Friday Things

This picture sums up my week. My son turned our modest living room into a gaming room for his birthday party. I had eight boys playing in three areas for about eight hours.I mean, they weren’t playing video games eight hours straight, but they were over for about eight hours.They had a great time, and…

Overwatch Birthday Cake

This is my sixth year in DC, and this is my sixth “fancy” birthday cake challenge.  This year Miles wanted an Overwatch birthday cake.  Overwatch is a video game. Most of his cakes revolve around a video game. It started with Sonic, then Minecraft, Pokémon, a Zelda Hylian Shield, Monster Hunter Felyne, and now Overwatch….

Friday Things

Today’s pic is a beautiful bouquet of flowers I received from my bf for my birthday.  Aren’t they purdy!!!  I just love that succulents were added. We don’t need to go into detail on how old I am, but I think I’m going to enjoy this one.  Miles gave me a great set of enamelware dishes…

Classic Yellow Funfetti Cake

Spring always puts me in a festive mood, especially when it’s bright and sunny out, and the flowers are just beginning to bloom. I wanted to bring that feeling of spring into the house, so what better way than to make a classic yellow funfetti cake. I’m really into adding sprinkles to just about everything….

Monster Hunter Felyne Birthday Cake

The Monster Hunter Felyne birthday cake marks the fifth sculpted cake I’ve made for Miles since moving to DC. I don’t think anyone is happier than this lady that I only have to do them once a year. I always say that I’m going to practice during the year, but I never do and then…

Triple Chocolate Cake

My neighbor asked if I would bake a chocolate cake for her boyfriend’s birthday.  I of course said yes.  I dug out my favorite chocolate cake and frosting recipes and brainstormed on how to decorate it.  (Decorating cakes is not one of my strengths.)  I’ve seen really pretty cakes on Pinterest where there is a…

Rainbow Cake

Colorful cakes fascinate me, so when I saw a cake like this on Pinterest, I knew I wanted to try to recreate it. I thought this was going to be a no brainer. I already had a cake recipe and gel colors to dye the batter. All I needed was jellybeans. Who knew they would…

Minecraft Birthday Cake

This year, my son requested a Minecraft cake for his birthday. I was ready for challenge and immediately began researching design ideas. I knew it would be very intricate (it’s a pixel-based game). The next day I showed him a few concepts I was thinking of, and he informs me that he wants the cake…

Sonic Birthday Cake

It’s about a month from my son’s birthday and we’re hanging out in the living room. It occurred to me that it was close to his birthday and I should probably start finding a bakery to order his cake, find out the theme etc. I asked him what kind of cake he was thinking about…

Ombre

Last year I saw a ton of “ombre” cakes on Pinterest and I was smitten.  I loved the look, but it seemed like a lot of work, and I’m kinda lazy, so it took a while for me to get the motivation to try it myself.  After I spent weeks on the boy’s (how I…