Monday, December 26, 2011

Tiger Watercolor

So, believe it or not, a couple weeks ago I found myself bored  (I guess there isn't much to do on Christmas break). Anyway, I sat in my room wondering what to do, I had already baked, I didn't have an inspiration to draw, and I had already been on Facebook enough that day :) So, I decided to pull out my watercolors to paint. Well, I googled the word "Tigers" (because, for some reason, that seemed interesting to me), found a picture, printed it out and painted it.
Just a sidenote: I don't have anything against people who trace images then paint them but I'd rather not. I like the feeling of looking at a picture and knowing that I painted it myself, no tracing required. 
Ok, so anyway, enough said. This is the end result :)

Sweet 16 Cake

So, I guess it's time to post about another cake! :)  I made this one a few days ago for a friend's 16th birthday.

The bottom tier was vanilla cake (white and purple marbled) with raspberry/blackberry filling and buttercream frosting. Then, the top tier was chocolate cake with vanilla filling and buttercream frosting. Everything was homemade (of course) so the cake took a while to make and construct. I made the butterflies out of white fondant then painted them with zebra stripes, I also made the "16" square out of fondant and painted that as well. Altogether, the cake was challenging but really fun!
I get inspired by looking at people's cake pictures so I hope this inspires you to create something :)

Thursday, December 8, 2011


There are a lot of "artsy" things that I enjoy (baking, cooking, drawing, painting, etc.) and among these is photography. I love to take pictures and try to make them look as professional as possible, even though my camera is just a little point-and-shoot digital one. So, I just want to share this photo that I took of my sister and brother. I love it but can't pinpoint exactly it is though :)

My Attempt at Poetry...

Well, most of my posts are about baking even though this blog is titled "The Random Life of Me- The Journal of an Aspiring Artist." So I figure that I should add a little more than just food... here is my attempt at poetry :) I had to write this for a  literature class and discovered that I kinda actually enjoy writing poetry! So, here it is:

I Am Thankful

I am thankful for...

A family unbroken
in a house full of Love
A shortage of nothing,
always enough
A cozy, warm house,
a place by the fire
On freezing cold nights
I am safe

CAKES!!!!!!! :D

Here are some sorta recent cake photos, hope you enjoy them!

I made this one in July for my friend, it was homemade confetti cake with a vanilla pudding filling and vanilla buttercream frosting.

I made this one in September for my birthday, it was vanilla gluten-free cake with chocolate filling and icing. 

And I made this one in November for my sister's 20th birthday! The bottom tier was chocolate cake with chocolate cream filling and vanilla buttercream, then the top tier was vanilla cake with the same filling and frosting.