Friday, February 29, 2008

Pequeña Torta Dulce (trans. Sweet Little Cake)

This sweet little cake was for a friend at work. It's a carrot cake with cream cheese frosting (Esme's favorite.)

I've started collecting platters and plates that I can use for my cakes. This is one of my favorites that I bought at a great antique store in Shelley, Idaho. It's milk glass but I'm not sure from which decade.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Apple Jacket

How darling is the little apple sweater? I would love to see this on my desk staying cozy and safe until I'm ready for lunch.

Salt Lake Foodies

I went to our first cooking and recipes meetup group last night. We all brought appetizers and discussed future meetings. The food was amazing and the conversation was interesting. I was very impressed with the potato samosas and spring rolls with peanut dipping sauce. I can't wait until everyone posts their recipes.

I made smoked salmon and cucumber bites. They were pretty but definitely not as intricate as the other recipes from the group. My appetizer wasn't really cooking more just assembling.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008


I love this dinosaur pencil sharpener. You sharpen your pencil in his belly and when you put him down he walks away. I bought two of these at Christmas time and gave them both away as gifts. I might have to buy another for me!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008


Dave surprised me with these pearls on my birthday. This is my third strand. I know pearls seem old fashioned and dowdy. But I think pairing unique colored pearls with modern styles is interesting and adds a bit of retro glamour. Thanks Dave, I'm wearing these today.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Cock-a-Doodle Katie

Nick isn't the only one with a pet chicken. Here's Katie dressed in her Halloween costume. She really loves it as you can see.

Taste of Cake

This is the first cake I ever made with fondant. I have been making cakes since high school but was always a little reluctant to use fondant. My sister-in-law Debbie bought me a beautiful decorating book for Christmas. I looked at the pictures and thought there is no way I can do that. About a year and half later after studying the directions I attempted this jungle scene for Debbie's 23rd birthday. Ever since then I've used fondant on nearly every cake I've made.

Starting a Blog

So, I've decided to start a blog. I'm not committed to a particular theme. But since my interests usually stem from good design and/or cake decorating the bulk of my posts will probably be of that nature.

My good friend Nick has decided to raise chickens. The idea of a bachelor who lives in the middle of the city with a box of baby chicks is so cute to me.