Saturday, September 20, 2008

Happy Sweet 16 Emily !!

So, my daughter's friend's sister's friend (whew!) is turning 16, and her mom called me and asked me to make a cake for Emily's party. What a cool mom!!!! I hope I am a "cool" mom when my daughter turns 16 too!
She wanted a New York themed cake, and so I added cutouts of New York buildings and "spotlights" coming from the top of the buildings, to celebrate Emily's special day. The tiers were cut so they were crooked, which is easier said than done, and I think it adds a cool touch! And what sweet 16 cake is complete without little silver dangly balls??
Happy Birthday Emily!!!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Na zdrowie (to your health! - in Polish)

My hubby's family had a great big family reunion yesterday. It was so much fun, to hang out with cousins and uncles and grandmas and "great" relatives (great grandma, great uncle, great great uncle, etc.) Yes, our kids have all four great grandmas, lucky ducks!
Our Grandma Hedy, the Matriarch of the family, is Polish, and therefore I decided to make a cake to honor her heritage. Grandpa Jess, rest his soul, was Portuguese so I decorated the "platter" in a design I found online for a Portuguese pottery piece.