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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Project of the Week: Cake and Sushi!

This past Friday was my mom's birthday (Happy Birthday, Mom!), and just HAD to make her a cake! I wanted to something a bit more classic when it came to decorating it. I also wanted to play with some CHOCOLATE! I have been wanting to do a chocolate cake for a while now, and I knew she would be just the person to try it on!

I used this recipe for the frosting and ganache: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/elizabeths-extreme-chocolate-lovers-cake/detail.aspx

For the cake, I used a devil's food box cake that I doctored a bit with some sour cream.

The cake was SO YUMMY! I will definitely be making it again!!

Last Saturday my boyfriend, my brother and I had a sushi making party. It was a lot of fun! And very filling!

The first roll I made and my favorite!
Spicy shrimp, alligator sausage, jalapeno, cucumber, avocado with eel sauce on top. YUM!
MMM, Strawberries!

Shrimp, crab, cream cheese, cucumber and avocado with strawberries and toasted coconut on top!

An assortment!

Will had a great time making sushi!
I thought I took some pictures of my brother making sushi... actually... I KNOW I did... I guess they didn't come out. :( boooo!

Anyways, lots of projects coming up. I will have an invitation for you next week and hopefully a painting to show off sometime soon! 

Until next time....

Kitti in a box!!!

♥ Emily

Friday, July 22, 2011

Project of the Week: Will's Birthday Part 2

Earlier this week,  I did a blog post on Will's birthday cake (http://createsharerepeat.blogspot.com/2011/07/project-of-week-wills-birthday-part-1.html) and as promised, here is all the other random birthday surprises I gave him!

I should start from the beginning. We decided to have a Tubing Birthday party for Will, so naturally I had to work on an image for the e-invite I was sending out. Here it is:

The party was on a Saturday, but his birthday was on the Friday before. To celebrate, we decided to go to see the last Harry Potter at midnight! (SUCH a great/sad movie)

When it turned 12am and Will's birthday, I gave him his first birthday surprise. I had been keeping where we were going for his birthday dinner a secret so that Harry could tell him. :)

FYI: Relashio means to release something from constrained or held.
In this case, it was where we would be going to dinner! :)

That's right... I made a Harry Potter card that had a stick of paper meat in it revealing that I was taking Will to Texas De Brazil for dinner.... :) He was SO excited, and it was an amazing meal! YUM!

After the movie, and a few hours of sleep, I started work on the rest of Will's birthday surprises!

First I decorated the house with Happy Birthday signs, beer decorations, his birthday cake and fun balloons!

Then I set up the birthday present I got him. We both love sushi and just started a sushi making class at LSU. For his birthday, I got him a nice sushi plate set, personalized chopsticks and a sushi book. I also got some sushi from Whole Foods for lunch and some cake sushi from Cake Goddess for dessert!

I love these personalized chopsticks I got him! http://www.hansonellis.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=hansonellis&Product_Code=engraved-chinese-wood-chopsticks

His parents also helped with the sushi surprise! They gave money so that Will can buy any sushi supplies he will need! I decided to get clever with the money... I made it into a little paper sushi roll!

Last thing I would like to share that I got Will for his birthday was a really neat gift I found called a Capcatcher! It is a bottle opener that catches the caps for you. You can mount it to the wall or stick it on the fridge because it has a magnetic back!

You can personalize it!

Will's birthday went great. I love having someone in my life that I can spoil and do fun stuff like this for! Happy Birthday, Will! I love you!

♥ Emily

Monday, July 18, 2011

Project of the Week: Will's Birthday Part 1

I may not have been blogging much lately, but it doesn't mean that I haven't been super busy doing projects! I have been working on my boyfriend Will's birthday surprise for a couple of months now. His birthday was this past weekend so I am finally able to post about them. I am going to split his birthday projects into two posts. This one will be about the biggest project, his birthday cake!

Will has been into brewing his own beer for a few months now, so I thought it would be appropriate to make him a beer stein cake!

Will with his cake

This cake was constructed with using, 6" Funfetti cake layers, buttercream icing, marshmallow fondant and rice crisipies. Check out the slide show for pictures!

I loved using marshmallow fondant. It was a little harder to work with than the Wilton premade kind, but the taste was SO much better! Here's the link to the recipe: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/marshmallow-fondant/detail.aspx

Another new product I used was Duff's Cake Graffiti: A spray paint for cake! I used the silver paint for the top of the stein. It worked really well. It can be found at Michael's. http://www.michaels.com/Duff%E2%84%A2-Cake-Graffiti/bk0407,default,pd.html?cgid=products-bakeware-duffgoldman&start=54

That's it for now! Keep an eye out for my next birthday post tomorrow!

♥ Emily

Thursday, July 7, 2011


Hello everyone! I just wanted to let you know that I have been working hard on a painting for my kitchen! Here's a little sneak peak!

This is a picture I took to base my painting off of. I went to Albertson's to buy some boiled crawfish and had a crawfish photo shoot in my kitchen! FYI: This crawfish was some of the nastiest, weirdest smelling crawfish I have ever seen. I definitely didn't eat any! EWWW!!

I am very close to completing this painting! Hopefully I can show you the finished product in the next couple of weeks!

I have also been busy preparing for my boyfriend Will's birthday next week. I have a great cake planned! So keep an eye out for that post!

I hope everyone is having a lovely summer. I know I am!

That's all for now, but before I go, I want to leave you with this....

I am AEROSMITH FAN OF THE WEEK! Check it out here!

♥ Emily