One Direction Cake

I’m a bit behind on all the posts I want to write πŸ™‚ life is crazy in the fall. Last week I got to make a One Direction cake for a sweet girl turning 13 who loves the band. So I have to be honest here, I knew nothing about One Direction. Lots of research went into this cake so I got it right πŸ™‚ Continue reading “One Direction Cake”

Birthday Party, cakes, DIY, Kids, Reflections, stay-at-home-mom, Thankful Thursday

Shark Cake

Today is my sweet oldest Katie’s 7th birthday! We already had a fun big Frozen themed party with friends. The girls like to celebrate their birthdays together and have a party between their two birthdays. So on the actual day we let them choose what I make for dinner, make a small cake at home and have a few local family members over for cake πŸ™‚

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cakes, DIY

Purple, Elephants and Babies

Today we had a baby shower for my little sister! She is 7 months pregnant and having my very first niece, Sophia! We drove to Arkansas where her husband is from and held a luncheon shower. I had the honor of making her cake. The shower colors are purple and gray with lots of elephants because that is how the nursery is decorated. Continue reading “Purple, Elephants and Babies”

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Tractors and Flowers

Last weekend I had the privilege to make cakes for a wedding. I always feel honored to be asked to do cakes, but this one was extra special. The groom was in our youth group for a few years, graduated high school, went to college and then called my husband up last year asking him to perform his wedding. It meant a lot to my husband to officiate the wedding and a lot to me to make their wedding cake and groom’s cake. The family treats us like family and it was a beautiful union of a young man we’ve watched grow up and his lovely bride. I will share the cakes another day but today I am sharing another secret project I was working on. Three of the grandparents had birthdays near the wedding date, so to honor those grandparents at the rehearsal dinner the mother of the groom asked me to make some specialty cookies. Continue reading “Tractors and Flowers”

Birthday Party, cakes, Kids

Ninja Turtles Cake

I got the chance to make a ninja turtles birthday cake for a boy turning 6 this week! I was pretty excited/nervous because I wanted to make sure the details were all there for this little guy. I mean 6 year olds know their favorite characters really well am I right?! As I was doing this cake I found out my husband and several friends consider themselves ninja turtle fans (ahem… experts) from when we were that age πŸ™‚ so I had lots of help getting this just right! Continue reading “Ninja Turtles Cake”

Birthday Party, cakes, Kids

Wild Things Birthday Party!

Today is my son’s 4th Birthday! My youngest is 4?! Wow did that fly by… it’s been 4 wild years of learning to be a boy momma. A whole different experience from my girls that isΒ full of dirt, wrestling, cars and noise! One I would also not trade for anything in the entire world, because it has brought so much joy, love and excitement! He is so sweet with a healthy dose of rough and tumble. His favorite book right now is Where the Wild Things Are. So much so that I read it to him about 10 times a week or more! He pretends to be Max and so I just knew it would make the perfect birthday party theme. We had his party on Friday night since his birthday is on a Sunday.

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Giraffe Baby Shower Cake

This baby will be loved… yes, I know all babies are super loved on. Maybe I’m a bit biased, but the family I made this baby shower cake for loves on their own (they’ve sorta adopted us too) deeply. This family demonstrates such love they are known for it. I am honored to say they have shown me personally a lot of love. So again I repeat, this baby will be loved! The cake they asked for was a giraffe cake to feed about 40 people.

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