|I decided to make some of them more fancy with the white chocolate swirl. I really like the mini candy canes|
Thursday, January 10, 2013
I have learned to love a challenge. I know that sounds strange! But when it comes to baking/decorating it's actually fun to try and figure out how to make something I've never done before. Now, I have made cake pops before but never in front of an audience. I'm LDS (just in case you didn't know) My visiting teachers came over to share the monthly message with me. One of them is in charge of a monthly relief society meeting where we get together as women and do service projects, have a speaker or learn how to do something new. She asked me if I would be willing to make cake pops and teach the sisters how to do that. I said yes but I was nervous. I had only taught a decorating class for kids the oldest was 13. So teaching adults was a little intimidating to say the least. The good thing was is that I love all the women in my ward relief society, so I knew that I would be among friends. I just wanted to do a good job. Whenever I get a request like this one, I go to the craft store for inspiration. I found all sorts of fun Christmas stuff I wish I could have bought it all! But, I do have a budget so I only bought a few things. It was really fun playing around with how I was going to decorate them. Here is what I came up with:
Teaching how to do these went well. I wasn't as nervous as I thought I would be. I had a great time! and I think the sisters who came did too. And again I didn't get a picture of them on the pretty platter that they were on. I need to get better at remembering that. All in all I was really grateful for that opportunity to share my talent with people that I love!
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
My sister in-law is due in a few weeks with her first baby. She is having a girl and we are so excited to have another girl in the family. We are dominated by boys here! For her baby shower I was in charge of the dessert so I made these onesie cookies for her shower. I should have gotten a better picture of them on the pretty platters that they were on but, I was too busy having fun watching my sister in-law open all of her fun pink themed presents!
|I outlined the diaper part first then I used a thin glaze icing for the diaper|
|I just played around with some of the designs, I used a butter cream for the clothing part|
|These were so fun to make and they were a hit at the shower. But most of all my sister in-law loved them so that made it all worth it!|
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Monday, January 7, 2013
Here is the 3 tier wedding cake that I made back in November. The bottom 2 layers are actually styrofoam. My husband has a friend that owns a business that makes things out of styrofoam and he had cake rounds made for me. It makes it nice because some people don't want a whole cake. So, I have this one already made we just put a top cake on it and it looks just like a real cake.