Thursday, April 18, 2013

I'm Late..I'm Late...for a very important date:)!

Hi Ya'll!
So I'm not late for an important that little verse does set the tone for my blog post in that I will be talking about Alice in Wonderland! So I adore the original Alice in Wonderland like I'm sure most of you do.. I can't say the same about too many of the remakes that has made their way to the big screen..but I did most enjoy Tim Burton's remake of Alice in Wonderland with Johnnie Depp. I also love how Wonderland is one of the many different worlds in the series Once Upon a Time (oohhh I just love that show). So I thought it would be fitting to do a post on the theme of Alice in Wonderland.
Now if you are into cake decorating like I am then.. you have surely seen the spike in the number of cakes that have popped up on Google over the last year in that theme. I don't know the reason why but I love to see the different interpretations done in cake:)

Now this one for instance (no I didn't do this one...but mine is coming..hehehe) is the typical Alice in Wonderland theme cake you would see...with Alice falling into the rabbit hole and the clock for the late bunny. The stripes represents the Cheshire cat. This cake was done by Lilo Cakes .

Or you will have some like this.. that just takes a few elements like the cup from the Mad Hatter's tea party and Cheshire cat and completely make something different. This cake is ultra feminine while staying true to the theme of Alice in Wonderland. It also has a extra something in that it is in the topsy turvy style. This cake is by Design Cakes on Flickr.

Or you can have great artistic version like this. I saw this one and fell in LOVE with the characters on the cake. I love how the rest of the cake is an elegant background to the detailedness of the characters. I do figures on some of my cakes..but these are extremely well done. I want my figures to look like that when they grow up:) The figures are very Tim Burton in style. This one was done by a designer across the pond, Sweet as Sugar Cakes in the UK is on Flickr as well.

So here is my version of Alice in Wonderland:)
As you can see mine has many classic characters of the movie like the Cheshire cat, the smoking worm and playing cards. This cake was topsy-turvy as well.. though not from this angle of the picture (trying to show off everything on the cake) and I will probably doing a sharper angle next time I do a cake like this but I do love the way everything came together on the cake. This was also for a baby shower which is why some of the colors are on the lighter scale. I also made "Alice" black since the mommy to be was black. I like to take personal elements of the person who the cake is for and put them into the cake. The most fun was making Alice and the top of the cake which is of course the Mad Hatter's hat:) The mommy to be loved the cake and everyone was so impressed with all of the characters I was able to get on the cake. Next time I would like to add either the Mad Hatter himself or the Queen of Hearts. Overall I am pleased and think I did a pretty good job... don't you???

Peace & Blessings

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Avengers Party!

Hi Ya'll!

I have just been plain ole busy lately with working full time and cake orders and now my little is in preschool full time learning things with 3 year has homework! Needless to say my time for extra things like blogging has been put on the back burner once again. When I don't have orders I just exhale and don't want to do anything at all! And I am pretty sure there are many of you out there with me on that.

In the mist of all that... I have worked with some party planners and collaborated on some awesome kids parties! First one I did was with Oh So Printable, if you haven't seen her work then you must hop right over and see her Facebook page. Her parties are soo cool and most of her printables she uses in her parties are available for purchase! How cool is that?? So she sent out the call a while ago for vendors to help on an Avengers party project. So of course I hopped right on board and said what can I do.. I ended up donating a dozen Avenger themed cupcake toppers. I absolutely loved working on this project and have been bitten by the bug so now I want to do work on other projects:) So I have some more posts on coming down the pipeline about some other parties have collaborated on.

And now for your viewing pleasure... pictures of the Avengers Party! Oh and if you want a custom theme for your next party do not hesitate to ask Jessica. She is very sweet and I know you will enjoy her products:)

Ohh I almost forgot the best part of it all.. The party was blogged about on Hostess with the Mostess.. you can find that link here:)

Peace & Blessings!