Monday, January 11, 2010

My first Centerpieces..

My sister is turning 40 this month and we are celebrating her big day this Saturday. We are meeting at a restaurant which is what we usually do, but because it is such a special day I wanted to add a few special touches. I really am doing all this last minute so it is a rush but while walking through Michael's I found some Christmas willow branches in the clearance area, a big bunch for $1.50 and these beautiful butterflies in the $1.00 bin, added terra cotta pots, $1.00 bin crystals, moss and Voila here are my creation. I will set them on the tables at the restaurant, along with some balloons.. This is my first time making up center pieces and I love them. It is just what I had in mind..

Sunday, January 10, 2010

My Son's 2nd Birthday Cake...

We had a trained themed birthday party for my sons 2nd birthday. I wanted to make a train cake and set out to find a cake that I would be able to make. Looked on line, gather a bunch of ideas and here is the finished product. I even used my Cricut Expression and the Everyday Paperdolls cart to make all the paper details. I have to share the Vanilla Buttercream Frosting that I have made for two parties already and will continue to make. It is so delicious!! I found it on the Annie's Eats Blog, simply the best buttercream! Overall I am very pleased with how the cake turned out and I think Mason really liked it too!