Friday, December 30, 2011

Nightmare Before Christmas!

When I'm not working, caking, shopping, eating or sleeping, you can PROBABLY find me watching a movie, and most often, a SCARY movie!! I absolutely LOOOOVE scary movies and it's hard finding people who are willing to watch with me! I only have a handful of friends who are brave enough to sit through an entire horror flick.

For months now (pretty much since Halloween!) I've been trying to get together with those select friends for an evening of scary movie watching and it just so happens that it finally came to fruition on Christmas Eve! So I decided to mesh the two holidays together and host a "Nightmare Before Christmas" themed soiree! We would take part in delicious Christmas treats while watching a very scary movie!

Even though it's not a cake per se, I thought I'd share the fun spread I made for my friends!

There was a yummy cheese platter (wasn't out yet when I took this picture!), hors d'oeuvres (still in the oven!), homemade eggnog (chilling in the fridge, but SO good!) and now for the sweet treats:

There were snowmen, Christmas trees, candy canes and snowflakes on top of more yummy red velvet/white choco cream cheese cuppies!

Faux gingerbread people cookies! (Acually just vanilla sugar cookies decorated like gingerbread!)

The most yummiest homemade peppermint bark!

And of course, to throw a little horror into the mix:

Some witch finger sugar cookies lying in cotton candy snow!

Everything was so delicious and my friends got such a kick out of all of my treats!

Unfortunately though, the movie my friend picked was a bit of a bust!

Next time, I'LL pick the movie!

Holiday Cuppies!

Since it's the holiday season, I decided to make some festive cupcakes for my fave sales team at my go-to jewelry store!

Because they sell jewelry, I went all out with the bling!

They absolutely loved their holiday surprise! Not only were they adorable, but they were also DELICIOUS! (Red velvet with white choco cream cheese frosting...YUM!)

Just a small (and yummy) gesture to say thanks and happy holidays! :)

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Hello Kitty Cake!

When my friend Meredith asked me to make a cake for her niece's first Birthday, I was so excited! ESPECIALLY when she told me she wanted a Hello Kitty cake! After the fun I had with the Hello Kitty cupcakes, I couldn't wait to get started on what was sure to be a super adorable cake! And it definitely was!

Here it is!

The only instructions I got from Meredith were that she wanted a purple cake with Hello Kitty's precious face on top. Once I covered those bases, I decided to add a little pizzaz by adding a different shade of purple for the bead border, and pink flowers around the side of the cake!

Meredith (and I!) loooved the cake! It couldn't have turned out any better! :)