Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Under the Big Top ~ A Circus Inspired Birthday

I absolutely adore being an Auntie.  This past weekend we celebrated my nephew and niece, August and Ashlynn, turning 4 and 6. This year for their combined party, they chose a Circus theme.  My sister creatively designed 2 hours of FUN for these two and their friends.  I hope you enjoy taking a peek at these pics and grab an idea or two. :)

When the guests arrived, they were directed to a circus themed craft, (easily found at your local craft store) an animal mask to paint.

Next, were the games. There was a Balloon Pop, Clown Bean Bag Toss and a Can Toss. At each game the kids could earn tickets for the Prize Tent under the 'Big Top'.

Once everyone had their prize bags full, tummies satisfied with snacks and presents were opened, it was time for cake and ice cream.

The sweets table was complete with Cotton Candy Pops, Snow Cone cupcakes and a Circus inspired cake!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Tickled Pink

One of the sweetest privileges I get as a baker is to hold the secret of mom's and dad's-to-be as they find out the gender of their baby.  This one was extra special because it was for my friend Ashley and her husband Bryan as they are soon-to-be parents to a...  little girl! :) 
Congratulations to you both!

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Cupcake Decorating Party

Last month, I had the privilege of hosting a photo shoot at my house with some very dear friends and their kids to promote my newest addition to my business - Cupcake Decorating Parties. It was such a blast!  The plan was to have the party outside, and in Seattle, that's a little tricky to do in May.  I prayed a lot!  I wanted the color scheme to be multicolored, bright and fun since there would be boys and girls at the party.  I hung streamers and paper fans on my front porch. 
(My favorite was the screen door - I didn't want to take it down for a few days. ;) ) 

When the guests arrived, they received an apron to put on (I found these at Hobby Lobby). 

Each place setting had a polkadot place mat, 2 cupcakes, a piping bag with buttercream 
and bakery box with their name on it.  

Let the decorating begin!

When everyone had finished their masterpieces, they choose their best one to pack away in the box and the other they got to enjoy with milk and juice. 

If you think your child would love a Cupcake Decorating party for their birthday, check out our new tab on the top of the page for more details. 

Photography by Kelamelia Photography. 

Monday, May 25, 2015

Vintage Inspired Dessert Table

I had so much fun dreaming up this lavender dessert table inspired by some of my favorite milk glass vintage pieces.  The ruffled milk glass cake stand, has been in my family for as long as I can remember.  It always came out to hold the cake for family birthday parties.  Over the years, I've collected a few pieces of my own. For this shoot, I just decided to keep the colors very simplistic, and just added some hints of lavender.

For the desserts, we had vanilla mini cupcakes, mini peach crisps, salted caramel and chocolate oatmeal bars, sandwich cookies and chocolate vanilla cake with blueberry buttercream filling.  

I hope you enjoyed these as much as I did!  For dessert table inquiries, email us at