Friday, September 30, 2011

Rehearsal Dinner Cake

My dear friend's son is getting married this Sunday! So exciting!

She asked me to make a cake for the rehearsal dinner. I had previously made a lovely cake for the engagement party.....

We found the perfect cake topper for them as they do have a motorcycle. Just love all the detail in this lovely

porcelain figurine.

The Cake was three layers, Chocolate, Vanilla & Chocolate with Chocolate Mousse filling and Vanilla and Chocolate butter cream frosting topped with a black fondant road and chocolate piping. My friend was thrilled.....the cake was simple so as not to detract from the figurine!


Monday, September 19, 2011

Rhinebeck Stamp Show

I always enjoy a day spent with my friend Karen!
We always seem to find fun things to do and chat about!

Saturday we headed up to Rhinebeck, NY to the Stamp
Show. Lots and lots and lots of Stamp companies bring
their wares and you are able to browse and lighten your
wallet by purchasing wonderful things!

We always stop by the Stampers Anonymous Booth and
hang out with Mr. Stampers Anonymous himself Ted Cutts.

He is an amazing artist and very generous in sharing his
talent and art and techniques with us!

A great day was had by all!

Thanks Ted!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Quote for the Day....

“More persons, on the whole, are humbugged by believing in nothing, than by believing too much”

~P.T. Barnam

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Happy Day!

Happy International

Chocolate Day! I know

That this is going to make

At least one of my dear

Friends happy….you know

Who you are ;)

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Carousel Birthday Cake

A special cake for a special little boy!
JoJo's mom got him a handmade carousel
horse cake topper and asked me to make a cake to compliment it.

So the bottom tier was a rich chocolate cake with vanilla butter cream frosting topped with vanilla fondant. The fondant was quilted and I added primary colored pearls to compliment the colors in the horse.

The top tier was vanilla cake with chocolate frosting topped with vanilla fondant which was then sprayed with gold edible paint.

Add the topper and you have a really cute cake for a special little boy!

Happy Birhtday JoJo!!!!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Birthday Cake

Last minute birthday cake for
my friend Thomas McNamara.

A Guinness Can. Vanilla Cake,
Chocolate Fudge icing, covered
in black fondant with gold glossy

He was surprised and it was a great

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Sarah a/k/a the Renaisance Wench!

My friend Sarah Wilson was fortunate enough be be able to go to the Rennaisance Faire this weekend and was able to dress the part as a wench to enjoy the time!

Way to go Sarah!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Stone Wall

Near the Arden Furnace there
is a stream where this wall
surrounds it on both sides.
I think that the craftsmanship
is amazing. You don't see work
created like this today.

the stream runs though this every
day. Amazing!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Arden Church

Continuing in my travels,
I came across Arden Church
on the same 'campus' as
Arden School.....I love
this old stone church.

The Beautiful lines are
amazing. The steeple has
a bell still.

I think I would
really like to
attend services
there....not sure if
they still exist or
not though.....