Thursday, March 21, 2013

Homer Cake for Home Depot Anniversary

I was asked to do a cake for Home Depot's anniversary, as some company executives came into town today for a meeting. This is probably my favorite cake that I have done so far. Homer is so cute! Somehow, I got my wires crossed (probably due to lack of sleep because of a large order for this weekend that I've been working on all week), and wrote "Happy Austin ATC Anniversary" on the cake. It was supposed to say, "Happy THD Anniversary". So...right before the lunch meeting, I high-tailed it up to the office and fixed the cake. Thank goodness for toothpicks and leftover buttercream! Crisis averted...and everyone seemed to love the cake.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Friday, March 8, 2013

I Mustache You a Question...

These cupcakes with mustache cookie toppers were for a Boy Scouts event where the guest of honor is known for his mustache. I've been eyeing some mustache cookie cutters for a while, and this order gave me an excuse to buy them. The cutters are for regular sized cookies, so the toppers are larger than a typical cupcake topper, but I love the effect of the large mustache over the smaller cupcake. Everyone at the event seemed to love them!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Teacher Appreciation Cookies

Teachers are grossly underpaid and under appreciated, in my book. I love it when I get the chance to do little things for them to let them know how special they are to us. This week is teacher appreciation week at my kids' school, so I decided to make some cookies for the teacher appreciation luncheon and some extra little treats for my kids' individual teachers. These little fruit cookies turned out really cute, I think...especially the strawberries. How cute would these be on top of a cupcake? I found the darling little ceramic berry baskets at Michael's while shopping for supplies yesterday, and those sparked the idea for the "berry best teacher" baskets. I wish I would have picked up a basket for myself. I don't know what I would use it for, but you can never have too many receptacles for "stuff", in my opinion, especially when they are this adorable! :) (Sorry for the crappy cell phone pictures in this was REALLY late at night when I finished these, and I was tired and out of good light for picture taking. These had to be delivered early this morning.)

The gift tags on the apple cookies say "It Takes a Big Heart to Shape Little Minds". I didn't create the graphic. I found it online as a free download and created a printable to make the tags with the saying on the front and my business card graphic on the back.


Sunday, March 3, 2013

Angry Birds Cake

I had a wonderful client call me for a cake for her son's fourth birthday party. He wanted an Angry Birds cake. She didn't have anything in particular in mind for the design, so I was allowed free reign. I love these kinds of orders! It kind of turned into one of those "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" situations...if you give an overzealous baker free reign, she is going to get a little bit carried away. I love how this cake turned out! They seemed to love it too when they picked it up this morning. Hope you had a happy birthday, Tiege!