Sunday, 15 April 2012

Baby Booties and CELEBRATING…

Hello there I hope you are enjoying your weekend. I had a fab and busy week and it culminated with a fabulous all day training event  that I just returned home from. I missed our January one because I was poorly so it was extra special seeing everyone again. We had lots of fun projects prepared as well as 3 Demo Booths showcasing a fabulous range of projects some using upcoming new product. I won’t show you the video and the pictures just yet but I promise you I will next week.

And I am celebrating as early this week I earned a FREE holiday to Utah USA. The holiday is for two people and I am taking my long suffering hubby, subject to him behaving himself this June when we are off to Vienna courtesy of Stampin’Up! yet again for FREE!!!  I am so grateful to work for such an amazing company, I work my business and I get paid for it, I get commission on all my sales, performance bonuses, FREE stamps and FREE product and on  top of all that  they send you on a FREE  luxurious holiday every year. I do not know of many companies that will offer you free holidays for doing your  job well, STAMPIN’UP! does Smile. My lovely team of Passionettes and my customers have played a key role in achieving this wonderful trip, without their support I would have not been in this position so Massive, Huge THANK YOU’s just doesn’t seem to be enough. I am very thankful to each and every one of them.
I also want to say thank you to all of you that have sent me lovely emails and cards you are all very sweet, from the bottom of my heart THANK YOU !!!
Now I have been crafting lots and you will see A LOT of stuff on this blog next week, I might even post every day as I have so much to show you, however for today I have pictures of my last cake I have to make for a while.
baby cake 1
Fit for a little princess this two tier Christening creation was a joy to make. I had free reign apart from it needed to have a pair of white bootees and not be too pink.
The 10” bottom layer was a vanilla sponge cake with vanilla cream filling, and the 6” top a luscious lemon sponge with home made (in the Thermomix of course) fresh lemon butter and butter cream.
details 1
I wanted the cake to have a slight vintage feel to it so I chose pretty crumpled roses instead of perfectly shaped ones. They were shaped entirely by hand, not with cutters or forms with dark centres gradually getting lighter.
The booties were also hand shaped with piped details and a pearly white shimmer brushed over the top.
details
Tiny dots were hand piped around the bottom tier and the pink covered board and a Stampin’Up! organza double bow adorned the top tier. The tiny dots were shimmered as well to look like pearls, so cute and delicate.
And here’s the sweet little baby boots, you can hopefully see the pretty shimmer on them.
booties
Thank you for stopping by I am off to visit a sweet friend who did something amazing this week, she got married IN SECRET!!!! WOW, now let me tell you I never seen that one coming Smile
Big hugs xxx
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22 comments :

Queenie Jeannie said...

Congratulations on earning the trips!!! I know you will enjoy them both!

Gosh, your cakes are just amazing!!!! I love how you even use SU products on them, lol! Bravo!

Stampingcaz said...

HUGE congrats Monica! I am thrilled for you hun. Cake is stunning too. You're one very talented lady.

Cazx

Barbara said...

Well Monica, again you have excelled yourself with this creation, it's adorable. You are so very clever, more so than many, many of the 'so-called' professionals out there.
Well done on your holiday win....it's nice when hard work is recognised, and your team obviously care a lot about you, to help you achieve your goals. (I was in a similar place a few years ago with a party plan company, and it's certainly humbling to have such amazing colleagues)...... Can't wait to see your next wonderful creations....please keep them coming! xx (apologies for the long post)

Viv said...

I have never seen anything so exquisite as this cake! It is totally stunning! Enjoy your holiday!
xxx

Sue - said...

another gorgeous cake Monica - you are really a very talented lady!

Emily said...

Fantastic cake again hun and so happy to hear you earned the incentive trip.

Enjoy every moment - you deserve it x

pescbrico said...

You are so good at those cakes! It's simply stunning!! Greatly done! And congratulations on the trip with SU!

April said...

Your cakes are beautiful and I love that you use Stampin`Up! products on them. You are one very amazingly talented woman, Monica. Thanks for sharing your work and Congratulations on earning your trips!!

Ann Rosie said...

Yet another stunning cake - what a talent you have.

Ann

Phyllis Strickland said...

That is just incredible!! How did you ever get anyone to cut that cake!! It is too gorgeous to eat.

glendap said...

Your cake is amazing, it is beautiful. I don't know how you do it but I do know that you have infinite patience in making all the wonderful decorations for the cake. Your trips sound wonderful and I hope you will enjoy your trip to the USA. We welcome you.

Scrappy Geri said...

Hi there ! First a huge CONGRATULATIONS to you for winning the trip to UTah! WHaouh this is going to be amazing! :D
And then I just want to let you know I am so amazed by your talent in crafts and cooking! This cake is just awesome!!!
Too bad I can't make it to ALsace and meet you... :(
Have a nice evening x Geri

Andrea said...

Oh my, another beautiful beautiful cake! You are one extremely talented lady.
Congratulations on your holidays earned - but I'm sure you've had to work very hard to gain those, and you deserve them - I hope you enjoy your times away.
Love, Andrea xx

Anonymous said...

you are sooo very clever its just amazing xxx

Dawn said...

Congratulations on achieving Utah Monica you must be delighted.

sandi maciver said...

Ok, first this cake is SO AMAZING!...You are one talented lady.
Second, does that mean you are coming to Utah for Convention, and I will actually get to meet you in real live person!...Oh, I hope so girlfriend!

Vicky said...

Stunning cake Monica - is there no end to your talents! :)x

Sue said...

Fantastic cake Monica well done on the holiday win Luv Sue x

Valerie said...

Congrats Monica for Utah!!! Hopefully I can join too and have fun with you as in PRAHA!!

jules said...

wow Monica stunning work!!!

kerenbaker said...

The cake is truly amazing. Just stopped by and got stopped in my tracks. The recipients must have been stunned. There's a lot of work gone into that cake- really beautiful!! x

Jael said...

The Utah Trip sounds amazing. Congratulations! Some day we will travel together...