Archive for September, 2010

I cannot believe that my little girl just turned 4 years old! It’s crazy to think that just a few years ago she was a helpless little baby who depended on mommy and daddy for everything…  and now she’s blossomed into a beautiful girl with such a big heart and sweet soul. I love you Cadence!

Ok, now that I got the mushy stuff out of the way, I can move onto cake talk. 🙂 Cadence is really into Toy Story (especially Jessie the cowgirl), so we had a Jessie Cowgirl themed birthday party to celebrate! Now Cadence had been talking about her upcoming party for weeks and weeks in anticipation of the big day, so I did not want to disappoint.  I had planned her cake about a month prior and was excited to see it come together just as I had envisioned it. Cadence had a huge smile on her face and then put her hand over her mouth and said “Oh my gosh!” when she saw her cake.. it was too cute!

Without further ado…. here it is!

Totally adorable, right?! But you haven’t seen my favorite part….

I told you! HA!

Now my original plan did not include cupcakes, but when I went to the cake store, I just happened to see a cowboy hat candy mold and I just couldn’t resist!

Now of all the pictures I took at her party (which were a lot, believe me!), this one by far is my favorite.  This just melts my heart… here’s my little girl making a wish…

And now it’s time to blow out the candles!

Now my other passion is scrapbooking, so …  I made this happy birthday banner!

And now I leave you with my daughter embracing her new age along with her new friends, Jessie and Woody!


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This is a one-tiered version of the pirate cake I previously did. I just love the black/red/white combo of colors – it sure does make the cake really stand out! This was an 8 inch double layered chocolate cake with cookies and cream filling. The white icing that’s covering the cake is actually buttercream (isn’t it amazing how smooth it looks?!) and the stripes, skull, and black circle were all fondant pieces that were handcut. The string of pearls are actually sixlets – I thought it kind of complimented the theme of treasure to go along with the chocolate gold coins. I just love making these!!

Captain Jake

Captain Jake turns 3!

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