Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Dragonfly Cookies

We did these adorable Dragonfly cookies for a baby shower last weekend. We bagged and ribboned these little guys and the host gave them as favors to the guests as they departed.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Lavendar and Gold Wedding Cake

We did this very lovely wedding cake last weekend.
The pale lavendar fondant was gilded with stripes, dots and scrollwork, and topped off with exquisite gum paste roses by the brilliant sugar artist Elena.


Thursday, August 14, 2008

Black Wedding Cake

This is one Dramatic wedding cake. Much more beautiful in person, this cake was a real stunner. We covered the Strawberry Cake with Chocolate Fondant and then airbrushed the surface with black "paint" to get the true black effect. Hot pink fondant bows and dots picked up the accent color used for the bridesmaid's dresses and tablecloths.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Sublime Vacation

I'm just back from a vacation in the Rocky Mountains with my boys. What a relief to get out of the Texas heat for a week! We hiked, camped, rafted and ate lots of awesome food in Crested Butte, which has a surprising number of amazing restaurants for such a tiny town. We made many great memories that I hope my kids will keep with them as they trek through life. One memory in particular I know will stay with them- as we camped at Lake Irwin above Crested Butte, a Black Bear broke into one of our tents in the middle of the night (our day tent, NOT our sleeping tent, thank goodness!!) and mangled the boys' box of crayons! I've been camping in the Colorado high country my whole life and never had such a close encounter with bears. Much too close for comfort for me but a great story for the kids to take to school with them next week.