Monday, July 27, 2009

Levi's 30th Birthday Cake

Here's a page to show off my husband's 30th birthday cake! Click the pic to get all of credit info.

Levi's birthday was in May, and I loved how his cake turned out. His favorite is white cake with white icing, which is just so boring to me. In February, I came across this blog post. I loved the pictures and how the cake looked when cut.

I was thinking about making rainbow cupcakes for my son's birthday in March, but I got really sick at the beginning of that week. His party was on Thursday, and I just wasn't up to it. So, I ended up just buying cupcakes for his party.

We had the party at Chuck E. Cheese, and that night he came down with croup! I ended up awake for hours in the middle of the night listening to him make that horrible cough, hanging out in the bathroom with the shower steaming up the room and then spending some quality time on my balcony in the cold air.

My parents and my MIL came the next day. And then when the grandparents were visiting there was too much going on so we grabbed an ice cream cake.

Obviously, this rainbow cake had been on my mind a long time! So, when Levi's birthday came around, I asked if he'd like the rainbow cake. He's usually up for anything I suggest and didn't let me down.

Instead of all that diet friendly recipe tweaking that the post up above does, I just made a regular white cake and added gel color to the batter before baking. Here's how they looked before stacking and icing.

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And here's how it looked after icing, sprinkling on some candy sprinkles and adding the candles. I was a bit messy with the frosting, but it looks fun, right?

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Birthday boy and crazy baby.

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After cutting, it looked amazing! Check out those crumbs!

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Friday, July 24, 2009



Quick post to show off the page I did today. Here's Gavin at about 5 1/2 months old. World's cutest boy, right?

All papers & elements are from Peppermint Smoothie - Full kit by Fruitloop Sally and Tracie Stroud available here and here!

I really love how this one turned out! Click the pic to see it bigger and to get the full credit info.

Thursday, July 23, 2009


062809 - Happy

Here's my first layout for the FruitLoOp creative team! Here's Gavin having fun at the spray park.

For the full credits, click on the image.

I used Lizzy kit, which is available at Pickleberrypop and CatScrap.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

I won a Loopy Guest Spot!

Scrapbook - I Love Cake!

So a while ago, I did this layout of Gavin using a free kit called "The Cupcake Love Shop" by Fruit Loop Sally. She was running a contest for a guest spot on the FruitLoOp Team, and anyone who used her free(!) mini-kit could enter! And I won! So, I'll be getting to use her awesome products to create pages from now until the end of August.

I'm a little stressed over this, but I think it will be fun!

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

July 2009 Wallpaper

Pic is from the park today, 7/1/09.

Wallpaper is by Crystal Wilkerson.