Treasures, Treasuries, and Thoughts

I swore I would never do a blog! So much for swearing. I didn't think that I would have much to say or share. I was wrong! I have been so blessed with a wonderful family, loyal friends, sharing colleagues, and the support from so many that I will never run out of topics to write about.

I have opened an on-line store at a place called Etsy (rhymes with Betsy). The items on the left are available for purchase there. These will change from week to week to show you my latest creations. The link to the store is in the upper left corner of this page.

I also have items for sale listed on Art Fire. The link to my Art Fire Studio is

I hope you will visit this blog, my Flickr page ( and my Etsy and/or Art Fire stores often. (

So come along on my Trail of Treasures! It will be a Spirit Journey for me and I invite you to join me on the trip.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Olivia's First Class Cake

She squeezes sea shells done by the cake base.

I Think I've Got It
I Know I've Got It!
Wa-La, I'm Finished With My FIRST CLASS CAKE!

Wishing You Rainbows!

My grandchildren, like many, are blessed with so many things. Lots of clothes, books, iPods, knick knacks,games and doo-dads! When it came time for Olivia's tenth birthday, I decided to give her a gift that would last a life time. She loves sweets and has always loved to play in the kitchen. So, I enrolled both of us in an adult cake decorating class knowing that she could handle it. Not only is she learning new skills but we have quality one on one time together.
I pick her up at school each Monday afternoon, we go some place for dinner and then make it to our 6:30 class. We have completed the first portion of the program and have two more lessons to go.

The instructor over-planned our last session and we had to return to my house for Olivia to complete her FIRST CLASS CAKE. We didn't want her family to see a work in progress but rather a finished accomplishment.

Now, Olivia is on the road to many fun times armed with a new creative skill and I will treasure the memories of our time together forever. Like Olivia's First Class Cake, we both wish you "Rainbows"!


~*~Pearl~*~ said...

Oh Joni what an awesome gift for both of you! Great job on the cake!!!

ZudaGay said...

Wonderful cake, Olivia!!! What a great birthday gift, Joni!! She will have beautiful memories of this time with you!

Sixsisters said...

She is so sweet ! I am sure she will remember it
always ! What a great grandmom .

Myfanwy said...

What a wonderful gift for your grand daughter. What precious memories this will hold too.

Keesha at Cake, Please! said...

Great looking cake, my daughter love to bake and decorate cakes as well.

For more decorating idea and techniques go to:

Keep up the good work.

joonbeam said...

Joni, this is precious and beautiful and glorious and I am talking about BOTH the grand daughter and the cake! :)

Judy Nolan said...

Olivia's cake is ever so much better than anything I could do! Wow!