Saturday, May 29, 2010

Wedding Cake Fun!

Let the wedding caking begin....

Amazingly, I managed to not have any "egg-cidents"..... Mollie--I know you are proud!

The layers were alternating key lime cake and white wedding cake : )

The mess begins....

....and continues! I did much more damage by myself this weekend than Mollie and I have ever done on a baking day.
Lee Ann--thanks for letting me use your mixer, I'd still be working on it! You may want to give it a break for a while... I worked it pretty hard : )

Stage 1! This is when I first realized that it would get finished.

Stage 2! (A very simplified Stage 2... still rough around the bottoms)

Ready for the VERY HOT car ride. Morgan is the absolute greatest cake driver ever and even though it makes her nervous, she helps me out tremendously by doing it. Relief is an understatement for how we felt when the cakes returned to air conditioning this afternoon!

TA DA! Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome for the first time.... Shaina and Joshua's wedding cake : )

With the pretty bridesmaids flowers.

Gorgeous cake for the gorgeous bride and groom.

Celebrating with 275 guests requires lots (and lots) of cake. There were also two sheet cakes!

Expressing my deep love for my first wedding cake!!!

With the love birds. Congrats Shaina and Joshua! Shaina--your expression to me after seeing the cake was priceless, I am so glad it was everything you imagined!

Someone has to cut it...

In the process of cutting the bottom layer. The best compliment that I got about the cake all day was seeing people come back for another piece--that's what counts!

While it turned out to be a much bigger undertaking than I had first thought, I wouldn't have changed one thing about it. I loved being able to make your cake, Shaina and Joshua, THANK YOU so much for letting me.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Congrats Brittney and Mack!

When Brittney first mentioned making Mack's grooms cake she knew it would have to be of his truck! She said he used to love this truck and I am so glad I could recreate it in cake form : )

These people were Morgan's idea and it wouldn't be the same without them!!!

Just married...

As a side note, I had the opportunity to meet the woman who made the wedding cake and we got to talk cakes for about an hour and a half and I loved EVERY minute of it! Such a fun way to spend an afternoon.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Make Up Sleep Over

What better way to spend your 8th birthday than having a make up party with all your friends? Yep... I can't think of anything better either! It was fun to make this cake but I can't imagine what this party will be like tonight : )

Happy Birthday Lilly!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Happy Sweet Sixteen Kristin!

Happy Birthday Kristin! Even though you are 16, you will always be a "Hanson Girl" to me : )

Monday, May 17, 2010

Another Graduation Celebration...

I really like the design of this graduation cake. It is second one using this style and I am excited to have another one in a couple of weeks : )

So fun!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Bow Cupcakes!

These cupcakes were for a baby shower... I think they were cute enough to fit right in : )

I always say that I learn something new with each cake I make. Lesson learned: making 240 ribbon loops may be pushing what I can handle with tedious detail. ha ha

Friday, May 14, 2010

Slumber Party!!!

There are several neat connections from this cake to different people. A few weeks ago at Keeneland Beth was talking to someone who had recently moved to Lexington and somehow their conversation led into cakes (shouldn't every conversation, though?) I am so excited I was able to make this cake for her daughter who is turning 10! The best part is that she was actually in Whitney's class at Cassidy during student teaching : )

I will be making a cake for another slumber party for her 8-year-old next week so "stay tuned." : )

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

last fling before the ring

This cake was for a bachelorette party in Hilton Head!

I can't take credit for the design of this cake at all--it was all Morgan!!!! (even down to the veil!)

Check out that bling : )

Monday, May 10, 2010

Cupcake Milkshakes!

I love these cupcake milkshakes! The only thing that Erin has craved during her pregnancy has been vanilla milkshakes--so Ashlee had this awesome idea!

I think baby bella liked them, too!

Such cute invitations : )

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Do the John Wall...

Seriously, what could be more famous than the John Wall dance? When Paige first mentioned the idea of making Nathaneal a graduation cake there was no question that it was going to be UK basketball themed.

The original idea for this cake was to have " him" standing up... but since the cake has to travel, we decided to make it flat. Either way, it still represents the last year of UK basketball--which is probably just as exciting to Thoneal as graduation : )

Check out the "elastic band" on the shorts : )

The John Wall dance has been made famous in many arenas... but now for the most important of all--welcome to the cake world!

From celebrating basketball to graduation... still going strong with the John Wall dance! Congrats Thoneal!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Miss Morgan's Mega Masterpiece (titled by Nick!)

Morgan knew I had several cakes this weekend and didn't want to add to my list so she insisted I not make her a cake. BUT I couldn't resist.... it's what I do!

What "teacher cake" is complete without a ruler border, chalk board and chalk, an apple and notebook paper with letters?

I surprised her with the cake tonight and she LOVED it!!! Congrats Miss Morgan-- you'll be an amazing teacher!