Sunday, October 25, 2009

Polka Dot Dot!

What seems like a lifetime ago, I had a job...I went on maternity leave and almost went back after my year but then I didn't. I worked with some wonderful when they found out I was pursuing my dreams and moving on to Creative Bug Full-time (as full-time as it gets when you are a stay at home mom anyway!) They became my cheering squad...

Well, one of the wonderful ladies that I used to work with is gaining a sister and wanted an extra-special cake for her shower...and that's when my inbox gave a ding...she sent me a photo of the wedding is beautiful.

After sharing ideas back and forth, we landed on a Black & White Polka Dot Cake. The colours are reminiscent of the invitation but the polka dots reflect the fun that a shower should be...
Don't they look sweet? The top tier was lemon cake with lemon buttercream (the bride to be doesn't like chocolate...imagine that!) The bottom tier was Black Chocolate with Cream Icing. I have received reports of serious yumminess!
Heather thank you !! The cake was a hit, it was delicious, it was beautiful and everyone RAVED about it !!! Jocelyn absolutely loved the choice, and adored the shoe :) Thanks so much again...... you rock !
Thank you! It was a delight to make!


Thursday, October 22, 2009

I believe in second chances...

...and you should too! A young woman I know sure does...and she didn't want her love to weight another year to celebrate his birthday. So, she called their friends, invited them over and then she called me...the neighbourhood 'cake lady'.

And asked for something special for her someone special...
We looked at a number of cakes but none of them were just then she went on my description...she said 'do it'.
So I created a workout bench and weights for her weight lifting boyfriend. Everything is edible except the silver bar, it is a cake support.The bench is Black Forest Cake with Sweet Dark Cherry Filling and the dumbbells are yellow cake with chocolate filling. Yum!

Hope you had a great day Steve!


Sunday, October 18, 2009

Loads of Treats for our Tricksters!

I had the pleasure of spending my afternoon with 4 fun kids (2 of my own) and creating some fun Halloween treats!

Here they are;
The main event was the 'Boo' Blocks but we had to let the paint dry so we filled that time with some other goulish goodies!
What Mummy doesn't LOVE chocolate? This is a mini-chocolate bar wrapped in first aide tape!
Frankly, I am a real sucker for Halloween...what about you?
Finally the sweet finale was this card using Stampin' Up!'s latest Holiday stamp set along with the coordinating punch and goodie cup!

Stayed tuned for more ghoulish surprises coming your way!


Saturday, October 17, 2009

More than meets the eye!

I was recently contacted by a woman (it's hard not to call her a girl) who I went to grade school with to make a cake for her son's 7th birthday. He is having a Transformers Party today...I can't believe all the toys we played with and the shows we watched are all back en vogue with the kids today! Everything from Transformers and Star Wars to Strawberry Shortcake...incredible!!!

So, after some chatting, this is the cake we decided on...
Nathan and his friends will be enjoying a vanilla cake with chocolate frosting...yum!
My DH happened to have a dentist appointment near their house this morning so he was kind enough to deliver it (we don't usually deliver outside of Beamsville). When he got there he opened it to ensure that everything was okay (isn't he great?) and my friend said "Wow, I can smell the sugar". Yes, dear readers...there is some sugar in this cake!
Well, Happy 7th Birthday Nathan! I feel confident that the Autobots will once again defeat the Decepticons especially with you leading the troops!


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

A little bit of cropping in my life...

On Monday (it was a holiday) I declared that I needed to get something done for me...I have been overwhelmed with sewing curtains, costumes and following through on various contract stuff...I couldn't remember the last time I cropped or did something that I wanted to, does anyone remember this layout? It's from May 2008!!! That's right you can read all about it here...
Well, I had all the photos printed to do a sister page and just never got around to it (I also was having a tough time with paper...) Well, while tidying my workshop I found the photos and started work right there and then! I found paper...yeah! It's a new one from SU! so if you love it, you can still get it!

So, here she is...our Purplicious Daughter! Or our Purple Princess...the title was a tough one to settle on!
Here is the page in it's entirety...
The journaling...
My sunshine...
Sweet isn't she?


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

My little Gobblers!!!

I know I already shared these cupcakes with you but not only were they fun for the kids to decorate, they were fun to eat too!
Simon says...they are finger lickin' good!
Sean wouldn't pause a minute for a photo!Sarah, of course, took the time to pose...Oh no! Who ate the last cupcake???Fun was had by all and the yum factor was high!


Sunday, October 11, 2009

Gobble, gobble!

Growing up we celebrated Thanksgiving when I was young but as we got older my mother kind of gave up on the traditions. The honest truth is I don't really like turkey and well, I didn't back then either. It meant a lot of work, a lot of dishes and a lot of food...not a lot of fun in my mind...but I never have been much of a traditionalist!

I used to go to my best friend's house for Thanksgiving. Her mom did it up right...and boy was it ever crazy! The stress! It was fun only because I was with my friend and truth be told the food was delish! So, now I find myself with a family of my own not cooking turkey...the one white meat that I just don't really eat! But if you have some bones, I would love to make up some turkey soup! Yum!!!

With the kids in school I wonder if they feel a little left out so we try to do special things (Sean won't eat turkey anyway...he won't eat most meat!) So, after a superduper delish baked french toast dish for lunch and clean-up I set to making some cupcakes...
Turkey cupcakes that if they're aren't enough turkeys in this house!!! Now, in taking my photos I noticed a rather suspect blur in the photos...sorry about that...little hands you know!So here are my friends not so blurry now...the kids loved being involved in the creation of these. I told them that today we would have Creative there you have it!
Maybe it's crazy but it's just what we do...

PS We don't have a big meal on Christmas either!!! We have a brunch and enjoy some company at the house.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Time keeps on slippin'

Sometimes time slips by and you forget...
  • to be thankful for the people you have in your life and all that they bring
  • to enjoy what you have and not go searching for more
  • to laugh, play and dance with those you love
  • to say everything you need to say especially 'I love you' and 'Thank you'
I wanted to share some our laughter with you today here is a note I sent to my DH this morning;
I believe the laundry was so full because you had 3 (yes, 3) pairs of jeans and 3 (yes, 3) shoes in the bottom. Please understand that you cannot launder heavy leather doc martins or dress shoes...

love you

ps at least I cannot claim boredom over here...Sarah is crying over a breakfast error...not that she has eaten a bite yet but she would rather cry and go hungry then eat what was presented (in error or not).
His reply is as follows;

The jeans I can explain, the shoes… I can not. You may want to ask Simon why he thought Daddy’s shoes required laundering. He has a penchant for placing things in containers.

Even though Sarah only has one side of the bed in which to get out on… I think we should move her bed!

Hope things improve over there.

Love you,


Our conversation has been continuing along these lines all morning while I try to convince his colleague that cookies ought to be enough to surrender Martin on the upcoming PD Day (end of payperiod in their world...he will be working late).

So here we are...I consider us newly weds yet. Maybe that will change after 10 or 20 years. Who knows? I certain don't!

Monday, October 05, 2009

Mirror, mirror...

If I could be a girl again and decorate my own room, this is what it would look like...the perfect fairy tale dresser...
The perfect bed with the sweetest bedding...
And the delightful curtains that I have been slaving away on!!! I used the tutorial from Lil Blue Boo to hang them. I didn't use wired ribbon because I got a super deal on this my bows are a little sideways. What can I say? I love them anyway!
In case you are wondering, we found the dresser and headboard/footboard from a warehouse and painted them and fixed them up...what a steal!