Friday, July 29, 2011

Happy 25th Birthday Amiable!

My little sister, Amy or Amiable as you might know her by, has been visiting all week.
She and her boyfriend moved to Utah in February when her job relocated and they made the drive to California to celebrate the big 25 all week long.

I asked Amiable what kind of cake or cupcakes she wanted and told her that I'd make whatever she wants.
Well, I lied.

She asked for Vanilla Chocolate Chip Cheesecake cupcakes with Ganache and Vanilla Buttercream.
She got Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cheesecake cupcakes with Ganache and Vanilla Buttercream.

In my excitement of her arrival, I made a chocolate batter before realizing that's not what she wanted.
Lucky for me, she loves chocolate and didn't make me start over. =)

After I dipped the top of each cooled cupcake in ganache, I piped on some simple flowers and a birthday message.

Don't judge me by my flowers...I had never attempted to make these kind and I definitely need some practice.

There was a cupcake that said "Amiable" and I meant to get a picture of Amiable holding her Amiable cupcake...but she ate it too fast =)

So here's a picture of her holding Ethan instead!

Happy Birthday Amiable...I love you!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

I wouldn't bake a cake for just anyone a week after having a baby...

When Ethan's Godparents asked if I was up to making their duaghters birthday cake for her party on the 4th of July, I told them that as long as I wasn't in the hospital I'd do it.

Well, I wasn't in the I did it.

Ariel turned 4 and wanted a confetti cake with vanilla frosting and a Scooby Doo theme.

I went with the colors of the show...lime green and orange with a little bit of pink and purple.

Ethan hung out on the counter with me supervising.

Her mother purchased the character figurines and Mystery Machine toy for the cake, making my job super simple.

Ariel was a happy girl...and I was happy to have been able to make her cake.

Ethan James Watson

My son, Ethan James Watson was born on June 26th, 2011 at 9:22 am weighing 7 lbs 14 oz and measuring 19 1/2 inches long.

He is the love of my life and I am enjoying every moment of being his mother.

Thank you all for continuing to follow my blog during my hiatus, please don't go anywhere...orders are already on the books in August.