Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Happy 1st Birthday Wyatt!

I got this cake idea from Danielle who made it for her son's 1st birthday. She got it from I loved this idea because of the bright colors and the cake is called "a party in itself cake." It just sounded like a perfect and simple theme for Wyatt's 1st birthday.
We had to do this in a few different steps. Danielle helped me roll out the cookies (party hats, balloons, gift, letters, and the balls) one of the days. I was thankful for her help since she had done it already. Then a couple days later I frosted the cookies and froze them. The day before the party Lisa and I baked all of the cakes (8 & 12".) Then the day of the party Lisa helped me assemble the whole thing, which was the fun and easy part. The only thing we could have done different was make the cookies on sticks a little thinner so they didn't fall over. It was hard to get them to stay where we wanted them, we even had to leave one out because it was way too thick.
This was the cake we made for Wyatt to dive into (which he never did-he was only interested in eating the sprinkles.) I loved how simple this was to do and it turned out so cute. I will use this a lot more which is good that I will get my money out of it. I got this at Joann's, it is called the Giant Cupcake Pan. Thanks Lisa for all you help today!
Happy Birthday Wyatt!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Tea party mini cupcakes

I decorated these mini cupcakes for a friend of mine. They just moved and her little girl wanted to have her friends over for a tea party. I have to say it was so much fun getting to do frilly cupcakes for once. I think I want to have a tea party for my friends now just so I can make these again.
The flower pedals are made of melted white chocolate. I took a pattern (a loop from a bow) and placed it under wax paper and traced the loop over and over with the chocolate, some just the outline and others I filled in completely. Once they dried I placed them one by one on the frosted cupcake. I also piped hearts for little toppers.
These are the pictures I took at my house before taking them to Cassie's. I wasn't sure I would get a chance once I was there. These show a few different cupcakes designs.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Valentine sugar cookies

We had a couples Valentine Party at my house tonight and I was so crazy getting ready for the party that I almost forgot to get pictures of the cookies. There are a few missing but you get the idea. We (Patti, Danielle, Lisa and I) decorated so many cookies that we were almost ready to call off ever making these things again. Between all of us we decorated about 200 cookies. And for the first time in I don't know how long I refrained from busting out a piping bag to decorate with. This was a huge thing for me but it was obvious that we needed to simplify with this project. I was impressed how cute they still looked with just sprinkles, candy and different colored frosting. Good work ladies!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Super Bowl cupcakes

I just had to do these. You can't have a Super Bowl party without a football treat right? Well in my world you can't. =)
I used tip 233 (grass tip) for the grass and the football toppers I found at Wal-Mart.

I found this idea online. The yard markers are made of pretzel sticks and fruit roll-ups (the ones you find in the produce section because they are thicker and will stay in place better.) The football is a chocolate covered almond.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Valentine caramel pretzels

Patti and I made these caramel pretzels today for some friends. For the recipe see the Christmas treats blog post. Patti's boy asked me today "why do you and my mommy like each other so much, you always want to make things up together." Is it that obvious? What a very observant little dude.
The pictures didn't turn out so good but who cares right? They looked pretty in our Valentine cellophane bags and that's all that matters.