Thursday, January 23, 2014

Gobble, gobble

Again - trying to catch up here. These are the Thanksgiving cookies I made this year. I pretty much copied this blog with the idea. Any differences are due to my laziness. :)

Monday, January 20, 2014

Grandma's Birthday Cake

I tried my hand at cake decorating for my grandma's 80th birthday party a couple months ago. Just finally getting around to posting a couple pictures. This was far more time consuming than I counted on.

I made cupcakes to accompany the cake - zebra liners to go with the cake and the frosting matched the flowers. 

Friday, November 22, 2013

Let them Eat Cake

I don't know if you know this, but my husband likes to challenge me. In fact, the very first post on this blog was in response to his challenge for me to make Cookie Monster cupcakes. 

His latest challenge is for me to make our daughter's first birthday cake. Not just any old cake, he expects layers, he expects fondant, he expects greatness. Since she just turned four months old I only have eight months to perfect my craft. 

I took one cake decorating class at Michael's years ago. I did not hit it off with the instructor. It did not help that they canceled class for the day I signed up and put me into a class a week after it had already started. When your class is only four weeks long, missing the first night does not set the right tone.

I do have to say that I've watched all of Cake Boss that Netflix has to offer and with that, I present my first go with fondant. It's harder than they make it look on TV - literally. Rolling this stuff out was a workout!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Trying Something Different

I recently had a conversation with one of my cousins about trying new things and how we suppose some people resist new things (recipes in this case) due to a fear of failure. That conversation came back to haunt me as I tried two new roll out cookie recipes this weekend. 

Friday, October 25, 2013

Graduation Cookies

So graduation season was months and months ago. But as we've already established, I am months and months behind and re-entry into the real world will likely be painful and is coming sooner than I like.

My sister-in-law asked me to make these for her daughter to give to her dance friends that were graduating. Lucky for everyone, I had already baked these cookies and had them in the freezer for another project (which never happened).

Friday, October 18, 2013

Baby Girl Shower Cookies

I made these for a woman at work who was pregnant the same time I was - our due dates were only days apart.I referred to her as the "other pregnant lady" for months. I enjoyed doing these and may have pretended they were for my own baby (I think our babies were born 6 days apart). 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Apple Season

It's apple season and one of my favorite apple desserts is... all of them. Okay really, it's apple crisp. Quick and delicious.