Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Pinterest Best + Halloween Decor

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays.  I know this sounds kind of crazy, but it's the only holiday that you get to pretend you are someone, or something else!  How much more fun can a holiday be?  So the kids are dressing up, and here's what I found on if I only had the time to make some of these my own.. Oh well, I hope you can make some of these cute, spooky, and totally cool elements a part of your Halloween.  HAVE FUN!

Source: None via Angela on Pinterest

Source: via Angela on Pinterest

Source: None via Angela on Pinterest

Source: None via Angela on Pinterest

Source: None via Angela on Pinterest

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Holiday Present Cakes on Chanel 12 Midday

 This Holiday Dessert Table will air on Chanel 12 Midday sometime in early December 2011.  It was so much fun to create.  Push Pops full of Cranberry Walnut Bread with Cream Cheese Frosting, Dark Chocolate Drizzled Cranberry Macaroons, Coconut Handmade Marshmallows, Red Velvet Cake and Mini Present Cakes, 6" Pecan, Pumpkin and Chocolate Pies, all Gluten Free.  The table is topped with a gorgeous, soft, gray fleece, silver and white jingle bells, pomegranates, and a blue vintage cake plate.  The graphic fabric covered tree shapes are topped with silk leaves and silver balls..  I think my favorite element is the little grey flannel bird with a red scarf.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Roses + Pearls + Lace Pink Wedding Cake

When I think of romantic design, images of roses, pearls and lace top my list of delicate elements.  Pink, of course, the stripes remind me of a vintage wallpaper design.  I spent many years working in the interior design industry and my mind is still full of rug designs, wallpaper, paint color combinations, and stone tile mosaics.  Somehow, these elements influence the design of my cakes.  This one was featured on Sonoran Living a few weeks ago and my favorite element is the delicate rose bouquet topper.  This is way more fun than tile and paint chips, and much better tasting!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Gluten Free + Dairy Free Lemon Cake

By now everyone should know that I love Birthday Cake.  Maybe because I spent so many birthdays without one!  No one should have a Birthday without cake, and no one should have to eat BAD cake on their birthday!  That's my philosophy, and I'm sticking to it.  With that in mind, I have really been working hard on perfecting a Gluten Free, Dairy Free (also vegan) cake.  I love butter, but this combination is as close as you can get to the real thing, shhhh, no one has to know.

The Birthday girl was taking this cake to Chelsea's Kitchen for dinner with her family.  I am going there for a tour of their venue today, and can't wait to check it out.  I've heard lots of great stuff about this place.  I will post some pictures this weekend of the newly remodeled Arcadia Room. 

Hope you have a sweet weekend!