anniversary cake

Bird Studies turned 3 today!

I can’t believe it’s the third anniversary of the day I started this blog! It’s been amazing sharing this project with all of you and I can’t thank you enough for all the support you’ve given me over the last three years. All the birds you’ve requested, the stories and photos you’ve shared, and the kind comments you’ve sent have helped me draw over 1,100 birds and I look forward to bringing you even more!


A cake I made for a couple’s 8th anniversary. They met working at the Capitola Mall and were engaged at Seascape Resort. I replicated their wedding rings with fondant and poured sugar diamonds.

The cake is a snickerdoodle cake with cinnamon cream cheese icing and the cake sand is made with the snickerdoodle cake as well! :)

Layde Cakes

Happy 10th anniversary to Avatar! my friends and I organized a themed party to celebrate this event. We called it AVATAR DAY! We got themed food and decorations that we somehow managed to do in a week.

Avatar  the Last airbender is for me a master piece! I could and have watched over and over again and never once liked it less. It’s brilliant and wonderful and I am so glad that I’m able to enjoy it with my loved ones.
Thanks to Bryan and Mike and everyone who made this show so amazing. 


Courage! I have shown it for years; think you I shall lose it at the moment when my sufferings are to end?

- Responding to the priest who had accompanied her to the foot of the guillotine, who had whispered, “This is the moment, Madame, to arm yourself with courage.”

- Marie Antoinette by Joseph Ducreaux


Shadow of a Mouse: A Tsum Tsum Stop Motion Short

Watch the full adventure on YouTube now.


Dim Mak 20th Anniversary Hawaii caking

Teddy Lupin Things
  • androgynous Teddy Lupin
  • pink hair tied up into a messy bun
  • glitter 
  • being addicted to hot cocoa (with marshmallows obviously)
  • being adopted by Harry and Draco Malfoy-Potter when he was five
  • always coming home for the Winter Hols with bags and bags of candy (not including the random pieces hidden inside his trunk and forgotten about in the pockets and folds of his clothing)  
  • everyone in the Malfoy-Potter house having an enormous sweet tooth (much to Aunt Hermione’s dismay) 
  • Harry coming home to the kitchen in shambles after Teddy and Draco decide to “bake”
  • baking a cake for his parent’s would-be anniversary 
  • taking the cake to Aunt Andromeda 
  • being just as clumsy as his mother
  • practicing on Harry’s old drum set at the most inconvenient hours of the day and night (much to Draco’s dismay)
  • starting a rock band with Victoire, the Lovegood twins, and Fred
  • starting an early career in journalism while still at Hogwarts 
  • carrying around an old muggle tape recorder on his person at all times so that he can annoy everyone with his constant unnecessary commentary and questions throughout the day ( “…and so Fred chewed his buttered toast with a strong jaw and the look of pure hunger in his eyes”, “how does it feel to be dating such a sexy chap, Victoire?”, “Lorcan’s face contorted into a less than interested scowl”, “why are you walking away from me Lorcan???”)
  • Draco and Harry keeping every scrap of writing Teddy ever wrote 
  • calling Draco “dad”
  • painting his dads’ nails when he was a kid, and now whenever he is feeling down
  • Victoire practically moving in to the Malfoy-Potter house after graduation
  • punk rock Victoire 
  • Draco and Harry not-so-subtly forcing them to move out due to “an excessive amount of love-making that no father should ever have to walk in on” 
  • working for the Quibbler before starting his own newspaper 
  • Teddy’s first published piece being his dads’ insane love story  
  • Draco and Harry framing their love story article from the Quibbler even though its mad and heavily embellished because its just soooo Teddy 
  • Draco and Harry being the best dads a kid could ask for, and Teddy being the sweetest, funniest, lovable-est kid around