Thursday, January 27, 2011

Memories of Cakes Gone By

One of the things I absolutely love to do is throw birthday parties. I usually try to make my own cake that fits the theme and I've included some of the cakes I'm most proud of.

The first cake is a batman/spider man themed cake that required frosting a large box to give the illusion of a tall building. I used chocolate cookie crumbs for dirt and Hershey bars for the windows along with making a birthday sign to look like a billboard.
The second cake is one of two dog parties we've had. This made a gigantic cake! Four round cakes and a 13X9 cake were needed for this giant dog bone.
The next dog themed cake was super easy. I baked a cake in a large bowl and then turned it out into a real dog food bowl. The final touch was frosting with chocolate frosting and sprinkling with cocoa puffs.
The final touch was frosting with chocolate frosting and sprinkling with cocoa puffs. This last cake is probably my favorite. We had a Super Mario Bros. party. I made marshmallow fondant for the first time and used that to make the green hills, clouds and suns. I also used the fondant to sculpt little shells and mushrooms! It is always fun to look back and remember these special birthdays! If you need inspiration for your next party cake head over to
Life as Mom

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Wednesday Lunch

One of the things I love about bento style lunches is the fact that it is a great way to use up leftovers. Even if you have a small amount of something it can work. We had a bit of smoked salmon leftover as well as a couple of baked potatoes. I whipped up a quick garlic aioli to mix with the potatoes and added some carrots, cheese, crackers, grapes and kiwi and it's a pretty decent lunch. For more great lunch ideas visit
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