Saturday, August 27, 2011

Let Them Eat Cake!!!

A summer of cake baking, won't change since birthdays will remain the same! This first one is not for a birthday though. This little double layer six inch cake was finished Saturday morning. My niece's husband asked me if I could duplicate the top of the cake I had made them last summer for their wedding. I iced it this morning and met my niece for the delivery, tomorrow is their 1st anniversary and they lost the top layer they had frozen during our week without power after the April storms.

The bones for the cake I did last week, finishing Saturday, just in time to get to the party.

My 4 year old nephew had a Star Wars themed party and I decided to make Chewbacca. Here's the "head" before I shaped it up a little.

After carving a little, I frosted it in the black chocolate buttercream frosting.

Here's the sheet cake iced in black with some white icing "stars" for the galaxy.

Thought I made an in process photo of him but I started getting rushed. (Hate when I do that) Not thrilled with the writing but he loved it!

Mr. Unplugged's birthday cake was coconut topped with toasted coconut. What's to say, no decorating but it was really tasty and he liked it!

Ahhhh, the true monster of the summer. My 5 year old great nephew loves the Legend of Zelda. I was torn what to do on this one cause none of the design choices were easy. Finally went with the shield. First time to do much cutting shapes out. It wasn't bad at all....the secret is to freeze the cake. But....I had procrastinated because of my fear of it, the design, knew it wouldn't be, I was rushed towards the end which made it messier than it should have been.

I was still pleased at this point.

But Eli loved it and I learned much from this cake. It weighed a ton, fortunately I didn't have to carry it over to the party, his dad did. VolleyGirl and I showed up later for it.

Next up? BigBoy's birthday is next week and he wants a character on his cake too.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Dogs on Thursday

Hello again my furry friends AND their fur-free buddies. I have no complaints, life's continued to be tip top for me. Meals come regular, what more could I long for? Above, you see my endless patience and maturity as I wait for dad to prepare my morning meal. Mom hasn't told you, my best buddy has a real job now and he leaves early. We all scurry around in the kitchen in the mornings since he leaves a bit before 7:00and now I get an early breakfast. I gotta say, it makes my morning sleep really satisfying!

Occasionally, I like to just sit in this fluffy chair, usually when just mom and I are home while the rest are at the gym.

Wait.....hark! Is that them arriving home? Sometimes I just stare at the door while they are away. Looking forward to some couch time with my best buddy!!!! Hope everyone enjoys their best buddies! I want to send out best wishes and healing thoughts to the sweet, sweet Annie for a quick, complete recovery. We love you Annie! Bark on .....Snuffles, Annie, Emma, Luna, Buddy, Dizzy, Penney, Tonka, Hope, Trixie, Bella, Zoe, Chief, Sophie and Snickers!!!!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Little Bit of Art

Haven't created much art on paper yet but have had many creative days through totally redecorating VolleyGirl's room and baking two pretty large birthday cakes for nephews. I will post them soon. I have commited to a festival so have to kick it in gear.....thankfully, I work better under pressure. Hoping to get around to everyone soon!

While HRC (His Royal Canine) does more of the same.....sweet, golden, Bubba turns 13 and loves his stuffed animal gift!!!!

Dudley does a little sunning on the back staircase.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Dogs On Thursday

Greetings friends!!!! I've missed you. (In my own, royal way) Here I am this morning contemplating going from the den to dad's office. There she is with that irritating camera. Who am I kidding, moi doesn't have a bad side....if you've got it, don't hide it!
Let yourselves be seen my friends.....Snuffles, Annie, Emma, Luna, Buddy, Dizzy, Penney, Tonka, Hope, Trixie, Bella, Zoe, Chief, Sophie and Snickers!!!!