Shannon Berrey

Happy Birthday Steph!

Monday, January 31, 2011

This weekend we struggled with overcoming a really bad {end of} last week. Luckily, one of my
daughters besties was celebrating her Sweet 16 this weekend. My daughter, Maris, loves to
bake cakes. She has watched every episode of Cake Boss, Ace of Cakes, and Cupcake Wars.
She has a wonderful knack for soaking in all the tricks and tips she sees on the shows. In the
 past, she has looked up recipes on the internet and sometimes with friends, and sometimes
 alone, she has made some pretty great cakes.
She wanted to bake a special cake for her friend, Stephanies Surprise Party. Lucky for us, her
mom trusted Maris for this special task. And lucky for me, Maris invited me to be her assistant! 
 She designed the cake on her Ipad and then we went to it! The bottom layer was 3 layers of a
 9" round vanilla cake with buttercream icing and the top was 2 layers of a 5" round.

{Maris being silly}


We painted the zebra stripes and the patch behind the 'S' with black icing and a small
 paintbrush. And everything else was rolled fondant.



As much as I loved how it turned out, more so, I loved the time I got to spend
 with my amazing, talented, funny girl. We had several hours--just us.    

Here are just a few of the girlies that surprised her at Paula Deen's newest restaurant!!
Happy Birthday, Ms. Steph !!

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Dana commented on 31-Jan-2011 06:24 PM
My Gosh, What a talented family you have. You are totally amazing me with all you can do and now the grooming of your beautiful daughter to your such talents. You must be a very proud MAMA. Would love to see more of the wonderous talents of Maris and you together. The branch did not fall far from your tree. Thank you for showing a glimpse into your life.
shannon berrey commented on 31-Jan-2011 07:56 PM
Thanks Dana! I'm very proud of my girl {and my boy!} She is so creative and I only wish I could get her more interested in interior design! Fingers crossed, maybe she would consider being my 'partner in crime' one day!! Thanks for your kind words!
angela | the painted house commented on 31-Jan-2011 08:00 PM
What???? You bake amazing cakes, too? Girl, you are my hero! (And Maris obviously is just like her mama.)
shannon berrey commented on 31-Jan-2011 08:34 PM
Oh Angela, I can only imagine the creative cakes you probably produce!!!
shelley commented on 31-Jan-2011 08:38 PM
I agree with the other writers, What an amazing talent. Is there anything you can't do? I think I am very jealous. God has blessed you and your family and now seeing such amazing cake work too, Maris will have to have her own blog for "Devine Teenage Cake Boss" or something like that. Please let her know she now has several teenage girls following her and can't wait to see more of her. You mention a son, the girls want to see more of him too! God Bless.
courtneyoutloud commented on 31-Jan-2011 11:53 PM
Okay - adopt me. Seriously, that cake is ridic! Maris is SUPER TALENTED! If she doesn't take you up on the interior design offer, I SERIOUSLY will :) S & C Interiors or BNL Designs kinda has a ring to it doesn't it.....
Fran Pugh commented on 01-Feb-2011 03:45 PM
Hey world, don't forget both of these talented gals belong to me; and, I am so proud of both of them. I sure wish I could claim to have as much talent as they do; but, I can appreciate theirs. Love my girls and Jack, who has a world of talent of his own kind. You should see him play baseball. He's the best and looks really cute in his uniform.
shannon berrey commented on 01-Feb-2011 04:46 PM
Shelley-- Thank-you, thank-you! What nice words!! Yes, Maris should have her own blog :) We love to create together. Jack is my almost 13 year old and is not quite as 'camera lovin' as his older sister. BUT, I am going to see if I can't encourage him to make an appearance in a post or 2.
Courtney-- you know good and well that you have already been invited! I do like the ring of it!
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