Hello, all! I hope this day finds you well, happy, and in the midst of planning some sort of fun celebration.
This day has me running around with my little guy. He’s walking (and running) now, and every part of his being at every moment wants nothing more than to practice his new skill. It’s a beautiful blossoming to be a part of / witness.
I continue to open the shop for custom order requests, as my production schedule allows. Please be sure to contact me if you have some creative party plans, and we can work together to make them come to life.
Enjoy the beauty of this day!
I love the story of how this recipe for Pancake Cake by the Beekman Boys came to be. They had a bunch of people over to their upstate New York farmhouse for the weekend. They had made pancakes for all in the morning with a bunch leftover. Fast forward to later in the evening when the nighttime munchies kicked in. They decided to get creative with the pancake leftovers – stacking them tall with a generous spread of homemade cream cheese maple frosting between each of the layers. Like that, a new recipe was in the books.
This Christmas we, too, had a house full of loved ones. We, too, had a bunch of pancakes. And with syrup already in the fridge, and unused cream cheese blocks for days, this recipe fit right in this holiday.
You can find the recipe here. Or, if you’re more of the semi-homemade kind, it’s as easy as cooking up pancakes using a pancake mix and then spreading maple-enhanced cream cheese frosting between the hot cakes and on top. It’s the ultimate leftover upgrade.
Hello, friends! My little Milo turned one! As any new parent knows, this is quite a cause for celebration. Not only are we celebrating little man’s first wonderful, incredible, miraculous, adorable year of life, but Adam and I are also smiling with a sense of accomplishment as his parents.
To celebrate his first year of life, there was cake. Lots of cake. Milo absolutely loves trees and being outside. Having a winter birthday in the NW for a mini tree lover, the pine branch topper I crafted seemed like a perfect adornment for both his smash cake and the cake the gathering of adults would enjoy.
Using clippings from our freshly cut Christmas tree, I used green floral wire to connect small sections of pine branches so that they formed a number one for the smash cake and the letter M for the adult cake. I then gave the needles a trim with scissors to help fine tune the sculpted pine topper. I secured natural bamboo skewers, cut to size, to the back of the topper using floral wire. The bamboo skewers provide both a strong framework for the topper, as well as a way to anchor the topper into the cake (without the pine branches making much contact with the cake).
Check out my DIY tutorial for Whole Foods Market and Etsy to learn an easy yet fancy shmancy way to dress up your Thanksgiving dessert: Sugared Cranberry Pie Garland. The DIY is available in print at your local Whole Foods Market and online.
Milo is a teddy bear for his very first Halloween. Because if not now, when? You know? All other Halloweens will be what HE wants, but this one, his first one when he is too young to realize how amazingly adorable and ridiculously hilarious he looks, was up to me. He’s really comfortable in it. I laughed so hard I cried when we got the entire outfit on and he crawled around like it was no big deal – as if he had on a plain old shirt and pants. I love this cuddly teddy bear of mine. Happy Halloween, all! May it be full of sweets and laughter.
Hi, all! Long time, no talk, right? I’ve been busy being mom to my sweet baby, Milo. He’s nine months old now. Here he is all cozy and excited for fall, our most favorite time of year.
I’m accepting orders as I can. And by can, I more accurately mean as I feel I can take on the work and maintain a harmonious balance in life.
I’ll be back to blogging and creating full steam ahead again soon – when Milo and I agree the time is right. For now, please know I am sending you all lots of love and wishes for incredible celebrations!
We are beyond thrilled to have one of our festive cake toppers in Sweet Paul Magazine’s first ever wedding issue – coming out soon. It’s a good day when a publication I admire and slobber over regularly asks me to be a part of their work. Details coming soon!
I’m so delighted to be able to contribute festive and fun DIYs at the creative Best Friends for Frosting Blog. Today is a big day for Melissa and crew – it’s relaunch day. Check it out!
My latest DIY is up and ready for devouring at Best Friends for Frosting: Candy Necklace Cake Topper. Super simple + wonderfully affordable. Enjoy, friends!
My latest DIY Cake Topper contribution has been submitted to Best Friends for Frosting, and it will run shortly. It’s fun, easy, festive, and kind to the pocketbook. It’s for young and old alike. And it might just tap into a stylish sense of nostalgia….