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! 

And We're Back!

It has been a crazy, busy and wonderful year! I got married last summer, and although that in no way makes up for my terrible (lack) of blogging efforts, it was a whole bunch of fun! I spend most of my time before the wedding preparing for the wedding. Some people don't like planning their wedding. I LOVED it! Every minute of it. Even though this is a cake blog, indulge me by letting me show a few pictures of all the wedding projects. (although i'll try to keep the craft posts short and sweet!) But today is looking at wedding cakes, more specifically, my wedding cakes!

I made both my cakes before the wedding... some tips if you are making your own wedding cake make it out of Styrofoam. I made the cake the week before, but it settled during the week and got kind of lumpy looking. (forgive me.... when I'm making someone elses wedding cake I do it the day before but this wasn't an option this time!)

 I made all the flowers on the cake out of gum paste and the MR & MRS sign was an Easter weekend well spent!

All the work I did on the wedding cake and the sign was almost (not quite, but almost) pointless... because everyone LOVED the grooms cake! My husband is a pretty big starwars fan so as a surprise I made him a Millennium Falcon grooms cake! It took my mom and I a full weekend (the bachelor party weekend as a matter of fact) to make the cake. We even got to have a bit of an adventure with a jig saw! All in the name of making the great cake!

 I ordered the figures on Amazon.... I think the seller was shocked that i was going to take them out of the original packaging! (don't worry.. they aren't collectibles... they were less than 5 bucks each!)

My mom spend a good amount of time making the gun at the top accurate... doesn't it make the whole cake complete? 

Cutting the cake with a light saber... pretty fitting right? The groom and groomsman got them as gifts from me the morning of the wedding. we had a blast with them!
(My mom made the bridesmaid dresses and the top to my dress, aren't they great?) 

Anyway... thank you for letting me indulge with my wedding post! (there may be one... or two more...) 

Happy Baking!