Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Baby Showers & The Hunger Games (these are not related in any way)

Oh, hello there! I'm back. It's been ages since my last pos- oh, it's been minutes you say?

Melissa is having a little girl soon so we've been throwing baby showers lately like it's our job. Which is good practice, since soon we'll be throwing a shower for Betsy Behr. Oh, and then it'll be time for bridal showers for Angela. Lots of showers and very little cleaning going on.

Melissa's first shower was rock star themed and ended up being super cute. See all the cuteness below.


Sarah's AMAZING Diaper Cake

Coconut Cake Pops

Peanut Butter Pretzel Truffles

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

The Whole She-Bang. Dessert Wise.

And on to shower #2:

MONKEY SHOWER. I did not come up with a clever name for this one. Luckily I made up for it with a cute dessert table. And I'm not just saying that because I made it. Other people said so. I swear. Also, it helped that my mom made some of the desserts and my dad made a kickass (sorry Mom) Monkey Tree Dessert stand. That dessert stand is now doubling as a piece of furniture (?) in Melissa's nursery.

This obviously isn't a dessert table. But it is my first attempt at a diaper motorcycle. And very likely my last attempt at a diaper motorcycle.

 My mom made those Monkey lollipops. She's kind of awesome at this stuff. She also made the banana mints. What's funny is that the banana mints tasted like almond. That makes no sense to me, but I shouldn't really complain, because I don't like banana flavored candy.

 My dad made this tree. He is also awesome. I have pretty awesome parents. I'd tell them more often but I'm afraid it will go to their heads.


We've established that I'm a nerd. What with the Twilight/Princess/Mustache/Hepburn themed parties I throw. Since it's too late for me to pretend to be cool, I decided to throw a Hunger Games party. If you don't know what I'm talking about, leave this blog right now and go read the book. Go. Seriously.

Ok, you probably finished it already, because you couldn't put it down. So now you can look at my party pictures.

These are silver parachutes of awesome. They come direct from the Capitol to the lovely guests/tributes at my party. Bringing them The Hunger Games soundtrack.
Capitol Couture Desserts

 President Snow's White Rose Cupcakes

The Liquor Cabinet. My favorite part.

That's all! For now anyway. I have a few things coming up. Baby Showers, Bridal Showers, Weddings, Opening Day. I may or may not be baking. HA. I'll be baking. I may or may not be posting for the next three months though. So hopefully this tides everyone over.

I'm Still Here!

Four score and seven years ago I posted my last blog entry...sorry. Here's an update on what's been baking/happening since the Cards won the World Series.

Don't be alarmed, we did not grow actual mustaches for this party. Although, I must say, we look quite distinguished.

This party involved a lot of "BYOB-ing", manly movies and equally manly posing. See above.

Next we have...


Holy crap, I haven't updated this blog in a long time.

Short and sweet, I'm limiting this to a couple Christmas decorating parties. Including something I learned of recently, "Christmasing" or, the act of going around spreading your Christmas cheer by singing carols loudly and off-key while wandering the streets of The Hill.

Aaaand next up we have:


Kathy's birthday was in January, I celebrated by baking and then proceeded to turn her desk into a dessert table. Because who needs their desk at work? No one. Not when it could potentially be filled with cupcakes.

In case you didn't notice, I like pink. I'm forcing my love of pink on to everyone else. Unless you're a boy. I won't force you to like pink, but I will still think you're manly if you do.


First of all, who doesn't like the movie Tangled? Anyone? I thought not. These were really fun to make and I'm just going to assume they were fun to eat. Although I'm told assuming does some horrible things to both me and you.

Pascal, I love you. I'm just saying. If I could have a pet, I'd want you. Or a dog. Either way I'm happy.

Complete Randomness:

 Almond Vanilla Cupcakes. With Buttercream Frosting. And White Chocolate Shavings. Oh my god. I don't eat cupcakes...which is weird, I know. But I love these.
 I got a Cricut Cake for Christmas. It's amazing. It does things like this --->>>>

I make these cupcakes alot. They taste like Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. Seriously, they do. They're not good for you, but they're good FOR you. If you know what I mean. Spiritually, emotionally, astrologically.

It's not for fighters, it's for lovers. Or for Hallmark to make some money. Either way, it involves me baking.

 I made this wreath. I think it's so neat that I actually kept it up on my door until last week. Time to make a new one.

<--- Heart Shaped Rice Krispie Treats on a stick. That means love. It also means my coworkers got to eat.

Chocolate Wine. It sounds so delicious, I wished I like sweet wines, but I don't. So, I made chocolate red wine cupcakes. They were so amazing that I forgot to take pictures.                    -------------------->

 (minus the tea of course)

Cake Balls...or as the were called by the darling Addison below "Cannon Balls"


 Was I ever this cute? I hope so. Anyway, we weren't serving small children for dessert, but we did have mini cheesecakes and brownies.
 We also had ice cream. And some other stuff. But mostly we had adorable little girls who banged on the piano for awhile. And did funny things like Just Dance 3 improv, running around screaming, hugging everyone and wearing comfy clothes.

 The hostesses. And Melissa. She counts because she stayed overnight.
By far my favorite photo of the day. :)

Ok. I'm starting a new entry for the rest of my photos, because this is a lot of scrolling for one person to handle. I'll be right back.