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Hey Everyone! I just wanted to write a quick post to let you know that I've started a new website! I'm (slowly) moving these posts over to the new website and I'll be adding some new cake posts as well as branching out and posting about parties, crafts and DIY home projects! Here is the link, check it out and let me know what you think!

Kate Spade Styled Mothers Day Dinner

Alright... so not really a cake post, and first post in a while, but Happy Belated Mothers Day to all the Mothers out there! We celebrated with a dinner party at our house for our favorite moms. It was a squeeze but a tonne of fun! #smallhousebigparty!

I am a huge Kate Spade fan, and decided that mothers day is a great time to celebrate all things girly!

I had a great time crafting for the party, my favourite craft was the mini balloon letter cake toppers! check these out...
The cake turned out pretty good too! It was a classic sponge cake (super easy, 8 eggs, 1 1/4 cup sugar and 1 1/4cup flour, beat the sugar and eggs till frothy then fold in the flour. Bake at 350 for 25-30 mins) with buttercream and fresh fruit. I also made a sweet cream and raspberry icecream to go with it. 

Another super easy, and cheap craft with high impact is the tissue paper tassels that you see pretty much everywhere. 

I choose light pink (since that was the table cloth I had on hand.. read: borrowed from my Mom) and added in the bold black and white graphic prints and then tried my hand at the mixed metal trend. I have a few copper things on hand, brass candle sticks and my china has a silver on it. The table runner? wrapping paper from the dollar store! same with the paper on buffet!

 I also printed out a few Kate Spade quotes and put them in dollar store frames that I painted silver/copper and gold. They said things like "She leaves a trail of glitter wherever she goes" and added a cute talking point at the table.

Instead of buying two bouquets for the Mom's, I split up a few little bouquets and put the flowers in my copper mugs that I got for Christmas from my MIL and a few beer bottles that I spray painted silver. Overall it really added to the girly-ness of the table.

But my favorite part.... the bow napkins!

All in all it was a great party with good food and great company! Hope you all had a fantastic mothers day!

Planes, Trains and Automobiles.

 The second cool grooms cake for the week! This will be a short post, but a neat one! My cousin got married last April (almost a year ago! Happy Almost 1 year Anniversary!) and she asked for a grooms cake that looked like her now husbands car!

 She sent me a picture and I did my best! I think it turned out pretty good... but the next time I make a car cake I'm going to do it more like the Millennium Falcon, I would build a wood base and decorate the car around it, so it looks more like the wheels are supporting the car.

I love the cans hanging off the back.. they are by far my favorite part! 

Anyway, Happy Baking!