Monday, August 13, 2012

All aboard!!!!!!!

Good Morning everyone! I hope you are all starting your Monday on the right side of the bed! This weekend was a hectic one for me, and it seems that this next weekend won't be any easier either. I was previledged to be chosen in making this one year old's cake! The theme was sailor/marine. It was just too cute! And you should of seen his outfit! A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E!!!!! He was a little sailor boy!

Happy Baking!!!

Monday, July 23, 2012


Good Morning, Everyone! Before anything, I'm still so sadden by the horrible event that happened in Colorado. And my condolences and prayers go out the the victims and their families. It's so sad, to think that everyone was their to have a wonderful start to their weekend and something so unthinkable would happen. God be with them.

Truthfully, my weekend was a very nice weekend filled with family, friends and fun, but still had a shadow on it with what had happened. My husband and I did a lot of cleaning (a lot more to do) and I was booked for a cake and that's what I did. It was for a little 4 year old boy, whom is the cutest little Batman ever! :o) I wanted to do a tutorial on how I did this cake and its matching cupcakes, but unfortunately, wasn't able to. Apologies. Friday, I got home and worked on the Batman signal, so that it can dry in time for the following day. I also did the little projector. That's all I had time for since my husband had plans to go out to Qdoba (since it was the last day it would be open here in the Central Valley) and then we were able to hang out with some fun friends and have a very nice Friday night.

Saturday, I woke up early and started the cake. The cake was chocolate with strawberry jam and fresh strawberries. And the cupcakes were yellow cake with raspberry filling. Can you say, YUM-O!?!?

Happy Baking!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Happy Friday!

Hi everyone! Hope you are all having a fabulous Friday! I love Fridays! Tonight, I will be working on some fun cupcakes and cake! Can't wait to share with you tomorrow. For now though, I will leave you with a little cupcake funny, courtesy of Skeptical Eye.

Happy Baking!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Hint! This Weekend's Goodies!

Happy Wednesday! So obviously, I wasn't able to make that other cake I wanted to make last weekend. But it's ok. I do, though, have another cake this weekend, that I can't wait to start. I will give you a nice little hint...

Happy Baking!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Vintage Barbie

Happy Monday, everyone! Who is ready for it to be the weekend again? This gal, right here! I personally think that the weekends go by way too quickly for my taste! lol! We should work 4 days a week (8 hour days) and 3 days off. Oh yeah! That would be life! Well, wishful thinking, right?

This weekend I was honored to do a birthday cake for a little adorable girl. She was turning 4. And the theme was just precious for this cake. The mom, got the idea from a pintrest and wanted me to replicate it as close as possible but with hot pink. And here is what I came up with (cupcakes and everything sweet).

Isn't it such a cute theme?

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful Monday!

Happy Baking!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Happy Friday!

I hope everyone has a safe and happy weekend. I will post pictures of the cake I bake tonight, tomorrow morning! For now, I leave you with this! ♥

Happy Baking!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

This Weekend's Baking Goods Hint #2!

Alright, Alright, here's the 2nd hint for this weekend's baking goods! I hope you can figure it out!

Isn't it pretty!?!? I loveeeeeeee girly cakes! Opps! Was that just another hint? hehehe! Anyways, other than this cake, I'm going to try to make the time and make a small personal cake for my grandmother. She is one of the best grandmother's a person can ask for! And her birthday is this weekend. So, hopefully, you get a chance to see what I make, if I make it!

Also, stay tuned because I will be doing a giveaway sometime soon!

Happy baking!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Hint for this Weekend's Baking!

Hi Everyone! Happy Mid-Week already! Wooo Hoo! Closer and closer to that weekend! Yay! So I wanted to share a little hint of what I'm baking this weekend. :o) Let's see if you can guess!?!

Happy Baking to everyone!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Sonic the Hedgehog!

Man, oh man! My husband was so excited when he found out I was making this cake! My husband is such a nerd! And I love everything about him. He is a huge Sonic the Hedgehog fan! Let me just say in advance that I love ALLLLLL the baking I do, and I know once in a while, things don't go my way! Well, this cake took me HOURS to complete.. and normally they do.. but this one... didn't let me go to bed until 5am!!!!!!! Oh man! But it was all worth it! When I delivered it, the little boy absolutely LOVED IT! And truthfully, that makes me happy and makes it all worth it!

Happy Baking!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Superhero Cupcakes

Good Morning everyone! Geez, it's Monday, already? I'm so bummed! My weekend went by too quickly. Oh well, back to work I go! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and that you all were happy to be alive this morning! This weekend I had the pleassure of making some cute superhero cupcakes for an old highschool classmate. It was really nice seeing her and I was so happy to know that she loved the cupcakes! I made some other baking, which I will share with you later one. I will also be giving you a small hint later this week of what is coming up this weekend in My Sweet Shoppe! I get very excited with each and every order I get. They are all so much fun. And truthfully, I get so caught up with the decorating, that anything else in my mind just goes away. So without further delay... the SUPERHERO CUPCAKES. ♥

I hope you all have a great Monday!

Happy Baking!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Purple Princess Birthday Party

Happy Friday!!!!!!!! Geez, it felt like we had 2 Fridays this week. I have a lot of baking to do this weekend and I'm very excited about all of them! I think these 3 orders will be very fun to create. Last weekend I also baked. It was for our Goddaughter's first birthday! The theme was Purple Princess and boy was it adorable. First of all... let me just say that we have such an adorable little goddaughter. Her name is Harper and she is just the happiest baby ever! I was very excited to make her cake!

She had her own little cake for her first and it was chocolate! Oh man! The mess she was in was just too adorable! So her momma hosed her down and here she is with her tiara and wrapped up in a towel. Too cute!!

Happy Weekend full of Baking!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

4th of July Celebration Cupcakes

Good morning everyone! How are you all doing? How was your 4th of July? It's very nice to have a day off in the middle of the week, unfortunately, for a lot of us, we need to work the following day. My poor husband did so much cleaning and preparation, as did I, but he was such a wonderful sport about. I'm very very thankful for all he does. Now, what's a holiday without any celebration cupcakes? Well, a customer ordered some very cute and festive cupcakes for her party! And I think they came out super festive! What do you think?

I hope that if you had to work today and are tired as heck (like my husband and I), that your day goes by quick so you can go home and relax. And if you are one of the lucky ones that is at home, enjoy! Either way, have a wonderful days and as always...

Happy Baking!

Friday, June 29, 2012

The Edible Beauty...

Hi Everyone! It’s Friday! Yay! Weekend! Weekend! Well, I’m proud to come here and write that I have officially graduated my latest Cake class. I will be missing the wonderful instructor, whom had a lot of patience and such amazing ideas. She even went above and beyond what we were supposed to do in class and added a few more tips and tricks of her own. I had such an amazing time… and I can’t wait to see what my next class will be… Cake… or maybe sewing? I don’t know…

I have some baking to do this weekend which I can’t wait to share with you, but for now I will leave you with these flowers that I made. They were hand painted by me and they are all edible (except for the wires). Personally, they look too gorgeous to eat. Lol. Enjoy!

Happy Baking!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Hello, Hello Kitty!

Hey you! And you, and you, and you! :o) How's everyone's week going? Mine has already been hectic. Work, baking, cleaning and packing for our weekend trip to Southern California.

Anyways, last night I made an adorable Hello Kitty cake for someone's girlfriend. Just a small cake for two. :o)

Happy Baking!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Flowers, Flowers, and More Flowers

Hi Everyone! Happy Friday! Isn't it great to know the weekend is here!? Any plans tonight? Well, today I'm sharing with your these lovely flowers that I made last night! There are definitely more to come and I can't wait to show them to you, but for now.... here you go:

Have a wonderful and safe weekend!

Happy Baking!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Admin during day and Baker during the night!

If working a fulltime job wasn't enough... I come home cook dinner and start baking for orders that I have during the week. Truthfully, I'm starting to get a little exhausted. I might cut back on some orders, since I don't plan to cut back on work anytime soon. But that all talk. lol! I also love to bake.. I'm just going to have to figure out how the heck I'm going to do both without either one of them suffering. I wanted to share some cute simple cupcakes that I made last night for a last minute order. They were white cake with chocolate pudding filling. Simple silver foil cupcake liners and a dash of blue crystal sprinkles make the icing pop! Stay tuned... much more baking coming!

Happy Baking!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Cricut Cake Heart Tutorial

Hi, Everone! How's everyones' weekend going? Mine started off with getting off of work Friday night and running home to start on a cupcake order I had for early this morning. I wanted to do a quick tutorial on how I made the toppers for these cupcakes, so I knew that it was going to take a little longer than normal to get these cupcakes done. First, let me start off by saying that if you love to cake decorate and bake some fun cakes, then you must DEFINITELY consider buying the Cricut Cake Machine. I absolutely love mine. Mine is the Martha Stewart Edition (duhhhh! I  ♥ Marth Stewart)! It takes a couple of tries to finally get the hang of it, but if you have used the Cricut expression or any other Cricut Machine then you are mort than likely not going to have any problem with this whatsoever.

Here is what you need for 32 hearts. The gumpaste goes under the cup so that it doesn't harden. If you have worked with gumpaste before you will know that it hardens very quick. The shortening you need to rub up and down in a thin layer on the Cricut mat.

I used the Cricut Love Struck 2010 Seasonal Cartridge.

Knead the gumpaste together with the coloring of your choice. Spread the shortening on your mat and then roll the gumpaste out to a very thin layer.

This is the shape I chose and the perfect size I have found for a cupcake topper with this heart is 1 3/4".
Load your mat with the gumpaste and position the blade where you want it to start and start cutting.

Once you are done cutting, remove the leftover gumpaste and slowly remove the hearts from the mat so that they don't stretch and get deformed. If you need to cut more hearts repeat the process by respreading shortening on your mat and rekneading your gumpaste and rolling it out. If your gumpaste is getting a little hard, add a pinch of shortening onto it while you are kneading it and it will soften again.
Place the cut out hearts on a plastic non sticky surface and let them air dry for about 4 hours and then flip each one of them onto the opposite side and let them air dry for at least another 6 hours.

So, with all that said and done I make the cupcakes. White cake with raspberry filling in them. The white icing was homemade and I decided to add some cute sugar crystals since these cupcakes are for a bridal shower.

And then once the hearts have harden completely, all you do is stick the hearts into the cupcakes and "TA, DA" they are done!

Thanks for stoppin by! I hope this little tutorial made you want to play with your Cricut Cake more, or helps you decide if it's for you or not, or maybe it just helped you realize you are now craving a cupcake! Lol! Hope to see you soon!

Happy Baking!