Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Groovy Baby!

A friend asked me to make a cake for her mom's birthday. The only request she gave was that she wanted it to be a hippie cake.. for those of you who don't make cakes.. believe me when I say that it is very nerve wracking to make a cake without guidelines.. I am one of those people who can't rest until I hear the words of satisfaction coming from my client's mouths. so katiana and ketty.. THANK YOU for the sweet words!

I really wanted to make this cake look "groovy" so I made a peace sign topper.. and painted it with edible glitter.. I LOVE glitter!!!

I also marbled fondant to make it look like tie dye.. not as easy as it sounds.. trust me!

The best part, at least in my opinion, was the actual inside of the cake..

yeppp! Its tie dyed too!!

I had fun making this cake.. can't wait to make another one!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Red, Black, and White Bridal Shower

These colors are probably one of my favorite color combinations! They complement each other perfectly.. 
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We held the shower at the Havana Harry's Kendall location (upstairs).. its such a pretty spot to host a party! 

Each person had a table setting that included a chocolate covered strawberry, a menu, and a wooden spoon with a tag. The tag read "The Way to a Man's Heart is Through His Stomach" on one side and on the other side the groom's favorite recipe.

For dessert we had cupcakes ( made by me of course)  and an Ice Cream Sundae Bar.. The cupcakes were placed on a cupcake stand that was decorated to match the theme..

The ice cream sundae bar was my favorite part!! It had an "A" made of carnations and styrofoam.. its a great DIY project that is inexpensive and easy! The ice cream was served in martini glasses.. which is a great bachelorettey touch!

Other little touches can be seen in the pictures bellow (picture entrance, sign in table, etc.)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


My boyfriend's birthday always seems to land around the first or second UM game of the season.. so since he is UM obsessed I've had to plan a football party each year.

These pictures are from his previous birthdays but can easily be substituted for a regular football/super bowl party:

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I handmade little flag toothpicks that had a football field design.

I also found it to be a good idea to make a signature drink of the night.. so I made "Linebacker Lemonade." Doing this at parties is an easy way to save money on mixers and alcohol. A cute football party idea is to let your guests choose player numbers to identify which cup is theirs. You can have the guests place stickers on the cups or paint them on before hand.

I also made paper cones and filled them with tortilla chips. This way each person was able to take a cone and use their plates for different dips instead.

Foods: Football field seven layer dip, lots and lots of dip, Football cake pops, mini hot dogs in mini buns.

I have come to love football parties. I have found a way to make a manly event MINE!! :)

UM cake and decorations - Handmade Football gift box 

As we speak i'm planning a little Superbowl XLV..i'm very excited! Stay tuned!! i'll post them up Sunday!