Saturday, February 26, 2011

Baby Shower Coconut Cloud Cake & Cookies

This was a unique request for a baby shower cake and cookies.

The cookies were normal, but the cake was a bit unique.  The mom-to-be wanted coconut on the cake - which meant I couldn't do my normal design work.  So I figured out a way to get some design in and give the mom-to-be her coconut.  But then the mom-to-be wanted a specific recipe which called for a meringue icing which I initially thought I could still do detail with...NOT!  The meringue wouldn't lay smooth for anything.  So I ended up with this:
  



 A super light Vanilla Cloud Cake with Lemon Curd filling and
meringue icing topped with coconut.  The baby booties are made of
fondant and the flowers and piping detail around
the cake are made with buttercream.

This light cake used so many egg whites that I'm going to
make some creme brulee tomorrow! Yummm!

Here are the cookies that went with the cake:




Thursday, February 24, 2011

Mardi Gras

I made these sugar cookies because a relative goes to
Mardi Gras every year.
I used luster dust and disco dust for the
first time on the masks.
It wasn't too bad to work with.  I love the sparkle it gave the masks!

These guys are ready for a trip to New Orleans!






Friday, February 18, 2011

All Things Elmo

My baby celebrated his 2nd birthday today, so I made him
Elmo chocolate cookies, Elmo sugar cookie favors to give out and
Elmo double vanilla cupcakes with a dark chocolate swirl. 





Sunday, February 13, 2011

Strawberry Filled Pastry

I gave my boys a pre-Valentine's Day treat today. 
I cut out heart-shaped puff pastry and filled them
with fresh strawberries.
Absolutely delicious and I didn't need to add any sugar!
Since tomorrow my oldest will be on a sugar high
from the holiday treats,
I wanted to do something fun, yummy and a little healthy.


Saturday, February 12, 2011

Valentine's Day Mini Cookies

These sugar and chocolate mini cookies are for 
a Valentine's Day Party at my son's school.
I hope they all enjoy thier party!





Valentine's Day Brunch & Dinner Cookies

These cookies were created for a Valentine's Day Brunch and
a Valentine's Day Dinner. 
I made each cookie different in some way.  The client requested
a little purple in the color scheme which I really loved! 
I hope she has a fantastic Valentine's Day!




I gave her a little surprise by adding 4 mini cookies with her
& her children's initials on each cookie!


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Panda Bear Cookie on CopperGifts.com

I'm so excited!  My Panda Bear Cookie is on CopperGifts website! 
Scroll over the cutter and you will see the image! 

The Panda Bear cookie cutter from CopperGifts.com is item #1034. These are going to be great for Valentines Day cookies as well as for a zoo animal birthday party!




Thursday, February 3, 2011