Saturday, May 28, 2011

Graduation Cake

Graduation cake.
I didn't make it my parents bought it at Jacques Cakes in Suncook, NH.
I was looking for an art college graduate cake and nothing from their selection fit, then I saw this palette cake and fell in love with it! 

The flavor was yellow cake with lemon frosting, it was delicious!

I love the paint splatter

I'm a college graduate!

Paint tube.

Close up.

Paint brushes look real!

Side view.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Graduation Diploma Cupcakes

I Just graduated from New Hampshire Institute of Art & I am having a graduation party this weekend!
What better thing to do than make graduation cupcakes?!
I found this idea in the Martha Stewart Cupcake Cook book.
She did different flavors but I used her idea of creating cookie diplomas

The cookie is made from a egg white, flour, vanilla, and sugar mixture.
You use a template and spread it out thin.
As soon as it comes out of the oven you roll them.
I burned my fingers a couple times, it wasn't easy! haha

I used candy bands for the diploma ribbon.

These cupcakes are made from a  Devil's Food Cake recipe 
& topped with Bitter Sweet Chocolate Sour Cream Frosting.
It is very rich and bitter.

Untouched by a diploma cupcake

Monday, May 23, 2011

Preview Party

It finally came! 
The Preview Party was amazing!
Derek & I made 50 pink cupcakes that the guests loved.
They were gone in the matter of minutes.
Here I am standing in front of my gallery space holding my book.
I received a lot of positive feed back not only about my tasty cupcakes but about my paintings too!

My parents and I.
Without them I wouldn't be where I am today.
Love you!

Pre-Preview Party Photo.
Taken by my friend Kim who also did my lovely make up.
She's amazing!

Painting of Me by Kara Holbert.
This is also at the show.
She is an amazing painting, everyone should check her out!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

First Copies of "Sweet Tooth for Color"

My First Book is in!
"Sweet Tooth For Color" is now Official
You can buy it at

You can See a Copy of my book at my show starting May 22nd 
in Manchester, NH at the French Building off of Concord Street 
in studio 9

Monday, May 9, 2011

Setting Up my First Show!

First time setting up a gallery show
so exciting! 
Laying out my placement

Another view of me trying to figure out my placement.

Close ups of the decision making process haha

All done!
Just need to put up my title & pricing cards.
I'm so happy! It looks professional!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Made Some Jewelry Today

This is my first time making Jewelry and now I think i'm addicted!
It was very fun and creative.
My best friend Carolynne and I went to "Bead it" in Concord, NH
to create some jewelry.

Sparkles are my thing so I wanted to do a sparkly necklace and my favorite colors are pink and green.
So I wanted to incorporate that into my creation. I like to wear light shades of pink and green,
 so that it is not too over powering since they are compliments. 

I chose all clear refracting beads for my necklace.
Whatever you will wear it will reflect on to the beads.

Earrings, I just did the same colored beads and kept it simple.
I love the looped earring clasps.
They are really easy to take on and off and they won't fall of your ears and get lost.

I usually loop them together when i'm done wearing them, so that I can't loose them.