Sunday, February 21, 2016

A Dolphin Tail Cake

I love working with people who know what they want! It makes the cake design process very straight forward and easy. This was a first, and it was so fun to work with this darling colaborating on her special birthday cake. It all started with a drawing she did and a very specific explaination of what everything was on it for the cake, right down to the dolphins made of rice krispy treats! It was all very sweet and so cute to watch! I had a lot of fun incorporating her drawing into her cake, and was very happy with the end result. It was her second dolphin cake, but my favorite of the two! :)
 mommy dolphin hugging little dolphin
 complete with her snorkeling on the front of the cake!
 Happy Birthday to the sweet birthday girl, Felicity!

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Fancy Valentine's Day Family Dinner and Activities!

 My daughter has become aware this year that when there is a special holiday, mom and dad get to go somewhere fancy to eat and she does not get to go. We took her to the Melting Pot for her birthday dinner this year and I fear that was the end! When Valentine's week approached, she was extremely unhappy that she felt she deserved to go out to have a special Valentine's dinner with us as well, because she "wanted to love us at Valentine's Day too". This melted my heart, so I promised her that she and I would plan a special Valentine's Dinner for the family. I had so much doing this with her, and it actually ended being a very memorable night for all! 
 I found these "love books" online and loved the idea of each of us writing what we loved about each other and reading it over dinner, so i made one for each and even had us do one to give the grandparents as a Valentine's Day gift :) They were really fun to read through. I thought they looked especially "fancy" against these adorable "chalkboard" (basically black paper) paper placemats which I decorated with a chalkboard pen.
 This pomegranate molasses sweet bread was beautiful and delicious!!!
 must have valentine's macarons, of course!
 asparagus and potato roses
 My co- planner :)
Happy Valentine's Day to you!