Sunday, May 12, 2013

Baby Shower Cake Decorations

One of my repeat clients in Australia often asks me to make decorations for cakes her clients ask her for various special events. This time the request was for baby bears, blocks and a blanket. I'm always nervous about having to do figurines, but it did come out super cute!
 I had to find a star cookie cutter small enough to work for the blocks and it just so happened my son and I took a baking class today for Mother's Day and I was able to find one that would work. The lettering is also done by hand!

Happy Mother's Day!

Just wanted to take a moment and wish all of you a very Happy Mother's Day!
I made these lovely stemmed flowers for the mothers and women at our church!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

French Macarons - Clay Style!

 Who doesn't love French macarons? They are so sweet and so pretty, they are hard to resist! I learned how to make them a couple years ago but haven't had time to make them since. The other day I had to fulfill an order for French macarons of the clay kind for a friend, who is also a wedding stationery designer, Emi Ink.   She wanted to use them for her wedding shows to help compliment her favor box designs and displays. 
I never really tried to make them out of clay as my main passion is flowers, but these were fun to create. Playing with different mediums to embellish them with. My son wanted to eat the shells when I was making them and asked me when I would make ones he could eat.
I love how they turned out. These really do make great props for photo shoots and displays when real ones aren't available or you want to re-use them over and over for various shows.