Monday, June 27, 2011

A Cake! A Cake!

I made this cake yesterday. I have been wanting to try a stacked cake, but was nervous even after watching TONS of videos on YouTube. Luckily, the Joann's store where I'm taking my classes had a Tall Cakes class yesterday (the last time they're offering it) so I could learn how to stack them. I love the way it turned out, except I wish I could have gotten my buttercream smoother, especially on the top level.

I also finally made some two-tone cupcakes with the extra pink icing.

My Best Friend's Having a Baby!!

My best friend (who I've known since we were 3) is having a baby.  Her shower was this past Saturday. Of course I made her a card.  I forgot to take a picture of the card before I put it in the envelope with the gift. So, I took a picture of her holding the card. The sentiment inside says, "A new hand to hold, a new heart to love, a new life to lead."

Finally did some scrapping!!

I finally got done another layout this weekend. I did the next layout for my Israel scrapbook. This one is from the town of Caesarea and the beach. I'm planning on doing another page today. I hope to get it posted later today. In Caesarea, we had a toast on the beach since this was the first stop after getting out of the airport. Here's the layout, including close-ups of each page.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Father's Day BBQ Cake

I made this cake for my dad for Father's Day. It was my first fondant covered cake. My brother, father, and uncles were all AMAZED that it was cake and that I made it! Everything is edible except the grates on the grill. The message, flames, and hot dog are fondant. The cheeseburger is cake pressed through a garlic press to make it look like ground beef with buttercream "cheese" on top. It was a chocolate sour cream cake with chocolate buttercream, and tasted so good. I had to take the left-overs to school to give to my autistic support class.