Kiddle Family - November 2012

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

A donation of love

So, some of you already know this.... but last week I finally cut my hair.
My hair was starting to get pretty long a while ago, and so I decided that maybe it was time to try donating it again.  I've done it before.  Last time I donated my hair was almost 6 years ago.

I love long hair.  I love braiding it and doing fun stuff with it.  I will miss it for a while.  But change is good.  And more than anything, I'm happy I can help some little child somewhere who could benefit from my nice long hair.

Just how much did I get cut off??   14"!!
I honestly think that sometimes when hairdressers hear you plan to donate it, they get a little crazy and carried away.  Just like last time (which surprisingly was 14" that time too!), my hair is shorter than I originally planned.   But, it's still long, which is good.

You're probably tired of reading this.  You're probably wanting some pictures.   No?
If you're friends with me, you know I've teased you with pictures like this....

But, I know some of you would like other pictures...  so here you are.  (gosh, I sure hate taking pictures of myself as such)
Before.  Boy was it getting long!!
See, still long.

With my hair being long still, I didn't bother to take photos and post them sooner.  It's more impressive to just say that I cut 14" off.  Right?

So, where am I donating to?  I like to donate to a foundation called Locks of Love.   They specifically make wigs for children.  I like that.   I couldn't imagine being a little girl and not having any hair.
This is the same foundation I donated to last time and they sent me this nice postcard (I still have it!)

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Halloween Witch Cake

It seems I can't ever pull out my fondant without my kids asking to play with some too.   Not that I blame them, it's just like playdough, except better and you can eat it too.
The last several times that they've asked, I've said no.   So, when I finished the baptism cake I was working on, I decided to let the kids.  They were happy.

So, while they were making stuff, I decided I'd make some more stuff too.  After all, I had a Halloween Party to go to in the evening and I had nothing to take.   Plus, I had a small cake in my freezer than I put in there just a few days ago.
It seems that I rarely make cakes for myself and my family, so I decided I'd make a cake that I've thought about before.  A Halloween cake.   And I knew exactly what I wanted to make.

A long time ago, I bought a book by Debbie Brown called "Enchanted Cakes for Children".  I love the book.  And in it, there's a cake with a witch.   Debbie's cake was a witch flying around a big cake moon.  I didn't have time to do a moon like that, so I decided to put my own little spin  on it and do a "simpler" cake that doesn't require carving.   The idea of my cake is to portray the witch flying in the night sky.   I could have put more details on it, but I'm happy with how it turned out.  It was fun to make.

LDS Baptism cake

I got a phone call this week, asking if I would make a baptism cake.

I had an idea of what I'd like to do and I prayed that I could pull it off.   In the end, I couldn't have been happier with how it turned out.

Chocolate cake.  Buttercream icing.  Handmade fondant people.

The words are from a baptism song called "When I am Baptised"

Water is made from piping gel with a little bit of blue food coloring

I hope Will has a great baptism today!

Monday, 22 October 2012

Skiing cake

 I was asked to make a birthday cake for a man who loves to ski.  I had a lot of fun making it and I tried a few new things, which is always a good thing.   I'm happy with how it turned out. 

Handmade man out of fondant

Fondant trees.  Snipped with scissors to create the branches.

Happy Birthday Rob!  Hope you had a great birthday.

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Swirl Rose Birthday cake

Just a quick cake I made for a friend tonight.   Happy Birthday Lisa!!

Frog Baby Shower Cake

So I had a request for a baby shower cake and cupcakes for this weekend.
The theme.....  frogs.
Hmmmmm.  How am I going to do this?  I did some pondering and I sketched this out....

Now that I've finished the cake, I am amazed at how close I managed to get it to look like my little sketch.   Here's the pictures I took (sorry, I meant to take better ones, but forgot my camera at home when I set it all up at the baby shower, so these are all ones I snapped on my phone quickly and one that a friend took at the shower)

Mother frog and baby.  Handmade out of fondant.

Cattails.  Can you guess what's on them?

Finished cake.  Love how it turned out.

Congratulations Krista and Joe!  Your new little baby, Ivie, is adorable!!   
Thanks for letting me a part of this day.

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Ice Cream cake for the twins - Hunger Games style

So, the other week, we decided to finally have a birthday party for the twins.   Finally. 
I must admit.... I didn't do a single thing to plan this party.   Emily and Elora planned it all.   The games, the activities, the food and even what the ice cream cake would look like.   That's right, they planned out the cake and Elora drew me a picture of what they wanted.   I kind of wish I took a picture of what the picture looked like, but I didn't.  Oh well.

Anyways, here's their cake. 
It's a cookies 'n cream ice cream cake.
Decorations on it are fondant.

Easy cake to decorate.  I actually had fun making the mockingjay logo.  Though I do wish that I had some gold luster dust.  Oh well.  Looks good without it though.