Wednesday, March 1, 2017


One of the things I have done off and on for the last 35+ years is cake decorating.  The below pictures are a sample of the pictures fro that whole time. It does not include the wedding cakes I have done. Later I will do a blog on how I used my favorite mold on several occasions to do cakes for different occasions. but have fun glancing through these.

 this one above is my favorite of all the molds I have ever used

Holiday and birthdays are my main ones I do thing for.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017


These are awesome chocolate sculptures I have seem, I wish I could claim to have made them, but not so. I still wish to share them with you and hope you enjoy them.
The first five photo are of a huge chocolate fountain that is at a shop in the Bellagio in lasVegas. The fifth picture describes what it takes to run it, but it is fun to just watch.

 It has white chocolate, milk chocolate, and dark chocolate flowing

 this was this past Christmas display at the same shop that has the fountain. Yes, Santa is completely made of chocolate and life size.
Then we were through their in January they had changed to a Chinese theme and yes the tree is also 100% chocolate.

Next, the below pictures I took at the 2015 and 2016 Ghirardelli  exhibit at Epcot's food and wine festival down at Walt Disney World in Florida. The Chef from the different Disney resort and restaurants at Disney World do these for the exhibit. They are all totally made of chocolate.

totally Frozen

right UP there

a bear necessity 

 monkey-ing around
 the force is strong with this one
 total eatable even with the mouse
 what a ride
 the bugs are in this one
 my hero
 cute panda's
another of the star wars
I am looking forward to what they will have next year!

Sunday, February 5, 2017

sorting and separating

Well, I now have been trough all of my crafting things at least once.
This was what I had not gotten through yet. So yesterday I spent several hours going through it all.
The most time consuming was going through my jewelry supplies, 
 I decided I need to cut down what I was keeping by about 2/3.
 I ended up keeping about one bin of my favorite crystals and beads. I only kept those that we natural stones and that I could see as pieces of jewelry
Also I decided to cut down the silver components and golf filled components. This left me with about a box of supplies that filled a 18x18x18 box.
Below are other supplies that I admitted that I will probably never use. It is rather daunting to figure out what to do with all the things I am not going to use. I  kept anything that I felt I may still want to try!

 I am not giving up the Kumi, but these were all triplicates or ones I have. 
 I still have some origami stuff, but really how much will I really do?
 As I do not see me doing a great deal of this type of jewelry again I don't know why I would hold on to them.
 I have all these kits for leather projects. I am thinking maybe a scout group might want them?
 I am not even sure what I thought I would use this for
 metal sheets and paints  for them are also going
I as I sorted through things, I found I had several Styrofoam cutter.
All in all, I will be glad to find new homes for this stuff. I hope I can find someone who would like them, as I hate to just throw them away!