Monday, March 2, 2015

Yoga Cake

Yoga is a big part of my life.  So is my mom.  I started teaching yoga 3 years ago and my mom takes my classes.  Here, I have her in one of her favorite poses: Agnistambhasana or Double Pigeon/Fire Log.  She often jokes in class, "How come I can't do anything else, but I can do this pose?"  She blessed me with her open hips, attention to detail, and deep caring.  She spends most days piecing together the most beautiful quilts, so I wanted to work quilting into her cake, as well.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Colorado Flag Wood Sign

As a Colorado-loving native, this wooden sign has been on my to-do project list.  Seems like I pick up an interest for building projects around this time of year.  We made a quick trip to Home Depot for the lumber:  (2) 1x6 8' boards cut in half, (3) 1x3 18" for support.  We also bought a small can of espresso wood stain, green exterior stain and white.  I wasn't sure on my color palette before starting and I wanted to be prepared with options.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Snowboarder Cake Topper

I've decided that I like using modeling chocolate for sculpting figures.  The weight of the modeling chocolate make it a bit easier to create a sturdier standing figure.  Sturdy is important for a snowboarder figure.  While the snow isn't a good indication of winter around here, we're still in the thick of ski season, so my son wanted another snowboarder cake this year.  Last year he wanted to be sailing off a jump. This year, he wanted to be skimming across a rail.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Aloha Winter Wellness

While its turquoise water is something you might find on a Hawaiian beach, we are pretty far from the land of Aloha.  Most weekend winter days are spent on the slopes around here in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.  Over the weekend, we ditched the ski gear and grabbed our spikes to head to one of the most popular trails in Colorado:  Hanging Lake Trail.  Hanging Lake is located in Glenwood Canyon, just east of Glenwood Springs, CO.  The trail is only about a mile long to get to the lake, so it is heavily trafficked by visiting tourists.  The stunning turquoise color is caused by dissolved carbonate minerals in the water.  C' gets even better...

Monday, January 26, 2015

How do you show your love?

That's an easy one...baking.  My mom shows love with cooking and cleaning.  I find baking more interesting than cleaning.   I like the way I can express my creativity with sugar, flour, eggs, and piping bags of frosting.  If I make a whole dessert table for you, watch out!  It's like being embraced with a thousand hugs and smacked with a thousand kisses.

Each thumbnail takes you to step-by-step instructions and recipes:

Strawberry Swirl Cake

Godiva Nutella Hearts

Chocolate Heart Cookies

Cookie Dough Brownie

Sugar Cookies

Small Arrangement

Coffee Filter Wreath

Godiva Heart Shells

Cake Balls

M&M Cookies

Vanilla Cupcake

Red Velvet Cake

Heart Pudding Cups

Giant Heart Brownie

Fruit Skewers

Ribbon Wall Hanging

Chalkboard Cookies

Care for Roses


Hearts & Cupcakes

Candy Bouquet

Petit Fours

Mini desserts

Special Cookies

Coconut Candy

Boy Valentine Box

Girl Valetine Box

Rose Cupcakes

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Sunday, January 11, 2015

2015 World Ski Championship Cookies

The countdown is on...actually, it has been on for years.  If you live in this area, you've seen more 2015 bumper stickers than political campaign stickers.  Vail/Beaver Creek ski resorts are hosting the 2015 World Ski Championships February 2-15, 2015.  We felt it needed a cookie.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Ringing in the New Year

New Year's Eve is always a great time to tidy things up a bit before heading into a fresh (powder) new year.  Whether it's cleaning out closets of belongings we no longer need or cleaning out the fridge and pantry of processed foods we no longer want to put in our bodies, there's just something about the new year that holds a ton of promise for a better life lived in 2015.  What will you organize for the New Year and who will you call to wish a Happy New Year?  We've got the device for you...Continue Reading...


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