Thursday, February 25, 2010

Sweet Little Cupcake Party

"I love fondant, so don't be afraid to use it," said Sarah, mommy of the oh-so-adorable Makenna when talking about her first birthday party. I LOVE the cupcake theme that Sarah picked out and the very girly colors. How sweet!

For Makenna, I made Chocolate Cupcakes with Fresh Strawberry Buttercream. Topping off the cupcake tower was a small Banana Cake with Whipped Banana Filling, White Chocolate Frosting, and covered in homemade Marshmallow Fondant. We also had a small "smash cake" for Makenna to dig into! This cake was Banana with Whipped Banana Filling as well.

Honestly, these are some of my favorite cupcakes EVER! Just look how cute the colors and little fondant flowers turned out!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Cornhole Cake!

I can't think of a better way to celebrate Vance's birthday than with a cornhole tournament! On Saturday, Brian and I had so much fun and we both won a round of cornhole... so I guess we're even.

For Vance, I made this really fun cornhole-board cake with Vanilla Cake, Whipped Banana filling, and White Chocolate Buttercream. The beanbags are made out of homemade marshmallow fondant. Yumm! Happy birthday!!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

She's Gone Country

One of my best friends is getting married! Woo hoo! Can you tell I am excited? A few weeks ago, we celebrated her engagement with a country-western shindig that included yummy BBQ, line dancing, and lots of cowboy boots. It was such a fun night and I can't wait for all of the other wedding festivities to come.

For Julie & Weston, I made these adorable western-themed sugar cookies that were used as party favors. I just love those little cowboy boots!!

Here is the lovely bride-to-be showing off these adorable cookies...

Sunday, February 14, 2010

John Deere Green

I was really excited when Christin told me about the John Deere cake that she needed for an upcoming birthday party. I am a Leesburg girl at heart, so tractors are not exactly foreign territory to me. I love bright and cheery colors on a cake, and the John Deere Green and bright Yellow are just that!

This cake is made up of three chocolate cake layers with cookies n' cream filling and white chocolate buttercream. I hand-piped the tracor on top and tried to make it as authentic as possible. I hope the birthday boy loved it!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Cookie Love

Valentine's Day is right around the corner, so get out your heart-shaped boxes of chocolates and fuzzy teddy bears! I've had many fun Valentine's Days with Brian over the past 10 years... one year I even sent him on a scavenger hunt with clues written by the "unibomber of love." I probably should not admit that! I think we are going to keep it simple this year and just celebrate the many wonderful things that are happening in our life right now.

Check out these adorable Valentine's Day sugar cookies that are made with love. They were so soft and chewy and the royal icing added the perfect amount of sweetness to the cookie. Definately one of my favorites!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Peanut Butter & Chocolate

Okay, I know I have pronounced my obsession with peanut butter & chocolate on this blog before, but it certainly can't hurt to say it again! These chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter frosting are unbelievably yummy, and they got even better when I added the Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and Reese's Pieces on top! WOW!

I made the cupcakes for a fun office party and everyone loved them!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Blogging Break - I'm Back!

January flew by so quickly, but what a fantastic start to the new year! Over the past month, Brian and I took a week-long vacation to Chicago and spent time with our adorable nephews, celebrated Brian's 29th birthday with family, and closed on our first home! I'm so excited about the hustle and bustle of moving into our new house over the next few weeks, but I will definately need to get adjusted to my new oven!

I have lots of yummy cakes and sweet treats to share with you, but I couldn't wait for this one... sweet little Harrison turned one last week and we celebrated his birthday in style! The party decor matched his bedroom, pine trees and moose! So cute!

The bottom tier was chocolate cake and vanilla cake layers with whipped banana filling and chocolate fudge frosting. The top tier was banana cake with whipped banana filling and white chocolate frosting. Yummy!

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