2 Chix in the Mix

July 30, 2011

Madeline’s Wraslin’, Rock Climbing, Flower Garden Pot!

I’ve been a little busy the last couple of weeks.  Take a look at what’s been happening.

Groom’s Cake for Harrison

Harrison’s thoughtful MIL asked for this one as a surprise for him.  Harrison loves rock climbing and funfetti cake. 


Betty turned 80 this week.  Her granddaughter told me she loves hats and flowers.  She even wears a had EVERY day.  This cake is decadent chocolate with Oreo buttercream filling.  The hat and flowers are fondant. 

Madeline is turning 3 and she loves the Madeline books.  She wanted her favorite line from the book on her cake.  She also requested ladybugs.

This one was for Sandy, my neighbor.  The pot was formed by stacking 5 – 6″ cake layers.  The flowers are fondant so everything is edible.

Wayna is totally into wrestling so his cake just had to be WWE themed.  We used WWE licensed action figures (dolls) the authentic wrastlin’ look.


June 17, 2011

Club Sandwich and Catching Up

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Mickey Mouse Club – Twisted and Warped!  That’s what my husband labeled this one.  

This cake was created for my friend Hayden for his 14th birthday.  His idea, not mine.  The four “slices of bread” are fondant covered cake.  The cheese, lettuce, tomato and even our rodent friend are fondant.  If you don’t care for fondant this isn’t your cake!  

When I made this cake I wasn’t sure if it would serve the number of people invited to Hayden’s party so I also made cupcakes.  Mom just couldn’t bring herself to cut the cake so everyone at the party ate cupcakes.  Luckily, there were enough cupcakes to go around.  They finally cut the cake the next day at their family celebration. 

Remember the light bulb cake last year?  Well, this wimpy cake is for Eric.  He’s got such an original personality.  Eric loves the Wimpy Kid.   

As requested, this cake is super decadent chocolate cakes with Ghiradelli chocolate chips.  The cake is covered with vanilla buttercream and the decorations are chocolate buttercream. 

Emalee requested cuppies for her birthday and she loves bright colors and flowers.  I was able to locate cupcake liners with a bright floral design I knew Emalee would like.  The cupcakes are vanilla (her favorite) with vanilla buttercream flowers. 

I’m told that the family had cupcakes as appetizers before dinner and as dessert after.  Now, that’s my kind of birthday celebration!

Keepin’ it Sweet!


June 13, 2011

Monkey Business!

My friend, Carissa, is having a baby!  I was honored to be a small part of her baby shower.  Baby B’s nursery has a jungle theme and I just love monkeys.  Here’s the cake I created in honor of the new one. 

Carissa is a chocolate fiend so I knew I must have chocolate cake for her.  The base tier is chocolate decadence with a super chocolate cake which includes Ghirardelli chocolate chips.   Chocolate overload to the max!

The top tier is lemon with lemon curd filling.  The lemon curd takes the lemon cake to a whole new level.  You’ve got to try it!

The monkey is made from chocolate fondant.  The bananas are vanilla fondant, hand cut and painted. 

Keepin’ it sweet!


February 21, 2011

Thank You Neighbor!

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Have I ever shared with you that we have great neighbors!  The whole neighborhood is great but we have super neighbors on both sides of us.  We really take care of each other. 

This past weekend Rob and I were out-of-town at Winterfest in Gatlinburg, TN with the youth group at church.  While we were gone our neighbors kept an eye on the house for us.  I left them a Thank You gift in the kitchen.  It is Kahlua cake, white chocolate coffee filling and coffee flavored buttercream. 

The caffeine lovers dream! 

Keepin’ it sweet!


January 30, 2011

Birthday Weekend

Wow, what a week!  Both my neighbors and my good friends had daughters with birthday celebrations on Saturday.  Gabrielle turned 13 on Friday.  Her folks picked out her cake and I think they made a great choice.  Gabrielle likes animal print and bright pink so this was perfect for her.  The cake is vanilla with chocolate buttercream filling and a vanilla buttercream covering.  The decorations are fondant.  The zebra stripes war painted on the fondant. 

Hailee turned 19 on Thursday.  She requested root beer cake but the design was up to me.  I had seen pictures of this type of topsy-turvy cake and wanted to try it so this was a great opportunity.  The bottom tier is root beer cake with root beer icing.  To please everyone at the party, the top layer is marble cake with vanilla buttercream.  The flower stems are piped buttercream and the flowers are fondant. 

Funny story here – when Rob first saw the cake I was delivering it to Hailee’s family.  He thought in the transport that something had happened and the cake had shifted.  Then, as others were arriving they made the same comments.

 Keepin’ it sweet!


December 23, 2010

What Have I Been Up To…Take a Look

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. . .  it has been a busy week.

Gingerbread Man for a Christmas Party with friends.  He is, of course, pumpkin gingerbread with fresh grated ginger root.  It really makes the difference in the recipe!

Ambria’s birthday cake.  She’s in the youth group at church.  Chocolate cake, chocolate icing, fondant decorations.

These are for our church elders and their families.  Red Velvet and spice cake each with vanilla buttercream and fondant snowflakes.   One of the wives doesn’t enjoy cake – I didn’t think anyone disliked cake – so I made them a Turtle cheesecake. 

December 12, 2010

Off we go into the Wild Blue Yonder!

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Climbing high into the sun . . . that’s where Gabriel is today!  He loves airplanes just like so many other young boys.  Gabriel is celebrating his 2nd birthday today and in his honor I made this cake for him.  The cake is chocolate with vanilla buttercream and vanilla fondant accents.  Hope he doesn’t fly too high on sugar.

Keepin’ it sweet,


November 21, 2010

Meet Mr Growley

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Mr Growley is Jenna’s cake.  She’s been telling me for months she wanted a Mr Growley cake for her birthday this year so here he is….meet Mr Growley.  He’s a chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream filling, chocolate ganache covered and finally covered with vanilla fondant.  Sounds yummy, huh!  The whiskers are wires.  I normally do not add wires in cakes because of food safety issues.  This time I was able to obtain food safe wires from a friend – thanks Maria!  

Inspiration for the design came from Studio Cake in California. 

Keepin’ it sweet!


Shark Attack!

This cake is for my friend’s son Ashton.  He wanted a shark on his cake.  That was it….just a shark.  Does this one look familiar?  Think way back – way, way back to your childhood cartoons.  Not an exact replica but similar.  Have you figured it out yet?

This one is a double layer 9×13 vanilla pound cake with vanilla buttercream and a fondant shark.  Mom and Ashton were both pleased.

Keepin’ it sweet!


November 7, 2010

Flying High!

We have a friend at church who is celebrating his birthday tomorrow.  Jim loves planes and cars.  He pilots his own plane and owns several old cars.  Mary, his wife, said just go with that and do whatever you want.  So here’s Jim’s birthday cake.  It is a chocolate cake with toffee filling and vanilla buttercream.  The plane is mostly fondant with some gumpaste and the banner is gumpaste.  The plane might not be air-worthy but I think it turned out pretty cute!

Keepin’ it sweet!


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