Sunday, March 13, 2011

The Hazards of Cake Decorating

So, cake decorating sounds like a pretty harmless hobby/business, right?  Well, not if you're concerned with your waist line, it's not!  :)  I am never actually tempted to snack on cake anymore.  I've been doing this for 15 years now, so the craving for cake has definitely wore off.  But....

I had an order for this adorable little truck cake this week.  And guess what I had left over?

 M&M's!  Who can resist M&M's???

And then, I had an order for this baby shower.   It had THE cutest theme...milk and cookies!  So the main cake is our white almond sour cream with cookies n' cream filling.  And the cupcakes are chocolate with cookie dough icing.  The cake as pictured isn't complete...the party planner was going to add some cookies around the base to finish it off.  She is being so kind as to share photos with me, so hopefully I'll have a couple to post.  And of course, anytime I make cookies n' cream filling, what am I left with?

Oreos!  I don't even like Oreos that much anymore, but when they're sitting on my counter, they just call to me. 

And finally, I made this platter for a donation to be auctioned off at a benefit.  I really hope it went well and helped the family in need.

And...yup, you guessed it.  With this, I was left with extra buckeyes.  Chocolate and peanut butter...who could possibly have the will power to NOT eat one of these?!

So, it's been a rough week.  I'm envisioning an extra run (or two) this week, to attempt to make up for all of my indiscretions.  :)  But hey, everyone should be allowed to splurge occasionally, right?!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Baby Week

Last week was full of baby shower cakes, which I absolutely LOVE doing!  Here's one for Baby Colton:

And for a set of twins, with matching cookies:

And this was designed to match the party invitations:

And although "2" is certainly not baby age, since my girls are now 19 and 20, it still seems like it to me!  :)

I'd love to be able to claim credit for the awesome design around the side of the cake, but it was totally inspired by a fellow decorator on Flickr!

I've been busy enjoying my new kitchen.  My hubby and I are going to have to start hitting the gym harder, as I have an overwhelming urge to cook and bake in it almost constantly!  :)  I guess it's not an all bad problem to have!

Have a great week!!!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Finished Kitchen!

We are sooo happy to have this project done!  And we absolutely love our new kitchen.  We still need to buy a couple of bar stools, since we spend all of our time here now!  :)

And now that the kitchen looks so nice, it's making us want to redo other parts of the house!  It's going to be a never ending project, I just know it!

And some cookies that I shipped to Kentucky to celebrate Madison's 10th birthday:

I have such a busy week this week.  Good thing, right?  And THREE baby shower cakes in one week!  I just love it!  :)