Saturday, October 22, 2011

Hot Pink Onesies and Mustache Cookies

My little brother's nickname is 'Stache' when we found out he and his girlfriend were having a baby girl, I had to make mustache cookies.

Hot pink and black were the colors the mom-to-be wanted. We kind of went overboard with that.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Baby Shower Cookies

Its been a while! Moving into a new house will definitely keep you busy. The good news is, I finally have a nice big kitchen with an island and plenty of counter space to work with. No more nightmare baking sessions in a galley-style kitchen, ugh.

I've been wanting to make decorated sugar cookies again for some time now, but have been reluctant since I haven't been able to find the perfect recipe; one that tastes good, is slightly tender, and doesn't spread to a misshapen blob of a cookie.

So after much searching and a lot of wasted dough, I found it!

A friend at work needed some baby shower cookies for her friend's party, so I was happy to try out some new tricks.

I also found a new Royal Icing recipe, and it seems much better than the Martha Stewart one I had been using all this time. It doesn't get as tooth-shattering hard and has a better taste. I suppose for shipping cookies, Martha's may be better.

I have a niece on the way, and will be having a baby shower in late October for her. Should be posting many pictures of my first try at a dessert table for that.

I need to practice making cakes now. Scary.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Mardi Gras Birthday

These were actually very fun to make! Filled with chocolate frosting and decorated with modeling chocolate.

Friday, February 25, 2011

I'm tired already...

I've been completely burned out (hah) on baking for some time now. I blame my tiny kitchen. Working on fixing this soon though, hopefully... ;)

Have two birthdays coming up in the next week or two that are going to keep me very busy. The plan is a set of Mardi Gras/LSU cupcakes and a set of Star Trek ones. We'll see how this goes!

Also have to get going on a few sets of cookie bouquets for a high school team-building exercise sort of thing.

In the meantime, here are some cupcakes I made a while back. I'll be trying out the monogram thingie again on the Mardi Gras cupcakes I think.