conquering my fear of piping…

My smile was ear to ear….

Now I know it really pales in comparison to Sasha’s…but I DID it!  I conquered the fear of piping!  I have never piped in my life and I was filled with fear and trepidition

begging someone to help me but since

there was no one I threw caution to the wind and squeezed the bag.

And away I went.  I admittedly got carried away and made it a little top heavy and on the sides I went up and down but who cares right?

oh…and the best part was the cake mix.

I used this cake recipe and it was out of this world good.  I got the French Vanilla like she suggested.

You need two boxes for a three layer cake.  I used Wilton 8″ cake pans.

How do I know this you askf?  At first I baked up one box and one layer was itty bitty.   I baked up a second box and used just one of the two layers

equaling three.

Grace LOVES aqua so Sasha’s icing color was perfection! and she is correct when she says you need a tiny tiny amount to color.

I also used Sasha’s frosting recipe.  OH my goodness..WONderful:)

I purchased the piping bag and coupler she suggested as well.  AND the edible stars:)

our little star HAD to have the stars;)

I had to wing the 13 though as I only had little time since we were packing and leaving for the lake.  I used glitter glue and freehanded the

numbers and used icing to hold them onto the straws!!  It was all we had…I forgot tape or glue…lol!

 I am officially crowned baker and cake decorator of any family function from hence forth..{ I nominated myself….shhhhhh}

the piece de resistance is my sisters wedding in November…bet ya can’t wait for THAT post…hee hee!  That oughta be something to behold for years to come!

now for a pinapple cake for this Sunday.  It is my stepdads birthday and he LOVES pineapple.  Any suggestions?

The Lake and Cake and a 13th birthday with family was the best birthday so far miss Grace shared.

Cake Boss I am not but you know what?  I had a blast doing this.  AND I found something else I enjoy doing.

Walk through that wall of fear girls…you never know when you will fall in love with something new.

Even though I had a fear of measuring up to Sasha’s and often we just won’t try because we feel we are

not as good as someone else { and that may be true in this case; } but we don’t know until we try and practice

makes us better!!

Now go ahead and tell me how awesome I am….lol!  You know I’m kidding right?  My weird sense of humor..I might have

had to much of Keurig’s Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate K cups this morning….oh well.

Now go out and have a splendid Tuesday OK?

Seriously Sasha – I am so grateful you shared this with us.  It made it easy to replicate and it was so pretty and Grace loved it.

You rock!!:)…xo

big hugs



Rosann - WTG! Nice job…the cake looks great and tasty (yum). Thank you for stepping out of your comfort zone, it has encouraged me to try this for an up coming family event. I have always wanted to take a decorating class, but…

Grace is adorable! You have a beautiful family. Enjoy each other.

Becky - you nailed it. happy birthday to your girlie!!

Jenigrl - Are you kidding me??? That cake is beautiful!! I would have never known you were a novice!! And besides…LOOK AT HER FACE!! That is a genuine “MOMMA I LOVE THIS CAKE” look! I would love to know just what she wished for when she blew out the candles!! Here is hoping your wish comes true Grace! Happy Birthday!


Kristin @ Simply Klassic Home - That is the sweetest cake, and even sweeter face, I’ve ever seen! Great job Tiffani!

Liz - Clearly you had no reason to fear. I am impressed and not a little hungry for some cake. Everyone keeps having pictures and talk of cake in their post and I have none in the house. Cruel! Loved the photos. Great lighting and moments captured well.

Sarita - What a gorgeous cake! You did good!

tara - I love it!
It turned out so pretty!!!!

Grace is adorable and 13! We’ve got 7th graders…can you believe it? It’s flying by!

susan@avintagefarmwife - Love this cake! I have never decorated a cake before, but now I want to give it a try. Thanks for the inspiration!

Ter'e - Well well well……………..a green pouf. The best compliment I can give is that I want to put my finger on that cake, scoop off a big piece of icing and eat it! MMMM Good. I think you did a great job! Grace was thrilled that you tackled and nailed your fear!

Way to go Mom. Happy Birthday Grace!

Lemonade Makin' Mama - whooohooo! You could go into business with that baby. :) Thanks for the shout out. And you can smack me… I still had your old blog (I know… forever ago that you changed it up) linked in my bookmarks. Sheesh! I’m lurking around, catching up a bit now. (But not in a creepy way) LOL

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