Thursday, August 25, 2011

Birthday Cake

Last week was a busy week. The boys went back to school, we had friends over for dinner and I baked a birthday cake for my friend's daughter on Saturday.

This time I used premade fondant from The Sweet Wise.  I bought a fondant mat a while ago and it came with this package of Elite Fondant. I had been using my homemade marshmallow fondant in all my cakes but I want it to used this premade and see if it was different from the one that Michael's sells.  Let me tell you, it was sooooo good not only was it easy to work with, but it tastes delicious.

This was the first time that I used "The Mat" and I'm in love with it.  It was so easy, no messy counter tops either!! Can I say it again?? ......Love it!! If you are curious about this mat go and watch their video.

The cake base was made out of three cardboard rounds put together with double sided tape. I covered it with pink cake foil from the local cake supply store.  I also covered the edge with ribbon from Hobby Lobby.

And here it's my cake:

The cake was a buttermilk yellow cake with apricot buttercream filling. Yummy!!!

Close up of the gum paste daisies.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Back to School

The fun is over!!! My boys will start school tomorrow :(

In a way, they are excited to start a new year as a 7th and 3rd graders. I can't believe it, my babies are growing up soooo fast.

Tomorrow they'll meet their new teachers, get their schedules, take supplies to school, and most important thing according to them: see their buddies! :)

We are not the only ones getting ready for this new school year. The teachers has been at school for the last two weeks working and making sure that everything is ready.  I wanted to do something to thank them for their work and to welcome them back.

I used one of Lauren Meader's templates, "Pack a Picnic". I loved her templates and her svg from her Pretty Packinging Collection.

Here is the final product:

I decided to try with different papers.

For the bright colors, I used Echo Park Paper. The green Paper is  from their "Summer Days"  collection and The red from their "For The Record" collection. The ribbon is from Michael's and I colored a Prima white flower with Copic Marker R29 to match the paper.

The second choice was using vintage colors. For the box I used  "Chilled Strawberry Soup" from Jillibean Soup. The lid paper is "Sophisticates" by Stephanie Hunt. The ribbon came from Michael's and I colored the Prima flower with Alcohol ink "Cranberry".

Here is a picture of both designs together

Inside I put body lotion and anti-bacterial hand gel from Bath & Body Works.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

That's Hot!!!

First, Thanks Yolie for letting me be one of your guest. I love it. This is sooo HOT!!!

I had so much fun getting ready for this hop.  Ordinarily we spend our summers in Spain, this year we did not go. My oldest son's birthday is at the end July so he has never had a party at home with his friends until this year. I decided to give him a HOT birthday party.

Here are my projects for this HOT summer hop:

Welcome ALOHA banner

To create this banner I used K&Company paper from their Citronella collection.  The font is Hawaiian Punk (downloaded free)  and I cut it via SCAL2. The Palm tree, flip flops and hibiscus are from Lettering Delights, Mahalo collection. The ribbons came from JoAnn's, Michaels and Hobby Lobby.

More details:


Here is the HOT cake!

The cake decorations are made out of gum paste and fondant. The palm trees have pretzel trunks and the leaves are cut with the Cricut Cake (don't remember the name of the file).  The surf board is from Lettering Delight collection "Mahalo" and cut with the Cricut Cake.  The beach hut is actually a frosting container with mini pretzels glued to it with colored buttercream. The rest of deco is made out of gum paste.

Here are some close ups of the details:

Lily colored with yellow and orange edible dust.

Smashed oreos create the dirt and Graham crackers create the sand.  :)

Mr. Tiki is made out of marshmallow fondant. He was sooooo sweet!!

The party was HOT and Philip had a great time. Finally a birthday in the USA!!!

My last HOT project is a Thank You card. We wanted to thank all of our friends that came to the party and also I wanted to thank all my blogger friends. 



Card paper.- chipboard card stack
Backing Paper.- K&Company, Citronella collection
Surf board papers .- Echo Park Paper co. , Dots & Stripes Collection
Cutting files.- Mahalo Collection from Lettering Delights
Font: Hawaiian Punk glazed with Glossy Accents.
Glitter Paper: Hobby Lobby

Thank you everybody for visiting my blog!!! Your next stops is Ashley

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Xochitl – http://cricutcritter.blogspot.​com/
Tammy - http://tammyjennings.blogspot.​com/
Angie - http://angie-scrappinmemories.​
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Ashley - http://theglamoroussideofscrap​
Christel -​
Jani - http://papercompulsions.blogsp​
Sherry - http://cookiejarstamps.blogspo​
Monica - http://scraps2treasure.blogspo​
Melin  - http://www.cookingwithcricut.c​om/
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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Wedding Cake and Favors

This time, I adventured into wedding cakes.  :)

Pilar's brother got married this past Saturday,  it was a beautiful small wedding at her home. We had so much fun, my feet are still hurting from all of the dancing!!!

The bride wanted something simple with a flower bouquet as focal point.  After watching MANY videos on how to make gum paste roses, daisies and lilies on youtube, ee started to experiment. Little by little, and following directions with a lots of trial and error our floweres started to look nice.

The cake was a yellow cake with pecans and a strawberry cream filling.  It was "delicioso"!!!
And here is the cake:

More pictures of the bouquet:

The flowers were dusted with edible luster dust (pearl).

I love how all the flowers turned out.  The tutorials that we followed are from the Expertvillage and you can find them on

I also created wedding favors for the happy event, I used a Lettering Delight file from the collection "Valentine Cone Boxes".

The white card stack that I used came from Core'dinations "Pearl" and assorted shimmer paper from JoAnn's. The ribbons are from JoAnn's.