Sunday, February 28, 2010

ice cream, you scream..

The pictures do not do these cookie justice...they turned out SO cute! I loved them. I could not find an ice cream cookie cutter anywhere in Texas , and did not have time to order one, so I hand cut each cookie. You can not see it from the picture but the cherries on top were so cute. It made me want to shellac them and keep them in my glass jar :)

Its all in the details..

I did this set of cupcakes to match a cake and cookie order....The occasion was a 4 year old's birthday. The mom was doing an ice cream themed party...but not just an ice cream party. This women knew how to throw a party. She had centered the "scape" around these colors and made the most fantastic dessert buffet table. I absolutely loved her style. I think the charm is always in the small details, the one that can take something average into extraordinary. In my next life...I'm going to cater parties like this...and open my bakery....and cater "come to you" cake/cookie decorating birthday parties....ya...time...The cupcakes were from scratch, vanilla vanilla cake with butter cream icing and fondant polka-dots and fondant cherries...rolled in sanding sugar and jimmies.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

baby boy blue

The cake was Vanilla almond with a raspberry and white chocolate of my favorite. You can not see it well in the picture but I used the disco dust on some of the chocolate details...I LOVE that stuff.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Teachers Birthday

I made this cake for my daughters school teacher. The cake was 2 layers of chocolate fudge, and 1 layer of vanilla butter...I then layered it with chocolate cream cheese fudge. I wanted her to be able to have a small cake to take home and share with her husband. The design was simple...but I just loved it. Purple is her favorite color. The cupcakes were for her class...both vanilla and chocolate fudge. I doubt those 4th graders appreciated the rich, natural, fresh ingredients or the time I spent making you think they can even tell the difference between grocery store and mine?...I know that my kiddos Emily always comments on store bought, "mom, all that I could taste was shortening and powdered sugar" makes a mom proud :)

Smile Pretty

Guess daughter got her braces off! She looks beautiful! To celebrate I made these cookies for her orthodontist, I also gave some to my friend the dentist who gave me the cookie cutter. It just so happened that I also received an order for 20 smiles with braces for another Orthodontist office that same day :) I really liked the way they turned out.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Rolling in Sugar

More sugar cookies from this past week. I had so much fun with the onsies! She did not find out if she was having a boy or a girl....Whats my guess? A girl....

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Every year when I was a kid my mom ordered or bought (depending on the craziness of her life) A gigantic sugar cookie. I loved it and wanted to set the tradition up early for my kids. The only down part is that I love to make the cookie...see their happy reaction, but then as a mom who constantly tries to uphold a "healthy" clean food life style...I never want them to eat the entire ginormous cookie!....I am happy to report it seems as though they have caught on to the moderation in all things better than me :) They have put the cookies in Tupperware and have only eaten a very reasonable cookie sized portion a a kid I assure you I had the whole thing gone in a day and a half!

Playing around

So husband spent the entire weekend having NBA fun...I had left over cookie dough and icing...and so what was I going to do...PLAY. My favorite way to decorate a cookie, the middle of the night, no rules...just creative fun. This is what i came up with.

cupcake polka dot!

Love these cupcakes...Strawberry and butter cream on the pink, and Chocolate fudge with chocolate fudge frosting on the other. I topped the strawberry with a fondant birthday wish...and the chocolate was topped with a dark chocolate disk.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Bling Bling

This is a cake I did today for a little girl...I think she is turning 10 tomorrow. The thing I loved about this cake, is that her mom wanted so much for her little daughter to be happy and surprised with it. She had a list of things that she wanted on the cake....and it was only a 6 inch cake. I squeezed as much of the list as I could onto the cake. You know when you meet a mom that has the love for her kiddos seeping from every pore? This is that mom. It made it fun to make all of the little make-up and jewels. I also got a new product that I was playing around with. It's called Disco Dust and it is basically edible glitter....with real pizazz. You can not really see it in my terrible photography but it is on the "jewels". I loved it! I am sure you will be seeing more and more of it.

The actual cake was Chocolate Fudge with a Chocolate cream cheese mousse filling. My favorite part of the cake was the jewels randomly placed in the border. Now I'm off, I've got 55 cookies to cut out and bake for tomorrow...onsies and crowns....

Another Olivia!

I had so much fun making cookies for a sweetie named Olivia...and not my Olivia! This Olivia also wanted crowns and cupcakes for her birthday favor. I can't say it to much I really love making cookies...none of the temperament of a cake and all of the fun of the creating.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Party like your 12!

My daughters best friend turned 12 today. Of course to celebrate my kiddo wanted to make her a cake....She baked the cake, made the filling, and even was in charge of the zebra stripes. (I cut them and guided her on where to place them) It was also her idea for the make-up and color scheme....however, it was me who stayed up until 2 AM finishing the details along with my Mavs cake. ...and then doing the clean-up. I love this birthday girl like my own so I didn't mind :) I also made her these birthday cookies...I like the idea of the birthday cake cookie with the candles and will have to play around with that design some more.

Go Mavs...

So yes, I am swimming in flour and sugar! This is a cake I made for a birthday boy. They were going to a Mavs game. The cake was Chocolate Fudge with a Cookies and Cream filling. I iced the cake in buttercream and used fondant for the details. The basketball was made out of rice crispys. I textured the fondant on the ball to resemble an actual b-ball and then "painted" it with food coloring to try and re-create leather. And guess what...the Mavericks logo on the ball is piped by me, with butter cream! I used a technique called butter-cream transfer. You basically print out the image in a mirror image and then pipe it backwards and freeze. After about 10 min. the image can be peeled from the wax paper and placed on the cake. Fun!

Love This!