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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

OC Fair 2011

OC Fair Cupcakes 2011- Faux Cupcakes: 1st Place!
This year for the fair I initially registered to do the same amount of entries that I did last year, which was 2 cake (Formal and Theme Cake, and Faux Cupcakes), but due to lack of time and energy, I am only entering in the Faux Cupcakes category this year! That's still something! =) So I thought long and hard for a theme for my cupcakes this year and I decided to go with a crafty sewing theme. All the decorations are made out of fondant with some metallic pearls and flower stamens for the push pins in the pin cushion cupcakes. I had a lot of fun make the ball of yarn and knitted scarf, the needles for the knitting sticks are toothpicks with some fondant at the ends. I used silver luster dust to give the thimble, needle, scissors, end of the measuring tape, and some buttons the metallic look. I really wanted to focus on detail this year so I hope that showed! I added stitching onto the cupcakes with the buttons to make it look like some buttons are sewn onto the cupcakes, and i also painted black stitching onto the ribbon and peonies flower to give it a fabric/cloth effect. Special thanks to all my friends and family and everyone reading and following my blog for all your love, faith, and support!! Also, special love to my husband Khoa for always looking after my health and mental sanity! You are the best! Wish me luck on these stitchin' cakes! The OC Fair opens July 15 and ends August 14, 2011. Come out and play! These cupcakes were a big spool of fun to make, enjoy!

Sew Humorous!
- What kind of needle work is always angry? Cross stitch!
- A highway patrolman pulled alongside a speeding car on the freeway. Glancing at the car, he was astounded to see the blonde behind the wheel was knitting. Realizing she was oblivious to his flashing light and siren, the trooper cranked down his window, turned on his bullhorn and yelled, "Pull over!" "No!" the blonde yelled back, "It's a scarf!"
- There was once a man and woman who had been married for more than 60 years. They had shared everything. They had talked about everything. Nothing was held back. Well, almost nothing. They had kept no secrets from each other except that the little old woman had a shoe box in the top of her closet that she had cautioned her husband never to open or ask her about. For all of these years, he had never thought about the box, but one day the little old woman got very sick and the doctor said she would not recover. In trying to sort out their affairs, the old man took down the shoebox and took it to his wife's bedside. She agreed that it was time that he should know what was in the box. When he opened it, he found two crocheted doilies and a stack of money totaling $250,000. Holy Moley! He asked her about the contents. "When we were to be married," she started, "my grandmother told me the secret of a happy marriage was to never argue. She told me that if I ever got angry with you, I should just keep quiet and crochet a doily." The old man was so moved, he had to fight back tears. Only two precious doilies were inside the box! She had only been angry with him two times in all those years of living and loving. He almost burst with happiness. "Honey," he said, "that explains the doilies, but.... what about all this money? Where did it all come from?" "Oh," she said, "that's the money I made from selling the doilies.

Results are in! I am excited and happy to tell you all that I won 1st place on these Faux Cupcakes! Yay! Thanks everyone for all your faith and encouragement, love and support!!!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Congratulations Newlyweds Connie and Stew!

Congratulations to the newlyweds Mr. Stew and Mrs. Connie! I had the great honor on June 10, 2011, and pleasure of being a part of their beautiful special day and got to make 175 cupcakes (Chocolate and French Vanilla with basic buttercream) and an 8 inch round Chocolate with Bavarian Cream filling. The wedding took place at the Richard Nixon Library in Yorba Linda. Their wedding theme was High Fashion and the whole wedding came out absolutely fabulously! Their original and creative theme was executed classically and very elegantly! The bride was really gorgeous and stunning and the groom was handsome as well! Great looking couple, but their love for each other was more wonderful from their love story that's still being written with each passing day. Shout outs to Roger and Jennifer for helping me deliver and set up, and to Jennifer, An, and Khoa for your immense help as well! I couldn't have have done it without you guys! Also, special thanks to Drexelle and David Park for their awesome photography for this wedding. To see more or D. Park Photography, check out their website! For more on Connie and Stew's wedding, here is D. Park Photography's blog entry!

Poem by a great poet Joanna Fuchs:
The Best Is Yet To Be
On your joyful wedding day,
You begin a brand new life.
Friends and family give their gifts
To joyful husband, blissful wife.
But the greatest gift you'll ever get,
A gift from heaven above,
Is love forever, ending never,
Everlasting love.
You'll share life's joy and pleasure;
You'll have plenty of that, it's true.
But love is the real treasure
For your new spouse and you.
And if life hands you challenges,
As it does to one and all,
Your love will hold you steady
And never let you fall.
Your wedding day is full of joy;
Tomorrow you cannot see.
But one thing's sure for the two of you:
The best is yet to be.

Once again, congratulations to the newlyweds Connie and Stew, Mr. and Mrs. Webb!!!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Happy 35th Wedding Anniversary!

Happy 35th Wedding Anniversary BaMe (dad and mom in Vietnamese). It was such an honor to be asked by my in-laws to make them a cake for this very special occasion! Khoa's dad's favorite cake is carrot cake, so the bottom tier is carrot cake with whipped cream cheese filling, and Khoa's mom likes something that's not too sweet so French Vanilla with Bavarian cream filling was the perfect blend. The cake is covered in buttercream frosting, and the flowers are made out of fondant. Some of the flowers had edible pearls in the centers while others had non-edible stamens in them for variety. I also made feathers out of parchment paper to add a more couture look! The cakes were bordered with glittery fuchsia colored ribbon as well because fuchsia is my Khoa's mom's favorite color.
BaMe first met on a boat back on April 30th, 1975 when they were on their way to America from Viet Nam. It truly was love at first sight! Fast forward 41 years later to today, July 2, 2011, and now we celebrate their 35th Wedding Anniversary!! They had a big celebration at one of their favorite restaurants the Emerald Bay in Santa Ana where all their close friends and family gathers to party the night away. Co Muoi did a great job DJ-ing and hosting the celebration! My mother in law had her ao dai (tradition Vietnamese dress) custom made and it turned out absolutely stunning and beautiful on her! We all had a wonderful time celebrating their marriage, and it was truly an inspiring event. We have lots of AMAZING musical performances including a super impression Vietnamese singing from our beautiful cousin Linh and a very soulful and heartfelt song by Bao (Chi Tu), and my awesome husband Khoa sang the best he's ever sung while my brother in law An did a really great job on the guitar as always! BaMe really deserved a great big night to celebrate because they've done so much for their kids, family, friends and loved ones. Just being there and celebrating their marriage was a truly inspiring night and if I sure hope to follow in their footsteps! I wish BaMe 35+ more years of love and happiness!

Here's a sweet poem I found by Karl & Joanna Fuchs:

Loving Pair
It takes two special people,
To make a loving pair.
There’s a joy just being around you,
A feeling we love to share.
We send anniversary wishes to you,
For years of joy and pleasure.
May each year keep getting better,
With memories to treasure.

Happy 35th Wedding Anniversary BaMe!!!