Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Cake Class Finale!

So tonight was my final cake class. *sniff* And I do mean final..... *sniff* *sniff*

But, Course 3 was a blast! Course 3 was working with Fondant and Tiered cakes. And I have this to show for all my efforts in these classes.

I'm so pleased, what do you think?

Close up on Roses (you can see the leaves in the background)

I love it! Yay me!

Friday, January 18, 2008

Don't fall over in shock!

Seriously, I mean it, don't fall over. I know your shocked..... me too! I actually stamped! *shock*

I am doing a workshop next weekend. My first one in a few years. So I sat down to come up with projects. The hostess wants Valentines projects. The first one I came up with is this one:

My sweet friend Belinda (who also happens to be my SU! upline) let me borrow her Unfrogettable set (I seriously need to buy this set). For this adorable (if I do say so myself) card is made using Certainly Celery CS, Rose Red CS, Basic Black CS, and Shimmer White CS. I stamped the frog onto the SW CS using Staz On ink (it holds watercolor better and doesn't run and the shimmer CS is gorgeous when used with water coloring). I used the Watercolor Crayons and Aquapainter to color the image. Then I mounted the image onto Basic Black and then Rose Red. I stamped Happy Valentines Day using the StazOn on to the bottom of the Rose Red piece and added some gingham black ribbon. I mounted the piece onto the CC card base using dimensionals. Less then 5 minutes! Love it! I am going to get some gogglie eyes and add those but I need to pick them up from the craft store.

I made another card but didn't quite like it so I changed it. I need to get some ribbon to add to it but as soon as I do I will post that one. I want to make the hostess gift using the Free & the Brave set (hostess is also a military wife and she has her house decorated in Americana so I thought it would be nice) but I didn't know if I would get the set in time so I came up with something else just in case.

I used the Time Well Spent (Level 3 hostess set). Colors used are Cameo Coral, Apricot Appeal, and Real Red. I love how these turned out. Here is a close up of the card:
I am happy to report that I will be receiving The Free & the Brave on Tuesday so I will have plenty of time to hopefully put together the gift I have in my head. I will post that when I finish with it. For now, I need to go and put together a list of things I am making for my Pampered Chef open house tomorrow. I have everything bought for it, I just need to have a list of what needs to be made and when so it's all ready. Have a fabulous weekend!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Been too long

So I was informed by my mom that it has been a while since I last blogged. Oops! You know it's bad when your mom starts telling you to blog more. *insert blush here*

So I have a post for you today. Sorry it isn't stamp related but I do plan to stamp today so I should have projects to show you in the next couple of days. This post is to show off my cake that I made in class last night. I am now in course 3 of the Wilton Cake Classes and it's fabulous! Although with my spinal cord condition rolling the Fondant isn't so easy but the end result is totally worth it. At least I think it is. This is my very first ever Fondant cake. What do ya think?

Top view of the cake (the shiny parts are where the Fondant got wet from adding the bow. I had more curliques on there but I didn't like them so I took them off)

Another view of the cake. The class book wanted the centers of the flowers to be different colors, but I didn't want to make that many icing colors.

And there you have it, my very first Fondant cake. I am so pleased with the end result. Which is saying something considering I never like anything I do.