Monday, April 19, 2010

Shower for Emily & Tess and 25 weeks!

This past weekend, some of Emily's friends graciously hosted an "adoption" shower for her and little Tess!  Tess (along with Ellie and the boys) got some really cute things!  Tess is going be to very well dressed when she arrives!  Emily and Paul are leaving on Thursday to travel to Ethiopia to get Tess and will, hopefully, be home a week from Saturday!  Please keep them in your prayers for safe travels.  They will get to meet Tess for the first time next Tuesday.      

I am officially 25 weeks!  It's going by so fast and so slow at the same time!  
Here is a 25 week picture:

Please also remember Kyle's parents in your prayers as their adoption of Nastia was put on hold this past week due to the international incidence involving a Shelbyville woman and her Russian adopted son.  They are in the process of traveling home from Russia and, needless to say, are very disappointed that they are not bringing Nastia home.  We are hopeful, however, that God's plan will be for Nastia to join our family very soon!  

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Wedding Cupcakes

On March 13th, I had the honor of making cupcakes for the wedding of Lee and Aileen (Wark) Bennett.  They are such a cute couple!  I made 175 almond, chocolate and strawberry cupcakes for their big day.  They were all topped with white buttercream frosting.  The icing decor included 1/2 with pearl candies and 1/2 with lavender cursive "B's" made from royal icing.  We placed them on a hand-crafted wooden cupcake stand.  The cake topper was made by Stephanie Felts of The Sweetest Day.
A SUPER HUGE thank you to Marcia Truitt of Inara Studios for passing along these great pictures from the wedding!  Marcia and her husband, Cade, were my wedding photographers and they are GREAT!

Thank you Lee and Aileen for letting me part of your special day!  

Friday, April 2, 2010

Jungle Cupcakes

So, I've completely been slacking on putting cupcake updates on the blog.  I've had numerous orders over the past few months including my first WEDDING!  I made 175 cupcakes for a wedding in March and will post pictures very soon.  It turned out really pretty! However, I couldn't resist taking pictures and blogging about the cupcakes that I made today (well, completed today--I have been working on them for several days).  
A friend from college called and needed some "jungle-themed" cupcakes for a baby shower.  I googled to get ideas and the finished product is absolutely adorable.  I'm so proud of myself! :)  I made giraffes, elephants and zebras out of fondant and put them on cupcakes iced to look like green grass.  They are, however, EXTREMELY time consuming.  I think that I will have to charge a bit more for these in the future because of the time put into making them.  In my opinion, it is definitely worth it!

I also had another fun cupcake project that I completed today!  I made "gender reveal" cupcakes for a dear friend who is having a baby!  Mary Kate and her husband, Josh, had an ultrasound (x2) this week to see if they were having a boy or a girl.  However, they chose to not find out and keep it a complete secret until tomorrow!  Mary Kate delivered the sealed envelope to me, along with pink and blue gumballs.  I can't wait to post pictures on Monday!!  They turned out SO cute!  What a fun way to "reveal" the sex of your baby!  Mary Kate and Josh will bite into their cupcakes along with their family on Saturday and all find out at the same time!  Now that takes a lot of self control!    

Just a teaser....!!

Have a wonderful weekend!