Thursday, April 29, 2010


Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot is a great little blog with so many cute ideas! They are also doing a Cricut Cake giveaway, ending get your butt in action and get over there now!!!

Good luck!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Another chance to WIN!!!

I know I already posted about a Cricut Cake giveaway...but I also know you won't be disappointed to learn there's another one! Check out this video from the ladies over at DIY Dish:

For more about the Cricut Cake, visit here.

Now, go try and win it!

And, you're welcome!

Confetti Cakes

I just bought the Confetti Cakes Cookbook because I plan on making a cake from it for my sister's birthday. I have checked the book out so many times from the library, but recently got a 40% off coupon from Borders, so I thought "Why not?"

Now it's all mine! Hehehe...

I know it's an older book, but there's a lot of good stuff in there! There's another cake in it I would love to make for my hubby's birthday coming up in June! Can't tell though, in case he reads this...but it fits him perfectly!

Elisa Strauss is a cake genius! She also has a book Confetti Cakes for Kids, which is adorable! Her work is amazing and I can't wait to try this book out!


Saturday, April 17, 2010

Never enough time....

So, I had planned on making 4 cakes for Easter weekend...a bachelorette cake, 2 birthday cakes, and an Easter cake. I got the bachelorette cake and half of the first birthday cake done. Half? Yes, half. Can we say pro-crast-i-na-tor?! And to be honest, I wish I could have done more with the bachelorette cake too. Oh well, that weekend is long gone and other cakes will be needed soon, which I promise to start earlier on! Really...

Anywho, here's the bachelorette cake (and no, you don't have to hide the children for this one!)...

It was a yellow cake with chocolate frosting (a childhood favorite) then covered with fondant, fondant decorations, black cake sparkles around the top border, and a handwritten message for the bachelorette! I tried copying the print from the invitations/decorations...and I think it came out rather cute! And I know the bachelorette had a great last night out!!! Congrats girl!

As for the half birthday cake for my dear sister, Jennifer, I didn't take any pictures of it as it wasn't finished, but my sister said it tasted absolutely delicious! It was a chocolate cake with buttercream and raspberry filling and buttercream icing. I also made a high heel shoe from a mold and followed the directions by Jennifer Dontz from here. It came out cute, but I never did finish painting it red, so I didn't get a picture of that either. Next time I will! And then I also made calla lilies but, you guessed it, I didn't get pics of them either, but mostly because I wasn't thrilled with how they looked (reminder: don't make flowers without my Nic Lodge instruction book...ever!!!)

So there you have it, my very disappointing cake weekend, plus or minus a few mental breakdowns. But I'm better now and we'll have to see how the next cake goes!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Cricut Cake!

So, I'm sure if you are into caking and decorating, then you have already heard of the Cricut Cake!

It is very similar to the regular Cricut machine, just making it eaier to use with gumpaste, fondant, and such. You can get an idea about their differences and similarities here when you scroll down.

Not sure of the actual price for one of these babies, but I can bet they're not on the cheap side...probably over the $300 mark! So, if you're like me, you'd LOVE to win one! That's right, Party Cupcake Ideas is planning on giving one away! Check them out here, or become their fan on facebook. Good luck to all those who enter! And if you want to share with me, I won't complain!