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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Project of the Week: Natalie's Christening Cake

Last weekend was my niece Natalie's Christening. I was very happy to be able to make a cake for the occasion. I used Katherine's (my sister-in-law) theme of yellow, blue and daffodils as my inspiration. As you may already know, that has also been the inspiration for my last two blog post: Natalie's Daffodil Pictures and Natalie's Christening invite.

I decided to try something new for this cake. I had never made daffodils before. I have also never made a two tiered cake. This cake was challenging, but mostly time consuming! Especially the flowers! I made 9 of them but ended up using only 3! The flowers and cross are made out of gumpaste, and I mention this because it is VERY important that you use gumpaste to make any 3-D object for a cake. Up north, you could get away with using fondant, or a combo of gumpaste and fondant. Not here. It's too humid in Louisiana. The flowers and cross would have collapsed! So make sure to use gumpaste, my southern friends!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Manly Creations: Will's Projects

That's right. There's an OREO in that cookie! In our house,  I bake cakes, and Will (my boyfriend) bakes the cookies. Though I am to blame for this. I saw this crazy combination on Yahoo recently, and once brought to Will's attention, he couldn't rest until he tried it himself. He made some for a bake sale at work. They were unbelievably good, but I believe that it was due to the fact WILL made them. He is a chocolate chip cookie fanatic, and when he bakes them, I swear he must put a little extra love in there because I haven't found anyone that can make a cookie as well as he can!

All he did was use one of his chocolate chip cookie recipes, made the dough, and stuffed a cookie in there!

Working hard!

My Will has other passions besides his cookies. His latest venture has been beer making! He has tried it on a smaller scale before, but he decided to take a beer making leisure class to get back into it. He just started a Honey Ale. My brother use to be into beer making as well, so Will was able to borrow his equipment. My brother also accompanied him while he made it.

They will be bottling this one soon, and starting on some mead and a darker beer I believe.

I love how Will has his own projects to work on.  It's exciting to live with someone who likes to be creative in his own special way! :)

I hope to post more of his projects on my blog in the future for my male audience!


Monday, March 21, 2011

Project of the Week: Christening Invitation

(Invitation information has been altered for privacy)

Last week I posted some darling pictures I took of my nieces and sister-in-law. If you haven't seen them yet, click HERE! One of the reasons we look these pictures was so I could use them for an invitation for Natalie's Christening. Katherine is having a color theme of yellow and blue for the luncheon afterward so I made sure to carry that over into the invitation.

If you are interested in having me design a custom invite for your party, wedding, etc., please contact me at emily@createsharerepeat.com!

This week I am working on the cake for the christening! I am definitely looking forward to this one. I am really going to challenge myself. Wish me luck! I should have photos up next week!

♥ Emily

Monday, March 14, 2011

Project of the Week: Daffodil Photos

So it's been exactly one month since I last posted... one month! I know, I know... I have been slacking! But sometimes you need a creative break. I filled my time with reading, working around the house, cooking, and just being lazy!

No more creative break for me now! I have a few projects this month focused on my baby niece Natalie's Christening. The first thing I thought of was that I would be making the cake and invitation. Then it turned into a photo shoot as well!

I wanted a really nice photo of Natalie for the invitation, and I was really anxious to try out my new camera! So this past Saturday, Katherine and I loaded up the baby and her older sister Maddie and went to one of our favorite places, St. Francisville, LA. There are plenty of beautiful plantation homes in St. Francisville, and we love roaming around the grounds in the beauty gardens surrounded by giant oaks. We brought the girls to one of Katherine's favorite places, Afton Villa. Around March every year, there are over 100,000 daffodils that bloom here. We thought it would make the perfect backdrop for our photo shoot!

We had a blast, and I got some really good shots! Here are some of my favorites:

For more pictures, click HERE!

Keep an eye out next this week for when I post the Christening invitation featuring some of these pictures!

♥ Emily