Friday, July 27, 2007

This is me

Today, I thought that instead of showing you things other people have done, I'd show you some things that I've done. This will give you a picture of what I enjoy to do.....and how I'm a little crazy about details!

First I've included some pictures of a baby shower I threw last year for my friend Beckie. I don't have a picture of the invitation, but first I designed that, and then I designed the cake and decorations around it. I'm totally into details and I love how it's the small details that really stand out and pull a theme together.

The next picture is of a wedding cake I did for someone at church last fall. She gave me total creative freedom. So I decided to try something new. I covered it in thin layers of white chocolate. It was a bit of a risk, but it turned out pretty cool. First I have the pic of it completed at my house, and then the pic of the final presentation at the wedding.

This is a picture from my daughter's 5th birthday. The detail I wanted to point out was the chairs. I took pillow cases and "slipcovered" the chairs to dress them up and make the table seem special. It was so easy, but it added so much! Also, your table chandeliers are a great thing to use to add height to your table presentation by hanging things from them.

Here is a fun idea for dessert if you are planning a little dinner party, or even for a girlfriends birthday. They are ice cream "cappuccino cups" I bought the chocolate covered bowls from cold stone and then I made the question mark shaped handles to hang off the side. Fill it with some sort of coffee flavored ice cream, top with whip cream and chocolate shavings and voila! It's sooo simple and it makes people say WOW!

besides cake decorating and hosting I love to decorate. Here are some pics of my daughter's room. These pics are actually from when we first moved in. I had to use this one becuase I wish it still looked like this! This was when she was still little and therefore before she started collecting "junk" and storing it in her room! She wants to keep everything! So please indulge me in reminiscing about the good ole days!

Well, that gives you a broader picture of some of the things I enjoy doing. I'll share some of my computer design stuff soon.


  1. You have a beautiful gift! Thanks for sharing...with us all in so many ways...

  2. love, love, love those ice cream bowls. great idea!

  3. Hi, I'm not sure exactly how I stumbled upon your site, but I love it! You are so creative. My twins first birthday is coming up soon and I want to do a polka dot theme. Your cake is you mind sharing the details?

  4. Just found your blog through Creative Blogs and just wanted to tell you that your cakes look great! I particularly love the one with the white chocolate.


  5. Ooh, love the slipcovered-with-pillowcases idea for dressing up chairs. So clever!


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