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

Monday, April 9, 2012

Easter Egg Cake

This was one of the funnest cakes thus far!! I was so cheap that I refused to buy an egg shaped baking pan- so instead I made two 8" x 8" cakes.  I stacked them and froze them.  Once they are froze it is super easy to shape into an oval!!  I made sure to learn from the baptism cake and make the fondant thicker.  Thicker fondant helps hide all the imperfections of the cake!!-Luv Meg

Fondant shaped feet and pretzel rods!

The close up!-sort of reminds me of the wicked witch's
feet when the house fell on her!

Poor lil fella!  It was bound to happen!

Friday, April 6, 2012


Hello all our wonderful readers.  If you like my paintings and would like to help me in this competition that would be great!  I only need seven votes to move on, so please take a moment and vote for me (or I believe they are calling it "collect me") Thank you! Anna 

Who Doesn't Love a Good Cake Topper

My sweet husband has gotten me a new cake stand! Its fits a mini cake or one cupcake!! But that's what I love!  It's from the Martha Stewart Collection at Macy's.
Martha Stewart Collection at Macy's
 On the same day my good friend Charlotte sent me a link to some great cake toppers since its close to wedding season!! But really- do people use these?  I would obviously use the bulooga!!!
What occasion to do you put this cake topper on??

Bear Love


for all the Hipster weddings out there!!
If you want to purchase any of these toppers visit the awesome website !!! Enjoy! - Meg

Monday, April 2, 2012

Baptism Update

I could not help myself with the powdered white donuts-
they matched my theme and when else do
you get to buy 4 boxes of the delicious treat

Blue Fondant- Easy to cute

Carissa! took the time to shape a cross with individual sprinkles!
Martha would be proud!

Because I threw my back out the day of my son's Baptism I was not on top of my photography!!!  But alas... my good friend Maria took photos of the great cupcakes my friends Carissa and Alexandra helped make (in line with the color theme of course because they are as OCD about party designs as I am!)

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Some German Chocolate

Some German Chocolate for a German friend at work!

I have learned to fill my cupcakes to the top cause I like them to look like they are overflowing.  For years the box has said fill cupcake 3/4 full- but I have thrown caution to the wind and filled them to the very top and BAKED!!  I have some photographers in my office- great pics huh? - Happy Thursday -MEG

Friday, March 23, 2012

Herbs Contained!

This morning Megs sent me a photo on Pininterest:
via Townmouse

I was so excited that I told her I was doing it!  Today!  I have oregano in my current garden that is completely out of control and I was contemplating just getting rid of it all together.

But we also put a patio in a few years ago and I've always disliked how it met up with the lawn:
It just looks like a mess and the lawn overtakes it and the leaves get stuck etc. This looks a lot like the picture above, ha!  Listen, It's spring things are a little haggard.

THIS will be where my herb pots will go!  Yes, I can see it now!  
So, I dug some holes as best as I could because I'm weak and our lawn is filled with giant tree roots and rocks.  Then I put some weed blocker down to hopefully really just kill the grass (this is wishfull thinking which I do often).  I'm glad I am doing this project when husband is not here because Iknow he would have me leveling these pots.

I filled the pots with dirt and put the herbs I had in.  and mulched around the pots. I really love it.  Now just a few more holes for mint, parsley, thyme, cilantro... oh boy!  In a few months I'm sure it will look like that chateaux's!