Monday, November 30, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
The first cake I did was a butterfly cake for a little girl named Lybee!
I cut a round cake in half and used bits of a square cake for the center. I got the idea from google images. I always go on there and get ideas and then come up with my own. I loved how the butterfly turned out. Kurt said it was probably his favorite cake that I have done. I liked it too. I might even do it for Ayla's second birthday.
The second cake I did was a wedding cake. I didn't use fondant either.
Here it is.
Fondant eat your heart out!
I definitely prefer to use butter cream over fondant, at least homemade fondant. It wasn't as much work and it was easier.
Here is the side view.
The couple was married in Vegas and that is why there are dice on the cake. They said they wanted a simple cake and they got it. I loved the polka-dot ribbon I used. It added to the dice.
Here is what it looked like after they put rocks and candles around the cake. I was really pleased how it turned out. I wished I would have just used butter cream for my friends', Nanette's and Amy's wedding cakes. I guess, you live and learn. I think their cakes would have been better even if I had used pre-made fondant instead of homemade. They weren't that bad though. I still think they looked pretty but they weren't my best work. Maybe I am being a little harsh about it but you are always your worst critic. I don't have a post with Nanette's but I do have one with Amy's. You can see it here.
I took Ayla to the reception. She really enjoyed the rocks.
She also loved standing in front of the AC. She cracks me up!
Front view! I love her hair!
I did make some money from the cakes and between these cakes, and another cake I made a month ago, we had enough money for Christmas presents for Ayla and everyone. And guess what? Yesterday, I pretty much finished all of our Christmas shopping. YEAH!!!! I feel good!
While Ayla and I were shopping yesterday, we picked up an extra family member.
It is a Kitty Cat.
Well, it isn't exactly real but it feels like it is. Have you ever seen the FurReal animals? They move like real animals. While Ayla and I were at Toy R Us, I put her down and showed her this cat. She loved it. I haven't seen her like a toy like she liked this kitty. I couldn't get her away from it. I finally took her away and of course she wasn't happy.
Later, I met up with my mom and my sister, Marion and we went to Walmart. While we were there, I showed them how Ayla loved the kitty. This time the exact same cat had a kitten in the package as a bonus and it was on sale. My sister and I decided to go half and half on it for Ayla for Christmas. We ended up giving it to her right away. We didn't have the heart to put it away until Christmas. She loved it too much. So she got her main Christmas present from her parents and her present from her Aunt, Marion early.
See how she loves it? Ayla constantly Meows all the time now. I even asked her what she wants to name her kitty and she says, "Meow." So I guess the cat's name is Meow!
There is nothing like watching your child enjoy something so much. Her happiness is my happiness.
Merry Christmas early, Sweet Heart!
Friday, November 6, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Then my sweet dad took apart our washer because it went out that week, along with our dryer. Yes, our washer and our dryer went out last week. Our dryer still kind of works.
Anyways, my dad found a broken coupler and I bought a new one on Monday. He is going to put it in on Saturday. I hope it fixes the problem. Keep your fingers crossed for us. I guess that is what you get when you buy used washers and dryers.
Here is Ayla during the day. Doesn't she look so adorable?
Morganne was a witch. Here she is flying away on her broom.
Baby Kurt was an elephant, AKA a tantor. Tantor is his nick name.
Of course Ayla loved having her cousin over.
Not so sure what Ayla is trying to do here.
They ended up staying for dinner.
We had brains (spaghetti) and goblin eyes (corn).
And of course we couldn't get them to look at the camera at the same time. That is why I have both pictures on here.
Then my mom and Lane came over. I needed to get Lane ready so we could go to our ward's trunk-or-treat. Krista, Morganne and Baby Kurt ended up joining us.
Here is the whole gang in their costumes. Ayla in her dog costume and Lane is in his ghostbusters costume, I made him.
I even dressed up. I was Maleficent for the 3rd year in a row. This was taken at the trunk-or-treat. After the trunk-or-treat, we decided to trick-or-treat at a few houses in the neighborhood.
Cute little witch with her bag of candy.
There was a man dressed up as the Headless Horseman at one of the houses we went to. Lane freaked out when he saw him and ran and wouldn't get near him. We thought he looked pretty cool so we got our picture with him.
We had a very fun filled Halloween.
How was yours?