Retro-blog: 30th Birthday Cake (October 2009)

October 20, 2010 Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing

It was my birthday last weekend, and I thought before I blogged about this year’s treat, I should document my cake from last year. Since my birthday always falls right after Thanksgiving, I usually make myself a birthday cake for Thanksgiving dessert. My oldest nephew and niece are old enough now that they love to […]

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Retro-blog: Smitten Kitchen Christmas (December 2009)

July 30, 2010 Retro-blog

Christmas in July! I read that somewhere this morning, and I realized I only had two days left to make this post relevant. It’s no secret that I’m obsessed with Smitten Kitchen, and Nicole is hooked too. We decided to make ourselves a Christmas dinner last December, with everything from SK, and our only other rule was […]

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Retro-blog: Joel & Tara’s Wedding Cake (October 2006)

May 26, 2010 Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing

  We’re reaching back into the archives for this one y’all! Way back in the summer of 2006, my brother Joel and sister-in-law-to-be Tara asked me to make their wedding cake for their upcoming wedding that October. I was very flattered, but kind of scared, and agreed with a few conditions: no tiers, no fondant, nothing crazy.  Joel […]

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Retro-blog: Lydia’s Baby Shower (November 2009)

May 24, 2010 Brownies & Blondies

When Lydia sent me her guest-blog post on ‘Mother of a 3-month old’ Brownies, it reminded me of the treats I made for her baby shower back in November. I guess these are the homemade version, but I won’t get too smug about it 😉 Way back when my sister-in-law Debbie was preggo with Johnny Mac […]

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Retro-blog: Mom & Dad’s 40th Anniversary Dinner (May 2009)

January 23, 2010 Retro-blog

Last May Mom & Dad had their 40th Anniversary! Instead of taking them out to dinner, I decided to update their wedding dinner to celebrate. It turns out that my Mom’s Mom (Grammy) and two sisters (Aunt Joan & Aunt Judy) actually prepared the wedding dinner for all the guests. My Mom said it was called a […]

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Retro-blog: Charlotte turns 2! (August 2009)

January 15, 2010 Cakes, Cupcakes & Icing

My niece Charlotte had her big 2nd birthday this summer and my brother and sister-in-law asked me to make her an Elmo cake for her party.  I am super proud of how it all turned out, and I wanted to document the steps involved. I have four nephews/nieces under the age of 4, so I’m pretty […]

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