Hobbit Hole Shire Cupcakes
Cupcakes decorated to look like hobbit holes, and when grouped all together, look like the shire!
Wellie Wishers Garden Tea Party Cookies
Cookies inspired by the sweet new Wellie Wishers dolls from American Girl.
Stone Gingerbread Cottage
Little gingerbread cottage I made for a fabulous local charity group, PANDA. I used royal icing rather than candy to decorate it.
Rustic Burlap And Lace Wedding Cake
My friend is getting married tomorrow, and I made this small cake for her. It's a vanilla butter cake with IMBC and fresh strawberry filling. The flowers are made of fabric by the bride's sister. The blue fabric is actually left over from the bridesmaids' dresses!
Royal Icing Skylander Cupcake Topper
Cupcake toppers for Skylander themed cupcakes. The toppers are made from royal icing.
Harry Potter Cookies
I went to make Harry Potter cookies for my friend's daughter, only to discover that evidently I'd loaned out my broom, sorting hat/witch hat, and owl cookie cutters. Oops. Time to improvise!
How To Train Your Dragon Viking Shield Cookies
I made these fondant-topped cookies for a friend's How to Train Your Dragon party recently. Tutorial is on the Tikkido blog today!
My Little Pony Birthday Cake
My daughter had grand visions for her My Little Pony birthday cake, including a top tier held up by ponies. "It's your *duty*, Mommy," she told me. I think I answered the call of duty admirably. Full details on the blog at tikkido.com
Gymnastics And Alabama Cookies
My friend's son just graduated from high school, and I made some cookies for his graduation party. He's a remarkable gymnast (heading to Nationals!) so I had fun making these silhouette cookies of his favorite events.
Jane Austen Tea Party Cookies
I made these cookies for a friend's daughter's Jane Austen Tea Party birthday. What a fun theme! My friends have awesome kids. ;-)
School Dress And A Solo Dress From The Kelly Hendry School Of Irish Dance
School dress and a solo dress from the Kelly Hendry school of Irish dance.
Macaron Flower Tower
I attempted French macarons for the first time for my friend's daughter's birthday tomorrow. I have a lot to learn about macarons, but I made it work. ;-) The birthday party theme is "Bloom and Grow," loosely based on The Sound of Music.
Oyster And Pearl French Macarons
I tried my hand at making French macarons for the first time! About half of them turned out nicely. ;-) I turned the successful ones into these simple little oyster shells and pearls for a nautical wedding shoot at the beach.
Kaylee's Ruffle Dress (Firefly)
My daughter asked for a Firefly (the Joss Whedon show) themed 10th birthday party. I knew immediately I had to make Kaylee's famous "layer cake" dress out of actual layer cake! ;-)
Carnival Tea Party Cupcake Toppers
A set of cupcake toppers I designed for my friend's daughter's Circus/carnival tea party.
Watercolor Monogram A Cookies
Watercolor effect background on royal icing cookies, royal icing monogram A and miniature gumpaste flowers.
Ruffle Cake With Gumpaste Peony
I made this ruffle cake with a gumpaste peony for my friend's daughter's first birthday. The little one is allergic to dairy, so I had to make a shortening based buttercream. I think the ruffles would have looked smoother if I could have used IMBC. Or maybe I'm just fooling myself, because I'm really not used to doing actual decorating with buttercream. ;-)
Circus Tea Party Elephant Cupcake Toppers
I made these for a friend's Circus Tea Party. They're cupcake toppers, with Oreo cookies used under the gumpaste to create the circus pedestals.
Hobbit Party Cake, Smaug's Hoard
My 3 year old daughter asked for a Gollum themed birthday for her 4th birthday. YES--i'm raising an awesome geek kid! I did talk her into doing a hobbit theme more generally so as not to freak out the other 4 year olds. Butter cake (recipe the winner of The Hungry Games) with lemon soak and raspberry filling. Gumpaste decorations. Over two thousand of those little golden coins. I must love my kid. Party details on my blog, Tikkido.
Tub Of Popcorn Cupcakes
I made these simple tub of popcorn cupcakes for the Firefly Theater outdoor movie night at my daughter's preschool. See more pictures and the tutorial on the Tikkido blog.
Western Grooms Cake For A Fellow Who Wears A Button Down White Shirt Every Single Day
western groom's cake for a fellow who wears a button down white shirt EVERY SINGLE DAY.
Simple Strawberry Valentine's Day Cake
A strawberry cake with cream cheese icing. very simple paper decorations and a sprinkle heart.
Tiffany Present Box Cookies
A young friend is traveling to the Oireachtas, a world-championship-qualifying Irish dance competition this week. She's also turning 13. Her mom asked if I might make her some cookies as a surprise on the trip. Good luck to all the Bracken dancers and everyone competing at the Oireachtas this week! Royal icing with gumpaste bow.
Miniature Christmas Sugar Cookies
Miniature holly, snowflake, and tree cookies made for the Christmas Cottage feature in the upcoming issue of Bird's Party magazine. NFSC and royal icing.