Thursday, October 30, 2008

It's not just the cake...

Since this must be CAKE APPRECIATION WEEK on the Crafty Bonnet we can't forget one of my all time favorite cakes, the monkey cake!

Isn't he adorable? Oh yes and my boy is too of course. Those are ding-dongs I used for the ears.


My sons birthday is right after Halloween and just before this particular birthday my husband lamented that this child's birthday would always get neglected because of it's closeness to Halloween.

I took that as a challenged and worked like crazy to make sure he wasn't neglected at all!
And I'm not totally crazy, as you can see I let Subway do the cooking.

I did a lot of stamping and paper cutting, I had these awesome monkey stamps that I stamped on balloons and then blew them up.

I am most proud of this party I think because of all the homemade decorations (I used a lot of construction paper)

Monday, October 27, 2008

"Baking a cake is fun to do, fun to do, to do, to do..."








I don't know what it is that I love about making a cake... I just like to see what I can do, see how it will come out... It's really fun!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Spidey Birthday Cake




I have to tell you, that I had so much fun making this cake. Cakes never tun out the way I expect, so it's always interesting to see how they'll turn out. At one point I suggested scraping of all the icing and starting over, but my husband said he wouldn't allow that, after all the energy I'd already put into it. I think my favorite part is the side of the cake, I was inspired by the way my boys draw spider man, just a red stick figure, that's what made the cake personal to me.

An OLD picture...



...of me in my swap apron. I love to wear it!

Just sharing





These are some of my favorite things I decorated with in my old house. I had a beachy theme with a soft sea blue. This room always made me happy.