Thursday, March 31, 2011

GOOOOOOOOAL!!

Our dear friends and neighbors are celebrating a birthday in their family this week.  I am honored to have been asked to make a cake for the occasion.

Chris is a former member of the Charleston Battery soccer team and he is still an active player...so it was a no-brainer for Beth to assign me the challenge of a soccer themed cake. 

I was originally asked about this a few months ago and I have since been giddy with ideas...anxiously awaiting the opportunity to pull out the piping bag for this project! 

I wanted to incorporate a few different techniques here, which include watercolor-effect frosting and a painted chocolate method.  Everything that you see is edible! 

Happy Birthday, Chris!


Monday, March 28, 2011

EASTER ON THE BRAIN

Easter holds fond memories for me.  One of my favorites being that my Mom found a way to deliver a "basket" to me well into my 30's.  It always touched my heart.  I also love the memory of the coordinating Easter dresses that my grandmother made for the 3 cousins...all gingham with lace and ruffles..so girlie.  I think mine was lavender.  Lisa and Robyn's may have been pink and yellow.  Wish I had a picture of that...maybe I do somewhere.
April and the upcoming holiday have inspired me to deliver some fresh goodies.  To top the table and the noggin!

I love the color palette of this cake and cupcakes.  Not typical for Easter, but I have always preferred bolder colors to pastels.  A somewhat traditional overall design, but kicked up with some polka dots and modern flowers.  I love the way these look, but I am more excited about what's underneath that frosting!  Ginger-carrot cake filled with pineapple preserves and topped with orange-ginger cream cheese frosting.  If you look closely, you can even see the orange zest speckles in the yellow icing.  I think I will do some coordinating cakepops for the kiddies and make a larger version for our Easter Sunday shindig.  The boys are being baptized, they and I are singing at church, the grandparents will all be there...and hopefully some friends too.  A day to remember!





My crocheted caplets with flowers were quite popular when the weather was chilly.  I have been playing with some designs to take the concept into the warmer weather.  Caplets are still available, but check out this one made with 100% cotton yarn.  It's for a little girl who loves lime green.  I think the button is the perfect topper.  Customize with your own favorite colors!



Finally, LOVE these headbands!  So sweet and a perfect topper for sassy spring outfits!  These can be made to order - just pick your color combo and let me know the lucky girl's age and, if possible, head circumference.  Check out the pic of the colors currently available.  What a nice Easter basket treat for the little fashionista in your life!


Hasta la vista!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

HERE WE GO!

Welcome to my blog!  I am thrilled to be here and can't wait to show you all of the things that have been keeping me busy these days. 
I plan to use this as my "storefront", so have fun browsing the tabs with the galleries and pricing for the items that I have created thus far. 
I will continue to post as new projects are completed.
Please keep in mind that I intend for this to be a "custom" business, so if you have something in mind that is a little different than what you see here, just let me know.  Let's create together!

Here's today's work...cakepops for a dear friend.  The company that he works for is opening a group home for unwed mothers.  A safe and supportive place for them to go.  These pops will be served at the grand open house.  If anyone is interested in pops or other items, pricing is listed on the tab above.

Much love,
Cathy