What Will Baby "Bee" Gender Reveal Party

My blog has been quiet for quite a while! I've missed working on the posts, but life has been busy and I haven't had as much time to experiment in the kitchen or make many cakes. Part of the reason for the sudden busy schedule is...

I'm pregnant!! My husband and I are anxiously anticipating our first baby around Thanksgiving this year. We are so excited and can't wait to be parents.

We recently had our 20 week anatomy ultrasound and found out the exciting news regarding the gender of our baby! Ever since finding out we were pregnant, I knew I wanted to do a gender reveal party to share the exciting news with our friends and family. My husband and I wanted to find out the news together, but then we wanted to surprise everyone with a big reveal.

After looking around Pinterest, I decided to plan a bee theme for the party - What Will Baby "Bee"? I thought it was perfect for a laid back summer barbecue. It was a twist on the traditional pink and blue decor, but seemed like a fun idea.

Simple Cinnamon Roll French Toast

Today I have a recipe I'm sharing that is perfect for feeding a crowd for breakfast. I've been looking for volunteer opportunities lately and have begun helping at church by providing breakfast once a month for the volunteers in the children department. We started the first week by just providing fruit, bagels, and other store bought breakfast staples. Since then, though, we've started bringing some baked treats and dishes that we created.

One week I brought sausage balls, another week we made a egg and sausage casserole. This past week, though, we tried a new recipe that was a hit - Cinnamon Roll French Toast Bake! As soon as I saw the recipe on Pinterest, I knew I had to try it. As a trial run, I first experimented with the recipe and shared with friends. It was a hit, so I decided to share with the group. The recipe is definitely one that is best to share with others, I would be tempted to eat too much if it stayed around the house!

We really enjoy sharing the food and hopefully provide the volunteers with some refreshment!

Ballerina Tutu Cupcakes

My niece turned 8 recently and I wanted to bake special cupcakes for her birthday dinner. We were not able to come home for her party last year, but I had previously created birthday cakes for her. First there was her 5th birthday party cake when she was into all things pink and zebra print!

Alexis cake for her pink and zebra print party

The next year I created a cake that was one of my favorite cakes I've worked on. She's quite the artist, and had an art party at a local studio where all the girls got to paint and make some projects. I loved making the fondant pieces and designing the look of this cake. I also made some crayon sugar cookies

Alexis' art themed party cake and sugar cookies