Sunday, March 30, 2014

A Happy Bunny Cake and a few Surprises!

I have been thinking about a very simple cake design with PEEPS on top. So silly I know but I have never made a PEEPS cake.

It would be a small cake, covered with pipped white grass and the PEEPS perched on top. It would be cute and very simple!

A few days later, I decided to just do it. I was driving myself insane thinking about it so much.

I do that kind of thing. Do you? I think I have told you before that most of the simple projects I take on somehow become bigger, more complex and the most time consuming. It is true. Just don't remind the hubster of this this, please.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

How to Make "Clean" White Bread

I am happy today. Do you want to know why?


I am happy to report to you that I have successfully made white yeast bread.

I have always be scared of yeast - not sure why but now looking back, there was no reason to be scared.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Lady Bug 1st Birthday Party

I am excited to share Madison's 1st "lady bug" birthday party with you!

I get just a wee-bit excited when I get to be involved in 1st birthday parties. I have yet to see one that is not a 10+ on the cuteness scale.

This one is no exception.

It is all about lady bugs today. It is no secret that lady bugs are cute but when you add the cuteness of a one-year-old, the cuteness goes off the charts.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Seashell Cake

Are you like totally over the cold, wet Winter yet?

I am.

Seems like this Winter has been unpredictable is many ways. Warm sunshine, below zero temps, massive snow, lots of rain and even thunderstorms. Crazy.

I was excited when my sister requested a beach themed birthday party this year. She said she is over the cold and the snow and ready for Spring. 

I can relate. So am I.

I decided to make her a seashell/ocean cake. There was only one problem. I have never made fondant seashells before and in my town, I just can't go out and buy seashell molds.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Vintage Tupperware Party

A few weeks into the New Year, I went into major "funk" mode. This has happened to me a few times in the past. When the Winter funk comes on it happens fast and hits hard.

The excitement of the Fall and holidays were gone and to be honest, I didn't know what to do with myself. I tried to keep busy with hobbies and this and that but I had a semi-sad feeling going on and a bit of boredom.

You know how it is. It can bring on the lazies too. The couch turned into my best friend. No motivation to do anything. I hate when this happens.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

How do you Measure up on the LOVE Scale?

I have been thinking about Valentine's Day for the past few weeks because I love to make Valentine's Day sweets. I have made a few too many - just because I like too.

The Valentine sweets are so cute with all the reds, pinks and whites. And have you check out the Valentine isles in the stores? Colorful, cute-ness overload.

Valentine's Day is the big love day of the year, you know.

It is easy to show love with lots of candy, roses, chocolate dipped strawberries, jewelry and nice dinners. Yes. That's easy.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Let's Decorate a Cake

Hello. My name is Donna and I am an addict.

A cake addict.

The last time I checked there was no cure. I admit, I don't check often.

Oh well.

When there is no cure, I deal with it by making and eating more and more cakes.

Oh well. Oh well. Such is life.