A baby shower, a Cowboys fan, and a purple ombre birthday.

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and WHO hasn't so much as made a menu, a grocery list, or bought a turkey?? This girl! My goodness, the last few months have been a blur of cakes, tasks, and more cakes! Normally, September begins the planning process for me. I start making my lists and set out to shop for the non-perishable necessities a little bit at a time. This is the first year that I've let my FAVORITE holiday of the year get so close without the slightest bit of thought. *sigh* Oh, well. I think I'll fly by the seat of my pants this year and see how it suits me. ;)

In the meantime, I brought back my favorite Christmas station on Pandora this week and now I'm tempted to bust out the Christmas décor and get a little head start. NO!! I'm not skipping Thanksgiving! I won't put the tree up or anything. (That's mainly because our tradition is to go and pick it out on the day after Thanksgiving - which just so happens to be my birthday this year - and since can't pick up a fresh tree from my attic, I'll be waiting. Hehe!)

Surprisingly enough, I am currently without any orders for next week. I also finished up my classes for the month, so it's looking like next week may belong ALL TO ME! I have already started a list of things that I want to accomplish on my "down time". Of course, those are the things that get a geek like me excited, like gutting out my kitchen cabinets for a Foster's Dump Day (another family tradition), and cleaning all of those little nooks and crannies that get neglected for longer than I'd like to admit.

So, anyway... now that I've rambled on for a moment about things non-cake related, let's get on with the good stuff:

I was really looking forward to doing this first cake. This family has been a big supporter of mine since I did their first cake at the beginning of this year. I was thrilled beyond measure to hear the news about the baby. The gender reveal cake came first, and now the baby shower.

This is a 6" and 4" vanilla bean cake with super smooth buttercream icing and fondant details, including handmade baby booties.

These next two cakes were called in early this week. My "easy" week became a typical week in a matter of about 24 hours and I LOVE it when that happens! It made for a nice, long cake decorating Friday night. This is where my newly found love for chai tea kept me moving. :)

This Cowboys themed cake is a 6" yellow cake covered in buttercream icing and fondant details.

This next cake is not your typical ombre style. I airbrushed a gold sheen onto it and topped it with a gold, handmade wafer paper flower. So pretty!

This is a 6" vanilla/chocolate marble cake with buttercream beneath the fondant details.

Thanks to everyone who showed their support by engaging with the HoneyLove Facebook page this week. Every "like" makes a difference! And speaking of making a difference, Black Friday is right around the corner so I have to mention that the Saturday that follows it is Small Business Saturday. Did you know that? Well, be sure to show your support to our local shops by doing a little small business shopping on Thanksgiving weekend! ;)

Until next time, friends. Xoxo

~n~