Monday, April 22, 2013

New lens

A few months ago I purchased the Sony Zeiss 85mm lens and I have LOVED it!!  Isn't the bohkeh just lovely?

Monday, April 15, 2013

My Emily dog

Emily, napping.
What one of your own?  Check out the Delaware County SPCA!  That's where we adopted Emily from.

Monday, April 8, 2013


Caribbean Cruise

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Ombre Cakes (Love!)

Lately I have been obsessed with ombre cakes - especially PINK ombre cakes.  Ombre hair... not so much (although I am, unfortunately, kind of sporting that look right now).  But ombre cakes are just SO CUTE!  Who doesn't want to cut into a colorful and fabulous cake?  I especially love the unassuming white cakes - that makes the ombre surprise even better!  (The sprinkle cakes are also too cute).

How awesome are these?

To make your own ombre cake, follow the directions for a basic yellow cake mix.  Pour 1/3 (or 1/5, if using two cake mixes) into a round cake pan, then add a small amount of food dye or natural dyes (beet root or pureed strawberries) to the remaining cake mix.  Pour an equal amount into a second pan, and then add more dye, making a deeper pink layer.  Pour that into the third pan.  (Continue this same way if making five layers).  Bake as directed, allow to cool, and remove from pan.  Once cool, carefully even out cake layers using a knife to achieve flat layers.  Arrange from lightest to darkest, using a white frosting or meringue between layers.  Frost and serve.  How awesome would it be to cut into this fun ombre surprise?



Love these mermaid blues

St. Patty's ombre!


Pink and purple!  Not totally ombre, but so, so pretty.

Everything about this one is awesome.  Those sprinkles!

This one skipped the white layer - and I love it!

Ombre cake plus striped paper straws?  Perfection.

Love this!!

I have this same pink cake plate!


Has anyone made an ombre cake?  I would love to see pictures!

Thanks for the cakes!
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