My baby girl turned THREE last week and today was her big party. We could not have asked for the weather to be any more perfect than it was today - sunny and absolutely beautiful! Kadence has a love for owls lately. Her big girl bedroom has an owl theme, some of her PJ's have owls and even her favorite pair of socks are those with owls on them! So there was no question in my mind that she needed an owl cake for her birthday. This year I ventured out and used dark chocolate fondant! Seeing her face when she saw her cake just melted my heart. She is growing up so fast and I just love her to pieces!
My hubby and I had such a fun time decorating this cake. He helped by coloring all the fondant and cutting out the eyes, feet, branch, and leaves. He did such a great job that I'll have to hire him for future work. ;P
I found a cute stamp at Michael's and made little individual bags for the potato chips. (Idea from Pinterest.)
Also served cheese and crackers in the shape of an owl!
Another idea from Pinterest was this lollipop flower pot. It took a JUMBO bag of Dum Dums to fill it up!
What a wonderful day spent with friends, food, and lots of sunshine! Happy Birthday K!!!
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Thursday, April 18, 2013
We are gearing up for wedding season at the bakery. I've had several consultations already and getting excited about our busy season! Our front window display needed something new, so I made this beauty. :) I love all the different shades of purple.
Sunday, April 7, 2013
I've made several 3 tiered cakes before but this was a first for me. A mini cupcake...on top of a regular sized cupcake...on top of a muffin sized cupcake! How fun!!!
Spring is finally here and I am just LOVING this warmer weather. Hibernation is over and I got to spend lots of outdoor quality time with my family this weekend! Have a great week everyone!
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Look at these fancy high heel shoes! I wish I had a few pairs of these in my closet. :) They are made out of cupcakes and I am in love with them. Yet another great idea found off of Pinterest! Here's the link to directions on how to make these beauties: How Does She?
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Made this to go with dinner tonight. The kiddos gave it 4 (out of 4) thumbs up and asked for seconds and then thirds! Made with whole-wheat flour, yogurt, and honey! The recipe comes from a blog called 100 Days of Real Food. It has a lot of great articles and recipes for those of us trying to cut processed foods out of our diet!
Whole Wheat Banana Bread
Source: 100 Days of Real Food
2 ¼ c. whole-wheat flour
¾ t. baking soda
¼ t. salt
3 ripe bananas, mashed
¼ c. plain yogurt
¼ c. honey
⅓ c. oil
1 t. vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease pan. Whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. In a separate bowl mix mashed bananas with yogurt, honey, eggs, oil, and vanilla. Fold the banana mixture into the flour mixture until blended. Do not overmix. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake loaf for 40 minutes or until it comes clean with a toothpick.