Sunday, August 13, 2017

Wafer Paper Quiling Heart

Quilling is done with paper most of the time, but can also be done on your cake with wafer paper, which is an edible paper made from potato starch. Not tasty per say, but safe to eat and thus a beautiful way to add texture to your cake. Shown here in a heart pattern, but would also be beautiful in a number of other color schemes and shapes. A butterfly, for example would be very dramatic!

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Peacock Cake Topper

I absolutely love the colors on the tail of this peacock cake. Animal toppers are such a fun and in this case classy way to top off a cake! The rich blues and purples are the perfect compliment to the semi translucent shimmer of the gelatin this figure is made of.
 Would be the perfect way to top any number of cakes!!
 One more of the tail, just because it's so perty :)

Friday, August 11, 2017

Woodland Fairy Tree Stump Cake with Lit Windows

Fairy villages are all the rage right now! Our fairy village is sadly... quite sad. Not much there, but this woodland tree stump cake made it look pretty darn cool when I set it amidst the fellow houses and few fairy things we have, to get my pictures!
 It actually almost blended right in with my tree!
 Even more fun, is the light up windows and door way, that give the cake a nice glow.
 My village may be sad, but this fun tree stump cake sure isn't!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Gold Fantasy Flower Cake

I love finding a cake design that works well in a number of venues, this one does that! I love a good gold accent piece, but really love the way these gold lace flowers look to dress up a cake!
 Even more, I love that it looks good and even a little different in many settings!
 I love how warm it looks in a more rustic amber lighting,
As well as how fun it is pool side with some foliage beside it. The bionic cake design!

Hawaiian Plumeria Cake

I love a good frangipani flower! I've tried 3 times now to grow one of my own. The first attempt, my beagle ate. Second died from aphids. My third attempt actually ended up getting 2 new buds and I anticipated flowers from it the next season, until it became infested with
mites during a winter indoors.
 I think I many have given up growing my own, but at least I can enjoy them out of gumpaste and make them for cakes once in awhile! This cake was fun because of the new medium that allows you to turn wafer paper into a flexible fun grass skirt!

Saturday, July 29, 2017


These little cakes were done for my two little nieces who had a joint birthday party, unfortunately I was unable to get any studio pictures and the ones I got were after the party kids had started to pick at the cake, but you get the idea

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Emoji Party Cake and Poop Cupcakes

It was so fun to finally make an emoji cake. I have been surprised that I haven't had a request for one yet! It was fun to make this one for my little girls friend, which was the perfect mix of sass and cute!
 She picked out the style and emoji for the top, her favorite little cool guy!
 The cake was a yummy lemon cake with whipped lemon curd buttercream, which I think is one of my favorite flavors, so bright and cheery in color and taste!
 To complete the party, they requested 2 dozen cute little Poop Emoji cupcakes, of course chocolate cupcakes with chocolate ganache frosting. I've got say, I've had plenty of requests for chocolate on chocolate cupcakes that I joked resembled poop, but I have now been able to say I made poop cupcakes intentionally! They were pretty cute!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Bird's Party Linky Feature- Vintage Pooh Party

I was pleased to have items from my Vintage Pooh Party desserts featured this week on Bird's Party's website! I absolutely love her site and looking through party ideas when I'm brainstorming! Check out her site- you won't regret it ( and you can see my yummy Pooh inspired desserts at the same time)!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

8 is great! Baptism cake

Baptism cakes are always a fun cake for me to do. The kids are always so excited and I think love the cake even more than a birthday cake. I get a lot of requests for my little figures representing the child and love how excited they are to see themselves on their cake!
This cake was fun to do because the special girl is close to my heart!  She loved her cake and her little figure, and it smelled divine! One of my favorite flavor combos- French Vanilla and raspberry!
 Special girl Zoey is one of Miss J's very good friends- it was great to share her beautiful day!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Celebrating 80!

My father in law turned the big 80 this year and I was asked to make him a cake for his surprise party, featuring pictures of him. It was fun to look over the many pictures my mother in law gave me, to celebrate his life! It had to be a simple buttercream cake because I only had the evening before to make it, due to a trip we were on, but I loved the simplicity focusing on the photos!
 He was even nice enough to let Miss J help to blow out the candles!

Sunday, March 5, 2017

It's the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse-the Party!

M-I-C-K-E-Y  M-O-U-S-E!
Who can resist the mouse himself? Nothing beats Mickey Mouse on any given day! I guess I'm a little bias as a Disneyland season pass holder for 6 years now. But really, how can you be in a bad mood when the mouse is involved?!

 This is another party I surprisingly haven't had requested by my kids. Surprising, because Minnie Mouse is basically my daughters best friend and favorite person in the world. It was and still is one of her favorite shows, and while she has said she was going to have a clubhouse party many times, she never has stuck with it.
 I missed the chance to make this cute little guy a clubhouse birthday cake last year,
 Luckily he requested another clubhouse party this year and I got to make his cake! It turned out super cute and whimsical, just like the show!
 Happy Birthday to this cute little man Noah!!

Finding Nemo 2nd Birthday

As I was putting together this cute cake for my niece, I was thinking back and was actually surprised that between my two kids I have never had a Nemo party!
 My kids both watched the movies, but never really loved them enough to want them for a
birthday party.
 She had a cute party and enjoyed the cake! It's always fun when their old enough to understand that the cake is just for them!

I especially loved the bright blue against the oranges and greens!
It was a fun theme, I enjoyed making a bright blue colorful cake in the middle of a wintery snowy week!
It's always fun to watch toddlers try to figure out why everyone is staring at them and singing
I also enjoyed making the fun invitations and birthday whiteboard sign,
available also in my Etsy Shop
What a happy birthday to this little cutie

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Little Monster Party Feature

I was so excited to have my little guys 2nd birthday party featured on one of my favorite websites. I loved putting together this party, it was so fun and colorful for a summer party, and terribly fitting for my little man who loved to growl like a monster anytime he saw one! Check it out!!!

Little Monster Birthday Party

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Monster madness has begun, so hurry, come along, and join in on all of the fun!

rafted by Tya Nelson of Padicakes, out of Salt Lake City, Utah, this Little Monster Birthday Party is packed with adorable party ideas; perfect for any little monster – boy or girl!
Monster details of ever kind can be found in this birthday bash, but these specific ones are sure to make you smile:
  • Darling monster cake
  • Fuzzy monster standees
  • Colorful linens + table covers
  • Cute monster cookies
  • Monster boxes filled with partyware
  • Monster mallow pops
  • Fuzzy monster centerpieces
Invitation: PeachPops
Party Design, Desserts, Cake and Decorations: padicakes
Photography: Tiffani Linn Photography

Little Monster Birthday Party

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Monster pretzel sticks from a Little Monster Birthday Party on Kara's Party Ideas | (20)

Monster box holding napkins from a Little Monster Birthday Party on Kara's Party Ideas | (22)
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Fuzzy monster standees from a Little Monster Birthday Party on Kara's Party Ideas | (13)
Colorful guest table from a Little Monster Birthday Party on Kara's Party Ideas | (14)
Watermelon Monster fruit bowl from a Little Monster Birthday Party on Kara's Party Ideas | (7)
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Little Monster Party Details:

This is what Tya said about styling the party- “I knew exactly what kind of party I wanted to have for my little guy’s 2nd birthday almost as soon as his 1st passed. One of the first things he learned to “say” was to growl like a monster. He thought it was so funny to hear! I wanted to have a little monster party for him, but didn’t want it themed after the Disney themed Monsters. It was actually a lot harder than I expected to find non-Disney-Monster party items, so I ended making it all myself!
When guests arrived, the children were escorted to the side of our yard, to prepare to “become” monsters with our awsome face painters whom I had contacted a few weeks prior and given photos of the invites and types of monster faces I was looking for. They did a fabulous job transforming our little guests into little monsters!
From there, they were free to go enjoy our Little Monster photo booth, complete with props and word signs. It was so much fun watching the kids at that all night and the photos they took were adorable! They loved petting and posing with our life size fuzzy little monsters, that were so easy to make as well!
Our last station allowed them to adopt their own little monster to take home. Since most of our guests were going to be under the age of 10 I wanted it to be an easy (mess free) activity, so I made the monsters and their face accesories a few weeks in advance from brightly colored felt. All they had to do was to pick a blank stuffed monster, pick out eyes or eye, fangs, mouth or horns and then glue them on and let it dry.
From there, our little monsters played and dined on mini monster sliders, and a fun and colorful dessert table of Monster Marshmallow Pops, Orange Dreamsicle Monster-oons (macarons), decorated sugar cookies, Goober dipped pretzel sticks, Chocolate dipped sandwich cookies, Slimer Limer cupcakes and cake pops. I was especially happy with how the cute little monster cake turned out. I accented the cake and the dessert table with little fondant monsters hiding throughout.
One of the things I most loved about this party theme, since it was in June and outside was the opportunity it gave me to incorporate bright bold colors and textures into the decorating of the yard, from paper lanterns strung throughout to the balloons and fur fabric that i wrapped vases for the tables in. Despite it being a very windy and slightly cool day, all the colors still made it look fun and cheery”!
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