Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Dough

I saw something similar to this online and couldn't wait to make it for neighbor gifts this year. I mean everyone can use extra dough at Christmas!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Oh Christmas Tree

I had so much fun creating our Christmas tree this year.
I found the adorable snowman hats at Ralph Jones and just had to build around them. I had a tough time finding black ornaments so I created my own using glass ornaments and glitter. I love this tree!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Frosty Pops

For Miranda's choir party I created these adorable frosty cake pops.
I used rolos and chocolate melts for the hat. I just love it wrapped up with the scarf :)
They were a huge hit at the party!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Homecoming table

Just wanted to share the tablescape I helped design for my daughters homecoming dinner.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Haunted house

Very last minute (like 4 days before Halloween)) I decided to put up a few decorations on our front porch.
I just loved the witches feet & broomstick!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Little Philmont Scout Training

A while back I was asked to decorate for a multi-stake Cub and Boy Scout training called Little Philmont. I was soo nervous and wasn't sure what to do. After weeks of fretting about it...this is what I finally came up with. A candy bar for the Cub Scouts

A Candy Bar for the Boy Scouts....

"Outdoor" scout-ish decorations for the lobby

And the boy scout logo on the entry doors...
Whew! It was a lot of prep and work, but it everyone seemed to enjoy it (especially the candy)

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Candy Table

At the cast party, there was a Candy table set up by "Limelight Parties" It was so adorable I just had to share!

I added my Frame to add to the festiveness. I just loved how she had pictures of everyone hanging on the tree!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Into The Woods table

It's become a sort of tradition when Miranda does a play that I create a display for the table in the lobby. Her latest play is Into the Woods and this is what I was able to come up with.... Books to represent each of the main characters. I found plain covered books and cut the new title out in vinyl to put on the front.

I'd been dying to try out this idea of using real twigs behind a frame.  This was the perfect play to do it with!
I then added a display of the 4 items they had to find to break the spell... A cow as white as milk (ok so I couldn't find a pure white cow, but he is cute) Cape as red as blood, slippers as pure as gold and hair as yellow as corn.   I put these items flowing out from a box that looked like a book.
I put it all together and I was pretty happy with the results :)

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Quaint Wedding Cake

A friend called and asked me to do a small cake for her brother's wedding that she was hosting at her house. She gave me free rein to design whatever I wanted with the colors of Black, White and a hint of purple. I had been wanting to try out a new flower technique so I took on the challenge! Here is what I came up with...

The flowers, and cake were dusted with luster dust to give it that shimmer...

I was very happy with how it turned out. She originally wasn't going to put on a topper, but decided last minute to add one. Here is a photo she sent me with the topper in place.
I hadn't braced the top layer to hold the weight of the topper, so I was a bit disappointed when the side looked a little droopy. They seemed very happy with the design and the flavor.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

More Holiness Give Me

The Visiting Teaching Message this month is "More Holiness Give Me" I'm the type of gal who just can't show up empty handed when I go visit my sisters. (they probably think I'm obnoxious, but It's just the way I roll) I always search the internet for ideas to get my mind flowing and this month was no different. I saw an idea similar to the one I made, but they had a much smaller box and inside was candies.

I thought a donut with a "hole" in the middle was a perfect match for the theme :)

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Toffee Caramel Delight

If there was a Queen of Cupcakes...this would be it! This is a Chocolate Cake with Caramel filling a Chocolate ganache, Caramel buttercream and decorated with crushed Toffee pieces...
Oh yeah...come to mama!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


Miranda's cute friend from Broadway class ordered special Cookies & Cream cupcakes with pink and green fondant bows (her signature style) Miranda didn't disappoint. With a brief tutorial from me, she whipped out 50 of these little beauties!

and yes, they were as delicious as they look!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Special Order Cupcakes

A friend of mine called and ordered cupcakes for her sons Mission Homecoming. He served his Mission in Texas, so she wanted the cupcakes to reflect images of Texas....

So we came up with Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Cream Cheese buttercream and the State shape and the Texas Star....

She also had a special request for an armidillo (apparently and inside joke) Miranda did a fabulous job hand crafting this little guy out of Fondant.

Lastly, they wanted a few mini lemon cupcakes just for a little variety and color.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Little Shop of Cupcakes

He plays Seymore. We went to his opening night and in true Miranda style she brought him cupcakes.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Cupcakes again!

chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Tie Die

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Wedding Photo Frame

Just wanted to share a simple (once everything is sized right) and adorable wedding gift.
I found this frame at Target (they actually registered for it too..bonus!)
Just cut the vinylwith their names and wedding date to apply to the mirror section.
After I took this photo I added circles in their wedding colors to fill in the other frames to make it more presentable since I didn't wrap it.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Feed Me, Seymore!

Miranda's Director is playing Seymore in Signature's production of "Little Shop of Horrors".
We went to opening night and couldn't show up empty handed.
We came up with these "Audrey 2" cupcakes.
There is 4 with the plant in different growth stages
Feed Me!!!!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

The Cake

Miranda turned Sweet 16 this year....
We had a HUGE party details coming...
But this is the cake she wanted and helped make
I just love the color combo!

Monday, July 11, 2011

More Cupcakes

Here's a few more cupcakes in Miranda's line up
Birthday decorated Creamcicle
Patriotic Red Velvet
Chocolate Caramel Pretzel...oh yeah baby!
Chocolate Mint