Friday, March 2, 2012

Welcome to the Big Show

Are there any Ace of Base fans out there?!?
Yeah, you know what I'm talking about. ;)

"I saw the siiiiign, and it opened up my eyes, I saw the sign.  Life is demanding without understanding." 

OO!  Or maybe this one!

"Allllll that she wants, is another babeh, she's gone tomorrow boy, alllll that she wants is another babeh, uh-a-uh..."

You sang along, didn't you?


Just kidding! 
It's alright.
I mean, just because you have had a not-so-secret-anymore obsession with a 90's band whose members boasted ...awesome?... names like Ulf and Joker...

WHICH aparently wasn't even his real name. 
(Joker that is.  Nobody would make up Ulf.)

I know right?! 
I was shocked and, I'll admit, slightly hurt when I discovered this terrible truth as well.

Can't say as I blame him though.  His real name was Jonas...

...yep, as in the Disney manufactured and strangely well-dressed trio of brothers who kidnap preteen hearts all over the world on a semi-regular basis...

Okay so not really, but wouldn't that be crazy???

Anyways, what does this have to do with my pictures.

Absolutely nothing.


I suppose I could try to pull something together though.
Lemme see...

1. My mom ordered some circus tiger cake pops.
2. Thought of family.
3. Thought of when we met my sister-in-law for dinner last week.
4. Ate with sister-in-law at Moe's Southwest Grill.
5. Moe's had one of those fun 100 flavors Coke machines.
6. I got diet cherry Coke.
7. "Chica cherry cola" lyric from Savage Garden's "I Want You" came to mind.
8. Thought about popular music from the 90s.
9.  BAM!  Ace of Base

Phew!  Didn't even break a sweat! :)

Sugar & Love Everyone!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

It's Moo-velous Darling!

I've been craving chocolate chip cookies like CrAzY lately.
Problem is, I'm trying to avoid eating junk food.

And we don't have any chocolate chips.




It's actually because I mowed through a 3lb bag of Reese's and KitKats and a 1lb bag of Take5's in about three days last week so I should probably cool it on the sweets for awhile.

Don't judge me - I like chocolate.

Anywho, to get my mind off the need for a sweet treat fix, I went to Pier 1.
And was smacked with glorious coffee mug inspiration.

... yep.
That just about says it all.

I'm UDDER-ly speechless! :)

Sugar & Love Everyone!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012


EEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!! :) :) :)

I know right!? :) :) :)

With these pops currently in hand, I cannot believe I almost didn't go through with making them!

I mean, duh, right?!

Chia Pets + Cake Pops = GOLD!

It's like they were ::looking dreamily off into the distance:: meant to be.

Okay, sorry.
Deep breaths.

Chia dog cake pop.

...I'm calming...

Chia pig cake pop.

...I'm calming...

Chia turtle cake pop.

Annnnnnd I'm calm...

Chia Cake Pops!!! - body parts are hand sculpted candy clay.

I'm sorry, but they are just too darn cute!

Sugar & Love Everyone!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

If All the Rain Drops were Lemon Drops & Gum Drops...

Interesting fact about me:
I swam in a rain puddle once.

You read it correctly.

I said I swam a rain puddle.

I did not say I got very far.

While I'm sharing, I should mention I've also competed in hog wrestling.


...I was a strange kid.

Anywhoozy, it's been raining off and on the past few days and as much as I'd love to make a mad dash for the swimsuit and galoshes, it's February here in the Midwest and, much to the dismay of my cold weather lovin' husband, I still have not magically transformed into a polar bear.

So I decided making cookie Safari BUD ducks would be the next best thing...
Obviously. :)

Cheetah Duck
Zebra Duck
Both BUD ducks are sugar cookies that 
have been hand painted with royal icing.

Sugar & Love Everyone!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Do a Grouch a Favor

There are quite few things I would say "I'm not a fan of":

-Chicken livers
-Grown women who wear "Team Edward/Team Jacob" t-shirts... to work.

But most of the time, these things pretty easily avoidable:

-I scream for El to kill the giant man-eating spider while hightailing it to the room that's farthest away.
-I steer clear of the "parts" section of the grocery.
-I try my best to avoid contact with the undead.

Easy peazy.

But recently, I've been having a heck of a time avoiding a bad mood.

It's getting to be like that creeper kid, Brainy, from Hey Arnold who breathes over Helga's shoulder all the time. 

It's creepy.

Fortunately, thanks to an afternoon spent snuggling up to some Red Velvet Cupcake Wine, I turned my bah-humbugged-ness into something useful...

Oscar the Grouch Cookies!

Sugar & Love Everyone!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Anniversary... kind of

Today is the 6th anniversary of my husband and I officially "going steady".

And for those of you who are curious, I do still like, like him. :)

Most of the time.

Anywhoozy, instead of spending the day either glued to the computer with work stuff,

-i.e. surfing Pinterest or creating fun inspiration boards on

or screaming at him from the kitchen because my old lady hands are literally stuck clasped around a piping bag...

don't laugh - that's actually happened... sadly, more than once...

I decided I should probably pay attention to him.

That being said, I'll just show you the cookie and cake pop shenanigans I've been up to lately and that'll be our schpeel for today.

Yes, you read correctly.  
I was just able to work "shenanigans" AND "schpeel" into the same sentence.  

Red velvet cake pop.
Red velvet cake pop with marshmallow feather things...
One of my FAVORITES!!!  This was for the New Girl Adorkable Cake Pop Contest.  It's my interpretation of the Thanksgiving episode. 
Each character and the turkey were pumpkin spice cake pops.
Valentine's day cookie and cake bite order that was due this week.  The white containers with the cookies were supposed to give the impression of milk cartons- hence the straws.  (cookies & milk?)  Imagination power folks.

Sugar & Love Everyone!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Monday Mystery: Yo Gabba What??

So... I was asked to make a Yo Gabba Gabba themed cake for a 2 year old's birthday this weekend.

Client Question: Do you know what Yo Gabba Gabba is?
My Answer:  I don't have kids, but pathetically, yes, I am familiar with the show.

Now if you've never seen Yo Gabba Gabba before, it's a show that was designed by two dads who wanted something more from children's television.
Like actual music.

AND celebrity guests... 

 because as everyone knows, a hefty prerequisite for any good preschool nowadays is a vast knowledge of the Kardashian family and why they're famous.
Hmm, wait.
Why are they famous again? 

Anywhoozy, if you're interested in checking to see what Yo Gabba Gabba's all about, step one is to sit down.

Trust me on this.
 There should be a warning before the show starts.  
Something along the lines of:

"This show is not recommended for individuals with balance issues.  Please remain seated throughout the entirety of the show.  Please do not watch if you have taken medication within the last 4 to 6 hours."

Okay, so here's a clip:

You're glad you sat down right?
Told you. :)
Before the characters were added...
This was the smash cake.  It's DJ Lance's hat! :)

Sugar & Love Everyone!