My Dad’s 70th Birthday and How to Make a Hat Cake

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I can't believe I'm just now posting this. My dad's birthday was in August. Better late than never though, right? At least I'm posting it in the same year. I figured it had to go up before we reached 2013. :) Anyways, for my dad's big 70th birthday my parents and siblings (minus one who couldn't come) got together in Atlanta. It just so happened that the weekend of his birthday the LA Dodgers were coming to Atlanta to play the Braves. My dad has been an LA Dodgers fan for as long as I can remember. He's been a fan since they were the Brooklyn Dodgers. He said all he wanted for his birthday was for everyone to go to the game together all wearing Dodgers gear. So we did. So naturally, that became the theme for the weekend. The night before the game, we had a dinner with some of our other family (we … [Read more...]

My Mom is 60 and Fabulous!

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My mom is by far one of the best people I know. And she's definitely the best mom. She's always been there for me and we have so much fun together. She is one of my best friends. Her birthdays have always been fun occasions. I remember as kids, my brother and I would love it because my mom was always about just taking forks and attacking a great store bought cake with crazy big buttercream roses all over it. Since I started decorating cakes last year, the tradition has changed a little bit. Her cake last year was one of the first ones I did that I really tried to decorate in a fun way. I thought about what I'd do for a while because I knew my abilities were limited. In the end though, it didn't turn out quite as I'd hoped. See the icing sliding down the sides of the cake a little bit? Not … [Read more...]