Monday, April 25, 2011

Sugar Cookie Pizzas

Individual style that is! These were amazing! I made these for an Easter dessert for my Grandma and Grandpa's house this weekend and they went like Hot Cakes! I have a pan I got for Christmas from there that makes individual square treats. I pulled that down from my cake closet, pushed sugar cookie dough into each spot and baked. They came out like perfect little square cups. I then made a cream cheese/sugar mixture and spread that onto each one and topped with fresh fruit! So yummy and refreshing!

Easter;Part 2

Here are some Easter Decorated Sugar cookies.

My favorite is the yellow chick and the ones where all you can see is the chick's feet!

Next: You've seen the bunny cakes before-you know the ones. One cake cut in half and the 2 sides stuck together to make the backside of the bunny and then paper ears put on and a jelly bean for a nose? Well, I took it to another level lol.
I made mini versions and covered them in candy melt to make Lil Debbie snack cake style treats!

Here is one of my lil critters :) Candy Melt ears, sprinkle eyes and a jelly bean nose!

Head On...How can you resist that face? lol.

This is what they looked like before they were covered!

I thought they turned out great and may have to do them again next year!

Easter 2011; Part 1

This may take a couple of posts! Easter has come and gone and boy was it busy this year!

The fun part is though that I got to create a couple more new pops for the Holiday! I love when my mind comes up with new ideas ;)

Here is the first arrangement I did for Easter.
I has bunnies, lambs, chicks and chicks hatching out of their eggs!

The next arrangment was slightly bigger than the first. It has some of the same pops as the first one, but also has some baby roosters, and Easter eggs that spell out EASTER!

I always love to use those eggs in the front spelling out EASTER. :) They just make the basket look more complete to me.


I belong to an online network called The Nest ( and I have had the opportunity to meet so many nice women my age in the Omaha area. S is one of them! I have done many orders in the past for her and I'm always looking forward to doing more! So when her hubby contacted me about doing a cake as a surprise for her birthday, I jumped! It was definetly a challenging cake. S is on a strict vegan adventure right now, so the cake had to be vegan as well. If you've never made a vegan cake, I recommend trying it sometime!

What he asked was that the cake be red velvet and maybe 2 layers and that her favorite color was green and then basically said, have at it! lol. I love when I get to play around with cakes and try new things out!

What I did is made a 2 layer vegan red velvet cake, covered it in vegan frosting tinted green and then made fondant in various colors and cut strips, laid them out on the cake, used the leftover to make little balls and a ribbon...
And then the polka dots on the top before piping the message. She was definetly surprised!
This was the message she left on my facebook page:

"Thank you soooooooooooooo much, Ashley!! Everyone (including me!) loved the cake. In fact, my friend Kellie said she liked it better than regular cake!!"

I'm glad she and her friends/family enjoyed it!

It's a Zoo!

A very colorful Zoo that is and for a Baby Shower!

I got the chance to make really cute animals for a baby shower a few weeks ago. The Grandma to be gave me a picture of a plate that was being used at the party and I went from there!

We've got Pink Elephants! I love how cute they ended up being!

Baby Lions with M&M manes. What do you give a crabby baby lion? A pacifier of course! That oughta stop the roaring for a bit lol.

Baby Monkeys-these look a bit different from my past baby monkeys because I wanted them to match the plate and theme.

And my favorite of the zoo animals: The giraffe!!!!! I love giraffes and I'm always excited to make new ones!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Puppies for Auction

Not real puppies, but these cute little cake puppies are being auctioned off silently for a charity event!

And how cute is it that I found this bucket about 3 years ago in the Target dollar bin and finally have a chance to use it!!

Here we have a puppy with a bone in his mouth and he is surrounded by...
Puppy paws, tennis balls and fire hydrants!

Hope they get a good amount of interest in these little guys!

Thomas the Train Cake

Cupcake cake that is!

When B asked me to make a cupcake cake for her son's 2nd birthday, I semi-freaked out in my mind. I have never done a cupcake cake! I've done the Giant Cupcake cake, but not the ones involving regular cupcakes put into a shape and then frosted over to look like a cake!

So, I just put my fears aside, baked the cupcakes and then started playing.

I first arranged the cupcakes on the board into the shape I thought it should be. Then I "glued" down the cupcakes with frosting and transfered the blue frosting into a piping bag. I piped out the blue area and then used my spatula and covered the area. I did the same with the black frosting and the grey, yellow and red areas as well.

For his face: I think next time I would make it bigger for one, but for the decorations I used white candy wafers for his eyes and black frosting for the eyes as well and the outline on his mouth. For the inside of his mouth, I went a different direction and used melted white candy wafers and filled in the mouth area.

All in all, I was pretty pleased with this cake as it was my first cupcake cake. Now I'm not quite as fearful when someone mentions doing one again. lol.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Winnie the Pooh...

I was asked to make a very special baby shower cake this past weekend and I want to share it with you all :)

A wife and soon-to-be-new mom worked out a compromise with her husband. The theme of their nursery is Winnie the Pooh, and he wants Pooh's butt on the wall somewhere. So the mom asked me if I could make a cake that had Pooh's tush on it and she could take a picture of it and then hang the picture on the wall.

That's a lot of pressure LOL. To need to create something that is photo worthy lol.

What they wanted was the scene where Pooh is stuck in Rabbit's hole. If you haven't seen it before, here is the youtube link that gives a brief example.

It may not match the scene perfectly, but I tried my best ;)

Here is the front of the cake... Pooh is stuck!

And a side view of the cake... And lastly, the back of the cake with Pooh's tush!! Naughty Pooh, shouldn't have gotten into all those Hunny Jars :)