I made this paper bouquet for my dear friend and co-worker, Sharmelle, while she was in the hospital. I cut the flowers with the Cricut, using the George and Home Accents cartridges. Co-workers/friends wrote healing and loving sentiments on the backs of the flowers. Sadly, Sharmelle moved on to Heaven before her flowers could be delivered to her. They were given to her family, in hopes they would know how much we all love Sharmie too.
I made a cake several weeks ago for a cousins adorable 2 year old, who is VERY into cars. I'd seen some race track cakes, but most of them were carved. Meaning, they stacked cakes, then carved away a portion of them and frosted over that. I wanted to avoid the carving, because 1. I hate to throw cake away, and 2. it can be difficult and messy. Plus, it's hard to frost over carved cake, as there are a lot more crumbs.Instead of carving, I opted to use rice krispy treat to sculpt the track. You can see how it was done in the photos below.
Once the basic structure is complete, you can finish decorating with buttercream frosting and fondant accents. Here, the only fondant decorations are the little race cars.
Wow, JULY was my last entry. Not because I've not been creative, mind you, but because most of my creativity has been cakes, which I've opted to post on an entirely separate blog: catscakecreations.blogspot.com.
I have made some cards . . . but my scrap "crap" is so unorganized right now . . . and what a daunting task that is, to get it put together in a manner that encourages me to create more. I took this Spring Break off of work, so hopefully I can set some time aside to get going on that. I'll post pics if I get it organized.
Oh, but I HAVE done some painting, and that reminds me, I need to call cousin Tammy and see when her house is available for me to come finish up. She is decorating the kids rooms in fun styles and I'm helping with a little bit of paint on the walls. A whimsical Japanese cherry blossom tree in her sweet baby Sydney's room and clouds (background for the airplane pasties) for Peyton, with hills and volcano (background for dino pasties) for Carson. Definitely will post pics when that is done!
I'm in a phase right now where I'm trying to get healthier . . . maybe that will spark me to be more organized at home (which definitely always makes me FEEL better). It's hard because I am not one who likes to clean. I detest it actually! LOL
I'm a working mom (in a hospital not a bakery!) who happens to enjoy making cakes. I started making them for my children when they were small, after my mother in law bought me an old decorating kit from an antiques shop. I've enjoyed it so much that I have continued to make unique cakes for my children, as well as family, friends and sometimes others who need a creative concoction (if I'm available)! I'm completely self-taught, and always learning. Half the fun is in learning a new trick or trying something completely different. I love it!