Thursday, November 6, 2014

Karate Cake

I helped my friend Virginia make this Karate Cake for a function.  The cake was chocolate with vanilla buttercream, Virginia did all the work, I was just there for advise, support and touch ups.  She did a great job and I can't wait to see what she makes next.  I made the patches, one for the front of the gi the other was the patch that is on the back.  I found that to be the most difficult part since I can't draw and that dragon patch was very detailed.  




Not a bad match, right?  I used edible markers and then colored in using gels mixed with alcohol. 


Thanks for looking. Have a great day.

Dee

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Lauren's Instagram Birthday Cake

My friend Michelle asked me to make a cake for her daughter's birthday.  While talking to her I asked what her favorite color (blue) was and tried to get ideas for what kind of cake she wanted.  While looking at all kinds of girly cakes she saw an instagram cake and said that was soooo cool.  So there sprung the idea. When we looked online at other cakes she pointed out a cute emoji.  I said "what's an emoji?" Yeah I am so up on today's lingo lol. I realized she meant the smiley faces....so hence this bright idea was born, she had no idea what I planned so it was a surprise for her.  I made 10 inch vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream. Covered it with fondant and made cake balls.  The cake balls were perfectly round but I had trouble with getting the coating smooth on each ball (hated this) and if you must know, cake balls are just too darn sweet with melted coating (yuck).  Anyway I had fun decorating each and making little faces on each emoji.   My kids helped with the faces, lots of fun for all.  The emojis took up most of my time, next time they will be flat disks on the side of the cake.  I wrote all over the cake and each written word had a # or an @.  This was just a fun cake to make. Happy Birthday Lauren!!!


Enjoy and have a great week.
Delia

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Quick birthday card for a friend who loves baseball.  The image is a Paper Pretties image and I used copic markers to color the image.  







Have a great week.
Enjoy, Delia

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Birthday card for Teen

Here is a card I made for my friend son's birthday who is 16 years old.  He loves video games so I thought this image was perfect.

I love my copic makers, they make any image pop with a little work.  Enjoy, Delia 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Cake for a friend

My friend Pat asked me for a small cake, something simple.  It had to be green and purple with the balls on the bottom.  She decided that the cake should have a cheerleading bow.  I looked online found a great tutorial and made my first bow.  The cake was 3-6 inch layers of vanilla cake with buttercream frosting with homemade fondant.  Here is the cake, no card for this post. 


Came out cute although I had some trouble with the fondant, I heard it was still delicious.  Happy Birthday Tiana.

Delia

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Melanie's 50th Birthday

Happy birthday to my friend Melanie.  For her birthday I made her a card and a cake.  She specifically requested an orange flavored cake and it had to be orange and be a New York Mets cake.  Here is what I came up with:

 


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Sofia's First Dance Recital and Thank You Cards

Sofia's first dance recital took place this week.  She couldn't have been happier, she absolutely loved every minute of it.  All the dance teachers were so patient and loving to the little ones, it was so great to be part of such a team.  Thank you Star Struck, I look forward to seeing you all in the Fall.  Here are some photos and cards I made for the Jen and Lisa.
 How cute of these little ones.  I would love to name them all but I am afraid I would mess up the spelling so I won't try.  My daughter is all the way right.
 I am hoping to make this photo black and white and crop it a little for my scrapbook.  I will probably call the page "The girls in Waiting" or something along those lines.

 I made this card using the Wall Decor Cricut cartridge and Sizzix Stars.  I have so much tulle so I decided to tape it onto a piece of black cardstock to have as the background. I added some bling and the card was done.    For the second card I used my stars roller and the same cricut cartridge.  I inked with Bermuda Bay and black memento.  Again I used the Sizzix Stars and bling it.  For an hour of work, I love how both cards came out.  Quick and easy.







Once again, thank you Star Struck!!!

Hugs Delia

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Princess Sofia's 5th Birthday!!!

Sofia turned five this year and I wanted her to have a special birthday party since she hasn't (as she told me) had a birthday party "in her whole life". So she decided on a princess party which my friend Michelle had mentioned a few times.  LOL she had all the princess decorations and tea set for the table.  We got together on New Year's Eve and discussed the venue, games, decorations etc.

I made the invitation and sent it out.  Here it is:
The address of the place and my phone number was removed.  I loved how it came out.  My cricut was not happy cutting glitter paper, I needed to change the blade several times.  Next time, I will have a few tricks up my sleeve for this type of cutting.  

My focus then became the cake and cake table.  With the princess theme, Sofia decided on a castle cake.  I searched out all the castle cakes I could find.  Looking at different turrets on the castles I knew what didn't want.  Nothing that would easily lean (so many of those in my search) and nothing with paper towel tubes.  Trust me I am no expert, I don't get sharp corners but the kids love it when they see a cake that is out of the ordinary.  I like the "wow" from the kids, it totally makes the hours of work worth it.  I like to have a totally edible cake, so I decided on making the turrets out of Rice Krispies (RK).  I was going to use a PVC pipe as a mold but being that it is not food safe, I canned that idea.  Instead, I decided to use ICE drink bottles and Pringles cans.  I sprayed the inside with Pam spray and compacted warm RK and added a skewer to the middle.  When they were almost cool, I  pulled out the RK and let them cool completely.  The next step was to cover the RK with white chocolate and let cool.  I was then able to smooth the chocolate out with my warm hands.

The cake took a while to put together and I had some great help.  Besides Sofia wanting to help out every step of the way, I had my niece Denise and my friend Mel stay up with me until 3AM and only stopped because I stated I was going to bed.  My sister Helena stepped in at about 1AM with her "helpful advise" and when I kiddingly told her to stop "criticizing", she said "I am not criticizing, I am just telling you what to do".  Well we couldn't stop laughing.  Helena always has the best intentions and she really knows how to jazz anything up, I love her dearly, thanks Helena for your thoughtful ideas LOL. 
 
I made the layers of vanilla cake a week before and froze them.  I covered them in buttercream frosting and let it harden in the refrigerator overnight.  I took out the cake and made the cut outs for the turret and again covered the whole cake with buttercream. 

Sofia and Mel kneaded and rolled out fondant and we covered the whole cake and the RK turrets.
 
I didn't finish everything I wanted, the top of the cake was suppose to have another tower/turret, just a small one to finish the look but I was too tired and I didn't have enough time, so I used a glass carriage that Michelle had for the top of the cake.  I think it looked great when it was finished.  Sofia LOVED it and that is all that counts in my book.  The kids at the party also love the cake and there were a lot of excitement over it. 


This was the table set up with all the princess decorations, seat covers and all the sandwiches were cut using a crown shaped cookie cutter.  We had pink lemonade in the tea pots and served it to all the girls their own tea cups.

The carriage in the background was painted by Sofia and I on a snow day.  I went down to the fabric store and obtained all I needed.  My idea was to have all the little girls peek their heads in for a photo. I am including a photo of each girls in their "thank you" cards.


Sofia walking in with Logan took my breath away and brought tears to my eyes, she was so happy and she is getting so big.  Logan didn't want to do it, but for $25, he was willing to escort his sister down the red carpet and walk back to escort each girl down the red carpet.     

I realized once the cake was on the table that I  forgot to bring photos to cover up the photos on the wall.  No one noticed but me but in everything I do, there is always something I forget no matter how organized I am.  

We had several games throughout the party and after each game each girl received a royal prize.  We had a total of 18 girls and my beautiful little girl was so happy and the smile on her face all day really was worth all the time it took to pull this party together.

The cake!! I was worried about it traveling.  I have never traveled with a cake before and this cake had to go 6 miles away, up a hill.  I was sure it was going to fall apart but it stayed together.  The two skewers into the RK horizontally and vertically through the turrets helped it all to stay together. 





 


Thanks for reading all about this great day.  Have a great day.  Hugs to all.  Dee