Saturday, April 22, 2017
Thursday, March 2, 2017
Anyone who knows me, knows I love to bake, create and decorate ;D And if you have a little girl or just someone who loves to have fun cakes for a birthday, here's how I made this Little Kitty cake for a friend.
I started by frosting the cake with a butter cream frosting, which you can make with a cube of butter and some powdered sugar. It's simple.
Then, I rolled out the fondant and laid it over the cake. (The frosting works as glue).
I pressed the fondant tight to the cake to make it show the form. Then I started to decorate the eyes, nose and bow.
Oh and the whiskers...you can't forget the whiskers.
The little dash of pink added quite a lot...I thought.
I cut away the excess and lined the edge with a pink ribbon of fondant.
It was a very simple design but turned out pretty cute. This is a cake anyone could make.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
But, lately, I've been focusing on my knitting a little more. I love to visit yarn shops and walk around and look at the beautiful colors and touch the textures and fabrics. Plus, I've been looking at youtube videos on-line.
Here's one new site I just found that I'm enjoying:
Michele Wang's website.
She lists patterns, shows designs and even has youtube videos where she shares monthly favorites.
I've spent some time finishing a few projects I was working on. Mine aren't anything fancy. I just knit for fun. But I finished a scarf I was working on for my son.
I bought this beautiful, chunky, bluish-purple yarn at The Stitching Post in Sisters Oregon, which is really famous for their Quilting Festival in July but they have some beautiful yarns too.
I started the project when I went to my niece's wedding in January and when we got back home I put it away. But I figured if I didn't finish it soon, the warm weather would roll in (I hope) and my son would never wear the scarf. So, I pulled the project out of the closet and went to work.
You can't tell by the photo above, but this is a really lush wool, so soft and thick. Perfect for cold, wet, windy Portlandia days.