Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Weecakie Owls: Whooooo!

      Owls are in this year.  In fact, they are BIG, so when I was asked to design and make Weecakie Owls for some very special Young Women, I was thrilled to do so.  It's funny how just the placement of the eyes changes the personality of each one. Some are questioning and others are timid.  But the best ones are CONFIDENT-they look straight forward and center on the right course.  Each Weecakie Owl is a deep, dark chocolate cake truffle, dipped in white chocolate, sprinkled with colored sprinkles and decorated with chocolate eyes, beaks and hearts.  "Whooooo Will Stand in Holy Places?"  My challenge:  Keep looking forward, focus on being in the right place at the right time, and do your best!  Thanks Young Women in the 16th Ward----I had fun making Owls!


Monday, October 28, 2013

Eeeeeeeeek!!!! Weecakie Witches


  It's that time of year again.....time for pumpkin carving, leaves crunching, cold chilly weather, and......witches cackling in the dark of night.  My Weecakie Witches are friendly witches, made with chocolate-hazelnut truffles, dipped in green chocolate, decorated with purple chocolate hair and a chocolate witchy hat.  They are truly delicious and will cause you to cackle in delight when you bite into their chocolaty-nutty goodness.  Happy Halloween everyone!  


Saturday, October 12, 2013

Oink-oink-ers, Cluck-cluck-ers, and Moo-moo-ers Weecakies

 Ever since I made these Farm Animals I have been thinking of this song that I learned when I was very young.  We sang it often because we had the special yellow cover-book that it was in and my older sister liked playing it on the piano. We also sang it in Primary (which met on Tuesday afternoons after school, by the way) and had a grand time seeing who could make the best animal sounds when we came to the part in the song that describes the animals. These Weecakies are deep, dark chocolate cake truffles, dipped in white or colored chocolate and decorated with various sugar cut-outs. They are wonderful and sure to please any child, no matter what the age!  I had a great childhood, filled with sunshine, music and, most of all, love.  

Have a happy Oink-oink, cluck-cluck and Moo-moo Weecakie Day!

  Grandpa's Farm (or The Apple Tree)

I climbed up the apple tree   To see just what there was to see.

I looked down on Grandpa's farm   All laid out in patchwork charm!

There's a baa-baa sheep and a bow-wow dog, An oink-oink pig and a croak-y frog,

There's a moo-moo cow and a meow-y cat,  A cackly hen and other things like that!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Peonies, and more Peonies

 So.....I've been working on perfecting my hand-made peonies.  Then I thought, why not take pictures with real peony foliage in the background (the upper two on the left) and, they are.  I hope you like them as much as I do.  Some lucky bride will get to have them on her lovely wedding cake I hope!        
Happy Day!  


Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Grand-daughters and Weecakie Teddybears

     My sweet Grand-daughters Emma and Leah came to visit last week.  We had lots of fun making Weecakie Teddybears.  Leah loves chocolate and purple, so she made brown teddys and purple teddys.  You can see that we use M&Ms to make the ears and muzzle of the bears, so Leah was concentrating on getting them placed just right.  Then Dad helped Leah dip her bears in the brown and purple chocolate.
      When the bears are dipped, you have to place the nose (we use mini-M&Ms) on the tip of the muzzle before the chocolate sets up.  Leah chose to use a selection of all the different colors for her noses.

     Emma, on the other hand, wanted lemon Weecakie Teddybears.  We used fruit-flavored skittles for the ears and noses- 'cause we thought that chocolate and lemon together sounded yucky.
    Emma wanted yellow teddys and green teddys, and then she wanted to color-coordinate their noses.  Don't they look neat?  Emma is very proud of her green and yellow bears.

       Ta Da!  Our Teddybears are GREAT!
....and we are all happy and smiling amid our mess of chocolate, M&Ms, Skittles, lemon cake and chocolate cake.  Wowie!

              We love our brown, purple, yellow, and green Weecakie Teddybears, and we love eating them too!  It was great fun having Leah and Emma visit and make bears with me.  Hope you have a Happy Weecakie Day!  

Weecakies :)

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Weecakies Sweet Mice

   I took a much-needed diversion from fancy wedding cakes to make these cuties for a dear friend earlier this week.  They are having a Mad-Hatter-style tea party for their 1-year-old daughter's birthday and needed some sweet mice to round out the offerings.  The cakepops are yummy deep dark chocolate cake truffles, dipped in tinted Callebaut chocolate with chocolate tails and ears. Pink pearl noses and tiny piped chocolate eyes finish the faces.  I think that they are cute enough to be eaten.....Hurry before they scamper away!   Happy Birthday to a darling little girl!


Monday, April 15, 2013

It's FINALLY Spring because I am making Violet Jelly!

     I declare that today it is officially SPRING!......even though it is snowing here.  
April 15 is a happy day and I am doing one of my favorite things:  making Violet Jelly.  Since I have fresh violets, it has to be SPRING!  I love the way it makes my kitchen smell, the beautiful natural purple of the jelly, and especially the fresh bouquet taste.  When the jar lids make that "POP" sound as they seal it is music to my ears.  This is a fantastic way to preserve SPRING in a bottle to share with those you love.  Hope you have a Happy, Spring-y, Wonderful day.


If you want to make your own violet or rose petal jelly, click here for the recipe and tutorial:

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Sugar Peonies


    Spring is coming...I can feel it!  It just has to come because I am making sugar peonies at work, and I want the 5 foot deep snow piles in my front yard to go away.  Is that selfish of me?  I hope not.  It's been a long, cold, hard winter, and I am ready for some pretty flowers.  


Saturday, February 9, 2013

Hidden Heart Valentine Cupcakes

     (From the kitchen 
      at Carrie's Cakes)

    Look!  How wonderful is this?  We saw something similar on Pinterest and just had to try it for ourselves.  It was fun to cut into my cupcake and find this surprise..(well, no, I knew it was there all ready, but it really worked!  YAY!)  I really have a great time at work!  Have a                    HAPPY HEART DAY! 

Friday, January 25, 2013

Weecakie Red and White Valentines

 Did you know that red is the color of passion, and passion is what Valentine's Day is all about.  I am passionate about Valentine's passionate that I couldn't decide which design I should share this year. Some of the valentines have intricate cut lace , swirly hearts and LOVE, others have hand piped swirls.  All are 100 percent guaranteed to tickle your sweetheart!  Each Weecakie Red and White Valentine is a delicious cake truffle in the flavor of your choice, dipped in red chocolate and topped with  lace, swirls, hand-rolled roses and filled especially with LOVE.  I loved making them and hope you enjoy them also.  Have a happy, passionate and lovely Valentine's Day!

     from one of my most treasured possessions, sayings from a small book given to me many, many years ago by my sister-in-law Sandy :)

                                     Love is a Special Way of Feeling
                                                  by Joan Walsh Anglund

     Love is a special way of feeling.  It is the safe way we feel when we sit on our mother's lap with her arms around us.  It is the good way we feel when we talk to someone and they want to listen and don't tell us to go away and be quiet.  It is the happy way we feel when we save a bird that has been hurt, or feed a lost cat,or calm a frightened colt.  Love is found in unexpected places.  It is there in the quiet moment when we first discover a beautiful thing..when we watch a bird soar high against a pale blue sky, when we see a lovely flower that no one else has noticed, when we find a place that shelters us and is all our very own.  Love starts in little ways.  It may begin the day we first share our thoughts with someone else, or help someone who needs us.  Or, sometimes, it begins because, even without words, we understand how someone feels.  Love comes quietly.  But you know when it is there, because, suddenly you are not alone any more and there is no sadness inside you.Love is a happy feeling that stays in your heart for the rest of your life.