November 8, 2012

My father in law turned 60 last month. I wanted to make him a masculine cake, something different from my usual fluffy, pretty, buttercream cakes.

I headed to the nearest Cabella’s and found this camo “G”, and picked up these plastic deer at Michaels. For the cake, we did a german chocolate cake, then coated the sides in chopped walnuts.

It turned out super cute, and definitely masculine! Happy 60th Grandpa George!

October 25, 2012

This sweet dessert table was created special for my cousin Erika. She and her fiance chose a peach themed wedding, with gold accents. For her dessert table, we did peach shaped sugar cookies, gold dusted cake lollipops, mini pies, fluffy buttercream cupcakes, and a rustic cake with peach flower accents set atop a gold cake plate. It turned out gorgeous!

Congratulations Erika and Robb!

October 24, 2012

This pink and mint dessert table for Megan and Tyler Zimmerman’s wedding at Sodo Park was one my favorite tables I’ve ever done. The abundance of desserts complimented the incredible venue perfectly. From mini pies to oreo cake lollipops, this table had one of everything! Thanks Megan and Tyler for including Jenny Cookies in your special day!

October 4, 2012

We are thrilled to announce we’ve set dates for two upcoming Holiday Cookie classes in early November. We will be offering two options, Friday night November 9th and Saturday afternoon November 10th. Get your girlfriends together and come enjoy a relaxing afternoon filled with sweets!

Learn how to make the perfect dough (every time), bake amazing sugar cookies and the most fantastic buttercream frosting, combined with learning to use pastry bags and tips to decorate your cookies. Each student will have the opportunity to decorate their own Thanksgiving, Christmas and other holiday inspired sugar cookies.

In addition to the sugar cookie creations you’ll take home, each student will leave with a no-fail sugar cookie and icing recipe that can be enjoyed for personal use, for many years to come.

All supplies included in course cost.

Friday November 9, 2012
6:30-8:30 PM

Saturday November 10, 2012
1-3 PM

Space is limited, don’t miss out on all the fun! Get your tickets here:

September 27, 2012

I had the pleasure of creating desserts for one of my best friend’s daughter’s 1st birthday party. The party theme was “Bright as the sun, our sweet little Finley is turning one”. The party was absolutely darling, so many cute colors, patterns, details, and of course all love in the world for Miss Finley.

Happy 1st Birthday sweet girl!

September 18, 2012

In July I had the pleasure of creating Tiffani Thiessen’s daughter Harper’s 2nd birthday dessert table. Tiffani may have played the scandalous role of Val on 90210 and every boy’s dream as Kelli Kapowski on Saved By the Bell, but in real life she is just as sweet as can be.

Tiffani told me one of Harper’s first words was “bird” so they chose a bird theme for her 2nd birthday. I instantly fell in love with the theme, the colors, and the incredible invitation her sister in law Jill of Jill Smith Design created for Harper. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, the invitation sets the stage for the party. Jill absolutely nailed it with her beautiful invite of birds, birdcages and amazing colorful fonts printed on wood. The minute I saw the invitation I was thrilled to create a coordinating dessert table.

For Harper’s table, I decided to make 5 different textured buttercream cakes in the colors from her invite. Guests enjoyed the variety of cake in addition to cake pops, cupcakes and sugar cookies baked in the custom made bird cutters similar to the bird on the invitation. Desserts were set atop wood tree rounds and stump pedestals, along with colorful glass cake plates. We put the table in front of Tiffani’s gorgeous glass doors and hung scattered birdcages above the table.

The party was amazing. Not only was Tiffani an absolute dream client to work for with her prompt replies and easy going personality, but her family and friends were incredible as well. The love of family was so prominent I could have moved to California just to make new friends with them.

Thank you Tiffani for including me in sweet Harper’s 2nd birthday. Can’t wait for her 3rd birthday!

September 17, 2012

My sweet little Hudson turned 4 a few weeks ago, which I can still hardly believe. FOUR? My baby is FOUR? That not only makes me feel old, but also a little sad that he’s growing up so fast.

We celebrated Hudson’s fourth birthday by throwing him a Peter Pan party. He was thrilled with his invitations we sent out in bottles, and could hardly wait to wear his Peter Pan costume. He was a little disappointed though when he discovered the costume didn’t make him fly. Trust me, he tried jumping off the bed. (Thank goodness it was just the bed.)

The first few years of our children’s birthday parties, my husband would frown, roll his eyes, and think I was out of control. We don’t fight very often, but it was a given that we’d land ourselves in a fight the night before one of our children’s birthday parties. I’d be stressing over all the last minute things I needed to get done, and he’d be annoyed wishing his wife would just come to bed like a normal person. Miraculously though, after six years of over the top parties he’s had a change of heart and has really gotten into it. So this year I just about died when he suggested he dress up as Captain Hook. WHAT?? So the Kellers became Peter Pan, Captain Hook, Wendy Darling, and Princess Tigerlily for Hudson’s big day.

His party took place on the beach at Kayak Point State Park. We woke up to rainclouds and sprinkles but by the time we got out to the beach the rain had stopped and the sun was shining. It was a birthday miracle. (If you know me, it rains about 75% of the time I’m planning an outdoor party.)

The kids had a blast at the beach. They had a Peter Pan picnic on a pirate ship table, dug for buried treasure, sword fought mean Captain Hook, had their faces painted, and of course ate more sugar than their parents would have agreed to.

After the party was over, everything was cleaned up and we were finally driving away, Ally said from the backseat of the car “Mommy, that was the best party you ever did!” Hudson chimed in and said “I want to have my party there next year too!”

Those sweet little comments make every ounce of work worth it. Sitting in their car seats, Ally wearing green fairy wings and a face covered in pixie paint, and Hudson with crazy messy hair, a body covered in sand and black lips from too many pirate cake pops, both beyond exhausted from all the fun. That’s my definition of a party success.

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