Sunday, June 7, 2009

Sugarloaf Mountain Cake!

The wedding of Megan and Ryan was yesterday and the "mountain" cake I made for them turned out great! I was so very pleased with it all and of course the best part--that it tasted awesome! I despise going to wedding where the cake is gorgeous, but tastes yucky! (I don't really even like cake, but I have very high standards!)

The details like the tent, fire and canoe just made me smile so much! I made about 150 trees in 4 shades of green with a few "beetle kill" trees thrown in for some realism. If you don't know--the Japanese Pine Beetle has made it's way to Colorado and all of the lodge pole pines are dying. It's sad, but also nature's way of rejuvenating the system. There are entire mountain sides that are rust colored and are just a fire waiting to happen--kind of scary for those folks with mountain homes.

Can you see the bear?

With this done, I still have a very busy month, but am so excited to be getting back to my sewing machine! I have projects in the works for my Vintage 4th of July Swap plus a diaper bag of my own design and a selvage edge belt to show you! I'll post those later in the week!

My Brother and Sister-in-law are scheduled to go into the hospital Tuesday to have their first baby!! It's so exciting for all of us. The oldest of the three kids and the last to jump on the bandwagon--they say boys are slower developmentally, so what could we expect, right?

I also want to show you my garden--but we got about an hour of pea sized hail today which didn't help my plants at all! Those poor lettuces! So I'll give them some time to(hopefully) revive!

Have a great week!


  1. All I can say is wow! Nice job Aunt Tara! LOVE Becca

  2. that cake is amazing! is most of that rolled fondant? and is there anything you don't do:) hugs and kisses to the new parents,

  3. Greg and Emily love the cake!! Great job and congrats!! For my cake I would like.....

  4. I can't believe you made that cake! you are one multi talented lady! well done!

  5. Very cool cake. You did a great job.

  6. really have outdone yourself!!!!! Bravo!