Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Cake Pops!

So, I did a practice run on Bakerella's cake pops. They are soooo adorable! BUT, and its a big BUT, I have NO desire to ever make these again! They were so time consuming, and I've eaten so much cake and icing in the last few days that I might die if I even see anymore!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Cupcake Practice Run...

Well, I did a practice run last night for making cupcakes for Sweet Pea's party since the last time I made cupcakes I was a little girl! I used dark chocolate cake mix and filled some with Nutella and some with a cream cheese mixture. They turned out pretty good! I wasn't happy with the icing, though. I used store bought butter cream and it looked "melty". I guess I'll have to try making my own - yikes! Anyway, here's some pics:

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Get Ready For Some Culinary Wizardry!

OK, OK, perhaps "wizardry" is a big fancy word for experiments! I'm going to be doing the deserts for Sweet Pea's birthday party and I'm going to attempt to make Bakerella's Cake Pops, and I'm also going to make some cupcakes, and attempt to decorate them like the people from the Culinary Institute of America (yes, the CIA) in this YouTube video. Wish me luck!!!

Friday, September 11, 2009

I found my thrill...

We took a stroll through U City this holiday weekend and had lunch at Blueberry Hill :)

A Place Just Her Size...

Looks like Sweet Pea is movin' in with the dog!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Birthday Party Etiquette

As Sweet Pea's first birthday approaches, I'm starting to get a tad bit of anxiety over planning the whole thing. Should I create an itinerary? I want it to be perfect, for both Sweet Pea and her party attendees! I know its only a 2 hour event, but, still!

I plan on having the usual, you know...food, drinks, cake. But, therin lies another issue. What kind of cake can Sweet Pea have? What if she rubs icing in her eyes? When should we feed her? Should we feed her lunch first, then cake? Should she get cake last so when she's all covered in icing and cake crumbs we can just go home and get in the bath? These are things you just never think about till you have a kid!

Here's what I have in mind so far, please let me know what you think!
  • a slideshow
  • a table for the little ones with coloring books or some kind of activity (we attended a party last year where there was blank cookies and icing and sprinkles so you could decorate your own cookie, that was big fun!!! I may steal that idea, Jessica!)
  • blank scrapbook pages for the guests to write a note to Sweet Pea that I'll put in a scrapbook for her

But, and here's the big BUT, I'm thinking of not opening presents at the party. Do you think thats weird? Since she's only one, it would really be ME opening presents infront of everyone while Sweet Pea crawls around, gets tired and/or fussy. Would you be offended if you attended a birthday party and the presents didn't get opened at the party? Would you think the party isn't over until the presents get opened?

Input please!!!