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This time of year can be a little bit slower in the cake category, so I had some time to try my hand at a gingerbread house. I have never made a gingerbread house before, so I was way excited to give it a try. I wanted it to be bright and cheery looking scene, so I covered the pieces of gingerbread in a color flow technique and added the colorful fondant accents.

I had so much fun doing this that I decided to enter it into the South Jordan City gingerbread house contest and I am pleased to say that I took 2nd place! If you want to see it in person you can see it at the South Jordan City Light the Night on December 3rd at the Gale Center. Follow the link for details,  http://www.southjordancity.org/recreation/pdf/lightthenight.pdf

Also, I did an interview with the South Valley Journal about it. It will be in the December issue that comes out December 2nd. Check it out.

I had so much fun that I may just try it again some time.
 
 
This elephant was for a 3rd birthday for a little girl named Emma, who is about as girly as they come. She is such a doll and her mom wanted an elephant cake for her zoo themed birthday. There were only a couple of requests, it had to be buttercream and it had to have a tutu and a bow. They also wanted some cupcakes with elephant and lion toppers. It was a fun cake to carve and decorate the cake and cupcakes. Happy Birthday Emma!
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First off, THANK YOU to all of those that partcipated in the giveaway. I appreciate it. If you didn't win this time, don't be dissapointed there will be other chances down the road.

Without further delay the WINNER is....

BOB ARGYLE!

Congratulations! I will be in touch with you to discuss the details.
Thanks again!
 
 
Guess what Ladies and Gentleman (probably mostly the ladies). It is my 1 year anniversary and to celebrate I am giving away  2 dozen cupcakes. These aren't just ordinary cupcakes, they are tip top!
They are my pumpkin cupcakes with a maple buttercream icing, yumm. They would be a great addition to your Thanksgiving Dinner. You know you want them.

What do you need to do to enter? Start spreading the word. You can be entered up to 3 times in the giveaway. Here is how:

1. Tell you friends on facebook about Tip Top Cake Shoppe and my giveaway.
2. Blog about Tip Top Cake Shoppe and the giveaway on your blog (please leave a link so I can check it out)
3. Tweet about Tip Top Cake Shoppe and the giveaway to all your tweets.

Then leave me a comment telling me what all you did and you will be entered in the giveaway!  

The giveaway ends next Monday at noon.

*Giveaway is open to Utah residents only and no delivery, pick up only. Prize can be redeeemed at anytime within the next 6 months (subject to availability). 

Thank you everyone for your support!