Friday, March 19, 2010

hey hello hi.

Im sorry. Im not too good at this blogging thing. The last time I was on here was right after new years. And now it is right after ST. PATRICKS DAY! eek. Well, I have done a lot since then. Don't worry, Ill make the descriptions brief.

*January 11th is my sister Emilee's 10th Birthday. We celebrated at Rain Forest Cafe at Disneyland and I surprised her with this simple cake. Her and her friends were stoked. IMG_0797.JPG

*Later in January was Emma's 3rd Birthday. She is a big Tinkerbell fan so I designed a cake just for her. I had to convince her to lend me her doll and I "pinky promised" she would get it back. Cake walked into the party and the first thing said by the cutie, "hey! thats my toy." Awesome. She loved it. STP62595.JPG

*This was a pretty simple cake to make. But it turned out pretty damn cute. The party theme for the birthday girl was minnie mouse. I wanted to incorporate as much color as a could while keeping it simple. IMG_0818.JPG

*Oh man. This was awesome cake to make. I channeled my inner 6th grader for this one. It was a great change of pace for me. Turned out totally rad. And the 9 year old was just as stoked as I was. IMG_0831.JPG 22669_1256460697681_1414522260_30784590_1688207_n.jpg

*Vroom Vroom. This was a last minute cake for a gokart driver. Pretty sporty. 22669_1256462857735_1414522260_30784592_2114731_n.jpg

*Baby shower order called in all the way from Florida. Way cute and sweet. 22669_1256467457850_1414522260_30784602_7369062_n.jpg

*Another cutie and her special day. This was for a lavender lovin' 1 year old.22669_1256467577853_1414522260_30784604_4893755_n.jpg

I now leave you with some cupcake projects..

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

4 day weekends...

4 day weekends should come around more often.

After work on New Years Eve the Boyf and I had a Japanese feast at Ten restaurant in Newport Beach. They had a prefixed dinner with champagne planned for the evening. The meal started with a glass of complimentary champagne (nice!) Then a small platter of appetizers. The kitchen must not have been prepared yet, 2 of them were cold still. I doubt the filet mignon wonton was intended to be served chilled and chewy. Ohs well. Then the second glass of champagne was served. But this time it came with a $10 price tag. Anthony had the filet and I had the seafood platter. My plate was great, Anthony felt his steak was a tad under seasoned. And the dessert looked as good as it tasted. All and all a good meal. Just a bit pricey for the quality. $220 (including alcohol). After digesting we headed over to Orange and met up with my brother and his girlfriend for the countdown. Great music, good company, and even better dance moves were enjoyed by all.

New Years Day. Oy Vey.
Bagels gave us enough fuel to hop in Dads truck and head to the ranch at about 10:30am (meant to leave at 8). Easy 4 hour drive up until my dog Harry discovered the Cow. He ran back and forth between windows for the last 30 winding miles growling. Geez Louise. Anyways, we pull up to the gate and there are 3 deer staring back at us. As we exit the truck to unlock the gate they take off. I don't blame them, my rat terrier is pretty vicious and scary looking. Psh, yeah right. Its Anthony who is scary looking.
The next 24 hours are pretty complicated so I'll just hit the main points. Wrong codes, locked out of property, took down fence, 20 point turn, 31 different keys, ::sigh:: , no water, drive to town for reception, new codes, hidden key, ::sigh of relief:: , up and running. By Saturday night it was all good in the hood. The weekend of relaxation and fun officially begun. We played poker all night then woke up and rode the quads all over the property. We ran into a herd of elk, turkeys, and a fox. All was going fantabulous until the ride back. As we were going down a trail my 4 wheeler totally bucked me off. I was lucky by missing a tree but unfortunately the quad wasn't as lucky. Son of a bee-sting left me disoriented and dusty in a bush while it continued down the hill and straight into a tree. Oops. So, after that I was kinda over the 4 wheel driving for the day. Instead I learned to drive stick on the Reeper. Soo freakin' fun. Its like an adult PowerWheel.

Best weekend in a while. Bruises and chapped lips are worth it.

Now its back to work. Today we got an order for egg-free chocolate cupcakes for saturday. The theme is the Disney movie Cars. Wish me luck!