Sunday, January 11, 2015

October & November birthdays

Happy new year! It's been awhile! Here are some of cakes and things I've made in the past few months.

10/1/14: For Jaime's birthday I knew I wanted to make something penguin related. I liked some of penguin stickers he used on Line, so I picked one that I felt was appropriate for the occasion. Look how happy he is!

 I made chocolate cupcakes and hand decorated one with frosting. I originally wanted to make it an Iron Penguin, but I didn't have time to make the little arc light, so I left it out.

Happy birthday, Jaime!

10/27/14: For my mom's birthday I made shortbread cookies from a packaged mix, because she kept telling me to make them for the past year (whoops). (The doc bear cookie is not for my mom. I was just having some fun.)

I decided to incorporate the cookies with a cake. I made a yellow cake from a mix, and decorated it with homemade mascarpone cream frosting. I made the frosting a little pink since my mom likes pink, and piped little rosettes on top.

I piped a birthday message with melted chocolate onto a shortbread cookie, and placed it on top of the cake.

I also picked up some pretty flowers for her birthday.

Happy birthday, mom!

11/9/14: For Kevin's early surprise birthday party I went down the Joe Ledbetter route again. I had fun making last year's JLed inspired cupcakes, so I asked Audrey what I should make for Kevin this year. My favorite of her suggestions was Fire-Catzilla.

She also suggested to make either funfetti or snickerdoodle cupcakes. I chose to make funfetti since I had a bunch of random colorful sprinkles.

The green ones bled a little when I mixed the batter so it tinted the batter green, but it didn't matter too much since Fire-Catzilla is also green.

That bright green frosting took awhile to achieve.

Few hours later.....

To make his hair, I broke up some spaghetti and colored it with a food safe marker.

To make his ears and speech piece, I colored some fondant with gel food coloring and cut them to shape with a knife.

I also outlined the pieces using my black food safe marker. I added the teeth by using frosting.

I changed the Japanese message to a birthday message for Kevin.

Happy birthday, Kevin!

Since I have Instagram now, I tend to post more over on my account: @bittersweetchristine. I posted this guy on my account and managed to grab the attention of Mr. Joe Ledbetter himself!

He ended up reposting my picture on his own account too! What a cool guy :) I was just so happy he made a shoutout to Kevin since Kevin loves his work!

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