Minnie and Mickey Mouse Inspired Cakes

Here are the Minnie and Mickey Mouse inspired cakes that I have made over the years of my career!

If you are a first time visitor, Welcome! I am a stay at home mom who creates custom decorated cake goodness! I also dabble in everything custom! Enjoy!

First Cake Order of the Year!

Not my best photography work. It was early on a saturday morning and things just didn’t pan out the way I wanted them to. I LOVED how this cake turned out though!

The claws are 3D! There is a city going all the way around the cake also. Momma said that her boy will love the cake and it turned out better than she could have imagined it!

Happy Birthday Myles!

Custom Tumblers

Here are a few tumblers that I made for a friend the other day! I used oracle 651 vinyl on each tumbler and advised to hand wash them only.

I enjoyed making them. I can’t wait to dive into making tumblers with epoxy on them. I just love the smooth surface of them with the epoxy on them.

Custom Back Packs

So I pretty much will put HTV, heat transfer vinyl, on anything and everything I can! It is my favorite medium to work with to date. This blue backpack was made for 2 of my favorite cheer coaches!

They are currently coaching a competitive cheer squad now.

Here are the back packs that I made for us during the regular season of Raider Football and Cheer! I absolutely LOVE my backpack!

Again with the not the best pictures. Can you tell I am trying to improve that skill of mine? lol. Pictures will be improving significantly very soon! I have the best husband ever who gave me all things photography for christmas this year!

I couldn’t leave out my wagon. The wagon is a must! When you have a football player, a cheerleader, and you are your daughters head cheer coach and you need to pack all the pom poms with you to each game!

If you live in Northern Kentucky and would love to have your back pack or wagon customized please email me and we can discuss pricing!

alsipandcompany@yahoo.com

Community Service Project

So my 7th grader had a project where they had to do some sort of community service project.

Low and behold my procrastinator of a son waited till the last minute to tell us he needed to do this project. So of course my husband and I had to reach out to friends and co-workers for help.

Thank goodness we have a big network!

My husbands bosses wife works at The Brighton Center Family Center in Newport. She was able to work my son and his partner in for some community service time! Big thanks to her!!

So I rearranged my schedule so that I could take them down there.

They had an event where families could come and drop their children off while they go shopping across the street at their other building. No kids showed up. So the boys wound up re-stocking the pantry where volunteers and workers filled up bags for each family so that they could have a meal.

This event happens quite often during the holiday season. Families can come and get the bags of food at different times during the week and they even had it set up for a few hours on Saturday morning too!

It was a humbling experience even for me. Of course I helped also. I can’t stand to just sit there when I could be helping. It’s just not in my nature.

We had a cart that we would take to another level in the building and fill it up with cans of green beans, corn, instant mashed potatoes, stuffing, and gravy. Then we would take it to the main floor and replenish the shelves for the next day.

It took about 4 trips with the amount of bags that they was handing out to families who needed help.

I made the boys fill the cart up as much as possible each trip we took. That is what they get for waiting till the last minute lol.

Once the shelves where filled the boys helped fill the bags for families for the next morning.

They had bags for small families and bags for large families.

The large bags consisted of 6 apples, 3 oranges, 2 hams or 2 turkeys , 3 cans of green beans, 3 cans of corn, 2 bags of instant mashed potatoes, 2 boxes of corn bread, gravy, and 2 boxes of stuffing.

The smaller bags consisted of 4 apples, 2 oranges, a ham or turkey, 2 cans of green beans, 2 cans of corn, 1 bag of instant mashed potatoes, 2 boxes of cornbread, gravy, and 1 box of stuffing.

Getting more apples for the next day.

I had to take several photos for their project. They had to write a one page report about it along with poster board with photos and descriptions under each photo.

This is their storage room for their non perishable foods.

At the end of the event there was 2 gentlemen who had come in to see if they could get any help. They was out on the streets with no where to go. So one of the lovely ladies that we worked with that evening filling the bags gave them some food that they could take with them and fix later on.

Like peanut butter, jelly, and bread, that way they could fix. more than one meal and not be hungry.

They then scheduled an appointment for the next morning to come in and speak with someone who could help them get back on their feet and not be out on the streets anymore.

The boys were amazed that they had witnessed this situation. On our way home that evening we passed the 2 gentlemen walking on the sidewalk. Needless to say we had a discussion about why people become homeless and what The Brighton Center Family Center does to help them out.

Merry Christmas

Can you believe that this is the first time in 10 years of my baking career that I have been asked to make a Christmas themed cake!!! Me either! A lot of families get together and bake this time of year so not a lot of custom cakes are needed this time of year.

I was super excited when I was given full access to decorate this cake how I seen fit. I think it turned out great! I’ve always been envious of all the beautiful cakes on pinterest that other bakers have made during Christmas.

This cake has sprinkles all through out the cake. There are sprinkles baked into the cake, sprinkles in between the layers of the cake, and sprinkles on the outside of the cake! Since they requested white cake I was able to add red and green sprinkles in the cake batter and bake just like you would a confetti cake.

Although when I cut the top off the cake I didn’t see any of the green sprinkles. But the red sprinkles showed up and it looked like I baked it with a candy cane! Then I added red and green swirled sprinkles between the layers of the cake. Of course the cake has sprinkles all over the outside of the cake too!

I am really happy with the way that it turned out! I’ve always loved seeing the swirled christmas trees on other cakes. I was finally able to make one myself!

Traveling on Christmas Day

I came across this shared post on Facebook that one of my other friends shared the other day. It hit how I feel right on the head of the nail.

At the beginning we went to 4 different houses for 4 different Christmases. It was exhausting. Over the years things have changed slightly. One Christmas was moved to after Christmas Day which was a delight that we could sleep in an extra few hours. We still however visit 3 different places for 3 different Christmases.

We eat, we rush everyone to open presents, so that we can leave and go to the next place to eat, open presents, and leave to go to another Christmas.

I would just love to be able to sit down and relax. Not having to worry about what time it is. Not having to make sure that we leave here at a certain time so that we can make it to another location and spend the same amount of time with them as we have everyone else. I am just tired.

I spent a lot of time growing up spending the night with my grandma. I would go to church with her, help with vacation bible school, get off the bus at her house, I had my own room there, I even went on vacation with her one time to Myrtle Beach!

I will be heartbroken when things change. But I am just tired. It’s not fun getting 3 kids together, all the gifts, and all the food that we take to each place. We don’t get anytime to ourselves to enjoy the kids opening their presents and allowing them to play with them that same day.

Granted my kids are older now, 13, 9, and 8. It still isn’t easy, but it has become easier over the years because they can put themselves in the car and buckle up and they only have booster seats now instead of big clunky car seats.

But till that time comes. I will enjoy the moments we get with our grandmas before it’s taken away. I’ll still be tired.