I had a ton of fun writing this book. I was fortunate to have many of my friends and family willing to participate with their kids. I also had all four of my kids in the book. Even though my older boys were nearly 16, they agreed to be part of the book. Dan Brand was once again the photographer and did an amazing job photographing the kids and projects. He has quite a way with kids! Two of his own beautiful girls are in the book. The book contains a couple hundred photos, but Dan took thousands! I’ll post some of my favorites that didn’t make the book soon.
The forest and the adorable critters that habitat the forest were the inspiration for these cupcakes. The cupcakes were made for an upcoming texture mat set that will be available in November (the flower fun mat is featured). I love hand modeling figures and decided to create super easy figures for these cupcakes. Each character took less than 10 minutes to create. The flowers used were PME ready-to-go small and medium flowers. I love to keep jars of PME’s fondant flowers on hand when I need just a few flowers here and there.
I’m loving the letter and number pressed sets from Fred and Friends. I’ve used them for cookies and for letter and number accents on cakes. You can buy the sets here.
I can’t believe it’s nearly the end of summer. My kids start school in about two weeks! Here are some projects made for celebrating summer with a Hawaiian Luau. The cookies, cake, and cupcakes were all made using rolled fondant and textured using the Hawaiian texture mat set.
I can’t take credit for these adorable coconut drink cakes. Mindy, my co-worker made these.
My latest book is now on amazon for preorder! The book title is Decorate Cakes, Cupcakes, and Cookies with Kids. This book was a lot of fun writing and photographing. I had the pleasure of working on kid-friendly projects with my own kids as well as several friends and their kids. Visit Amazon for more information on the book.
I was thrilled to be asked to complete my second Icing Smiles cake. This cake was for a beautiful little 7-year old girl who loves the movie Grease. I can’t take all the credit for the cake though! Theresa, one of my assistants, made the awesome car on the top, while Sarah, another assistant, made all the little jackets, records, and the jukebox. The two of them also worked on the tedious border around the bottom tier! We all had fun making the cake and hope that Korigan had a fantastic party!