Friday, June 3, 2011

Recital Time!

Today is the DAY. The boys have their piano recital!!!

After the recital we'll have a small reception at church. Everybody will bring a dish to share.  This year, I didn't know what to make but I knew that I wanted to play with my Cricut Cake again.  I called Pilar and talked to her about baking together one more time, her kids are in the recital also.  So we put hands to work.  We are a good baking team. :)

I looked on line for ideas on "Musical Cakes" and  I got inspired by a picture posted at  Here is our creation.

We used wooden dowels (5/16" x 36") to shaped the fondant and make it look like ribbons. If you are going to try, grease the dowels first with a little bit of Crisco before you roll the the fondant strips.

 I cut the music notes with my Cricut Cake using My ScrapChick file "Piano Players". Cute file!!

And here it's what I made with the leftover batter.  Cupcakes!!!

Using the regular Cricut, I cut a doily for the tray and made some wrappers for the cupcakes. I used some old music sheets from a book that I bought at Half Price Books.  If you need to do projects that involve music, it's the best way to go instead of trying to find scrapbook music looking paper.  (If I want the music sheets to look aged I used Distressed Inks).


  1. Whoa! This is absolutely fabulous!! Love how this came out!

  2. Thanks Elaine! Are you feeling any better?? I'll call you on Monday.

  3. The cake is gorgeous!! I love that blue fondant!