Wednesday, January 17, 2018

How to Tame your Dragon Birthday

     Put a little girl together with her current favorite movie, add her 4th Birthday, and what do you get?  A fun-filled "How to Train Your Dragon" party!  A grand time was had by all.  The cake itself was yummy-with made-to-look-like-granite buttercream, chocolate candy rocks and a hand-moldeled baby "Toothless" Dragon.  In addition there were hilarious Viking Horn Hat Weecakies as favors.  The Viking hats are chocolate cake truffles with chocolate horns, dipped in special gray-tinted chocolate with added trim.  We laughed ourselves silly as we put them together.  Isn't that what our jobs should be-tasks that challenge our creativity and abilities, but also bring joy and laughter to ourselves and others?   Happy Birthday to a sweet 4-year old and a wonderful day to everyone else!


Saturday, January 13, 2018

Weecakies Tedddybear Rattle

     A favorite client called and asked if I could make pink rattles for an up-coming baby-girl shower and I welcomed the challenge.  After trying many simple ideas such as a swirl around each end of the rattle,  glitter and sugar, I decided to modify my Yummy Bear Weecakies into this rattle design.  There is a cake-ball on each end of a larger-gauge sucker stick, dipped in pastel-pink chocolate.  The bear face is made using chocolate candies before dipping and then decorating with handmade chocolate hearts and chocolate bows with black eye pearl candies.

Of course they could be any color or cake flavor to fit into your party plans.  The pic on the left is how I package them for favors.  They were lots of work, with loads of hand-applied detail, but totally worth it. I had fun creating again!

Happy Weecakie Teddybear Rattles!


Saturday, May 13, 2017

Weecakie Daffodils

     My day today was spent in a special labor of love.  Actually, I spent a few days in this particular endeavor.  I was asked to make an order of Weecakies with yellow flowers.  My first thought was to make little yellow roses for the tops, but then I changed my plan and made daffodils when I found out that they were going to be given out as a gift to a group of Young Women and their mothers after a discussion of "The Daffodil Principle"  by Jaroldeen Edwards. Basically the short story teaches us that patience, small steps, and time are all necessary in the development of our lives-that nothing of any value comes easily.  The making of these little cakies takes time, patience and dozens of small steps.  First there's an idea, then a plan, some trial and error, and then the final assembly.  Even then, sometimes, there's a re-adjustment in that assembly stage.  Just as the book quotes:

     "Learning to move toward our goals and desires one step at a time, learning to 
      love the doing, learning to use the accumulation of time...When we multiply 
      tiny pieces of time with small increments of daily effort, we too will find we 
      can accomplish magnificent things.  We can change the world."

     I love making Weecakies.  I love the ideas, the planning, the tiny details and the giving.  It is as though I am giving a tiny part of myself in every one.  Thank you to all of you who help make this possible in my life.