Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Glass Etching with Cricut

I just wanted to take a quick minute to share two mirrors I etched this morning before the hectic week begins. I have appointments every day until Friday. Then I have a cake order for Saturday and Sunday (I will be sure to post pics)!

Hello Kitty Greetings Cricut Cartridge
I cut the image at 6 1/2 inches (8 inch mirror) and used the silhouette feature.
Armour Etch- glass etching cream.

A Child's Year Cricut Cartridge, valentines key, cut at 4 1/2 inches
Armour Etch- Glass Etching Cream
Shelf Liner- it is clear and very sticky. Or contact paper works well too.

I purchased the mirrors and the clear shelf liner at my local dollar store. These make great gifts and they are very affordable!

If you have a Cricut these are so easy to do!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Cross Cake

This is a cross cake I did for a funeral luncheon, a beautiful tribute.

I used the Wilton Cross cake pan for the shape of the cake. It says it will only serve 12 people, but this being my 2nd cross cake (I was present for both servings) I found it will serve around 20. 

To make the roses I used Wilton tip 104. Put drop flowers on it and added leaves and the scroll work. I used paper doilies (spelling?) under the cake for a cleaner prettier look.

The cross only took me about 30 minutes to ice and decorate. Everyone loved the cake and thought it was beautiful!

Happy Baking!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Glass Etching, another hobby I recently started...

I just want to put some quick pictures up here of glass that I have been etching. These are all just practice pieces, don't judge to harshly now hehe!

I absolutely loves baking and this wine glass was a tribute to that! 
I also love wine, so this one is for me!

I have two pit bulls and they are my "babies". 
Although I don't put spiked collars on them. 
They are sweethearts.

New York Yankees

A Harley Davidson themed beer mug with the Harley logo and flames.

My First Blog Ever!

Please bear with me as this is my first time blogging.

So I guess I should just start by posting my latest cake!
This is a Toy Story cake for a little boys 1st birthday.

Cake details:
Bottom tier is 10in. (French Vanilla Cake, Vanilla Buttercream Icing)
Top tier is 8in. (Strawberry Cake, Vanilla Buttercream Icing)
The cake is fondant covered. The "wood" and "toy story" sign are a combination of gumpaste and fondant.

Here is how I made the "wood".... I colored marshmallow fondant and gum paste a light tan. Then I rolled it out and cut a combo of 4 1/2 inch, 4 inch and 3 1/2 inch strips. They were all approx. 1 inch wide. 

I took brown gel food coloring (I use Wilton) and a dry rough paintbrush, and "painted" the strips to get the wood grain look. I also used a little ivory color. After I put them on the cake I went over it again with water to even out the look and cover spots I missed. 

For the "sand" I used a fork to crush up Nutty Bars and sprinkled it around. Most people use Graham Crackers but I did not have any. Personally, I like the look and texture of the Nutty Bars better; especially because the mixture of colors!

The stars were dipped in a gum paste "glue" and then into yellow sugar crystals. The backs were covered with a thin layer of "glue" and adhered to the cake. Simple, right?!

Well... I hope this was a good blog for my first!
There will be more to come in the following days. I will be posting more of my cakes, cookies and cupcakes.
If you would like to know anything else about how this cake was made, please ask! That is why I am starting a blog. To help people with "tricks" in baking and to inspire ideas.
In the meantime check out my website:

Happy Baking!

I also want to make a shout out to Lauren at 40:31 Creations! She encouraged me to start this blog to display my work. If you ever need custom invitations, cards, or layouts- she is your woman! She is very talented at what she does and very creative!
She also just came out with her very own line of stamps!!
Check them out here!