.
she is so cute in her BIG bow and rockin' tutu!
for more pics check out her website!

kylie's candy bar

for kylie's 13th birthday - she wanted a BIG party... huh? each year that child has a big party - what is she talking about!! she decided on a pool party (doable but... we do not have one of those!) well pat does (papa harse's girlfriend).. she said yes and began to prep her yard for the big day!

seeing that it is outside and a pool party i still wanted some sort of a theme.. last year for her birthday she flew to NYC to visit her uncle jeff - they went to dylan's candy bar and she loved that place... who wouldn't though, tons of candy everywhere! seeing that candy buffets are growing in popularity at weddings and parties, i should join in the fad and do that!
so we did, i had the official logo altered to have her name instead of dylan and stephanie (http://www.stephaniefreydenfeldt.com/) took some sweet pool pics for the invites (done by http://www.shutterfly.com/) and started planning the fun.
i wanted the kids to have something to take away from the party but these are teenagers now.. harder to please.. i saw some great water jugs at dollar tree (pink, lime and turquoise) in the late spring and snatched them up.. i hate cups everywhere! rachel helped me with the cricut machine and we cut out their names in vinyl so they had clearly marked "cups" and could take them home (no trash, no dishes!) also found some donut floaties in pink, lime and turquoise and bought up some of those.. other than that all i had to worry about was the table and the food.
the candy bar consisted of assorted glass jars found at the dollar tree and michael's.. i bought non-chocolate candies, ribbons and made tags for the jars.. i already had the cute tablecloths.
of course she wanted a cake and cookies (she has to see me make this stuff on a weekly basis, poor kid!) the cake is the dylan's logo and the cookies, 13's and bikinis.. yellow polka dot bikinis!!

the kids had a blast, some could not make it, that is ok to me!
less teenagers = less drama

"this was the best party ever" - everyone said to me! and i agree, it was so fun! they all came back to our house to crash! i fed them pancakes, candy and juice the next morning!

all star baby shower

this baby shower party was so fun to be a part of! you really got the feel of being at a ball park! there was a popcorn machine, hot dog machine, nachos, peanuts, sunflower seeds and a margarita machine! it was even HOT outside and the misters were going!
the "concession stand" had a variety of ball park favs including candies, sunflower seeds, brownines, and yummy cookies! the ryland banner and the diaper cake were a hit!
ryland is so loved already :)
congrats to baby mama (amber) and baby daddy (darrell)