Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Here's a really sweet blog one grandma is making for her family - what a wonderful idea! And you'll get a chuckle remembering the hair and clothes from waaaayy back then : )
Grandma Henke » The Tale of Brett’s birthday cake 1980
Monday, June 30, 2008
Fire alert from candles at 99th birthday party - News - Macclesfield Express
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Thank goodness it's not so hard to build a castle cake! Here's a step-by-step guide that's easy as... cake!
A Castle Cake for your Cinderella Dreamland Party « ShindigZ Party Ideas and Party Decorating Tips
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Here's a sweet twist on the Barbie cake, including step-by-step directions. You can substitute any similar sized doll your little princess desires.
How to create a 3-D Disney princess birthday cake | Chica and Jo
Friday, June 27, 2008
Starbursts are the perfect example. Because they're basically like edible clay, you can smoosh them, roll them, cut them, and shape them into just about anything. And they come in every color imaginable.
Here's an adorable example:
angry chicken: birthday cake
Thursday, June 19, 2008
They took a Wilton class together, and here are their results. Beyond that, what fun to learn together!
Check it out here.
Saturday, May 24, 2008
But there are just some lessons that are easiest to learn in a cake decorating class. You can find great classes in a few places in your community:
- large craft stores
- cooking schools
- private classes with a professional cake decorator
You could even form your own class or club by getting together with other local cake decorators to learn a new skill. Post an ad on Craigslist or Meet-Up to find them, and plan an initial meeting somewhere public so you can talk about what you’d all like to learn.
The benefits of cake decorating classes include:
- feedback from other decorators – if that dog you made actually looks like a tow truck, don’t you want to know?
- you can ask questions and get immediate answers
- you can watch how other cake decorators fix their goofs rather than just seeing the finished product
- cake!! after all - it would be a shame to let it all go to waste!
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Welcome to the Critter and Cricket Cakes blog! My name's Sue "The Cake Mom" Anderson, and I'm also the author of the Critter and Cricket Cakes Guide, which is on birthday cakes for girls (it's nearly done! still baking!!) and the Beast and Bug Cakes Guide, which is on birthday cakes for boys.
You can hop on over to my web site at www.critterandcricketcakes.com to sign up for the free newsletter, Life's a Party! which sends you tons of great tips, tricks, and easy ways to add fun to your family's daily life (and special occasions, too!).
Meanwhile, why not take a look around my blog, hang out, have a cold glass of milk and a slice of cake, click around a bit, bookmark it, and be sure to check back regularly for all the latest yummy morsels.
And don't forget to leave a comment and give your two cents about turning your family life into a party!