Saturday, January 29, 2011

Wedding cake cont.

This morning after I put the wedding cake together I felt for just a moment relief, a weight that was taken from my shoulders. After a few minutes of relief the anxiety came back. Yes, the cake was done and looked pretty good but now how am I going to transport it? It seems like most put the cake together at the reception but being this was my 1st I wanted to make sure everything looked good, I had enough flowers, ribbon and jewels, etc. After putting it together this morning I didn't want to take it apart and leave marks that I may not be able to fix when putting it together for the final time.
So I lined a box with aluminum foil, put the cake in it and had my mom go with me.
I drove while she held onto the cake. I'm pleased to say it was a succes. Despite my worrying of an accident occuring or the cake tipping over while in route or me dropping it or the jewels and flowers falling off.
NOTHING like that happened. It ended up being a very uneventful trip.
Thank goodness.

The cake looked perfect under Tai Pan's lighting.
I hope the bride is pleased. I am!

McKaylee's Wedding Cake

Today's the big day.
My wedding cake day!

It's been a lot of work these past 2 days.
But in the end I'm pleased. I'm a perfectionist and this cake is not perfect.
Although is any cake perfect?
I know what I did wrong with this cake and I know what I would do differently next time.
This was a great learning experience for me.
I'm greatful for the opportunity I've had to make this wedding cake.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Kierra's cake

A little princess, Kierra, turned 2 today.A princess needs a tierra and a wand!
Whats a brithday party without cupcakes.

I hope the little Princess enjoys her cake.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Happy Birthday Grandpa

This month is such a special one, It's birthday time for you....Happy Birthday to you!

The Bosch Center in St. George is looking for someone to come in and demonstrate the different ways of decorating cakes. The store came to ME asking to see my cake portfolio.
Uhhhhh.... I don't have a porfolio.
I love watching shows like Ace of Cakes or The Cake Boss.
The problem I have afterwards is I then start to compare my cakes to theirs.
This is like comparing apple to oranges.
I LOVE their cakes but I am no where near there level and probaly never will be.
I will never own my own bakery with employee's working on different parts of the cake and then compiling them together.
Another thing I've notice while watching these shows is where they work.
You notice those huge tables they have? How about all that fondant they have to work with. I've also notice the expensive tools they have to use. But the #1 thing I've noticed is the lack of kids. You ever notice that?
I haven't seen a single epidsode with a child in the kitchen. Or how about an episode with a child trying to put a dish away, he jumps on the counter to be able to reach the cupboard just as the Cake Boss turns around to see this said child kneeling in the middle of the cake because they're NOT paying attention. Nope! Don't think I've seen something like that.
Have you seen an episode where a wee little one climbs upon the table and grabs a fistful of frosting off the cake? Or how about an episode where again a wee little one pushes a chair to the counter to pick up some figurines that someone has spent HOURS on making with fondant. Becuase these figurines are now dried when the wee little one drops them on the counter they break into a few pieces? Nope! Don't think I've seen an episode like that either.
Don't get me wrong. I do love my kids! I just wish I had a place to make the few cakes I make without all the distractions sometimes.
I want this job with the Bosch Center.
I want to be the one doing their demonstrations.
I have been given many opportunities this month is putting together a portfolio.
I have my 1st paying birthday cake this week. It's for a little girl turning 2.
This saturday I have a baby shower cake due.
The last saturday of this month I have my 1st wedding cake also.
The wedding cake is the one that has me on pins and needles all ready!
Besides these 3 jobs I've aquired this month, January if FULL of birthdays for our family.
I am going to use this month to build my portfolio.
The above picts are of the cake I made for my dad's birthday this past weekend.
It was way fun and I think the best cake I've done so far.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Preschool Letter "N"

This week was my turn to teach preschool again.
The letter of the week was "N" with our theme being nursery rhymes.
The kids enjoyed gluing Noodles to their letter N.We currently have 5 little piggies at our house. Brayden is obsessed with these funny creatures.
The 1st thing he asks for in the mornings is to go feed the piggies. ALL day long he talking about our pigs and wanting to go outside to see them.
When I saw that my theme for the week was Nursery Rhymes, The 3 Little Pigs came instantly to mind.
To begin our morning I had the kids paint 1 piece of an egg shell pink that I had already cut out.

We tied our piggy noses around our face and then made a "wolf" puppet out of a paper plate.

While reading The 3 Little Pigs to them I had the kids acting the story out using their piggy noses and their wolf puppet.
The 1st little piggy built his house out of straw (spagehetti noodles)
and the wolf huffed and puffed and blew his house down.
The 2nd little piggy built his house out of sticks (pretzels)
and the wolf huffed and puffed and blew his house down.
The 3rd little piggy built his house out of bricks (nibs and white frosting)
and what a suprise... it didn't matter how much huffing and puffing my little piggies did.
Their house could not be blown down.
It was a fun day teaching The 3 Little Pigs Nursery Rhyme.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

New Years 2011

Kory's side of the family was pretty large when we got married 9 years ago. Now 9 years later the family seems to have almost doubled in size. During the holidays the family takes turns alternating Thanksgiving with the Heaton side to the in-laws every year. No one seems to go home for Christmas. I think it's too many kids with too many gifts to haul and our families are getting big enough to hold Christmas by ourselves. So that my mother in-law can still see everyone around the holidays she throws a New Year's Eve Party for any one who can attend.
Now living closer to family we were able to ring in the New Year in Alton, Ut.
To say it was cold was an understatement. It didn't get above 10 degrees until the day everyone headed home. That afternoon there was no snow fall, no wind, the clouds even parted and allowed the sun to shine. It was a whole whopping 16 degrees outside. Being eveyone had mostly stayed couped up inside all weekend the kids were getting a little cabin fever.
Uncle Dustin came to the rescue. He pulled out some sleds and even tied one to the back of his 4 wheeler. Being the roads were caked with snow the kids could go sleding on the road in front of Grandma's.
. Uncle Dustin gave anyone who wanted a pull around the block with the 4 wheeler.
This 2011 New Year's Family Party was a little different and more special than in years past. 8 years ago Grandma and Grandpa Heaton had 7 grand babies born. The 2 older boys were baptized the end of summer. The 3 girls that were born in Dec. made the choice of being baptized together in Alton on New Year's Day. The last 2 grandson's will be baptized in May of this coming year.
Some how I missed getting a picture of the 3 beautiful little girls.

Kyle, Seth, Hunter
After the baptism and before dinner the boys had a good time playing with Pokemon Cards.

Alecia, Madelyn, Ruth
The girls had a great time being silly with one another.

Plenty of food.

Grandpa Heaton and Emily.
There were pleny of little boys running around. Can you imagine how much fun/trouble these boys had together? One of the cousins stepped out of the picture just as I took it, hence the once empty seat. Little stinker!
Despite the cold, cold weather we had a great time spending the weekend with our extended family.
We hope that maybe in April/May we can have Seth and Hunter baptized together. We'll see.