Saturday, July 2, 2011

green spatula

I'm not good at plants. My husband and I have started an herb garden...several times. I forget to water them, or I over water them. I recently discovered that there is an easier way to bring plants into our home. Cake! While I don't have a green thumb, I do have a green spatula!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

sweet marketing ideas

It's like your momma always said, "The way to a man's heart is through his stomach". Who'da thunk the same principal would apply professionally as well? These mini cupcakes were ordered not only as a marketing tool, but also to gain access to the people who make decisions. Recent studies show that decision makers love cupcakes. lmao. I wish.

Monday, June 20, 2011


WARNING, this post features edible undergarments...but not that kind....oh man.

When I was asked by a friend to do a cake for a bachelorette party, I'll be honest, I got a little nervous. This is a family blog! No worries, they didn't want anything too scandalous.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Graduation Marathon 2011

We had a graduation marathon this year! Marathon? Yes! Two of my siblings graduated on the same day in different cities....HOURS apart. Both of them graduating on the same day caused a little hang up on what design the cake should be. I went back and forth trying to decide if I should do each mascot, something symbolizing each area of study, or one big cake that captured something about each of them. I finally decided to go for something more generic "graduation day". We were going to be driving all over South Louisiana as it was, the last thing I needed was extra stress of super complicated cakes to tote along.

Graduations always bring back fun memories of former classes and classmates. And naturally, I pulled out college and high school yearbooks and had a few laughs. And then it hit me! All the notes in said yearbooks were the best part. "Have a great life" and the more personal full page notes in bright pink ink from the BFF were the epitome of graduation. What if you could do that same thing with a cake? YOU CAN, all thanks to food color markers. :)

Saturday, May 28, 2011

april showers bring may flowers

It's been so long! And I know, I keep doing this. I either get so busy making cakes that I don't have time to tell you about them, or I get swamped with the "real job" or home projects that I don't have time to bake! No bueno. I need to work on this.

May is a month full of celebrations! (and I have so many cakes to show you!) But let's start with the most important...Mother's Day! My mom has always been my biggest fan. I was a cheerleader in high school and I'm pretty sure my mom was cheering for the cheerleaders louder than we were cheering for the actual team. Lately, her "cheering" comes in the form of comments to my posts. However, she is having issues posting comments lately, so each time I post something new she calls in her "comment" to make sure I know she has one.

Mom, you truly are the greatest! Thanks for being my best friend!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

season for showers

We moved! But even more important is that I finally got the computer to upload cake pictures!

The season of showers is upon us! Noting says congratulations on your upcoming life change (be it babies or marriage) like bite sized portions of delicious foods arranged on fancy trays, creative juice concoctions served in a bowl with floating chunks of fruit and ice, groups of women playing make-a-fool-of-yourself games, and CAKE!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


So I have a new brother-in-law, and while you expect to eventually have in-laws, it's hard to imagine what it will be like. I grew up with some pretty awesome siblings; we were, are, and always will be pretty tight. It's hard to imagine adopting someone completely new into such a tight group. I'm not even kidding when I say that we have a billion "inside jokes". How would someone new feel about ALWAYS not getting our jokes? We randomly rattle off movie lines (sometimes unconsciously) and expect each other to know what movie we're referencing. How will someone new keep up? We have secret passwords that are necessary to ensure a conversation is confidential. How will someone new....nevermind, they're not supposed to know the passwords. But you get the point.

Turns out! Adding someone new to the family dynamic is the coolest thing ever! No, they don't get the jokes...but we get to relive their creation by explaining their origin! No, they don't know all our movies...but we don't mind watching them again! And if we ever need to have a sibling-to-sibling secret conversation...sha-bam, password protected.

So my new brother-in-law adds a lot more to our family than your normal brother-in-law...he's from another country! He has a whole bucket load of other country things to bring to the table. Good things: He's got good jokes, good foods, he and my sister will have the cutest kids, he speaks another language, the list goes on. Bad things: because he speaks another language he is somehow uncommonly good at MadGab...the "boys team" now has a secret weapon.

Random facts: He speaks spanish, but did not grow up in Mexico. And as it turns out, not all Spanish speeking countries are taco eating countries. As a small joke, we celebrated his birthday last week with a taco cake!