Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Monkey Repeat

Late last week I got an email asking if I could do a cake similar to the cake I made for my sister in law back in 2009.
While I didn't want to make an exact replica (since I love making them all different), I did use the same color theme and topped it with a monkey wearing sunglasses, that's where the similarities stopped.
I have to laugh at how much my cakes have changed from 2009 until today! But back to the cake.

This cake is made out of over 140 Pampers Newborn diapers and covered in monkeys, monkeys and more monkeys!!
 Mr. Monkey, sporting his sunglasses, is showing off his super hero skills by climbing up the side of the cake (I caught him in the middle, just shy of the top). He's surrounded by Johnson and Johnson products, 2 pairs of socks, Gerber spoons, teethers, a wash cloth and two NUK pacifiers, among other surprises!
 Check out his super hero cape!!

Congratulations to mommy and daddy to be!! Hope your little man enjoys his cake!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Monkey See, Monkey Do!

Monkey cake toppers are pretty popular, and I love doing monkey themed cakes. They are just so fun and playful, and cute!

This was a tad different, a monkey topper, but not monkey themed. A challenge, and I love it! The theme for this cake was sports. I was asked about doing an orange and aqua, sports themed, monkey topped cake.

The sports aspect was the easy part since there's always sports themed goodies out there. The color themed I worried about a bit since I didn't know what sort of ribbon I'd find and if I could find the perfect shade of aqua and orange. But luck was on my side!!
I fell IN LOVE with the color combination.

And when it all came together, I was over the moon excited. The picture I had in my head was exactly how it came out.

Since we didn't do one specific sport, I tried to include as many as I could. I started with the sports themed security blanket which included football, basketball, soccer and baseball. And seriously, what monkey isn't cute holding a football security blanket?!
 I also found basketball themed NUK pacifiers
 There's also a baseball rattle
 Football socks
 Johnson and Johnson products, Gerber spoons, pacifier holder, orange and blue phone rattle

 And all of this surrounding 144 Pampers Newborn diapers.
This is the first time I've done a cake where the animal wasn't on top of the cake, but instead hanging on to the side of the cake. But with a monkey, it works!

This little guy is on his way to Chicago, hopefully bringing big smiles to mommy and daddy to be!

Frilly Frills

A friend that I've had since we were maybe 6 (could be younger, we're getting older and I can't remember anymore), contacted me and asked if I could do a cake for her best friend, who've I've also known for just about as long. I love being asked to do these cakes since I can really put a personal touch on them.

Funny story, my friend who contacted me, I did her cake a few years back for her baby girl!! (The girly pink one seen here).

My only guidelines for this cake was pink, baby animals, and girly.

Here's what I came up with.
I love the bright pink from top to bottom. The entire cake began with the ribbon (which you can see in the background of this photo. But while you're at it, go ahead and take a look at the super cute booties that I had made just for this cake!)
I wanted something animal print, but I didn't want to make it one animal centered (if that makes sense!!) From there, I just thought pink. Anything pink and girly was a must!!
This cake includes 144 Newborn diapers, wash cloths, Gerber spoons, Johnson and Johnson products, custom booties, newborn toys, teethers, NUK pacifiers, a pacifier holder, Carters monkey teether, socks and one super soft, super cute custom fleece elephant.

To make this cake extra girly, I added a lace skirt around the bottom layer, just giving it that little something "extra".

Congratulations again Kelly and Bill! And I can't wait to see your sweet little girl in just a few short months!!

Anchors Away!

A few months ago I offered a diaper cake in a silent auction to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. The winner of the raffle contacted me and wanted to do a cake in a nautical theme. I also learned that daddy to be is in the military, so I wanted to include that as well.

And this is what I came up with.
As always, I used Pampers Newborn diapers to make the three layers. Around the layers I added Johnson and Johnson products, Gerber spoons, custom nautical rope burp cloth, custom anchor booties, a sailboat pacifier clip, NUK pacifiers, socks, wash cloths, and some fun baby toys.

I also contacted some vendors on Etsy to have custom pieces done to make this cake extra special. I had the blue anchor onesie made, as well as the anchor booties, pacifier holder, burp cloth and even the puppy on top.

This little guy is probably my favorite part. I had him custom made with the red bandanna (to match the color scheme) and the cameo ears for daddy to be.

Isn't he just the cutest?!!

Hope mommy and daddy to be loved their cake! And congratulations!