Tuesday, March 29, 2011

1st Birthday Animal Cracker Milestone Birthday

Here are all the photos from a 1st Birthday Party I styled at The Giving Tree in January.  Again a big thank you to everyone who helped me execute this fabulous party for my sweet little niece!

The Animal Cracker Collection by Fresh Chick Design Studio

Milestone Banner & Graphic Banner handmade & glittered by The Purple Pug

Candy Jars filled with Animal Cracker Snacks 
(very practical for a child's party, especially for cost)

Cake Sign~ Use a personalized cake sign to add height to your cake and 
get a keepsake from the birthday celebration! 

Keep Calm and Monkey On! Love the signs that were hung around the party! 

Birthday signs & Posh Party Pretties custom made party hats as center pieces! 
Again, practical & different! 

Unique (in a sense it is the guest of honor) photo cupcake toppers on paper straws! 
Like the shape the punch I used is on the left side of my page! 

Animal Cracker snacks to top the cupcakes, keep the theme going with the desserts!

Strawberry banana nilla wafer cookie buttercream cupcakes!

Dress up your white ware cake stands with pom fringe from JoAnne's fabric!

Homemade banana mini muffins topped with honey nut Cheerios (Monkey's love Cheerios)

Sweet photo toppers, make your party more unique by making photo cupcake toppers! 

Paper luggage to hold custom muslin bags filled with sugar wafer cookies! 

Baby's 1st Smash Cake

Banner made with stickers & scrapbook paper

Photo cookies by Allyson Jane

Gerber Daisies to brighten the table!
Party favors with cake balls & rice krispy treats! 

Party Favor Table

Birthday Girl monkeying around with her party guests! 

Happy Birthday to me! 

Posh party pretties custom made party hats!

My brother & his pretty family! 

Credits & Vendors~
Planning, Styling, Cakes, Cookies, Cupcakes by Scrumptious Swirls by Stacy
Invites, Graphic Designs, Signs ~ The Fresh Chick Design Studio
Banners ~ The Purple Pug
Paper straws & alphabet letter cups~ Fort & Field
Paper Luggage~ A Touch of Whimsy
Photo cookies ~ Allyson Jane

Again a HUGE thank you to everyone involved!  Especially the parents of the cute little monkey!  

Peace, Love & Monkey's 1st Birthday,


Sunday, March 27, 2011

Fashionable Cake

So this week has been busy busy to say the least!  I am working quickly to get the etsy shop up with fondant pieces to accessorize your store bought & homemade cakes along with other sweet & creative things!

I have been doing utilizing this idea since last summer when we were on vacation and I needed a cake for my husbands birthday and I knew I would not be able to bake one myself.  I did know that I would be able to make fondant pieces prior to leaving on vacation to take with me to decorate a cake that a bakery simply dirty iced for me!  Check out the photos from my husband's 40th birthday last summer to see.

So with that and what was shown a few weeks ago from the Fresh Chick, I will be opening a shop with Fondant Pieces for you to dress up a bakery cake, store bought or a cake you simply bake yourself!

I will have very unique and fun pieces for everyone to take advantage of semi-decorating your cake!

Until then here is a sweet fashionable cake I was able to do for a fantastic tween this weekend!  Inspired by the legendary Barbie herself!  I am also on a shabby chic vintage kick with preparing for a shabby chic tea party in the upcoming weeks.  I love the look of this cake with the icing and fondant pieces.......

Peace, Love & Cakes~


Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Coming Soon! An Etsy Shop!

Exciting News!  Coming very soon!  I will have an Etsy shop open!  Currently, you can email me @ stacyk17@comcast.net for services!

In the mean time, recently my friend Rebecca from Fresh Chick Design Studio on behalf of Project Nursery did a Easter decorating class at Pottery Barn Kids.  

She asked me to create fondant sugar cookies & fondant pieces which will soon be in my shop!  She has sent me her printables and you can see the simple & sweet things below that I made.  

See what Rebecca did with the Fondant accessories I created for her to turn a $9 simple frosted cake~



Photo via Project Nursery


So cute!   Simple & Easy!!!

Here are is another photo from the event & the children's table that she set with the personalized bunny cookies I created (will soon be in the shop ;)), these cookies are perfect for place setting markers or in your child's Easter basket!

As soon as the shop is launched I will announce it via Facebook!

Here are a few other pictures of the Springtime Easter Cookies to enjoy!
photo via Project Nursery

Thank you again Rebecca for including me in such a fabulous event!   Looking forward to many more my friend!  Click over to Project Nursery for the full post & more pictures!

Thank you & looking forward to doing business with you!

Photo Credits from the Event~ Apple Velvet Photography 
Large Bunny & Carrot Cookies in the center piece ~  Casey Confections

Peace, Love & Sweets~


Friday, March 4, 2011

Fat Tuesday ideas! Doughnuts or Donuts~

Fat Tuesday is quickly approaching!  How do you celebrate?  I asked yesterday on my Facebook page and a few told me that they celebrate with Doughnuts or Faschnauts or Paczki's which are all basically some form of a doughnut!  
image via www.examiner.com

Doughnuts are in full swing in stacking & serving them in different ways! I thought it would be fun to share!  

 Here is a picture from an Oktoberfest I did back in the beginning of October last year at a local street fair celebration and stacked chocolate doughnuts along side my cupcakes which where a huge hit.  

The Superchick from Celebrate today the Superchick way stacked doughnuts on a CAKE for her daughters birthday!  Yum!
Photo via www.celebrate2da.com

Remember the winter wonderland cookies I made for Pam from Party Starters? Along side of them she  served doughnuts and placed them in cupcake liners which is a super sweet idea!
photo via www.facebook.com

My friend Kim from The Tomkat Studio just styled sweet girl party ideas for HGTV and created a doughnut cake too!
photo via www.thetomkatstudio.com

Are you hungry yet?  Are you ready for Fat Tuesday?  I know I am!  I'm planning to serve up a few different types of doughnuts for the family and I can't wait!

Peace, Love & Doughnuts~