On this cold and rainy day..I got my creative juices flowing and came up with a second type of Star Wars cake for a boy named Tyler. Tyler is friends with Jackson (the recipient of the first Star Wars cake I did), so I could walk into the party with the same cake.
An old high school friend contacted me (gotta love Facebook!) to make favors for a baby shower she was throwing. Even though they knew it was a girl..I love that the main color was yellow and purple for the elephants, with a hint of pink. These were shipped to Orange County.
These cowboy cookies were for a 80th birthday party shipped to Yuma AZ. I named this post "Giddy-Up" because this was a very last minute order that had to be Fed Exed 2 day mail...but they all got there on time and in one piece, whew..that was a hectic week!
I made this cake for my friend Alissa who was hosting a baby shower. The sex of the baby is unknown, so she went with a design to match the decor which was cute little animals. Was having a hard time with my bow because it was so humid that day in Monterey...which leads to limpy fondant...but it managed to keep a decent shape.
The teachers at Marshall Elementary are keeping me very busy with cookies for birthdays. There was a request for a bouquet of sunflowers in a pot, so I made this with little tags on each one wishing the teacher a very happy birthday.
My dear old (as in I have known her from high school) friend Devry asked me to make some cookies for her Mom and Dad's Birthdays/Anniversary Party. Her Dad is a Retired Marine, and her Mom is from Holland, and they were celebrating their 39th Wedding Anniversary and both of their birthdays. So I made the Marine Uniform for her Dad, the Dutch Tulips for her Mom, and the wedding cake to celebrate their Anniversary..so wish I could have hand delivered them...love that family!!
So, few people can say they made their own Mom's wedding cake...but I can! The nuptuals took place a few months ago. I drove the half-finished cake down to southern Orange County, and finished it once I got there. It was a little stressfull, but well worth it! I used a stencil technique on top of Fondant.
I also made diamond ring cookie favors for the reception.
This is the kind of wedding shower I want to go to...a girls day laying by the pool getting pedicures. I made these flip flop cookies with matching polish for the bride-to-be and her girls. My friend and customer Laurie McWatt Davis, who now owns her own special events planning business Circle the Date Events in Yuma AZ, ordered these for one of her brides.
I got a call from my friend Lisa's husband. He needed a birthday cake for her 30th Birthday. I asked him what kind of design for the cake, and then I paused and said..wait a minute..of course it has to be Hello Kitty because she is a die hard fan. That's what he said anyway, so it had to be done. I went a little more "Sophisticated Kitty".
Sandra wanted me to make some Father's Day Cookies for her husband. He is restoring a 1969 Ford Galaxie, and she wanted cookies to go along with that theme. I got a pic of the car, and his favorite toolbox.
There is a party in Yuma this weekend to celebrate the birthdays of two Robbies...Robbie L., and Robbie E. I was so happy they thought of me and my cookies to be a part of their celebration. Hope the birthday boys enjoy, we miss you!
Another Cake from last year, the bride,Laurie McWatt-Davis was kind enough to share her photographer's pics with me. She has now gone on to be a successful wedding coordinator of Circle the Date Events in Yuma, AZ...no wonder, her wedding was impeccable!
My friend Jenny had me make Go-Kart themed Cookies for a 40th Birthday Party. A Go-Kart is a highly detailed object with lots of breakable pieces, so I opted to make "accessories" that went along with the sport.
These Giant Sunflower cookies were made for my friend Dana who then gave them as gifts for all the PTA Board members of my son's school. The cookies were huge, wouldn't fit in any bag, had to wrap them in cellophane...they are still probably trying to finish eating them!
Today I finished up this Star Wars Cake...it was a little tricky for me to come up with a design that would not take me days to construct and timeless hours of intricate detail as many of the star wars props seem to have. I like cakes to still look like cakes, so this is what I came up with. And the Luke Skywalker and R2 will be fun for Jackson to play with after the party!
This weekend, we are going to San Francisco, and while we are there, my sister invited us to a party they are going to, I couldn't come empty handed, so I whipped up these Hawaiian themed cookies for the Luau.
I made this cake as a suprise for my friend Autumn..her husband ordered it for her fo their 4 year Anniversary. It is a Straberries and Cream Cake and is wrapped in White Chocolate to give it a "vase" look. Fresh Flowers on top.
Another one of my best customers in Yuma, Lupe, has always ordered cakes for her daughter's birthdays. Now that I am no longer in Yuma, she had to settle on shipped cookies. After a few theme changes, Annie decided on My Little Pony, and this is what I came up with.
I made these cookies for one of my best customers in the whole world!! Iris ordered them for a local Yuma Photographer Kim who is having a baby boy. Kim's husband used to take a brief case to school in the 1st grade; needless to say, he nust have know he would be an accountant. So Iris asked me to make onsie tie and briefcases cookies.
The grand opening of the new location of Ambiance Salon in Yuma, AZ required some cookies!! My dear friend Julie E. ordered them for the opening (which is owned by her sister Jill). The cookie cutters I ordered were really small, so I just put 2 in each bag to compensate.
Well, it's been a very long time since I posted an entry! I have been taking a well deserved break from the professional baking world (but don't get me wrong...I was still baking!) Living in and enjoying Monterey, CA for the short time that we are living here.
Last week, I shipped Cookies to Yuma, AZ, my best friend Holly hired me to make Wedding Cookies for her good friend' s daughter's wedding. She wanted a simple ivory and white cookie with pearl accents. All 60 of them got there in one piece, I have mastered the art of shipping cookies! Thanks Holly!