Friday, August 29, 2008

Money Cake

My husband's cousin turned 14 recently. He asked for money to buy shoes, rather than presents, so I figured I'd carry that into his cake. 

Friday, August 1, 2008

Happy 8th Birthday!

I made this for Hannah's actual birthday when family came over for cake and ice cream. Rather than tinting the frosting, I bought strawberry frosting (yummy). Perhaps compared to others, this cake is less impressive, but it shows that you can make something out of the ordinary without being over the top....Andrea

Thursday, July 31, 2008


I made this for a birthday for a friend of ours whose nickname is Aquaman. I wasn't convinced that I could make the face look right, so instead, I took his picture and printed it out from the computer and stuck in on the cake....Andrea

Monday, July 21, 2008

The Globe

I made this for our daughter, Hannah's 8th birthday. She loves geography, so I made her a globe. I included the last picture so you could see how I constructed it....Andrea

the Americas


Europe, Africa, and part of Asia

the solution to the mystery of the core of the earth :)

Friday, June 27, 2008

An ode to our Mom

Every 4th of July, my mom made a chocolate cake flag cake. She meticulously cut Twizzlers for the red stripes. I just bought the bite-sized ones.

I always hoped she would make it a white cake as I don't like chocolate cake. So this year, as I made my first, I planned to make chocolate to uphold the tradition. Happily for me, when I went to get a cake mix from my pantry, I discovered that I only had white. Too bad so sad. haha.

Ryan (18 months) approves.


Baby Shower

This was for my sister-in-law's shower in May. Laura chose a jungle theme for her baby's room, so I made a giraffe cake. I used 2 9x13 cakes and cut them to shape.

Joshua Daniel arrived 3 days early on June 6. We're so happy to have him in our family :-)

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Wedding Cake

Our first wedding cake. It was a big task, but a lot of fun. We were happy with how it turned out. Thankfully, this is one we did together. The flowers are real.
We also did the flowers...

Thursday, June 5, 2008


I used a type of fondant for this cake. I covered the cake with green, and then cut out flowers and pressed them on....Andrea

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Book Cake

I made this cake for the teachers at our daughter's school. This week is Teacher Appreciation week. (I used a new kind of frosting which I think I need more practice with. I had a hard time managing it. It is a type of fondant, but not made with almond paste.)....Andrea

Monday, May 19, 2008

Dog Cake

My sister-in-law and I made this cake for my mother-in-law's birthday. It's a pound cake with a LOT of frosting to build up the face, legs & tail. It resembles my mother-in-law's dog, Cody.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Mops Cake

I attend a Mothers of Preschoolers group and tomorrow is our last meeting of the year. I made this butterfly cake for the meeting.

Monday, March 24, 2008

My Husband is a Genius

These cookies were his idea. Deviled Egg Cookies. I shaped 1/2 of an egg out of sugar cookie dough and baked them. Then I frosted the bottom side (which was flat from baking) white and the put the yellow on top. Lastly, I sprinkled them with a little red sugar....Amanda

Friday, March 14, 2008

Shamu, the Killer (Orca) Whale

This was made for my son, Jay's sixth birthday party. We recently went to Sea World, and the kids loved it....Andrea

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

An Apple for the Teacher

This apple is a present for our daughter's student teacher who will be leaving her school after tomorrow. I baked the cake in a glass bowl, and when it was not quite done, I pricked it in the center causing it to fall a little in the middle....Andrea

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Wedding Cake

I made this for my sister-in-law's wedding shower. I will be making her wedding cake, so this was kind-of a practice round. Overall I was pretty pleased with it....Andrea

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Strawberry Shortcake

I made this as a"cookie cake" for Hannah's half birthday. She can't celebrate her real birthday at school since it is in July, so I arranged with her teacher to celebrate her half birthday. So, on Thursday, January 31st, she will be seven and a half....Andrea

Monday, January 28, 2008

Ryan's Penguin

I got this idea from my sister (see Julia's 1st birthday). I used it for Ryan's 1st birthday this past weekend... Amanda

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Batman Symbol

This was for Daniel's fourth birthday....Andrea