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Just some things February 24, 2012

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Wow, it’s been 2 weeks since I last posted a blog entry! I’ve been slacking. Sorry about that!

 

In my defense, the past 2 weeks have been crazy. Valentine’s week is is one of the busiest weeks of the year at my husband’s work. And since Valentine’s Day fell on a Tuesday this year, that means “Valentine’s Week” actually lasted for 2 weeks this year! Hubby was working CRAZY hours (3am-9pm) for 12 days straight, so I didn’t have much kid-free time to post blogs :/

 

BUT, I have been working 🙂 Since I last posted, I have finished that Blue’s Clues hat I was working on, plus another Blue’s Clue’s hat, a newborn mohawk hat, a couple OOAK headbands, and an adorable diaper cover 🙂 And I still have a couple orders to complete over the next few days.

 

The Diaper Cover:

The OOAK (one of a kind) Head Bands:

 

In addition to that, I’m only 22 “Likes” away from reach 500 Facebook fans! Woot-woot! I’m going to do some sort of give-away once I get there. So keep sharing my page 🙂

 

 

 

The new line is complete! February 9, 2012

I finally finished the new line… Well, actually I finished it a few days ago, but I finally took pictures of everything today 🙂 Here it is. Let me know what you think!!!

 

 

 

And that’s it. What do you think?

 

The new line still needs an official name. I’m leaning towards “Whimsey Couture” , but I’m not sure. If you guys give me some more ideas I’ll put it to a vote!

 

 

 

Camo Wedding Cake February 6, 2012

I ad planned on posting the pictures of the completed new line- that’s right, the new line is finished!- but, it’s another gloomy day here, so no good for taking picture. *Le sigh*

 

Instead…. I’m going to show you pictures of the cake and cupcakes I made for my dad’s wedding this past weekend.

 

Alright, let me say, that I am NOT a wedding cake decorator…. in fact I have NEVER made a wedding cake before, and I’ve only ever worked with fondant once! Also, my dad’s engagment was less than a month long…. I only had about 3 weeks to teach myself how to make a wedding cake! So, all things considered, I think I did pretty well.

 

Alright, so… my dad is a redneck, if ever there was a redneck. They decided to embrace this for the wedding, and wanted a camouflaged wedding cake (they couldn’t make it easy one me). I was able to talk them in to cupcakes  and a 6 ” round cake on the top of the cupcake tower, so that made things a bit more manageable. And with an idea in place, I began to search YouTube and Pintrest for tips and tutorials. I was able to find some really great stuff!!!!!!!!

So, the first thing I learned was how to make the cake camo on the inside! To do this I made 2 boxes of cake mix (yeah, I used boxed mixes… not a baker, remember). One was chocolate, and the other was white. I mixed the batters according to the instructions, and divided the white cake batter in to 3 bowls. I dyed 1/3 ivory, 1/3 light brown, and 1/3 green… and I left the chocolate batter as is. Then I just dropped in one small spoon full of each color at a time.

 

I did the same thing with the cupcakes… but just dropped smaller spoon fulls…. This is what the cupcakes looked like when they came out of the oven:

 

Then I found an awesome YouTube tutorial on how to “Tye Dye Fondant”…. I just used camo colors (black, brown, and 2 different greens). This was my 6”, 2 layer cake with the camo fondant… not the best picture.

 

Then I planned to frost the cupcakes on site. However, there was a last minuet time change :/ Instead of the wedding starting at 4pm like I was told, they moved it up to 2pm… and didn’t tell me until 1pm!!!! So we rushed to the site, and I enlisted the help of my cousin, aunt, and great aunt to help me (QUICKLY) ice 80 cupcakes. So when you look at these next 2 picture, please understand that there was no time for prefection.

 

And inside the cupcakes:

 

So, that was my crazy endeavor into baking… I now had a new found respect for this craft. And I can say with absolute certainty that I will NEVER  want to become a baker for a living. But my dad and his new bride were happy, and that’s all that matters 🙂