Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Put a Bow On It

Surprise, Surprise. I made more cakes. Also, I'm running out of generic names for cake posts :) One of these is actually from back in January, but I figured I'd wait til there was a 2nd post to go along with it, and they both happened to have bows! Joe and I have been really busy around here lately with a few fun projects. One is an awesome table that Joe built for the deck. As soon as I can get some decent pics, there will be a post about it! The other project is a guest room makeover. Mostly because I was bored with the previous state of the guest room. It's looking pretty good but there is still work to do. This past Sunday we had some AMAZING weather in Kansas City so we took some time to trim up some of the landscaping in front of the house to get it ready for the growing season. When we were adding new mulch to the flower beds, we noticed that there were already some bulbs starting to grow. I'm pretty excited to see those bloom since we planted a bunch of new ones in the fall.


Coming up soon Joe and I have a couple of fun little trips planned. First we'll be heading to good ol' Rolla, MO for St. Pat's. It's been 5 years since we've been there for a St. Pat's celebration so I'm pretty excited about it. But if I'm being honest, the part of the Rolla trip I'm most looking forward to is hitting up a few restaurants. :) Now I know you may not think of Rolla as a foodie destination, but there is Alex's Pizza, Slice-o-Pie, Maid-Rite concrete's and cinnamon rolls at Holday Inn Express! What's not to love?! I guess I'm just easy to please.


The next trip will be to San Francisco near the end of the month and for as much as I'm excited about Rolla, I'm WAY more excited about San Fran. If you've been and you have any suggestions of things to do, places to go, and restaurants, please let us know! You can either comment on this post or shoot me an email. From the little bit of research I've done, it looks as though we won't run out of things to do. And now to the cakes!

The first one was a Hello Kitty birthday cake I made for the daughter of one of my co-workers. This was the 2nd Hello Kitty cake for me (you can see the first one here). This one was done in fondant and modeling chocolate. It wasn't too difficult and I was able to assemble the little Hello Kitty "pop" ahead of time and just stick it in the cake once we delivered it. The birthday girl seemed to love the cake, so that made me happy!



The 2nd cake was one I just delivered this past weekend and it was for a baby shower for a little boy. The theme of the shower was "Southern Baby Boy" which we brought into the cake with the bowtie and the little saddle oxfords on top. The little baby shoes might be my favorite cake topper/accessory I've made so far :) The flavor of the cake was red velvet with cream cheese frosting. This was one of those cakes that I definitely wanted to stick around for to get a piece.



I don't have any more cakes planned in the near future, but the blog could probably use a cake break anyway. I'm mostly just looking forward to having more than one day in a row when the weather is nice. These little sneak peeks of spring are just a tease! Plus, warm weather = garage sales. Though I have to complete some current furniture projects before Joe lets me bring anything new home. I better get a move on!

That's about it for tonight. Thanks for reading and have a good night!

6 comments:

  1. Awesome cakes! I LOLed when I saw the Rolla foods. ;)

    -Claire

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    1. Thanks, Claire! I know you're jealous about my upcoming food tour of Rolla :)

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  2. Cakes look amazing as usual!

    Enjoy some Slice of Pie for me! I didn't end up going to the spring career fair, but I got my fix last fall. Please don't die over St. Pats. I didn't realize so many people were going back this year for it. Being back in Rolla is definitely not the same without you guys!

    Regarding San Francisco...you ought to check out Bakerella's blog and see if she's hit up any bakeries there. She did bakery tours in several different cities not too long ago and wrote about all of them.

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    1. I will definitely eat some slice of pie for you. I'm thinking tollhouse pie... Also, good idea about checking out the Bakerella posts. I'm pretty sure I remember one about San Francisco!

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  3. These are awesome, Lisa. I love the baby shoes. When you go to Alex's Pizza in Rolla, have an Italian sausage with mushrooms and extra cheese for me. That was my favorite back in the '70s when I was there.

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    1. Thanks, Dad! I will eat some pizza for you, but it will absolutely not have mushrooms on it :) Most likely pineapple and canadian bacon.

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