Wednesday, December 15, 2010

{Pretty} Foam Gingerbread House

I have always loved making gingerbread houses. The real ones with the actual cookie and icing/frosting with candy decor. My daughter ,Constance (CK), on the other hand loves to eat icing and loves sweets just like her momma! Can you blame her? So I knew that a real gingerbread house was out of question for this year. I was too happy to find a foam and sticker version in girly colors at Walmart. Constance is OBSESSED with stickers and when she saw all the glittery stickers in the pack, she was estatic! I helped her create her gingerbread house and she loved the end result. 

Here are some pictures of her working hard :-)

I would love to see some pictures of things you guys have created during this holiday season! 

Friday, December 10, 2010

Holiday Cakery Specials

Are you ready for Christmas?! I am trying to get there. Got a few more presents to buy. I am hoping to have all my home decor finalized by this weekend and stop changing things. To get you in the Sweet holiday spirit, here is some Christmas-y Sweet eye candy.

Christmas is around the corner and it is the perfect time to indulge in SWEETS! I am running a special on holiday sweets at 25% off everything! Cupcakes are great for Christmas parties for the kids, even adult Christmas parties.
Simple designs only. Fondant work can be done with a small fee.

I am hoping to get back into blogging more, but lately life has just been busy, busy, busy!! I really miss doing more posts......
Hope you have a great weekend!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Tinkerbell and friends Fairy Dessert Table

Happy Monday Everyone!! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. This post is long OVERDUE and thought I would start this Monday off with some pretty eye candy! I styled and designed everything on this table for my friend. Her little girl was turning two and loves Tinkerbell. I recently got these pictures from her photographer that was at the party and wanted to share with you guys! Enjoy!

There were cookies, cupcakes, marshmallow pops, pretzel sticks and all kinds of sweets.

Cupcakes I baked and cupcake stand I created and designed using foam board. Tutorial to come soon!

Royal icing decorated cookies!

Custom Bottle Labels

Favor bags with custom labels

Flower garland on front of table

I made this cake with vanilla buttercream and the designs are made with marshmallow fondant.

Hope you have a great day!!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Banana Pudding Recipe

Happy Monday everyone! Thanksgiving has come and gone! We had a wonderful holiday and hope you all did too. It really has been a while since I posted a recipe. If you don't know already, I am from the south, South Carolina and we love our banana pudding. It is pretty much a staple for any southern get together. And the good thing about banana pudding, it can be a summer dessert dish or a winter dessert dish. Every single time I make it, you better believe there will be none for left overs. You will find people fighting over it, trying to stash some in a dish to take home before some one see them, etc.

I prepared our ENTIRE meal of Turkey, collard greens, green beans, rice, mac and cheese, stuffing, turkey gravy as well as sweet potato casserole, apple pie and BANANA PUDDING - a true southern Thanksgiving!! I had to work the day before and return to work the day after. You can believe that I crashed Friday afternoon!
It really has been a while since I posted a recipe. So even though Thanksgiving is over, this can be enjoyed at any time between now and Christmas! I hope you have a wonderful Monday.
Southern Banana Pudding

1 box of NILLa wafers
1 pkg (5.1 oz) JELL-O vanilla pudding mix
1 pkg (3.4 oz) JELL-O french vanilla pudding
2- 4 bananas (depending on how much you like bananas in your food)
3 1/2 cups of milk
one tub of COOL WHIP

 Beat milk and pudding mix with a whisk for 2 minutes
 Mix in 1/3 cup of  the cool whip and let stand.
 Cover the bottom of an 8x8 inch (2 qt) dish with NILLA wafers.
 Top with a thin layer of pudding, then smooth, making sure to cover cookies.
 Top that layer with bananas, then pudding again. Repeat starting with cookies.
After the layers are complete, cover with a layer of COOL WHIP (I whip mine up a little before spreading)
Put a few cookies in a ziplock bag (or food processor) and smash/chop.
Sprinkle the crumbled cookies on top to finish off.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

What's been keeping me......

Hey guys. So sorry about the lack of posts. I have been busy trying to finish planning the Fairy Garden party for my friend's daughter and designing the party stationary/decor. I am also baking and decorating treats for the party. 

Here is what I have been working on:

The inspiration for this invitation came from the colors in this little dress from Old Navy.

For the fairy party, hopefully I will have lots more details next week along with a flower cupcake stand that I am designing. I am also hoping to create a tutorial for the cupcake stand. 
Note to self for cupcake stand: take pictures as you go along, take pictures as you go along...........

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

October's Leftovers

Well as we all can see we are in the 2nd week of November - ALREADY! This month will have come and gone before we know it. Then, it will be December! Since I wasn't able to get online the week after Halloween, I wanted to share some photos from class gifts, to my nephew's class treat bags, etc.

I made these labels for my nephew's class. Each child had their own name on their bag with lots of goodies inside.

I used my Spooky Bash kids collection to create these. One for the boys and one for he girls.

Here shown with the water bottle labels. Love the cute mini bottles that my sister found.

A special bag my sister made just for Constance.

Mini treat bags and Marshmallow pops, I made for my class. The original plan was to put labels on the fronts of these, but when I went to print, the ink was EXTREMELY low and did not print the right colors. Go figure!

Halloween Marshmallow pops

My Clemson (tiger) Fairy! I guess she did spread some luck to those tigers because they sure did win their next game the following weekend!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

{Chic} Cupcakes Part 2

Pink and green on a cupcake? I love it! These are my 2 favorite colors together. These cupcakes were made for the same customer that wanted the girly cherry blossom cupcakes. It was a lot of fun to make these as well. I am really getting around with this marshmallow fondant. I love working with it and it is like eating candy when you eat it. 
 Here is the view from above

I think it is time to really get serious and try some challenging designs. What do you think? Got a challenge for me?! Contact me at!!

Monday, November 8, 2010

{Chic} Cupcakes Part 1

 Happy Monday everyone! Sorry I was MIA last week due to a computer virus that took over my online usage. I am back up and running and trying to catch up where I left off. I want to share with you some cupcake designs I worked on over the weekend.

These cupcakes were requested by a friend for her birthday. She wanted something girly and grown up. So we came up with cherry blossoms and another design. These were made with red velvet cake and vanilla buttercream icing with marshmallow fondant design on top. I love the way they came out and so did she.

Stay tuned for Part 2 of the other half of cupcakes! A completely different design and cake flavor!
Hope you have a great day!!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Pre-made Halloween Sweets

Last week I was getting ready for a bake sale at work to benefit the Make-A-Wish foundation. Of course I wanted to bake all this stuff. Decorated cookies, cupcakes, make rice krispy treats......But there was just no time in the world for all that I love doing. So for my baking needs, I opted for these pre-made brownie bites and chocolate chip cookies. They had orange and brown swirled chocolate chips on them. I really did have to look all around the store to see if they happen to be sold by the bag, but no luck.

The Chocolate Chip cookies

Stay tuned for the bake sale event as well as some more Halloween treats!

Monday, October 25, 2010

A forgotten party

Happy Monday to you! Hope you had a great weekend. As for me, I completely forgot about this party that I put together along with my friend Lisa - a cake decorator herself. Lisa and I met at a bible study group for women last year (through our church) and realized that we had a lot in common when we started planning this little holiday brunch as a closing of our study group. It was really fun to do as we were trying to stay within a tight budget. Lisa is very talented in the kitchen - pretty much all around. She does hair also! Lisa did all the food and helped with organizing and I did the party decor, organizing and the cookie jars.

But here are the pictures! Enjoy!

Here is the invite I designed

 The yummy mini cinnamon rolls and Chicken florentine ring

These were my first days of designing party tags :-)

 I made A LOT of these jars for gifts for the ladies. You can hardly see, but there are pink M&Ms in the jars also.

lemon tartlettes and bacon knots and bacon wrapped sausage

Mini quiche and holiday wraps with cream cheese, swiss cheese, roast beef and garlic.

 Lisa's Marshmallow pops

 Cards that were place in the room. The definition of Pink and Brown. The colors that were chosen for the event

These cards were place around the room as a reminder of what we learned during the whole bible study.


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