April 30, 2009

What Pregnancy Glow?

Yeah, I'm still not experiencing the "Prenancy Glow". I still have the dark circles, pale skin, "Sick" look from being so neaseaus, but my appetite is finally making a come back and I'm slowly gaining back the weight that I lost. I am 12 weeks pregnant and I'm stoked that I'm a week away from my 2nd trimester.

April 29, 2009

Turntable Cake♥

Ahhhh, my Turntable Cake! I'm so proud of this cake! I don't know if the D.J. was impressed seeing his turntable made out of sugar, but I sure hope he was. He said he was, so I'll just have to take his word. For this cake I used a big square cake pan and cut into a rectangle. Then I made a round cake and cut in half to make the record. If you look closely there is an imprint on the silver part of the Turntable Cake (retangle cake). To get this imprint I place the silver fondant on the cake and placed a paper towel on the fondant and pressed down. Then took the paper towel off. To get the silver, I brushed Wiltons Silver Pearl Dust on my grey fondant. Make sure you brush this on the cake when the fondant is totally dry. If not, the wet spots will be more silver then the dry spots. The head phones I made the night before out of black fondant. This is another cake that looks "Hard" to make, but is simple if you just take it one step at a time.

Nintendo Entertainment System Cake♥

*Pictures are blurry
This is not the best cake that I have ever done, but I still think it's pretty cool.
Which guy from the 80's & 90's wouldn't want a Nintendo cake?!
You may think that this is a "HARD" cake to make, but it is quite simple.
Just bake the cake in a square cake pan and add the details. Bake extra cake to make the controllers. Take it slow and add even the smallest details.
I wished I would have taken more time on this cake to better the over all qulity.

April 28, 2009

It's A BOY Cigar Cakes♥

These are individual "It's A BOY" Cigar Cakes.
(Cigar Cupcakes)

1) Mix your cake 2) Pour in cake pan

3) Bake Cake

4) Let cake cool
5) Crumble cake in bowl
6) Add 3/4 can of frosting to crumbs and mix
7) Scoop (about) 3/4 cups mixture
8) Form into Cigar shape 9) Place on wax paper or sprayed cookie sheet 10) Put in freezer for 15 minutes 11) Mix baby blue food coloring to white fondant 12) Roll fondant out and cut into 2 1/2 inch strips. 13) Lightly ice fondant
14) Place cake cigars on lightly iced fondant & roll
15) Cut extra fondant off the sides of the cigars
16) Add a brown fondant circle to the front and a brown strip on the back 17) Place on a plate at baby shower or individually wrap to hand out at the hospital
* The mixing of the cake crumbs with frosting was an idea from Bakerella

April 27, 2009

Rainy Day Poo!

Today, is a gray rainy day. We've had nasty rain storms all morning, but with the rain came a nice wonderful breeze. Along with the rain & cool breeze comes a house full of poo and pee.
My adorable yorkie puppy will not go potty outside in this weather. He refuses! It is driving me crazy looking over and seeing piss and pee on my hardwood floors. I'm running around the house with paper towels in one hand and disinfectant in the other.
But how can I stay mad at a face like this?

It's impossible!

Disney Cars Cake♥

This is one of my all time favorites that I have created. I love it! I love the blue and brown.
To make the brown mountains I cut a strip of brown fondant 1 inch wide, 12 inches long, and 1/4 inches thick. Then I got my handy dandy rolling pin and rolled the fondant vertically. Whatever uneven shape it made I kept. I wrapped it around the cake and got the Moutain look.
The clouds are made from the Wiltons Flower Cut Out. I stretched the white flowers horizontal and got perfect clouds.
This is my Fondant Rusty Car I made as the cake topper.

April 26, 2009

Webkinz Skate Cake♥

I did not really know what a "Webkinz" was until I did this cake. Yeah, I've bought one or two for my younger cousin, but I never cared to ask.

FYI: A Webkinz is a stuffed animal (virtual pet) that comes alive online in Webkinz World.

This is a fondant cake. Fondant is A SMOOTH SHEET OF ICING and can be tricky to use, but well worth the try.

You can make your own fondant or you can buy premade fondant by Wilton.

The Fondant Animals are very simple to make and really TOP THE CAKE!

I will show you how to make a panda out of fondant minus his skates.

What I Use: Wiltons White Fondant, Wiltons Black Food Coloring, Wiltons Black Food Writer.

I roll the fondant that I will need into balls and place to the side.
White Fondant: Body and Head
Black Fondant: Arms, Legs, Ears, Eyes, and Nose

Roll your White Fondant into two balls for the body and head and stack the small ball on top of the large ball. I use Water or Clear Vanilla Extract as the adhesive or you can use a tooth pick.

Now, roll your Black Fondant arms into an oval shape and add to the body. Do the same for the legs.

Next, attach your ears, eyes, and nose to the head.
Finally, draw a mouth using the Wiltons Food Writer to your Pandas face.
Add to cake and SMILE :)

April 25, 2009

Co-Ed Bridal Shower Cake

Bridal Shower Cake
Cakes By Raychel


This is a spring flower cake for a Co-Ed
Bridal Shower.

I normally stick to only fondant cakes, but today I decided to try a regular buttercream cake.

I think it turned out okay.

I might have just learned the trick to smoothing out icing.
I was told to dip my spatula in warm water and just smooth out the icing on the cake, but sometimes it left water spots on the cake. My solution...

How to Smooth Out Frosting on a buttercream cake
Tip: Warm up the frosting for 10-15 seconds it makes it so much easier to smooth out over the cake.

April 24, 2009

Only 202 Days To Go!

There is only 290,880 minutes left until I get to see my little peanut!! I am 11 weeks and 1 day pregnant with my 2nd child and I forgot how bitter/sweet pregnancy is. It's such a blessing to create a life but, in my opinion, pregnancy sucks!!! 3 months ago I would have been stoked to have lost 7 lbs in one week. I'm sure this morning sickness will end soon... cross your fingers!

April 23, 2009

Welcome To My World!

Hello, my name is Raychel, I just turned 24-years-old 3 days ago (4.20.2009), and I am a Stay At Home Mommy! It's a very exhausting job, but I love to be with my babe everyday! I married my high school sweetheart when we were 18-years-old. I met Daniel in elementary school and he is truly my best friend! This is our daughter Madison. She just turned 4 years-old and is so excited to become a BIG sister. Yes, I am pregnant with my second child and we are totally stoked! This is our new puppy Coda. Madison got him for her 4Th Birthday gift last month. He was born December 23rd and, right now, he weighs 2lbs 11oz. Can you say ADORABLE!?! I hope you stay around to enjoy my blog!
I plan to talk about tutus, crafts, cakes, your ideas and more!

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