Thursday, December 02, 2010

Day 1

Ok last night was day #1, but I did it, I managed to get all 24 cupcakes baked for my gala donation. I have to ice them today, and add the flowers and butterflies when I get home from work, but I am sure that beautiful little 2 year old will love them in all their pinkness.

I also baked for the office cookie exchange, and although a late night, I managed to pump out 9 dozen Ginger Molasses cookies. I didn't get any photos of the cookies since it was so late and I just barely managed to close my eyes before the alarm was going off, but I will get some tonight when I get home and will add the recipe too.

I opted out of the Starbucks recipe as one person indicated it was a bit dry, so I wanted to be sure my co-workers had a yummy cookie to enjoy. I will try it though as I have been on the hunt for a ginger molasses cookie that tastes and looks like the Starbucks one I love so much.

Tonight.... Chocolate Cracker Brittle!!!

Monday, November 29, 2010

New Creations coming soon

With Christmas just around the corner, my plan is to be ahead of the game this year and have a great time bonding with my children in the process.

I have decided that each night (or as close as possible), I will be baking/making some yummy edible treats until all my Christmas baking is done. I do give a lot away as gifts, so that helps the waistline, but my family loves having the goodies during the holidays and it just doesn't feel like Christmas without the indulgent squares, cookies, popcorn, nuts and bolts etc.

I have some many recipes swirling in my head that it took a while to decide where to start, but since I am in a cookie exchange with some co-workers for Dec. 2nd, my favorite chewy, gingery cookie is the best recipe to use for a cookie swap, so First up Dec. 1st

Ginger Molasses Cookies.

Photos and recipes will be posted after the baking is all done and the kids are tucked safely into their beds.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

New Cake Photos

As promised, I am finally uploading the other cakes that I have created this year, and maybe even one or two from the past!!!

Nolan just celebrated his 3rd birthday, and we as usual had 2 parties for him, one with family and the other with family friends and their kids. Nolan had a wonderful birthday, and no trips to the ER, so we were super excited about that. Any ways, this cake below was the one I created for the family birthday. It is a butter pecan cake and according to everyone tasted amazing. Probably those toasted pecans I added to the filling. Oh yum, the house smelled amazing while this was baking!!!!

Unfortunately, I did not bake him a cake for the kid party, the heat soared to the 30's and the thought of turning on the oven to bake a cake made me cringe, so I hired the services of our local ice cream shop (DQ) and ordered a Diego Cake for him. They did a great job and everyone was excited about ice cream!!!

I donate a cake to the girls' school gala each year, and this year, one girl from Rylee's class was the lucky recipient of my donation. I had fun making this cake, and all the little girls and their Mom's oooh'd and aahhh'd over it. That just makes it all worth it in the end.

One of my coworkers ordered this cake from me for his daughter and her friend's birthday party. The theme was a PJ party and how perfect to make the cake look like a bed. It was a hit!!!

I realized I do not have any cakes from Rylee's birthday loaded, so here are the past few that I have created....

Rylee and her friend have birthday's 2 days apart and the past couple of years they have celebrated together. This cake I created from the e-vite that we sent out, and the girls we so happy, Rylee loved the birds!!!

When Rylee turned 5, she was very much into playing hockey, and really wanted a skating party, but instead of cake, she wanted cupcakes. Since her birthday is only 2 weeks after Christmas, I was more then happy to indulge her. The kids had a great time and not needing knives, forks or spoons made clean up at the rink simple and easy.

My sweet little Rylee, who is a tom boy through and through threw me for a loop when she turned 4, she requested a pink paper doll party. (Where she drummed up that idea is beyond me), but it sounded like a lot of fun, so this is the fun cake I created for that party.

So I think I am up to date with cakes, but I have an order to create tomorrow and then Alexis' 8th birthday cake to do next week. She has requested a backyard camping party, so I am envisioning a tent or something like that for her cake.

Check back again soon to see the new creations!!!