my spot

I'm not by any means a professional, but I'm making an attempt to have some fun and my idea of fun is making cakes and decorating them, or painting canvas. I found a great website that is full of ideas and now I've started to try to make stuff for my friends and family. This is my little corner of the internet to post some pics of what I've done so far and those sites full of ideas for future things to do

Monday, December 20, 2010

Pizza.... or is it?

My oldest celebrates his 8th birthday this week and we had a bowling party for him and his friends. As in previous years, I let him pick the cake idea. This year he picked pizza. I was excited because I didn't think it would be difficult to do. I WAS RIGHT! It was an easy theme to accomplish.....ta dah!!!

I used raspberry jam in the icing and white cake mix. I colored some white melting wafers with orange and when hardened grated them and white chocolate for the cheese. Colored fondant completed the look as sausage and pepperoni.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Dinosaurs - sort of

A friend from work wanted some Dinosaur Cake Pops for her little guy's 4th birthday party. They were harder than I thought - waaayyyy harder. It was a real trial and error for a little while. What was the hardest was coming up for an idea for their face - to have a mouth? teeth? I tried several things out on a "sample" that didn't work. In the end - they don't have mouths. I think they look better that way. My husband came up with the idea for bow ties for the boys. I had bows on the girls. I think they turned out pretty cute!

forgot about halloween

SCARY! I missed posting some scary ghosts. Made these for my 7 & 5 yr old's classes at school for halloween. I wanted a healthy snack so made some strawberry ghosts.