When I taught, I had the opportunity to meet and teach with Colleen. She's been very sweet to get me to do birthday cakes for the boys sine then. This time around it was a Philadelphia Eagles cake for hear son Sean. He had been to an NFL-themed birthday party a little while before and the cake was of one of the professional football teams (I can't remember which one). He really liked it and wanted to do the same kind of thing with his favorite team, the Eagles. It worked out perfectly that his favorite player's number is 10 and this was to be his 10th birthday. I was able to incorporate the jersey into the design as part of the "happy 10th Birthday." I don't know, but I sensed there was possibly a little competition to see which of the cakes ended up being the coolest, Sean's or the other boy's... I wonder which one won?? Hope you had a great birthday, Sean!
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
There's another Julia besides my own that I've been doing birthday cakes for, and this one's 15 years older than mine! This was a big deal for Julia-- her 18th birthday!! She LOVES Elvis. Last year I did a Jail House Rock Elvis themed cake for her. You can see that post here. This year she wanted and Elvis cake from the movie Blue Hawaii. People are difficult to do in icing, but thankfully Elvis has some distinctive features that make it a little easier to know that it's him. Happy 18th Birthday, Julia!!
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Friday, December 23, 2011
In November my friend Lisa threw a baby shower for our friend Kathleen. Kathleen was expecting her 2nd child and at the time didn't know whether that would be a boy or a girl. The shower was teddy bear themed, with brown and cream as the color scheme. Polka dots were also incorporated. For the cake I also added a little yellow to the mix. Kathleen has since had the baby, a precious son named Jonah!! Thank you, Lisa, for having me do the cake. Kathleen, we are delighted for you!!
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
My little girl Julia turned 3 back in November. She had a "barnyard bash" for her party, so everything was farm-themed. She had such a great time and it was a really fun theme to use for planning games, food, favors, and decor. We had quite a few kids there and lots of their parents and Julia's family members, too, so I did cupcakes for the kiddos to look like pigs, ducks, and sheep. I did a cake for the adults that had cow print all around the sides and a barn on the top. Unfortunately I don't have a picture of the cupcakes, but there is a picture of the cake. Happy Birthday, my sweet Julia! You are such a gift!