Rip It Cake

First a word of explanation.  When I started visiting chat rooms for longarm quilters, I would see the expression “frogging.”  I had no idea what that was so one day I asked.  It’s picking out stitches or rip it, rip it, rip it.  If you say it fast it kinda sounds like ribbet.

So for Carol’s birthday which was on the meeting day of the Stand Up Stitchers, I decorated a cake (a delicious orange one which Jackie, our hostess, made) with a red-eyed tree frog, a flowering tree, and Rip…It.  Happy Birthday Carol.

I used leftover fondant for the frog, royal icing for the flowers and the rest is buttercream.

Ripit Cake

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Thanks for stopping by for a bit of cake.



Fourth of July Celebration

This holiday is a favorite of mine.  My country is one of the things for which I am very grateful.  As usual, DH put out 10 small flags at the street in addition to the larger flag that flies in the front yard all the time.  We also have a large flagpole in the backyard with the flag flying.  I decorated a 4th of July cake and DH helped.  It sure is nice to have to big, strong hands to knead the fondant!

Went to a Patriotic concert at the Carolina Hotel put on by a volunteer band in which my grandson, Alex plays the clarinet.  Always love that music.  Heard a new piece called “Song of the Unknown Soldier.”  Touched my heart.

  Then we had a cookout with daughter Jennifer, grandchildren Amber and Alex, friend Shelly and Brianna and Alyssa.  Wonderful food!

Here’s the cake.  BTW, I’ve only taken Cake Decorating 101 but watched videos online teaching how to make this cake.  It was located at and instructions are given by Karen Weisman.

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Royal icing fireworks; fondant flag, bunting, stars; buttercream icing.



Max and Craig are ready to celebrate.  I made the patriotic quilt behind them a number of years ago.


Alex playing clarinet at patriotic concert.


Amber and Alex




Jennifer, Alyssa, Alex, Amber, Brianna


Brianna and Amber


Thanks for stopping by for a visit.