Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Hungy Caterpillar Party for Chuck Norris

My nephew Enrico and his wife Leslie moved back to the East Coast just in time to celebrate their baby's 1st birthday (Felix Orion aka Chuck Norris).  Leslie picked the Hungry Caterpillar theme for the party (thanks to Eric Carle for this all-time favorite children's book).  As usual,  I volunteered to make the cake/cupcakes.  But I won't take credit for this project.  My daughter Ana came home to help me and she practically made all the decorations on the cake and cupcakes.

Behold the artist's handiwork:

She was a little OCD'ish with the caterpillars.  They came out so perfect and cute!

Here they are assembled:

There are more pictures on Leslie's blog.  She did a great job with the decorations - all handmade from recycled cardboard and cereal boxes. 

I am so looking forward to doing more crafts and cakes with Leslie and Ana.

Friday, May 25, 2012

King of the Remote

For my husband's 50th birthday, I made this cake to depict how he unwinds at the end of a hard day at work.  I also made a flat screen tv set but it did not fit the 6 inch cake.  Honestly, we both fall asleep in front of the tv every night.

Here's the birthday boy... the king of my heart...

It was really scary lighting up 50 candles on a small cake.  We had to rush the candle-blowing before the smoke alarm went off.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Princess Party for Emma

I can't believe it... Emma is 4.  This year's party theme was Disney princesses and Emma requested a Princess Auwowa cake.  Despite the cake mishaps (2 failed batches of cupcakes, melting frosting and not enough cake and fondant for Princess Auwowa's skirt), the final outcome was good and the party was a success.

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My niece did a great job with the decorations and the party games and craft activities and food.

Princess Emma had a great time ...

and so did the other princesses ...

And they all got to kiss the prince and princess frogs...

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Noah's 1st Birthday

Noah is Emma's baby brother and he loves Elmo.  So for his 1st birthday party, his mom had to go with the Elmo theme.  

Below is the Elmo I made for the top of his cupcake tiers.

And here he is with all the cupcakes:

Oh I just wanted to show this picture my husband took.  Elmo had to stay in the fridge overnight because it was so humid.  So when my husband opened the fridge in the morning, he was greeted by this cute guest.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Welcoming Chuck Norris

Our nephew and his wife are expecting a baby boy (soon) and so my husband and I drove millions of miles away to visit them.  One of the things we brought them (which I made) was this diaper truck.  The back of the truck is loaded with more baby stuff (clothes, bibs, toys, etc.).

They won't tell us what they're naming the baby before the baby is born so for now we decided to call him Chuck Norris.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day

I made this carrot cake for my husband for Father's Day with the help of my kids.  Here's to the master of the grill, a great dad and husband!  We love you very much!!!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Nature of

My daughter Ana and her senior class had their final art show last Wednesday.  The title of the show was "The Nature of".  To go with their theme, I made this tree stump cake for their show opening.

Here are the graduating artists...

And here is one of Ana's installations "The Beach"...