Friday, January 20, 2012

Simple, fast

Way back in November I made a birthday cake for D's mom (the same one I made last year) and it was looking plain. I didn't have enough frosting left to do anything fancy. I didn't feel like reprising the walnut decoration I did last year. So ...

balloons
{balloons}

I made colored sugar (since I wrote that post, I have never again purchased decorating sugar - love it) and cut out a quick balloon stencil on wax paper, sprinkled a bit and it was done. I drew the strings on with a toothpick dipped in a bit of food coloring. It doesn't look bakery-level professional, but I'm okay with that.

25 comments:

  1. umm, it totally looks bakery-level professional. couldn't be cuter. you are just so stinkin talented, lady.

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  2. looks professional to me! definitely remembering this for the future.

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  3. this is so cute. i love this so much!

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  4. You are so creative. I love this! xo.

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  5. I am totally stealing this for my daughter's first birthday! Love this.

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  6. This is really nice!! Now I want to eat it :)

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  7. I love this! The simplicity makes it sooo great!

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  8. Very charming and creative. Well done!

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  9. EWE are the cutest daughter-in-law in ALL. THE. LAND.

    If someone made me this cake I would cry, hug them, then pour a giant glass of whole milk and get out a fork. In that order.

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  10. This is very creative of you, and it looks delicious! Simple but effective :)

    xo Kate
    http://thesomethingfabulous.blogspot.com

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  11. It's really pretty! And I LOVE carrot cake!

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  12. Amazing, Rachel! It looks so simple and charming!

    Love,

    CP

    http://mixedmediumstheatre.blogspot.com/

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  13. Very simple but I still love it! Makes me want to go bake!

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  14. What I love most about it is that it doesn't look bakery-level professional.

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  15. I love it! That looks so whimsical and echoing the comment above, I love that it looks homemade.

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  16. Looks adorable AND loots super delicious to eat- not too much extra-sugary icing that is crusty, just delicious cake and birthday balloons.

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  17. Beautiful! Love your blog.

    Feel free to check out mine at http://thewearwithal.blogspot.com/

    I'd really appreciate it.

    xx
    S

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  18. I love it! It's so sweet & simple.

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  20. Love this cake

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  21. i know it's selfish, because you know, you have a life, but i miss you when you're gone!

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  22. The "I made this just for you" look is so heartwarming!

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