Monday, December 21, 2009

Two Cakes and a Birthday!

Last week was insane for me. I had two cakes due over the weekend...and as a girl who works full time and was attempting to plan a spectacular birthday weekend for her husband...this was a bit of a challenge. But, my lucky stars were shining on me and I finished both cakes on time with happy customers!

The first cake was for a little girl's 2nd birthday. She is obsessed with Jack's Big Music Show from Nickelodeon. Have you heard of it? Neither had I. I spent some time on the Internet researching Jack and came up with this:



Her parents LOVED it! And when I was leaving, Kennedy finally noticed her cake on the counter and said, "Jack!?!" It was so cute! She knew who it was!


The next cake I made for a woman at my work. Her granddaughter was turning 2 and they requested a "winter" themed cake with Frosty on top. We decided on this:





It's a two-tiered cake with the winter snowflakes all around the tiers. Frosty is on top with Karen riding him as a sled. I sculpted Karen and Frosty out of Rice Krispie Treats and covered them in fondant. They were the first large figures I have made out of fondant and I think they turned out really well! And as I heard this morning...the ice cream cone trees were a big hit!


After I delivered the final cake on Saturday afternoon, I could fully concentrate on give my honey the most fabulous birthday weekend ever! He had a weekend full of everything and anything he wanted to do. We had lunch at Smokey Bones. Seriously delicious wings, pulled pork, Texas toast...awesome!


We relaxed around the house for the afternoon and then enjoyed a dinner out! We went to a place called Henry's at the Barn. The restaurant is in an actual barn which was fixed up into a pretty fancy restaurant. They served authentic low country Carolina food which I knew my Southern boy would just love.



They did get a strike right off the bat for not having sweet tea (really??), and their fried green tomatoes left something to be desired...but Matt's shrimp and grits with andouille sausage was a winner! I had walleye on top of a sweet potato waffle which was also quite good. Overall restaurant rating=B.

I think I'll save our adventures on Sunday, his actual birthday, for tomorrow. We went tobogganing and had a blast!

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!!!

14 comments:

Adorably Distracted... said...

Cakes look great!!! I love that winter one!

Lindsey said...

WOW! The cakes are GORGEOUS!!! And the pic of you 2 is too cute!

Heather said...

Those cakes look yummy!! So cool!

I love your white coat btw!

Taylor-made Wife said...

The cakes look great!!

Lucy Marie said...

your cakes are awesome as always. and I can't wait to hear about the adventure on sunday!

Kristen said...

the cakes look awesome! Good job!

Brittany Ann said...

As always, those cakes are A-mazing! Good work, chica!

Erika said...

Wow, your cakes are amazing!

Jackie said...

the cakes are awesome!

Jenn said...

i love those cakes - especially the rice krispie figures - you are awesome!!!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

your cakes were gorgeous!! so cute! amazing job woman!

New England Girl said...

Your cakes are SO perfect. I especially love Frosty and all of the lovely snowflakes. :) I am also super happy to hear you had a fun birthday weekend. Can't wait to hear about the Sunday adventure! :)

Shaina said...

1. AMAZING cakes! You are incredibly talented!

2. That food just made me salivate.

3. YOU HAVE THE COAT FROM OLD NAVY THAT I WAS OBSESSED WITH THIS SEASON! You lucky bitch. :)

SLynnRo said...

I LOVE that bear cake!