Hello Kitty Birthday Cake!

My niece Sophia is pretty much the cutest thing ever. Posting this now makes me feel really silly because of how long ago this party was, but hey, I’m hopping back on the posting wagon! I have a whole back log of cakes to post!

I knew I wanted to do a yummy pink strawberries and cream zebra cake!
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That turned out awesome. I put strawberry jello mix in the batter haha

The party was beyond adorable and the cake went great with the decor!
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Cutest birthday girl ever!
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Up where they walk, up where they run, up where they stay all day in the sun…

My niece turned 3 this year and wow… she is just cute as a button!
She wanted a Little Mermaid cake which I thought was super awesome. I mean hey… that’s the kind of cake I would have wanted when I was a kid!

I wanted it to have a cool “under the sea” feeling to it, so I piped coral and sea weed onto wax paper using candy melt. Then when it cooled, I attached it to the side of the cake. I iced the cake with yummy blue buttercream and topped it with the perfect cake topper candle!

It was a huge hit!
I was so excited to see that they’d picked up Ariel plates and cups as well!


And… of COURSE… I had to make the inside count!
“Flounder” blue and yellow zebra cake and strawberry! Yum!

Happy birthday my love!

Giving Thanks

I would like to start with an apology. My last update was September 23rd. Almost 2 months ago today.

I have been very busy and I was burnt out. I was just tired of all the writing and trying to meet deadlines. I even fell off from my personal blog and that’s saying a lot.

I’ll schedule some posts and whip up some nice holiday treats for you guys <3

In the mean time, Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Like… in two days!

Here's a lovely Thanksgiving fall theme cake I made for a friend!



Every little twig, berry, pumpkin, acorn and vine were hand sculpted. The leaves were cut with ADORABLE little leaf cutters I got over the weekend and the veins were sculpted into them with my fondant tools. I placed the leaves in a way that made them look as if they just sort of floated down from a tree and fell where they may.

It’s one of my favorite cakes to date!

I’m thankful that even though I haven’t blogged in two months, I’m still receiving a steady 100 or so views a day. I’m ready to give you guys new content <3

What are you thankful for?

At my house, I host an early Thanksgiving feast for my close family. My mother and father in law, my brother and sister in law and their children and of course, my husband and I. Every year I go all out.
Here's a little look into what goes into my Thanksgiving:
Fresh, home made apple pie…

Fresh, home made cranberry sauce…

Turkey stuffed with apples and oranges and fall spices…

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A well set table and good food…

And a happy family <3

I hope you all have a lovely Thanksgiving. Thanks for waiting me out on this hiatus.

Dog Birthdays

Listen, dogs are people too. Er… well, that is to say, they’re part of the family. And since I’m evidently reproductively challenged, my dog is like my child. And that child is turning 4 on the 15th of July! *sniffle* They grow up SO FAST! Well, my tiny man is super spoiled and everyone loves him… so this is your chance to share the love!

Please download this banner template in the large size from my flickr and design your own panel! Then email it to me at plasticshakeupsnow@gmail.com and I will download and print off all the panels made! Then I will create a banner for Eddy’s party and you’ll all get to be a part of it!
Eddy's Birthday banner!

Download the largest size (actually labeled medium 640×621)here on flickr by right clicking to save to your computer.

Have fun with it! Use photos or ms paint, use photoshop or if you can figure out how to print it out, draw on it and scan it back in and make it the same size again, well more power to you. haha. Make Eddy’s birthday fun!

Here’s a look at his past two birthdays!

When little man turned 3 last year I made him this cake!
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Full post here!

And he got his first cake at two years old!

Full post here!

I look forward to posting this year’s cake! Suggest the color combination for his potato “frosting” and go create those banners! The party is July 15th!

Mystery Machine Birthday Cake!

My niece Sophia turned four this year! So crazy how fast the time flies.
Last year I made her this cake:

This year she’s obsessed with Scooby Doo. Some one suggested I make the Mystery Machine and as much as it stresses me out to make vehicles, I decided I could make this happen lol…
I baked the cake for the van in a bread loaf pan sort of like this one:
Then I stuck it in the freezer for a while to let it get hard so that I could trim it down a bit without it falling apart on me. The cake itself was a hilarious idea that I had to add half a package of strawberry jello and a few handfuls of fresh diced strawberries into my cake mix! (IT WAS DELICIOUS)
The bottom cake was tiedye zebra cake :) (See how to make this type of cake here!)



That cake was gone in like… a split second haha. It was eaten about as fast as I could cut it! I think I cut almost 30 slices out of it all and there were only two left over! I call that sweet success! ;)

ps… someone send me a google+ invite!! plasticshakeupsnow@gmail.com

These are a few of my favorite cakes…

Over the past couple of years, I’ve made a LOT of cakes. More than I could have ever imagined that I would make! It’s been awesome and it’s always hard to pick favorites because I just love them all… but I love it when I step and back after finishing and cake and really think WOW that cake is awesome. These are some cakes I’m super proud of. It’s funny because I’ve often asked people which of my cakes were their favorites and it’s fun to see people’s opinions that are so different from mine!

So, here are a few of my favorites! It was hard to even narrow it down to these!!!

I still can’t believe I made Micah a giant flying v cake lol… or that I was able to create that adorable little humming bird… or that I managed to piece together that tiki cake.

I just love making cakes. It’s such a joy!!!

Oh Baby!

Well hey there folks! Yesterday I went to a baby shower. I decided to make a small cake to bring.

I made a butterscotch cake and then made a caramel maple frosting to decorate it with. It was so tasty!!


It was nice to go to a baby shower and see my friend Beth in all her pregnant glory! She is due in June…

and guess what?

I’m due in November!

We were trying so hard to hold out until 12 weeks to spill the news, but after our ultrasound last week, we couldn’t contain ourselves any longer!! This is my 8th week. We’ve been trying for six years and we’re so thrilled. Can’t wait to make birthday cakes for my little guy or girl!

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