Sunday, November 20, 2011

More Fall Leaf Cookies

More Fall Leaf Cookies!! Probably the last of the season.

My son actually decorated these. He and his wife have been living in Vanuatu for the last couple of years and he jumped at the chance to do some decorating. Before he got married, he was always helping me out when my schedule was cramped.

He does good, doesn't he?

I guess it helps to be somewhat an artist!

Unlike me. But they sure did taste good!!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Baseball Groom's Cake

Here's the groom's cake I decorated for my niece's wedding.

The groom, Brett Mooneyham, is a baseball player, a pitcher, actually. My sister found these cute figurines online and they were perfect!!

The cake was chocolate with chocolate buttercream frosting and green tinted buttercream for the grass. I used white fondant for the base lines.

Congrats, Brett & Ashley!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Elegant Diamond Wedding Cake

Here's what I did while in California this week!!

Kind of.

It was actually a joint effort. Because my niece's wedding was two hours away from where she lives, my sister opted to go with a "fake" cake. Except for the bottom tier, which another of my nieces made and delivered.

My sister purchased 8", 10", 12" and 14" Styrofoam cake forms, which we then covered with Wilton fondant. When the bottom 16" arrived, I stacked the fake tiers on the real tier, added the ribbon and "diamonds" and that was it.

Simple elegance!!

Here's a sheet cake I put together, continuing the "diamond" theme.

Congratulations, Mr.& Mrs. Brett Mooneyham!! Love you both!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Scooby-Doo Cake

My now six year old granddaughter, Nicole, has long been a Scooby-Doo fan. So, naturally, I wanted to come up with the appropriate Scooby-Doo cake for her birthday.

Years back, when our kids were small, my husband would make cartoon cakes for their birthdays. I remember a Dennis the Menace and a Garfield cake. I think there were more, but I can't think of what they were.

Anyway, I thought it would be cute to do another cartoon cake. This is what we came up with.

Nicole loved it, by the way!

Happy 6th Birthday, Nicole!