Monday, December 31, 2012

New Years Cupcakes

Can you believe it is the eve of 2013?  Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year!  I hope you can take some time to reflect on sweet memories in 2012 and look forward to making more wonderful memories in 2013! 
I am so grateful for all the wonderful things in 2012, although it was a busy one.  For 2013, I am going to focus on two simple, but tremendously significant words that my wise mom said.  "Be Happy"   I'm not sure what it means yet, but I may spend a little less time on some things, a little more on other things or maybe do some new things.  I wish for everyone to "Be Happy" in 2013!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Little Snowman Cake

A wintery cake nspired by a cute YouTube video that my 18 month old daughter loves... Little Snowflake.
Thank you to all my blog readers, clients, friends and family for following my little blog and making 2012 a wonderful year for SweetThings.  Happy Holidays to you and your family!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

2nd Birthday Cake: Sesame Street Cake

A very popular theme for 2nd birthday cakes: Sesame Street!  I can see why, as my daughter is almost 18 months old and just discovered Elmo!
At first, I wasn't sure how to blend a pink cake with the bold colors of Sesame, but I think it worked!  I love how it turned out and my daughter really took notice to my handmade sugarpaste decorations this time.  
Hope everyone has a wonderful and happy week as we approach the holidays!  I will post again before that with some holiday sweetness!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Tinkerbell Cake

Many people ask me how long it takes to make a cake.  I never have a good answer as it really depends on the design, the size and the details.  I usually say that it takes a minimum of 5 hours, not including baking.  Sometimes it takes much much longer because of the size, sometimes there are so many time consuming details and sometimes there is just a stubborn element that I just can't get right.

For this cake, there was definitely a very stubborn element: Tinkerbell.  It took forever, I must've made Tinkerbell 3 times until I got her just right.  I just couldn't figure it out in the right proportions.  Then finally, in the wee hours of the morning - I was happy with her.  Do I know how long this cake actually took?  Nope, I'd rather not count :-)   I loved how it turned out, so it was worth every minute!
And a view from the top!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

50th Birthday Airplane Cake

I was lucky enough to be asked to make another airplane cake.  This time, the model was a Piper Lance and it was for a 50th birthday celebration.
Here's the top view of the cake.  Isn't that a cute quote to add to the cake!