Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

What a beautiful Day it is for the parade and just to be to and about!

Spent the day doing things for me! Got my hair done, had a pedicure and cooked a great Irish meal of Corned Beef & Cabbage with all the traditional vegetables.....made brown bread and soda bread!

Got together with friends for the evening! Great day all the way around!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Happy Early Birthday Emily!

So many decisions to make when it comes to cake!

My friend Emily's family decided to celebrate her birthday while she was home for spring break from Gettysburg College....a great dinner of fish fry was made....I brought the desserts...
Em was torn between Mocha Cake with Mocha Frosting and Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese and White Chocolate frosting....

Sooooo Mocha it was to congratulate her for making the Dean's List.

Red Velvet with Cream cheese and white chocolate frosting with hand made sugar flowers to Celebrate her birthday!

A great time was had by all!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

It's getting closer....

Seven days and counting! St. Paddy's Day will be here in one week!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

The Count Down Begins!

The Count Down Begins!!!

Twelve more days until one of the three best days of the year!

My Birthday, Christmas & St. Paddy's Day!

Woo Hoo!

Parade this Sunday in my Town....super exciting!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

A Challenge of Carrot Cake.....

I usually am pretty quick to accept a challenge!

At my Lightroom 3 Class the instructor challenged me with the "best" Carrot Cake....

"Kate's Komely Karrot Kake" v Karl's Karrot Kake".....

He dropped the Gauntlet....well of course I had to pic it up!

Here are my Blue Ribbon Cake Carrot Cupcakes which I made....dusted out my favorite recipe which I have had since childhood for the challenge....luscious carrot cake with White Chocolate Cream Cheese frosting topped with homemade chocolate carrots! YUM!

Now I always give credit where credit is due! Karl's Karrot Kake was very delicious as well.

A great class and great snacks with wonderful new friends!!!!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Getting Ready for the BIG Day!!!!

St. Paddy's Day will be here in 17 short days!

Everybody's Irish on St. Paddy's Day is the
saying....keeping that in mind....I have started working on my cupcakes and candies!

Two shades of green Milk Chocolate
are what comprises the candies.....

These cute cupcakes were made with
Mint Chocolate Cake and then Mint
Butter cream frosting topped with
the chocolates!

These "practice" ones went over
pretty well!

Watch out for the Leprechauns and
Enjoy St.Paddy's Day!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Base Ball Birthday Cake

My friend the Boston Red Sox Fan had a birthday
yesterday....For him I created this cool
baseball diamond with bases an grass and bats and
a ball, the back fencing and of course the infamous "B" for
The Sox! Fun!

The cake was vanilla, the frosting vanilla butter cream, Will's favorite!

White chocolate dyed to make cool fencing...

He was really surprised!

Happy Birthday Will!!!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Day

Sweets for the sweetest...these little petite cupcakes were chocolate devil's food and topped with vanilla buttercream icing and a small sugar heart and sprinkles.

The perfect answer for those of us who really
just want a "taste"!

Regular sized cupcakes....lemon cake, filled with raspberry preserves and topped with Lemon butter cream icing, finished off with spinkles and a sugar heart.


Hope you all had a wonderful Valentines Day!!!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Another Birthday Cake

Here's how it all starts....the cake....chocolate and vanilla....

The request was for a birthday cake for thirty people....the only caveat was that it needed to have the Brooks Brothers Logo on it and and Large forty.....hhhhmmmm where to begin....

Then the construction begins....Three layers of alternating Vanilla and chocolate...and vanilla buttercream icing...the hanging sheep/ram is actually the Brooks Brothers Logo...add a two layer Chocolate and Vanilla 40, create blue milk chocolate stars and a 'Tiffany's' colored bow...

and a cake is born!

add a few "40"s on the edges to solidify the milestone and it works~

A good time was had by all at the party and the cake went over well with the birthday "boy"!

Happy Birthday Scott!!!!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Another Present Post Christmas....

Made this scarf for a good friend! She found a cute hat in NYC and I decided to make her a scarf to go with it! The pattern is called Potato Chip.

It was fun to make, can't wait to see her face when she opens it.

I have to say a big thank you to my friend Yvonne who got me back crocheting and knitting again...I had forgotten how relaxing it can be!

Friday, January 27, 2012

National Chocolate Cake Day!

WooHoo...should be a National Holiday!!!
Check out this link for some cool information about National Chocolate Cake Day!
Have a chocolatety rest of your day!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Trip to Gettysburg...

Sunday was the day to take Emily back to College
at Gettysburg....I was lucky enough to be asked along
for the drive...we visited some wonderful spots and
Stopped for some great pictures....this Covered Bridge
was one of those places....

Here is Karen looking great...we had some great laughs...

You can see a portion of Sach's Bridge in the background.

Emily and Karen posing by the bridge...the bridge was amazing...I don't think I could get enough of looking at it!

We had a great day and Emily arrived safe and
sound back at school!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Commission Cupcakes....

My friend Alan recommended me to someone who placed an order for a cake....that means he earned a commission of Red Velvet Cupcakes
with White Chocolate & Cream Cheese frosting...

he got one dozen delivered....

Since his wife doesn't like Red Velvet....

I made her some Mocha Cupcakes with
Mocha Frosting...since...yes you guessed it
Mocha is her favorite flavor!

Ginny the Cat...The "Finickiest of the Finicky" gave her seal of approval on the Red Velvet!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Taking a class.....

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I decided to do something educational for myself!
Taking a class in Lightroom3, hopefully this will
be fun and get my photos in order and altered the
way that I would like to have them~!


Monday, January 16, 2012

More Scarves for Christmas....

My Little Diva Lauren got this girly girl
Scarf. Her favorite color is green and the
pattern of loops is so much fun!

She loved it!

For her brother Tommy, I made
a pretty blue scarf....he said "it's the
best scarf ever!" He is my "best boy"!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

A Scarf for Tracy for Christmas....

Since purple is her favorite color, Tracy got
a knitted scarf for Christmas!

She liked it..."so soft"!!!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Gift for Sarah for Christmas....

Last year I made a cool hat for my very trendy
hat wearing friend Sarah! She loved this
year I decided to make her a really cool fun fur

It came out great and she loved it!

Last years hat!

Friday, January 13, 2012

And more Christmas Gifts....

A knitted hat made for my friend Alan...who just happens to be the world's biggest Steeler's Fan!

Last year I made him a this year a hat to go
with it felt appropriate!

Last year's scarf......

Go Steelers! And it seemed like friend of the
terrible towel...liked it!!!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Christmas Gifts continued....

Here is the cowl that I made for my friend Dianne. I think that she really was surprised and I know she really liked it!

It can be used for a black coat and a gray coat that she wears.....

It is a pretty popular style year.

Glad she liked it.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

New Word for the Year!

Well I seem to be getting off to a late start with my "Word for the Year"....check out the right side of the blog for my new word!

Holiday Gifts ....

Here is the scarf that I made for my friend Emily....
The idea was to make a cool scarf for her that matched and coordinated with the Tam I made her last year!

Emily is the Steeler's Girl!

This is the hat that I made last year for her....

I think she was pleased with the results!


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

It's been awhile....

So the Holidays have come and gone....I got caught up in them and more....feel like I have been gone from this blog forever....

Made a few New Year's Resolutions.....Hopefully I will keep them all....the most important one.... getting fit and being more healthy!

Happy New Year All!