Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Jamie Cake: doTERRA

My daughter Jamie decorated a doTERRA Essential Oil Bottle for my birthday cake this year.  Very creative!  She takes after her mama :)

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes

I found these printable cake toppers.  The cupcakes are strawberry flavored and of course strawberry decorated.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Hobbit & LOTR Party & Mount Doom Cake

My son loves Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings.  Not just the movies, but he has read the Hobbit more than once and even wrote his own abridged version.  Our kids get a big party for ages 5 & 9 so when he turned 9 of course he chose this theme.  Unfortunately it has been a crazy winter and we had ice and snow this day.  Our good friends made attempts to drive out anyways, but some had to turn around.  Thankfully some did make it.

We begin with the corner tree, made of brown paper mailing paper.  And fake leaves.

I hand drew this map of Middle Earth.  White crayon helped shade in the water.

The cake could have fed an army if everyone had come.  It was a huge base made to look like the Ring.  I used a whole can of gold spray coloring.  The mountain was rice cereal treat.

Complete with a Lego Frodo of course climbing Mt. Doom with the ring.

The whole family dressed up.  Josie was Gollum.  She's standing in front of the Hobbit Hole I drew for the wall.

Gianna and I were wood elves.  I'm supposed to be Legolas.

Jamie was Arwen.

Nana was Galadriel (that's her wedding dress).

Dad was Bilbo.  (of course with Frodo JP)

Yes, we even have a "Ring".  (the shirt says "my precious")

Gandalf showed up (Cousin Matthew)

The rest of the Dragon PiƱata.

 The Menu:
(not shown:  Took Tea, Legolas Lemonade, and Water from Running River)

Jamie did all of the signs and studied the LOTR fonts.

The Birthday Boy

We played a "Riddles in the Dark" Scavenger Hunt Game.  And in addition to the cake was golden rings (butter rum Lifesavers) and riddles in the dark chocolate (kisses).

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Paleo Cupcakes

Last year it was gluten-free.  This year we are on a crazy candida diet.  So we are going for Sugar-Free too.  These were Paleo Cupcakes with a Truvia Frosting.  They were actually SO delicious!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Little Mermaid Mini Cake

Adjusting to having 5 kids mean I'm looking for simple, simple, simple.  Again, I was able to use small toys to decorate the cake.  Blue spray for the ocean effect.  Brown Sugar for the "beach".  

Friday, June 6, 2014

Toy Story Cupcakes

My cupcakes are more and more simple these days.  A simple pattern, themed papers, small action figures, and paper toppers is all you need.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Pixar Planes Birthday

My son loves the movie Planes.  That's what we did for his 8th birthday!  (do you see any shapes in the clouds?  Like a number maybe?)