Have I told you our big news?  No!

WE BOUGHT A HOUSE! And in honor of such an occasion I made a little cake to celebrate.

housewarming cake

Of course I have a couple of cake decorating tips for you:

Tip 1:

I made this cake using First Street Moist Chocolate Cake Mix – which you may not know but I used this same cake mix to bake the twins Teddy Bear Picnic cake for their birthday last year.  I love it because there is enough mix to make a sheet cake.  Remember Martha’s golden rule though when making cakes: substitute the oil for apple sauce.  Trust me, it makes the cake taste so much better.

Tip 2:

Use vinyl disposable gloves when mixing fondant colors.  You can wash them in between mixing the different colors.


First Street JPEG

As you are probably aware by now, I am one of the Smart & Final #sfsmarties and so I would like to let you know that Smart & Final are currently holding a contest where 20 winners will each receive a VIP bag of First Street products valued at $50, plus a $50 gift card. 

5 winners will be selected each week over 4 weeks.

I have received this VIP bag of goodies and trust me, you will love it so I encourage everyone to head on over to the Smart & Final Facebook Page to enter.


ALSO check out this great promotion that Smart & Final are running until May 10.



Disclosure: As one of the #sfsmarties I was compensated for this post on behalf of Collective Bias and did receive a VIP bag of First Street products. #FirstStreetVIP

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Amy @ Dealusional May 5, 2011 - 11:13 am

So cute! I’ve only tried fondant once before when making a ballerina cake for my daughter’s 4th birthday. I still have nightmares about it. But I love the First Street cake mix – just used it for a Hogwart’s castle birthday cake 🙂

Bre May 6, 2011 - 1:44 pm

Congrats, Tonya! 🙂

Tonya Staab May 10, 2011 - 9:17 am

I'm dying to try my hand at making marshmallow fondant.  I want to see that Hogwart's cake.  Did you blog about it?  I need to swing by and check :).

Kim P May 12, 2011 - 6:18 am

So cute and congrats!

Tonya Staab May 12, 2011 - 2:07 pm

Thanks hon.  How are you?  Send me a message some time, I need to catch up on all that is going on with you, I miss you.

cakengifts.in June 8, 2017 - 4:54 am

Superb!!!! No doubt this cake is not only beautiful but also it is super delicious. And it is very easy in making at home with the help of this recipe.
I saw such beautiful Cakes on the sites :



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