Sunday, June 22, 2014

Cookies And Cupcakes And Cake...My First Graduation Open House!

 My first graduation open house.
My son's.
I survived!
I didn't know what I was doing.
I went into it blindly, but I "think" I did pretty good!
Son says it was a success!
If he's happy, I'm happy!
I thought all of the food and decorations turned out pretty great.
You can read more about the actual open house and see all of the decorations on my personal blog at:
 I made chocolate and vanilla cut-out cookies.
I flooded them with glaze and did royal icing detailing.
But first I played with my new airbrush and some stencils.
I'm still getting the hang of that thing.
It's gonna be a while before I perfect it, but it's fun to play with!
 Some more of the cookies...

We served cupcakes to all of the guests, but I told my son that we had to have a bigger cake in school colors with his name...even if it were just for looks!  LOL!
We decided it would serve as "back-up" if we ran out of cupcakes, LOL!  With an open house, you never know how many guests you'll end up with!  Thankfully we had plenty of cupcakes.
I did a frozen buttercream transfer for our Chix mascot logo.
 I added his name on the front/side in cookies!
 We did a yellow cake with classic buttercream.
 I thought it was pretty cute!
 I added cookie pops to his graduating year!
We served chocolate, french vanilla, and confetti cupcakes.
I did a vanilla buttercream and a chocolate almond buttercream.
Don't forget to check out the full party post on my other blog!
Congratulations Evan!
We're so proud of you!

Friday, June 6, 2014

Class of 2014...Congratulations!

 First of all, I'd like to wish my son Evan the biggest CONGRATULATIONS ever!
My oldest son graduated from high school this year and we are so proud of him!
I'd also like to wish our entire Zeeland East High School Class of 2014 a big CONGRATULATIONS as well!  You all worked hard and are now moving on into college, military, or the work force.  We are so proud of all of your accomplishments!
And to all of the other graduates out there, be it high school or college...Congratulations to you too!
I made these "2014" cookies for my son's Senior All Night Party that they had after graduation ceremony.  The party was top secret.  They all boarded buses and were taken (in a round about way) to a steak house for dinner, and then off to a local college's recreation center.  They had rock climbing walls, laser tag, segways, massages, pool, temporary tattoos, games, photo booths, and so much more. And there was food galore.  I donated these "2014" cookies.  I did these in a Vanilla-Almond cookie and a Chocolate-Almond icing.  They were fun to do and I think the kids liked them.  Several of Evan's friends told me they grabbed them immediately because they knew I made them, LOL!
Again, congratulations to all of you graduates!
We wish you the best in all of your endeavors!