Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Surprise 10 Layer Cake!

Hi All!

Long time, no blogging.  For my good friend Maria's Birthday it was time to try the 10 layer cake I saw on http://www.bakerella.com/fourteen-for-the-fourteenth/.  She did 14 layers but I thought I could settle with 10 layers!!  It was fun and not as hard as I thought.  My layers are way too thick and the batter doesn't spread out on its own when there is this little amount in a tin.  I should have spread it evenly before baking to get a less convex cake at the top!!  It got a lil topsy turvy as I put more layers on so I should have spread it out! OOPS!!!!  

And the surprise is..............when I cut the cake its ONLY SEVEN LAYERS!!! hahaha- I was a little tired last night!  I had no idea.  Seven is a lucky number anyway!!  Happy Birthday Maria! -Megan

Building and Building
Bought these pie tins to help make the layers quickly
Not too lopsided :)

Count them!! SEVEN!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Pirate Party

I feel like I am going backwards because this was my first fondant attempt EVER and it was back in January.  I should have posted this first before you saw my progression but c'est la vie!

My friend Alexandra threw her husband a Pirate themed surprise party!! It was very creative.  My favorite part was an old chest which she lined with plastic garbage bags and it become the cooler for drinks!! It looked like buried treasure.  I wish I had a picture of it.  I do have a picture my cross and skull bones in fondant on black marshmallow (delicious) frosting!  Careful- if you do not properly wrap the fondant for storage it will get hard and crack like brittle bones.
Did you see what I did there? bone, cracked, brittle (you can see where it happened)
Peace Out-Megan


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Epic Failure

Some times you have to crack a few eggs to make an omelet... or whatever!!!!!!!!

Maybe I was getting a little cocky from my awesome Easter Egg or maybe I was exhausted after putting a 7 month old to bed and starting the cake at 8pm (my bedtime), or maybe some times you just fail and learn from it and will do better next time!

This was supposed to be a retirement cake for a friend moving to Florida so I thought blue fondant for the water and sandy beach for sitting and sunbathing!!!

Lessons Learned: 
1. Don't save fondant- even when they say it will stay- it doesn't.  I used two week old fondant that was in a ziploc and it cracked when I put it on!

Cracked Fondant

This was the sandy beach area but it looked terrible so I covered it with chocolate!
Delicious graham crackers for sand underneath the chocolate

This cake is dead to me! STILL tastes good!

What I wanted it to look like.................
I am encouraged to get back on the horse and try again!- Megan Eileen

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Birthday Happiness

Today is my birthday and my dad sent me these pictures of the cutest little guys!  I have a thing for weird little creatures that are cute (so no mice or voles- oh how i loathe the voles!)

The top three pictures are Porcupines which I will call Porcus.  I never knew porcupines were so cute as babies.  Have you ever seen a baby porcupine?   Supposedly, their quills are not hard and sharp when babies – makes sense.


This is a beaver!


Narwhal! Not a whale!
PEACE OUT and have a great day! <3 Meggers

Cake Pop People- Paul Edition

Hi All.  I need to start this blog by saying- we are going back in time!!!

I should have posted the Paul pops first because they are a far cry form how much better I got with Ian pops!  Sorry Paul!!!  I did not have eye sprinkles yet and I did not realize how good fondant looked as hair yet.  I had to improvise.  And GEEPERS my photography skills also leave alot to be desired!  But this is how you get good at things; try, try again!

Poor Paul! Those eyes are crazy!
Enjoy!  I wish I had a close up for you-- or do I? MEGAN

Friday, April 13, 2012

Cake Pop People- Ian edition

When my friend Chuck left the office I work at to work somewhere else, I tried to think of a good send off and what is better than to be immortalized as your very own cake pop!!!  I can not find any pictures of Chuck as a cake pop- I will search high and low for you though!  But it became a semi-tradition.  Here are pictures of Ian Cake pops.  The side by side is the best and please make sure to note the diamond earring on real life Ian and Cake pop Ian. (special silver sprinkle)- Peace- Megs

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Cake Pop Creatures

Since cake pops have become popular they started making sprinkle eyes and wow they are magical!!!  It makes little creatures so much easier!  Bakerella is an inspiration.  She started it all www.bakerella.com

Love, Megs
Lopsided Fish

A school of lopsided fish

Lady Bug