Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Electrolux Photoshoot

My Cake appeared in an Electrolux Photoshoot this week! 
The party and paper was styled by the lovely Loralee Lewis. Visit her page at www.loraleelewis.com to see all of her stunning parties and paper design. :)

Monday, February 10, 2014

Portal Cake...and a photo shoot. :)

This is a fun, easy cake that I did for my son's 10th birthday. Well, the chocolate cake was easy, the cube took me an hour. :) Apparently, there is a video game called "Portal"?? It's a thinking, maze-type game. The cake is iconic in the game and the little "cube" thingy is evidently called a "Companion Cube" (made out of Rice Krispy treats)

We have this tradition in our family where we start chanting: "Bite the Cake!" after "Happy Birthday" is sung...You usually get your face smashed into the cake. :) ...Sometimes it gets a little out of hand...

It's a good thing that Ryan is a good sport. :)
Here are some pics from the impromptu photo shoot that we snuck in amidst the celebrating. :)

This boy...this boy so cool. Kids are just drawn to him (the girls as well as the boys . He loves soccer and science and Legos. He is even in an after school science club. He is dying to start gymnastics. He is so easy going and friendly & just easy to be around. He is kind and sensitive. He has a Valiant, tender heart that is drawn to the truth. He is going to do great things. 

Thursday, February 6, 2014

So-Easy Ombre Cake Tutorial!

Or more properly named: SO-Easy, SO-Versatile Ombre Cake tutorial! 

I am so excited to share this tutorial with you. I know I ALWAYS say this but it. is. so. EASY! AND you need minimal cake tools to do it as well. :)

Not only is this cake so easy but it is SO versatile! Here we have ONE technique with endless possibilities. We have a Valentine's version, a St. Patrick's Day version (or use it for an adorable Rainbow-themed party), and a Mother's Day version. It can also be used for birthdays, bridal or baby showers too! If you have a color palette for a party you are throwing, just throw those colors in some pastry bags and follow this technique. 

I promise that you will look like a ROCK STAR at your next event. Just Imagine: "You want me to bring a cake? Sure. I'll throw something together"...then you show up with one of these babies and the confetti rains down as everyone applauds and ooohs and ahhhs. (Really! I WILL happen, I promise! Just kidding...kind of.)

Now, if you are a visual person, like me, you can watch me demonstrate this on Studio 5:


And just so ya know... Fresh flowers are ALWAYS a good idea!!

Here are the Essential tools:

1. Bench Scraper (Roughly $5) OR 2. You can pick up a dry wall scraper from any hardware store or even Walmart!
3. Pastry bags. These are sturdy and you can get the same size hole to make consistent stripe sizes.
4. Turn table (optional but VERY helpful).
5. Off set cake spatula.

Here is a little video tutoral for ya as well. Happy Baking Everyone!!!