Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Monday, January 24, 2011

Valentine's Day Gifts

Valentine's Day is soon approaching!

Get something sweet for your sweetheart!

Here are a few gift ides of cookies & cupcakes for her, him & the kids!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Ballet Slippers

These Ballet Slipper Cookies were made for a ballet recital. 
I hand carved each ofthe 30 slippers.  I also used
luster dust for the first time to add a little shimmer and totally love it! 
Luster Dust is my new-found friend!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Safari Baby Shower Cake & Cupcakes

This Dark Chocolate Cake with buttercream frosting
was made for a baby shower. 
The theme was safari and the invitations had a very cute design. 
I took the stars and palm tree from the invitation
to decorate the cake. 
If I had more time, I would have made fondant animals to match. 
But the client was very pleased with what I gave her.

These Dark Chocolate & Double Vanilla Cupcakes
were also created for the occasion.
I made royal icing stars to again match the invitation.  The best part is that the display the cupcakes sat in onsite had a dark brown ribbon with almost exact matching green polka dots.  So it looked like I knew what the display looked like before creating the color!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Valentine's Day Cookies

With the season of love quickly approaching,
here are a few of the designs
I will be offering this Valentine's Day. 

These cookies can be presented on a platter, individually wrapped
as gifts, or presented beautifully in a gift box.
You can pick a particular design or several designs.

Be sure to place your order early to guarantee your order!

You can also order minis for children's Valentine's Day Parties
or office parties!

 I thought I'd do something special just for the guys!  :-)

Friday, January 7, 2011

A Snowy Day in CT

What does a baker do when she's snowed in with 2 children???


Since I was home alone, snowed in, with my 3.5 and almost 2 year old, and my big boy had a great first week at his new school, I decided to reward him with his favorite treat - Chocolate Cupcakes! And for the first time, he helped to make them - which he loved.

He helped to add the ingredients.  To save on time, I used a box mix and doctored it up.

Normally, I would care what the finished product would look like,
but my son's prior school taught him to flip the cupcake
upside down to eat it and not make a mess. 
So when he turned my beautiful Christmas Tree Cupcake over
to eat it, I said never again!  :-) 

So I just applied the icing with a knife and then
flipped it upside down for him.

After hand-picking through the cupcake, he asked for a fork
to scrape up the icing.  There was nothing left but streaks
of chocolate icing on his plate.  Another happy client!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Golf Cookies

These cookies are my first request for 2011!!!   Thank you Courtney!

As a cute way to say thank you, I put the client's initials
in the clouds of one of the cookies.  :-)