Cake pops

I’ve been amassing a variety of cake pop characters since last fall – these are some of my favs!

Wow.. first post of 2011? Seriously?!

I guess it’s been a busy year because I don’t have a single post for 2011!  Time to fix that! 🙂

In November of 2010 a friend of mine and I started a baking fundraiser for our the, 2 year old granddaughter, to help raise funds for her and her family while she battled cancer and a liver transplant. Our granddaughter is 3 now and doing really well with her new liver.  I have decided to keep our little bake sale fundraiser going so I finally got my Wee Bites site online!

Lots of photos and some of the same cakes you see on this blog but all the cupcake and cake pops have not been posted on the blog.. yet. 🙂

Check it out:

I have two more pumpkins on the vine for some October pumpkin sculpting. I think I will name the Bert & Ernie. 🙂

Pumpkin Carving/Sculpting 02 – Tree Brain

Meet Tree Brain – you’d think in all the time it took to carve him I could have come up with a better name! ha.  – Pumpkin carving attempt #2 – 42.5 pound Dill Atlantic Pumpkin. See Big-Eyed-Boo Pumpkin #1

Pumpkin Carving/Sculpting 01 – Big Eyed Boo!

Well, I made an attempt to grow to GIANT pumpkins this year… and well, let’s just say they didn’t make it to GIANT status but they were heavy… or maybe I was just tired! *L*  One was 42.5 pounds and the other was 26.5 pounds… not huge by any  means, but they are my first, so I love them.   Because I have talked to these pumpkins all summer & fall (to encourage growth I suppose – or just because they were good listeners)  I decided to try my hand at sculpting since they were so heavy for their size, they were supposed to have thick “skin” and they did… so they worked out perfect and I only broke one tool on them – like due to my overzealous carving. I watched a show on pumpkin carving on food network a few weeks ago and it looked like too much fun not to try. See Tree-Brain Pumpkin #2

Meet Big Eyed Boo – Pumpkin carving attempt #1 – 25.5 pound Dill Atlantic Pumpkin

New sweets on the way this fall!

We’re doing two cancer “bake sale” type fundraisers this fall for my 2-year old granddaughter who has liver cancer. 100% of our profits will go to Mazie’s family ( We’ve done quite a bit of fundraising this summer and now it’s time for BAKING FUN!!  woo hoo. I absolutely can’t wait!   I have so many recipes to pick from it’s really hard to narrow them down!  For sure, we will be at the Kappa Kraft Fair in Powell, WY on Sat. Nov. 27th at the fairgrounds and if we get in, we will also be at the Country Christmas on Sat. Dec. 4th in downtown Powell, WY.  We also might be taking special orders for parties – after we make a few hundres we’ll see how we feel about doing more then! *L*

My friend, PJ and I are coming up with some great stuff so check back soon!  I’ll be posting our grandson Conner’s b-day treats sometime in Nov.  He’s going to be 3 and he loves strawberries so I hope he loves what I’m making him – along with a “C” Super hero cape, of course!

Big Cupcake with Creepy & Cute Animals

Our grandson’s 2nd birthday. This cake was put together in a bit of a hurry because we had to travel and it was late, but the kids loved it.  My dad and I made the fondant animals a few days before not knowing for sure how they would go over and everyone was “calling” their animals so it worked out well. Apparently, our grandson likes fondant better than cake or icing (we witnessed this last  year with the Lion cake too) so next year I’m making him a cake but his part will just be some big fondant animal since that’s the only part he’s interested in anyway. We trucked these animals all over Yellowstone on our way to the party and not one of them broke!  Thank you bubble wrap!

The animals started out to be cute an cuddly – in my head anyway… but took a turn. The kids didn’t even seem to mind! 😉 We had a murky depths fang fish with deep set crystal eyes, cute whale blowing water, yellow & black salamander, long neck dino eating, flying bug-eyed frog and hissing snake.


Some gifts I’ve made recently for family and friends. Reversible and cute! 🙂  I don’t have photos of all of them. A friend let me borrow her dress form and that made the other photos look pretty bad so I’m only posting the aprons I have good photos of.

these went to (in order left – right) My cousin Mary, Mamaw, Granny – I love you guys!

Flaming Cancer Ribbon Derby Car

Our 2 year old granddaughter was recently diagnosed with cancer and I was lucky enough to find someone that was already doing a cancer themed car for the derby so they let me help paint it!  We’re doing fundraisers during the fair and the derby so I thought the cars might tie it all in together.  I did the roof ribbon, whale and flames. Ran out of time on the wheels… we’ll have to go back and paint those.  My cancer tribute was in support of our granddaughter, Mazie and in memory of my Great Aunt Norma Bowman – one of the most beautiful people I’ve ever known.

yes, the car is “flaming” in reverse only

Cinderella Carriage Cake

Cinderella Princess carriage cake for our oldest Granddaughter. She just turned 5 and loves everything princess!

cinderella carriage cake princess birthday cake

The base of the cake is actually foam because it was a small party so only the carriage is cake covered in fondant.  The wheels and all other decorations are also made from fondant because I thought 5 days would be long enough for them to dry – I was wrong and they needed a lot of support (aka tiny flowers, pumpkin vines & royal icing) to make sure they didn’t collapse. If I were to do it over again, I would have made the wheels and front seat base out of gumpaste instead,  which I did consider, but thought it would be okay. The front seat support really couldn’t hold it’s own weight but the wheels did okay with support.  There’s another cake online very similar to this that I used as inspiration and hers was really beautiful.