Thursday, June 26, 2008

Grill out and more cakes!

Sunday we had a grill out/game night at our house with our small group from church.  We had a great time!  Lots of great grilling food and good times!  The Wii was a big hit!  The guys spent most of the night outside playing cornhole!  Sorry, no pics from cornhole!  
Mike & Laura boxing on the Wii
Sarah and Travis boxing it out!

We had our 4th cake decorating class on Monday night.  We learned drop flowers, clowns, faces, fruit and more of the wilton rose!  Here are some of my favorites from class!  I was amazed at how easy it was to make the clown.  I like the flowers, they are fun to make!  We have our last class this coming Monday night however Matt and I will be in Las Vegas on vacation so I will have to make it up later!    

I took cupcakes to class on Monday night so I just made a regular 9 in. round cake with the rest of the cake batter.  I decided I would decorate it and take it to work this week!  The flower design was in our book and I loved it.  It was supposed to have a border on the bottom but I forgot to do it, oops!  This is officially my 2nd decorated cake!  

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

DogFest and 1st Cake

This past Saturday we took Annabelle and Gracie to Dogfest in West Chester.  It was fun seeing the hundreds of different dogs!  I think the girls had a great time too and let's just say there was alot of butt sniffing going on!  It was really hot but a lot of fun!

We entered the girls in the Milk-bone SpokesDog Contest!  See for more info!  Don't you think they should be on the front of the Milk-bone box?  

My cake class is going really well!  I LOVE it!  I spent Sunday afternoon preparing for class on Monday night!  Boy it took for a long time to get all my icings together with the right consistency.  We started our first cake on Monday and I finished it yesterday!  We have now learned the star, squiggles, letters and the first part of the rose.  The letters will take some work since you need a really steady hand for.  Below is my first real cake done with the star and squiggles.  (I almost don't want to cut it b/c I'm so proud)

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Discovering Cake Decorating

Last night I embarked on my next adventure...taking cake decorating classes!  My friend Sally and I are taking the 4 week class from our local Michael's craft store!  Thanks to our friend Kristin for telling me about it and being excited about the class herself!  After purchasing my starter kit I was amazed at all the tantalizing gadgets and gizmos one can buy these days to make beautiful and fun cakes.  I am so excited!!!  

Last night we learned how to prepare and fill our icing bags, leveling your cake, and how to ice your cake.  Our instructor went over all the trinkets in our starter kit and explained step by step the beginnings of cake decorating.  

I hope to post many pics of my fun cakes in the next few weeks!  Who knows?  Maybe I will be decorating cakes in the future for birthdays and celebrations on the side!  How fun!!!  

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Our Weekend!

We had a great weekend this past weekend!  Even though it was a short week I couldn't wait for Friday to get here!  Friday afternoon I came home from working out to find that my sweet and adorable husband had finished the mulching around our 9 new trees in the backyard!  (For those you haven't heard we planted 9 trees in our backyard 2 weeks ago.  We about died doing it and both of us never want to see another hole again.  Next time we have decided it will be much easier to just write the check and have someone else do the work.)  I am not particularly fond of yard work since I am HIGHLY allergic to grass and trees.  Side note: when I was allergy tested for trees and grass I had such an allergic reaction they had to give me claritin and sent me home to do the rest of the testing the next day.  I was shocked and relieved to see Matt had already finished the mulching!  He won some brownie points for that! 

Saturday consisted of a graduation party, cleaning and vacuuming my car, dinner out, and grocery shopping!  I am looking forward to a great summer of fun activities on the weekend, grilling out, hanging at the pool at lifetime and our favorite...VEGAS!  We have only 25 days til our vacation to Las Vegas!  We are so excited and can't wait!