Friday, June 12, 2009

Frosting is the Best Part.....

.......of the cake that is! Think about the time and energy it takes to frost a pretty cake. (Ok, I admit, I am NOT a baker, and don't frost many cakes......but I DO admire those who do! LOL!) There are classes on how to decorate cakes and there are books......and an entire aisle at Michaels dedicated to cake tips and such. But let me tell you how I frost a cake.........ready?

Simply spread the frosting (store bought of course) with a knife.......and take some pretty sprinkles and shake them on top of the frosting. (What did you expect? I told you I don't bake! )


OK, enough with the baking tips for today! Let's get to my card shall we? I used the Girlfriend's Crafty Secret's Creative Scraps for the main image. I found these cute birthday hats at Michaels, they are from K & Company. I wanted to create the look of frosting around the image, so I took texture paste and ran it along the edge with my finger. Then I took my "sprinkles" (beads) and lightly shook them onto my frosting. : )
I actually might have to bake this weekend......it is my hubby's 41st birthday. If I decide to bake (And I use that term loosely.....) I will post a picture!!! You can check out my cake decorating skills.......yea right.
Have a great weekend everyone! And as always, I appreciate you stopping by!

26 comments:

Moni said...

Gorgeous project! thanks for visiting my blog, and yes I do jewelry! :)
Have a fab weekend! hugs, moni

Cheryl Joshua said...

....lol....love your story and a fantastic card,so creative I love it!!! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a lovely comment!
xx

Tara Powell said...

That turned out so cute!
Thanks though, now I am craving cake LOL

Riet said...

What beautiful Michele,l love the colour.

Hugs Riet.x

Emily said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a very sweet comment about my last post. I took a cruise through your blog and I love it! This card in particular has sparked my interest. I love the "retro" cards and you've done it perfectly here! That frosting idea is terrific and it looks great! I'm definitely going to be casing that:))

~amy~ said...

woot woot for frosting!!! such thee fun card!!!! I'm like you, I'm not a baker BUT I have managed to surround myself with friends that love to bake!!! LOL Happy b-day to your hubby!!!

Jocelyn said...

Love it and now I have a major craving for cake!!!! Love the use of the paste and the beads for sprinkles!!!! Have a great weekend! :)

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh fun, super job.

Allison said...

Ha! How smart are you? Except if you gave something like this my C, she would attempt to lick the card!

Alex said...

You are my type of baker, lol!!!

I love the card, very fun and creative Michele!! Have a fabulous weekend! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Yvette said...

Love your card and especially what you did with the "frosting" and "sprinkles"... just fabulous!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh my word, when I first opened up your blog and saw you talking about cake and frosting, and saw the snippet of the picture...well, I thought you put real frosting on your card! LOL!

Great idea to use the paste and sprinkles. It really looks real!

...I'm a frosting-out-of-the-jar kinda girl myself. ;)

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Such a cool card Michele and I have to say I love the way you do icing (frosting) - sounds like the sort of thing I would do!!! :)

Jen said...

Beautiful!! I LOVE the card! Love your 'frosting and sprinkles' too! Way too cute!!

Shary said...

Great idea it does look just like frosting. Lovely!

Marie Levite said...

OMG I just love this! Adorable.

Julie said...

Sweet card I may just have to play around with some texture paste again.

Thanks for popping by my blog.

Carolyn King said...

That is adorable!!!! LOVE your cake frosting tip too....that is what I do (and am pretty proud I even add sprinkles...lol!)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous!! It truly does look like frosting for your frame!! Fantastic!!

Lana said...

This card is so yummy and I love the retro image
Hugs
Lana x

Terrie B x said...

`Yum` `Yum` hmmm love those sprinkles Michelle...
Happy B`day to your hubby Hope your having a great weekend :) x

Creative Mish said...

OH! I love the idea of the frosting! Very clever!

craftylyra said...

This is one of the most creative and unique cards I've seen in a while. I LOVE the frosting idea.

KatieTurtle said...

Very creative border, it does remind me of frosting!

Lisa Dorsey said...

What an adorable project Michele! Love the frosting! So creative!

Boni Boutelle-Jones said...

Love these vintage pics! Great card!