Thursday, October 21, 2010

My new Cricut Cake

Last night, I recieved my Cricut Cake. I'm very excited to see what it can do (which according to the advertisements - is a lot). I'll give my thoughts about it a little later but I'm really excited to try it out :)

Friday, October 15, 2010

Grandfather Clock for Pink Tea (Drive for the Cure)

   Pink Tea is an annual event held by Drive for the Cure, a foundation that help fund women to get mammograms. I first learned about this event a few years ago while my mother was in the midst of battling breast cancer. I haven't been up to going until this year when I offered to help decorate one of the tables along with some of my coworkers. The theme for our table was "A Moment in Time". My coworkers made beaded watches for the women at the table and I volunteered to make the center piece which would be raffled off.
   I asked my friend, Kami, to help with this because I knew she would be excited about another cake project. So with her help we created this grandfather clock. We were very pleased with the results and received many compliments at the tea party. It was an elderly couple that won the cake and they were excited to be able to share it with their support group (the lady was currently undergoing breast cancer treatment).

Our table.

"Bra Art"
These are amazing. These are the competitors from this year.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Gross Skull Cake

My nephew loves everything video games and just gross, weird things. So I thought I would try the gross, weird cake. He loved it. Skull: complete with empty, black eye sockets and white candy melt teeth. But don't forget the giant knife in it's head with blood oozing. Yes, I realize that a skeleton wouldn't bleed but nothing else wouldn't be gross enough :)

Horse Cake for Uncle Craig

My Uncle Craig likes horses. This horse was an attempt to try using fondant again. I think I did a pretty good job. Instead of dyeing the fondant, I painted it with a mixture of Wilton gel dye and pure Lemon extract. I used a paintbrush to paint it, but it gave it an illusion of wood grain. Really cool affect if you want wood so maybe next time I'll see if sponging would work better.

Saturday, October 2, 2010