Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Photographic Challenge #47 - Clouds

Melissa and Kristi have us exploring clouds this time. Their clouds are awesome.

I love to imagine shapes in the clouds but we have had some really dramatic storms this year. Their contrast has taken over the fluffy cloud dreaming.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Cake and cupcakes for Jessica Hamilton's wedding

Today Jessica Hamilton's wedding and reception. I was asked to make the wedding cake for the top of Jessica's cupcake combo wedding cake. She wanted it to be kind of vintage or rustic.
It is a chocolate cake with two layers. One is a chocolate mousse filling and the other is a raspberry filling. It is covers with a Swiss Meringue Buttercream with a touch of almond flavor. I know, it sounds like a bunch of flavors together but my taste testers, Dad and Grandma assure me that it is good. Angela Gardner and I decorated the cupcakes. She made cuts flowers out of fondant to match the colors of the flower on the cake.
The whole effect of the table and door behind the cake table are fun.

Here is what the rest of the hall looked like. It started with the quest table.
Area for gifts, cute bench with Mr and Mrs pillows.

Area for aquainting quests with the couple.
Backdrop for the Bridal Party.
Centerpieces are spay painted trees with scrapbooking circles that have been punched to slide on the branches. There are layered beans in the bottom of the jar. There is also a mini album of the couple and some ovations in another canning jar plus a candle.
Vintage wall of the couple's interests.
Fun quilt for their wedding.
Favor table of mini jars of jam, popcorn balls, and candy.

Display on top of the piano.
Food Table.
Bouquet on the food table.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Photography Challenge #46 - Texture

This week's challenge is Texture. Check out Kristi and Melissa's take on testure. Their textures and angles of photography are fantastic!

I love texture pictures but one of the most unique and fast changing texture were these mushrooms that grew in our lawn this summer. They only lasted two days from small starts to dead black fungus. Sorry I still don't have photo editing capacity so I couldn't make this a better shot. For now I have to be satisfied with just interesting! Enjoy.

The above pictures shows the shape that they started in, just pushing up from the ground and the below pictures shows how the heads fanned out and then started to just descintegrate. It left a black mess. I'm not sure how to get rid of them.

For a different type of texture check out the picture of the cake texture that I made for Jessica's wedding in the next post.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The first quilts are bound and finished!

Victoria is working on the binding.

It's done!

All bound, done and in use by Jameson.