22 June 2011

Cake USA

Less than 24 hours after I made the cake pictured here... two-thirds of it is gone... and there's only two people in our household :) LOL, that is why I do not make sweets more often- they're gone almost before I even finish making them! hehe... Oh, and if you're wondering why the cake is so short, it's because it's a spelt cake (we're a low/no gluten household) and I'm still playing around with leaveners.

Anyways, DH has been having a rough time at work, so I decided to make him a cake, and dress it up a little! I made the cute little bunting, and after it vacated the cake, it took up residence as part of our patriotic mantel (pictures coming soon!).

I made the super simple twine balls whilst watching a movie. So simple and they are a great "filler" for any decor piece. I chose to put them in a cut-crystal piece that I bought at Disney World a few years ago. The twine was leftover from a wreath I made- tutorial coming soon! :)

There's a fun new challenge blog on the block- Decorate to Celebrate! -and their theme right now is Independence Day, so I'm playing along!

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I've extended this through the 4th of July weekend :)


  1. looks yummy and love the special touches of the red white blue yarn and the banner. thank you for linking and sharing at decorate to celebrate. Rhonda

  2. Super cute Banner/cake topper!! I really love the Buttons and twine. Great job on the challenge and thanks for playing with us at Decorate to Celebrate. :)
    ~Guest Designer, Star

  3. Shauna -- What a super cute way to decorate your cake!! I love the little metal buttons(?) on your bunting -- would love to know where those are from :)

    Thanks so much for decorating your celebrations at the Decorate To Celebrate! Challenge Blog!

    Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
    and Decorate To Celebrate!

  4. Love your banner! Darling way to "dress up" a cake. At least you got a pic of it before the banner had no more cake to keep it standing! Looking forward to seeing the wreath tutorial!!

  5. Love this little banner! So cute, the buttons are the perfect touch!

    Thank you so much for the sweet comment, I'm so happy you stopped by!

    Warm Weekend Wishes,

  6. Shauna this is SOOOO CUTE!! What a sweet thing to do for your husband too:) Can't wait to see your mantel!

    LOL about the rearranging!!! DH doesn't mind when I do it THANK GOD!! Or he would have to just deal with it! I can't leave anything the way it is for too long lol...I LOVE CHANGE!!

  7. I am totally stealing that banner across the top of the cake idea from you! How darn cute is that? Love it, Shauna. :)

  8. Super cute banner!
    Thanks for sharing at Decorate To Celebrate

    Katie GDT

  9. This is just absolutely adorable! I love the cake banner! The buttons are such a great touch! Love it!! :)


  10. http://jeanniecards.blogspot.com/
    Hi there, I am following the link in the decorate to celebrate challenge and your lovely blog opened up. I like your mini bunting for the cake and we too are a gluten reduced house and would love your spelt cake recipe. Have a great long weekend.


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