Monday, January 23, 2012

Tricia Tracks Down Twenty Tacky Tasty Treats

For the last 5 years I have become the designated baker and decorator of all my friends and family's birthday cakes. My cakes are generally themed around inside jokes, ridiculous pop culture, fears, or eccentricities of the cakes recipient. With no training or background in the art of confection decorating,  my cakes are carefully designed and decorated following 2 strict rules:

          1. If you can't make it super cute why not make it really ugly

          2.  Go big or go home

Here are a few cakes I've made in the past
Celebrate a friends petrifying fear of roaches!

Celebrate an unhealthy love of the Krystal burger!

Celebrate a friend's secret desire to hoard stray cats!

 In my quest to discover other bakers working in the  art of  ironic confection I scourered the Internet and came up with a list of my  twenty favorite cakes.
And So I give you...

Tricia's Top Twenty Tacky Tasty Treats

(As found on the internet)
  1. For Carnivores and Children
  2. Not to be confused with Lil Wayne....Just because he won't play at you party doesn't mean he can't be there
  3. And who doesn't love an inbred elf ?
  4. Surprise!
  5. Babycakes?...Why??
  6. Everyone loves coo coo clocks
  7. ... My dream cake
  8. This guy really loves the Califorina Raisins, and Scotland?
  9. Maybe there's a real cake inside this pinata
  10. Treat yourself! Eat yourself?
  11. When I get married I'd like one of these please
  12. Giving new meaning to "Celebrating Death"
  13. Alex P Keaton's favorite birthday
  14. The best of the best
  15. I Don't Wanna Be Burried In A Pet Cemetary
  16. Mustaches are always apropriate
  17.  Da nu Da nu Da nu Da nu
  18. If you leave this out for Mr. Claus christmas eve you're sure to have extra presents in the morning
  19. Chewy Chewbacca

  20. I Pitty the fool who doesn't love this cake!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Shhh... Best kept secrets about Wedding Day Hooray

Farm Animal Fun Bag Stamps
Native Bear farm animal stamps!
A little over a year ago, I got married in Atlanta and I soooo wish I knew about Wedding Day Hooray. I planned the wedding without a planner (hello, budget) and perused blogs for ideas on decor, flowers, vendors, etc. I love the look of DIY but work 2 jobs, was completely clueless on where to begin, and don't own a glue gun (you need that to craft, right?)....  
Enter Wedding Day Hooray: a Pinterest meets Etsy store come-to-life! 40+ vendors in 10,000 square feet, sign me up! While family members kept trying to coerce me to the big-box Wedding Expo OTP, I had no interest in cookie-cutter, bow-filled wedding. For a non-convential bride looking for a more personalized wedding, this is where you want to be!

Here's what I'm most excited about (even though I'm hitched, I'm totally ready to shop):
Bookie Macarons, yum.

1. There's a RAFFLE: For under $5 bucks you can win a ton of goodies: TONS of awesome prizes, local paperie Native Bear, is doing an awesome giveaway. wootwoot. 

2. King of Pops will be featuring a signature wedding pop!

3.Bookie MacaronsHave you tried Chef William Silbernagel's delicious confections? You don't have to be planning a wedding to enjoy these treats. Can't wait.

Hello! The Small Object
4. The Small Object: From wine stoppers to cake toppers, these carved wooden figures are adorable.  

Miss Pickles Press
5. Miss Pickles Press: Aside from the totally cute name, this paper goods company does it all; invitations, toppers, cocktail stirrers. Super cute! 

The deets: Saturday, February 18th from 11-6PM @ Ambient Studios. Reserve your tickets at