Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Let it Snow, let it snow...

It is hard to believe that we are just 5 days away from Christmas, and we here in New England don't have any of the white stuff on the ground!  In fact, we haven't seen it since the October storm that left us without electricity for 4 days.  I'm not saying I want a blizzard or anything, but just a little dusting might add to the spirit of the season.  I'm starting to feel like all the bloggers I follow that live down south.  We went to cut down our Christmas tree wearing fleeces and sneakers!  Oh well, if mother nature isn't providing the snow, how about some little buttercream snowmen.  I think I love this plain little guy best of all.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Microbiology Cake

When it comes to the most interesting themed cake I've made thus far, this one takes the cake!  It is a microbiology themed cake complete with a microscope, cells, germs, viruses and DNA.  One layer is chocolate cake and the other is yellow cake with a hint of almond.  They're filled with chocolate buttercream and iced in buttercream with fondant decorations.  I hope I succeeded in making germs & viruses look appetizing!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Purple Polka Dot Cake

This cake is for a little girl's 6th birthday.  She wanted a rainbow cake (6 layer cake: red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple) with purple frosting, polka dots and a big pink bow.  Happy Birthday Emily, hope you like your Purple Polka Dot Cake!

This is what the inside of the cake looks like.

Birthday Wishes

I recently had the opportunity to support a great charity, Birthday Wishes.  This charity provides birthday parties for homeless children.  Kake donated a gift certificate for a cake to be raffled off for Birthday Wishes.  Check out their link if you get a chance:

Friday, December 2, 2011

Movember Moustache Men

A friend ordered these cupcakes for a bake sale at his work.  When he first told me that the theme of the bake sale was "facial hair", I was slightly horrified.  He then explained that all of the men in his office had been growing moustaches during November Movember to raise money and promote awareness of cancers that affect men.  Here is a link to the foundation that his company raised money for: http://www.degregorio.org/