You all know how much I like making cake. And soup. But I'm not about to start a soup site (...or maybe I should?) so I started a cake site!! It's called Sudbury Vegan Sweets
I've been very busy over the last few weeks getting it all together. And busy in the meantime making a few more cakes. I made another suitcase cake for a retirement party. But this time, I hand painted stickers on the cake instead of flags, using edible ink markers.
Then my little middle guy turned 6! SIX!!!! Craziness... He insisted on a vanilla flavoured Angry Birds cake, so that's what he got. Oh, and you know my friend Brandon? He shall henceforth be known as sous-chef Brandon! That's right, I got me a sous-chef. He's pretty talented. He made those little green piggies right there.
Then my brother-in-law and sister-in-law, to be, hosted their Stag 'n Doe, casino style! I asked them if I could make them a cake for it and they chose a design on-line for me to replicate, with a few adjustments. The playing cards are made with fondant. Once again, I whipped out my seldom-used drawing skills and used edible ink markers to free-hand the designs on them. That's right, I eye-balled that shit. (Poker chips courtesy of sous-chef Brandon)
At the Stag 'n Doe, I was told that someone, sadly, dropped their piece of cake. But, since it was SO good, they ate it off the floor! Ha!
Of course, I've been busy making cupcakes and non-fondant cakes too...
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Another cake already!! This one was made for my now 3-year-old-obsessed-with-TMNT-and-that's-awesome. His birthday falls between Xmas and New Year's, so I like to do something extra special for him (cause you know, a whole week of presents isn't enough, hahaha).
Using leftover materials from around the house, you can make a cute picture holder. Give it as a gift, or keep it for yourself, this is especially a great way to use up those last bits of ribbon that you would otherwise throw away.
You know those plastic tabs that seal under the cap of juice and milk cartons? Next time you see one, don't throw it away! Give it a quick wash make a ring with it! Or stash it with your craft items until you have a few of them to work with. These are super fun to work with and I'm actually surprised they're not being sold individually yet...like every other quirky item used for crafts seems to be!
One week left 'til school starts! Wooo hooo! I get the feeling that the kids aren't as happy about this as I am. The girl one especially. So to make her feel a little better, I made her some pencil toppers.
When your collection of buttons starts to get too big, it's time to find ways to use some of them up. Especially the single ones, the tiny ones and the oddly shaped ones.
You can make this project with a picture frame instead of a board or canvas, if that's what you have on hand. For the background, either use a coloured page, or a page that you've painted.
Make your own paper pinwheels this summer with items you have around the house. Have the kids decorate the paper before you start!
There are some things we made when we were kids that we forget about until we have kids of our own. Often when I remember these projects, I think of how much fun they were and so, I have my kids make them. Like at the end of the school year when we would make Canadian Flags...
We made two versions of these, one with paint for the little guy and a slightly more difficult version using tissue paper for the older ones.