Archive for August, 2011

Happy summer to all.

In my long absence from this blog, I’ve selfishly stepped away from baking and taking orders to spend time with my family. It has been a wonderful 3 months enjoying every moment with my kids, my husband, my niece & nephew. The norm of late nights and lack of sleep took a toll on my health. I needed this time to re-energize my mind and creativity. With that said, I think I’ve been re-energized because I have completely fallen in love with this new creation I made this past weekend for Courtney’s baby shower.

I met Courtney through a local woman’s club we belong to. She’s has been so giving in the community throughout the years and when I got the invitation to her baby shower, I wanted to do something special for her. Being out of the baking/decorating skills for 3 months, I thought I’d be out of sync with it, but just like riding a bike, once you learn it…you never forget how to.


Between her busy schedule, Courtney’s a very talented seamstress. She really wanted a nautical theme for the baby’s nursery but couldn’t find the right design, so she made it herself. All the colors and designs I used were inspired by her nursery.

3 Sailboats

Sailboat Complete Set

Friends, Karen & Julie, that planned the shower, asked if I could make cupcakes for the shower and my mind start spinning with ideas…I think I went overboard but I had so much fun!!!

Cupcake Toppers

Red Velvet cupcakes

Vanilla Cupcakes

Courtney's cupcakes

I used this sailboat clipart for the cupcake toppers.

BUT….I didn’t stop there! I made the cookies, I made the cupcakes, but I still needed to make a gift. Do you want to guess what I made?
Here’s a hint…

Floating Sailboat

I’ve made a few of these diaper cakes over the years, but I think this one’s my favorite.

Courtney's Diaper Cake

And yes, the diaper cake is all diapers. It’s a very practical gift with a hint of creativeness.

It was definitely a great baby shower with great food and good company. Thank you to Karen & Julie for giving me the full reign of making these creations. Congratulations to Courtney and her husband on the new addition to their family. Can’t wait to meet the baby!!


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