Sunday, April 15, 2012

pop, Pop, POP!

A girl asked me to make something for her mom.  Her mom had a kidney transplant 20 years ago.  I am not one for making anatomy cakes.  So I decided to make friendly, happy kidneys :)  Angie from Bakerella also had a transplant not too long ago and make some cute pops.  I thought they would be perfect for her mom as well! 
It was a yellow cake.  I decided to spice it up a little with a tag.  My girlfriend, Kasey, wrote out the sayings for me.  She has such pretty writing, me not so much. 
I had some leftover cake and decided to make some more pops.  It is my Aunt Heidi's birthday tomorrow.  I made her flower pot pops.  The bottom is the cake.  The top flower is candy melts.
I also made some plain flower pops to use up the rest of the chocolate.  I used a flower cookie cutter to make the shape.

That's it for now.
Thanks for looking :)

Sunday, April 8, 2012


Easter weekend is finally here!!  I have given up chocolate for Lent this year.  So, I made myself some desserts for making it through 40 days :)
I first made a Smore's Dip.  It was real easy.  I tried the Philadelphia Chocolate Indulgence for this recipe.  You combine Cool whip with Marshmallow Cream and layer with the chocolate.  I used bite size graham crackers for the dippers.  Paul really liked it.

I decided to make a cake for myself :)  It was a chocolate cake, buttercream with chocolate chips filling, buttercream frosting and chocolate ganache on top. 

I really liked the chips in the middle, it was a great added bonus!  I am going to have to start doing that more often.

I had some cake left over to make cake pops.  I made little chicks for Easter.
I let Paul decorate a few of them :)

From the front this guy looks okay....
He's a trauma patient!
I hope you all had a great Easter!! 
Thanks for looking :)

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Team Edward

I went to a Twilight-Breaking Dawn Part 1 party this weekend.  It was fun!  My mom's girlfriend hosts the party every time and she does a great job.  In the movie Bella and Edward get married, so the theme for the party was a wedding reception :)

We started out with appetizers
We then had our main course.  So good!

There was a great dessert table

I made a cake for us all.  It was a red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting.

We also had party favors to take home.  My sister Leah made Oreo Truffles and Twila put them in boxes.  We also all got a copy of the soundtrack

Overall, it was a great time!!  I cannot wait for the last movie to come out :)

I had some leftover cake so I decided to use some leftover candy melts and make cake balls.  Paul says they look like they are from The Lorax.

Love the red cake :)
That's all for now.  I hope you all have a great week!

Thanks for looking :)