Happy Thursday everyone! I hope you are having a wonderful week so far. I have had quite a fun week; I spent the first part of the week celebrating my husband’s birthday and getting to hear one of my favorite bloggers EVER speak at Baylor’s chapel (she even featured my school in a blog post!)
The middle of the week has found me preparing for the season of Lent. I love this season so much because I feel as though it has a way of reawakening and refocusing my spirit on God. Do any of you participate in this season? I am giving up chocolate this year. It will definitely be difficult because I seem to find a way to have some nearly every day!
Finally, my friends and I were able to surprise a dear friend with a small birthday celebration last night. It feels so good to make someone’s day! Here are some pictures of the cake I made her. It’s a strawberry cake with a basket-weaved, butter cream icing. I had some leftover royal icing daisies that I made this summer, and I used them to top the cake. It reminds me of spring, and with the 70-80 degree weather we have been having, it couldn’t be more fitting!
Happy Saturday everyone! I just wanted to let you all know that my cake decorating hobby/outlet/contribution to the world is officially moving over to youfrillme! In 2011, $209 was donated to the International Justice Mission through Cake Jubilee (which is a miracle considering how busy I was with school, making it hard to find the time to bake). This year, Cake Jubilee has already raised $50! The move to youfrillme will make things easier for me because I won’t have to worry about keeping up another separate blog. Check out the Cake Jubilee page under “categories” to learn more about the cause, and subscribe to the rss feed! Also, send me an email through the contact form on our new “contact” page if you need any information.
Another Saturday, another order for Cake Jubilee! For this order, my only stipulation was that they needed to be pink and green so I got to have fun with my own creativity! I found these cute, pink and green flower petal cupcake sleeves, and built my ideas around them. I baked strawberry cupcakes with almond-butter cream icing and white cupcakes with strawberry filling and almond-butter cream icing. I used sugar sprinkles and pearl sprinkles that matched the pink and green icings. Frilling!
This week, Cake Jubilee had the opportunity to whip up some cupcakes for a baby shower. The theme was a sort of monkey/jungle vibe so I decided to make my own monkey and banana cupcake toppers to add some extra frills. Jump on over to this old post to learn how to make your own homemade cake topper. Have a very happy Saturday, and don’t forget to like our new Facebook page if you haven’t already!
This weekend I was able to experience my first Texas wedding, and I have to say, it was the perfect orientation! It was an outdoor, ranch wedding with a cool, vintage feel. We sat on bales of hay with various quilts thrown on top, there was a chandelier hanging from the trees above the bride and groom, and the bride, bridesmaid, and various ladies in attendance had their cowgirl boots on with their dresses.
I was honored to make the desserts of choice for the groom (miniature cheesecakes) and the father of the bride (German chocolate cake). This was the first wedding order for Cake Jubilee, and about $90 was donated to the International Justice Mission as a result! How FRILLING is that?
Another highlight of the event: I finally had labels made for the boxes. Fran’s husband, Jordan, made the design for me TWO years ago, and I guess it took a wedding for me to finally have it put on labels and printed!
Another sweet Saturday, another small contribution to the world through Cake Jubilee. My friend needed Dr. Seuss themed cupcakes for her sister’s baby shower this weekend, but she wanted to do the cake toppers herself. All I had to do was make the cupcakes ready for her. Easy enough! What do you think?
What’s making your Saturday sweet?
Most of you can probably guess that I bake A LOT. But what you might not know is that I bake with a purpose. Today I got to make chocolate cupcakes for someone’s baby shower. I knew the theme was pink and orange Gerber daisies, so earlier this week, I spent the afternoon making some out of royal icing. I needed a few days for them to harden so that I could place them easily on the cupcakes.
Ooh, pretty! Gerber daisies are SO summer-timy aren’t they? I decided to add these cute picket fence liners around the cupcakes because along with the chocolate, I felt like I was looking at a cute lil’ garden.
Pretty please with a daisy on top?