Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Summer Mantel

Finally I was able to decorate *some* of my house for summer. I have been way too busy lately. Baking cakes, summer vacation with two boys, goes on and on. Anyway lets get right to my fireplace mantel decorated up for summer. I went very simple. Our house is for sale and I did not want to overdo anything. My instinct is to always overdo..but in the spirt of "staging" our house for potential house buyers, I went simple. Here is the finished mantel:

The dog is sleeping in the bathroom right there.
Up close

and one more big overall shot:

Thanks for checking out my mantel


Saturday, June 4, 2011

First Birthday Cake

Just wanted a quick post with an idea I had for a first birthday cake. I love how the first birthday child usually has their own cake to eat/smash/smoosh all over face. I had a cake order for a little girls first birthday cake recently and I wanted a unique little cake. Here is a picture of the large cake. The mother wanted a bow, all pink and while, and pearls. This is what I came up with:

Now here is what I came up with for the little girls own cake.
A two tiered mini cake just for the birthday girl!

Here is the finished cake. Thanks for checking out my cakes!