Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Roots Tech Cake Competition with Guest Judge Buddy Valastro

 My first ever Cake Competition........and I won second place in the Graduation Category! I can hardly believe it. With over a hundred hours put into making this cake it was a real boost to get such a great prize from Orson Gygi! I am so excited to shop there and find some new tools to use in baking! I feel so blessed and honored to be a finalist especially when there were so many fantastic looking cakes at the show! I met a great group of bakers who have the same dreams!
The best part about the competition was meeting Buddy Valastro and having him sample my cake! What a dream come true! I got a couple pictures with him and I will be posting those later. :) A shout out to Roots Tech and the amazing crew who put on the cake competition! Rachel Hixon was a delight to work with and a great organizer. Thanks so much everyone!
This billboard was just off I-15 in SLC! A fun way to remember the cake competition!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Fondant Birthday Cake for a Physicians Assistant

This was a fun cake to make. I used Buddy Valastro's chocolate cake recipe as well as the chocolate frosting recipe from his Cake Boss recipe book. It was good to try something different. His outstanding cakes have inspired me to make fun looking cakes. Visiting his bakery in Hoboken, NY was one of my favorite memories! I was hoping to see him, but he wasn't there and I got a picture with his sweet sister instead. 



Friday, January 6, 2017

Holiday Cream Cheese Snowflake Cupcakes



Holiday cream cheese snowflake cupcakes. YUM! The snowflakes were made by piping warm white almond chocolate onto parchment paper and then allowed to dry. I love the Christmas feel with the Snowflakes on top of the cupcake!

Sour Patch Fondant Birthday Cake


Sour Patch Cake and Ice cream at Boondocks. I made my own cake board using layers of cardboard that were glued together. Green Foil under a layer of cellophane finished the board off. Easy Peasy!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Welcome Home Cowboy Cake


My nephew is finally home! Welcome elder! Here is his cowboy John Deere Cake. He was a fantastic missionary and has a bright future ahead of him. This cake was a tribute to him and show off all the things he loves! Everything Cowboy!




Thursday, November 17, 2016

November Ganache Floral Cake

November Ganache Birthday cake for my lovely Mother! She deserves the best. I love to put my two favorite things together. Flowers and Cake! What a lovely combination. Too good to eat!

Pepperoni and Olive Birthday Cake

Pepperoni and olive Birthday Cake! Fooled my son by placing this cake in a pizza box and had it delivered to our front door. Fun times! So delicious.

Ganache Floral Birthday Cake

Chocolate Ganache Floral Birthday cake for a sweet friend!

Friday, September 9, 2016

Snickers Gluten Free Cake


For all those snickers lovers out there! How about eating a plate of Snickers. Full of caramel, nuts, cake and chocolate! Homemade with loads of goodness!

Friday, July 15, 2016

Calvin & Hobbes Cake



Calvin & Hobbes homemade cake for my younger brother! He loved to read Calvin & Hobbes comics when he was young. We would laugh our heads off while reading from the books!


Cars Themed Birthday cake with Frank Chasing!

My son is obsessed with the Disney Cars movie! He is scared of Frank (the tractor) but wanted Frank to be the focal point on his birthday cake...in full speed chasing Mater and Lightning! I bought a Lightning Race Car Track and used the cars and parts to decorate his cake.  A fun way to get new toys!!

6th Grade Graduation School Backdrop


 A quick and easy 'dollar store' Graduation Backdrop for 6th Graders! A fun way to capture those great last day of school memories! 

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Spring Tulips in Utah!

There is nothing more beautiful than bright red tulips blooming in the Spring! My yard has splashes of red and yellow in Spring! I love being a master gardener and enjoying the fruits of my labor! God created a beautiful world and I am happy to be living in it and working with the earth.



Christmas Snowman Pieced Quilt




This is my most recent quilt creation. A lady I visit teach gave me a wonderful jellyroll of Christmas fabrics and so I cut them down into rectangles and sewed them together to make a small lap quilt. I love the colors and the simpleness of the quilt pattern.

Pink Fondant Rose Cake

My daughter and I made this cake out of pink fondant and buttercream frosting. We had a lovely time working together to make these cute roses. Not bad for our first attempt!

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Baby Blue Feet Cupcakes

Fondant covered chocolate cupcakes for a baby shower. All handmade with homemade fondant. A great addition to a baby shower. So simple and eye catching.

Tree house Cake

I made this tree house cake for my son's birthday. He enjoys climbing trees and making forts up high at his grandmas house. She is awesome and lets the grand kids nail boards into her pine trees. They have endless fun building and using their creativity. 

Corn on the Cob Cake

I made this corn on the cob cake for my husband right after a great harvest of corn in our garden! It is only missing a worm! I added that later. :) I think he enjoyed it and the cake was a surprise to him.

Lemon Bunt Cake


Delicious Lemon Bunt Cake to brighten someone's birthday!

Carmel Popcorn Cake

Homemade Carmel Popcorn Cake

Mario Brothers blue mushroom cake

Mario Brothers blue mushroom cake.

Chocolate Crossword Cake


I made this chocolate Crossword Cake for my mom! I love her and thought this crossword puzzle cake would make her smile. She does puzzles in the newspaper all the time.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Cars Cake with Bumpy Road

Here is a cars cake for my 3 year old with a bumpy cracked blacktop. 

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Soccer Field Cake

My son loves competition soccer and plays it all the time! Here is his obsession in an edible form. Go Team!

Monday, February 1, 2016

BYU Football Smash Cake

This BYU football smash cake was made for my nephew! His parents are Y fans and had me make it for them for their son's birthday! It was a sight to see the little guy smash into this cake. None for the adults...sorry.