Saturday, January 28, 2012

More Wedding Dress Decorated Cookies

Here are some more Wedding Dress decorated cookies I made for a wedding shower recently.

I love making these!

I made tuxedos as well, but, of course, I failed to get one single picture of any of them!!

In case you haven't seen any of my previous cookie posts, I use glaze instead of royal icing.

Recipes can be found on this blog.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Grand Baby #8!!

Our eighth grand baby, January Noelle, decided to join the family last weekend. She weight in at a whopping 5 pounds 6 ounces. A real big girl!! I hardly knew how to hold her.

Isn't she a little beauty? I'm in love!

Congratulations, Nate & Jen!!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Carousel Shower Cake

We had a shower for Jen and January last week, just a couple of days before January made her appearance.

Here's the cake I put together:

Jen is doing the nursery in an old timey (is that even a word?) theme. The predominate colors are baby pink and cream. I found this musical carousel snow globe at Hobby Lobby and decided it would work perfect for her cake and for her room.

The cake itself was simple - just a 12" two layer.

After frosting the top of the cake and a crumb coat on the sides (buttercream), I used a 2D tip on the sides.

The cake plate is a large cut glass plate on top of an upside down crystal bowl. I put a strand of Christmas lights under the bowl to illuminate it.

Thomas The Train Birthday Cake

Peyton turned two this month. It's hard to believe! Time really does fly!

Peyton is into trains at this stage of his life, namely, Thomas the Train. So there was no other option for his cake!

Here's what I came up with:

Not to be outdone by her cousin's second birthday party, little January decided she wanted to arrive in time for the party! Things didn't go quite as planned, however, and she arrived later in the evening after the party was over.

But I still had to make the cake with her mommy and daddy in the hospital. So this was a really rushed cake. And easy!!

For this cake, I used whipped frosting purchased at Sam's. I tinted the frosting for the top tier blue for the sky and the bottom tier brown. The hills, trees, shrubs, clouds and flag are all made of craft foam. The trains are all from Peyton's collection. For the number 2, I painted a wood number red, then hot glued a dowel to it and pushed it down into the cake. I told you it was easy!! My kind of cake.

Happy 2nd Birthday, Peyton!!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Hot Pink, Black and Turquoise Shower Cake

I made this cake for my cousin's personal shower.

I had to travel for a couple of hours to the shower, so I opted for a design with add-ons only. No fancy decorating!

So this was a very easy cake to do. I used the black lace to give it a "garter" effect. I think it worked. The only thing I don't like are the diamonds. They look like headlight in these pics!! I didn't notice that at the shower, so it must be from the camera flash.

Congrats, Anna!!

Friday, January 6, 2012

More Christmas Cookies!

Here are some of the nineteen dozen cookies I made Christmas week. Most of these are the same, my signature Christmas tree design. Since they were going into numerous gifts to be given to different people, I decided the same design would work. Plus, it was much quicker!!

I'm hoping nobody wants any cookies in the near future!!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Rocking Horses!

For the past several years, we have endeavored to give homemade gifts for Christmas. It has been so much fun . . . . . and so challenging!!

It was the first of November and we were having a difficult time coming up with ideas. Crafter's block, I guess!

Our son arrived home from Vanuatu, with his expectant wife, and told us he wanted to build a rocking horse for the baby's nursery. That was what we needed to hear! We set out to build rocking horses for the baby who is due to arrive in January, aptly named "January", as well as our other three grandchildren under the age of two.

Here are the pics I promised:

Kami was the first to see her horse:

Uncle Nate showing her how it's done:

This is mine?????


Sydney was next. She had just woke up from a nap, so she wasn't overly expressive:

Then Peyton. Nobody had to show him how it was done!!

Here are a couple pics of the horses before they were finished. I'm terrible about taking pictures during a project! I will try to do better. If we ever make these again, for future grand babies, there are several shortcuts we will make, one of them being not having so many tight areas to paint! Especially since the painting turned out to be my contribution to the project!

We have more hours in these than I care to admit, but after seeing the grand kids play on them all evening, I've decided it was time well spent!

I've linked up with:

Oopsey Daisy


I've linked up to Kara's "Look What I Made" Linky Party!