Monday, August 30, 2010

Art Pallette cookies

These were so fun to do!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Monkeys and Beaches :)

I know this picture is small, but I hope you can see the cake.  It was a monkey theme and super cute.  My cousin Vicky helped me to do this cake, it was for her son's 1st birthday in June.  We covered the cake in green-dyed coconut to make it look like a jungle theme.  Vicky made monkeys out of gumpaste and we used a cupcake on top to make a little "hut".  So fun!

monkey cookies!

Vicky's step-daughter, Maggie, was also celebrating her birthday that weekend. (One day after Alex's!)  So we made her a beach theme cake.

Oliver's birthday!

Its been a long time since I've posted- things have been busy here!  We just moved, which has been crazy busy, but we are so happy.  Thrilled, in fact. :)  My kitchen has expanded exponentially and I love it.  This weekend was Oliver's birthday party, so I got to break in my new kitchen making Oliver's birthday cake and cookies.  My oven is *very* hot (I have to decrease my temps by about 50 degrees!) so its an adjustment.  I ended up staying up super late doing all the stuff for his party, so the cake ended up being less elaborate than I originally wanted, and the cookies didnt have Mickey faces on them, but thats ok. For the first time, Oliver got really excited about a cake! he was THRILLED with his cake and that totally made my day. 

So here's the cake and cookies!