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 :)

10 comments:

  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

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  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

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  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!

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  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!!
    :O)
    Jessica

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  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,
    Jodie

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  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!!

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

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

    Katie GDT

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

    Lisa
    http://indymermaid.blogspot.com

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  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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