Friday, July 26, 2013

A Special Friend In Need

Okay, this post is going to stray a little from my normal cake post.  I've been thinking a lot about a friend of mine lately and all the struggles she's been going through.  We met not that long ago, but I feel as if we've known each other for years and years.  Her name is Jessica, and she's been battling with the emotional roller coaster of infertility for several years now.  When Jessica and her husband were first married they were blessed with the most amazing little boy, but since then it's been a struggle.  Jaxten is 7 years old now, and my son's best friend.  It's been a special experience for me to get to know not only Jessica, but her son as well.  This is a family that it's not hard to see they love each other very much and they know what's important in life.  They know that LIFE is precious!  They are trying again to bring a little spirit into this world and they are asking for any help anyone can provide.  Their story is here if you'd like to read more about the trials Jessica has gone through.
This is Josh, Jaxten and Jessica.  What a beautiful family!  They know how to laugh together.  They love together, they play together, but unfortunately they've mourned together.  When you visit with them you can tell they hold life a little more importantly than most people do.

This is Jaxten.  He's the sweetest boy you'll ever meet.  He's always asking how he can help me whenever he's over to visit, and he's a great cook!  He tells his mom he's ready for a brother or sister and that he'll even change the diapers!  What a champ!  Jaxten isn't ashamed to talk about his brother who is in heaven, and that he wishes he could play with him.  It breaks my heart when I see his sweet little spirit just desperate for a playmate.

This is sweet little Jrayden.  I can't even imagine the emotions that went through my friend as she delivered this little angel.  As a mother of 5, I know I was always holding my breath until I heard that first little cry escape my newborn's lips.  My heart crumbles when I think of what Jessica was feeling as she knew she wouldn't hear that musical sound.

 This is their family picture of them all.  Jrayden is a spoiled little angel, but that's okay.  He deserves to be loved and cherished.  I think every child, whether on this side of the veil or in heaven, deserves to know how much he or she is loved!  I have no doubt in my mind that Jrayden knows he is loved, and he is just waiting patiently until he can kiss his mommy's cheeks, throw a ball with his dad, and wrestle around with his older brother!

I'm not elegant with words, and I can't put to justice the struggles this family has gone through, but I just want to say I love this family.  If you'd like to donate to the growth of their family you can go here: 
Jessica tells her story for all to know.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Rose and Pearl Baby Shower Cupcakes

Some fun and beautiful cupcakes for my dear friend's baby shower!  She and her hubby will be welcoming their first baby soon and my kids and I are beside ourselves excited for them!!!
 I was excited to do some more roses now that I know how!  I LOVE how they turned out.  With a little luster dust they even sparkle!
 Fresh lemon cupcakes with fresh lemon curd with fresh raspberry butter cream frosting!  Gluten free even.  They were DIVINE!!!  

It was really fun doing different styles then seeing them all together!
They were the perfect touch to a perfectly beautiful baby shower.  I should have taken pictures of all the other stuff the hostess put together.  She did a really great job!  Congratulations, Tiffany and Clint!  We sure love you guys!!!

American Girl Josefina Doll Cake

What a fun cake for a 5 year old birthday surprise!!!  My girls LOVE American Girl books and the dolls so this was a special treat for me to make!  Josefina is even one of the favorites here in our house.  I really wish I had gotten better pictures of this cake, but oh well.  Someday I will get a fabulous camera to capture all the details I put into these cakes.

 Close up shot of the little lady herself.  Surrounded by edible tissue paper!
 No, I do not have a Cricuit machine, so these letters were all done by hand!  LOTS of work!  But so worth it in the end.
The gift box and more tissue.  So fun for me to do something different, and I have to say, I was TERRIFIED to do this doll.  I haven't had the best of luck with people, but this one I took my time and she turned out much better than I'd hoped.  Happy Birthday, Tatum!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Cowboy themed baby shower cake

 Cute little cake the celebrate the coming of a baby boy!  Jeans, big belt buckle, rope, cow pattern and red handkerchief!  What more can you ask for?!  It's all edible and oh so fun!

 I loved the baby bib!  Something extra fun about baby shower cakes.  The celebration of life is so deserving of something fabulous!