Thursday, May 28, 2009

Who's a Good Boy? Charlie's a Good Boy!

This dog here, Charlemagne, is one of a kind. Okay, well maybe not one of a kind, but I am pretty sure not every owner is as clever as my Liz who is training her GERMAN shepherd in GERMAN, who's name is CHARLEMAGNE, and who's personal catch phrase is "H√ľndinnen Liebe Me". Love him.

Also, brought my marketing students to a family theme park for some fun and to talk with the Director of Marketing. It was pretty much a rainy day, I did a crazy sky-rocket-bungy-thing, but I fell in love with this old carousel there and wanted to get a shot of it. This is the oldest horse on it, and I believe it is from the early 1900s, probably should have taken a picture of the sign so I knew all the details.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Cake and Cupcakes

This is a first of a many things. Let's play the never have I ever game! Never have I ever made a three-tiered cake. Never have I ever experimented with different types of cake (i.e., bottom layer is rainbow chip, middle is white, and top is strawberry).Never have I ever used multiple frostings on one cake (i.e., the top and bottom is whipped cream colored pink and green, the middle is rainbow chip). Never have I ever piped decoration onto a cake.

But why, oh why, did I make this cake? Reason is still undecided, I originally had visions of a topsey, turvey, wonky, crazy cake for the Fall into a Wonderland of Reading book fair, however, that would require much more experience than I had, so this is where I am starting! I MUST sign up for cake decorating classes, just like my best friend Courtney took! Therefore, I believe I am going to use this as a surprise for my marketing students tomorrow.

Anyway, I had extra batter and frosting therefore I made a few cupcakes and played with some more decoraring techniques. I must admit everything is out of a box or a can! While I had ambitions to bring this all together, time still is a factor so this is what I came up with Sandra Lee style. If you don't know Sandra Lee, that means it's semi-homemade and the semi- part comes into play because I added food coloring! I think I get points for baking the cake too, instead of buying a ready made one, right? Whoa, too much talking going on. Enjoy my designs below!

This one kind of reminds me of a kind of variety of chrysanthemum... Like my laptop staging area?

Friends forever <3

The garden with the brain...

The last of my favorite techniques...

Monday, May 4, 2009

Fall into a Wonderland of Reading

Fall into a Wonderland of Reading
That was the theme that my marketing students agreed upon for this year's book fair. It was a major responsibility for the class to take on the promotional and visual merchandising aspects of the fair, and though it may have not come easy, throughout the book fair I received rave reviews from faculty, staff and students about how impressive it was. In fact, most say "it's the best one ever". I thought I'd share some highlights of my students' work. I have so say I am very proud of the students in my class, I cannot believe my time with them is almost done, I hope they learned something from me.


Visual Merchandising: