Help Fund Our Adoption, Please!

My husband and I are adopting a baby (or 2) from the US and it's a very costly process, so if you or anyone you know if willing to help, we would greatly appreciate it!
Any amount helps. Thank you!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Pumpkin Cupcakes


I decided to make these pumpkin cupcakes after coming across a very easy recipe:

1 cake mix (ex. yellow cake, chocolate, spice cake etc)
1 14 oz can of pumpkin puree (pie filling works)

Mix in bowl, grease cupcake pan (or use paper liners) scoop out into baking pan, and bake on 400 degrees for about 20 minutes.

Voila, you have pumpkin cupcakes!

I decided to make two varieties. I added chocolate chips to half of the batter to make chocolate chip pumpkin cupcakes, and topped with chocolate ganache icing. The rest were plain pumpkin cupcakes with orange colored buttercream frosting (which I melted and poured onto each cupcake for smooth finish)

I took them to work and they were gone within 30 minutes! I was impressed, but I guess they were too haha :)

Monday, September 21, 2009

60 year highschool reunion cake

My grandmother asked me to make a cake for her highschool's 60 year reunion, Class of 1949:
School Colors were Orange and Black:
With the black details added:

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Music Note Cake

Music note cake made (with my sister) for my sister's boyfriend's birthday.

He's our church's worship leader, hence the music notes :)

Chocolate ganache icing, with cut out fondant music notes, bordered with buttercream icing

Oreos cut in half, dipped in chocolate, and topped with chocolate transfer sheet designs to make music notes on chocolate!

Directions on how to use chocolate transfer sheets here:

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Featured in a Newsletter

I know it's hard to see but one of my cakes was featured in this newsletter advertising one of Sandra Byrd's new novels. Sandra Byrd wrote three novels about an American girl who got the chance to go to Paris, France to learn to be a pastry chef, and in the third novel, she learns the art of cake decorating and wedding cake making. Sandra heard about my passion for cake decorating and asked if she could include a photo of one of my cakes in her newsletter announcing the release of her third book:

I know it's hard to read, but it's all about her new book, which you can read about here:

I would highly recommend this book series if you enjoy fiction, christian fiction, romantic fiction, Paris/France or BAKING!

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