Monday, February 19, 2018

Valentine's, Minis, Gluten Free and Hockey Too!

For Valentine's Day this year I had to made over 500 cookies and was working right up until 1:00 on Valentine's eve.  There were minis, and pandas and gluten free yummies.   Spreading the love and wishing you all a very Happy BELATED Valentine's Day! 
First up: The minis.  We go together like....

A few times a year I get asked to make Gluten Free cookies.  I played around and decided that this was my favorite recipe for flavor, texture, and cookie cutters.  You can find the full recipe here

Note:  You absolutely MUST chill this recipe.  The gluten free dough does not behave the same way as your regular sugar cookie dough.  Also, I've noticed they tend to not hold their shape as well - so stick to less detailed cutters for best results. 
Since I was making gluten free cookies anyway....these Hockey cookies are gluten free too.   Nothing says I Love You like a gluten free cookie made special for the Hockey team! 
And my faves: These adorable panda Valentine cookies!!!!  Oh my gosh, I just want to squeeze them!


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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

2017 Leftovers


Week 4 of January already????  Here's the stuff I didn't get a chance to post in 2017.   Enjoy all the cookies and cakes -you can eat with your eyes if you are dieting in 2018 ;)

Top photo: More Avengers!  Hand painted and piped cookies along with a few Mj√∂lnirs made with fondant.
Love me some pale pink and white!  This sweet little elephant is made out of fondant.  The cake is iced and filled with whipped ganache and covered in fondant ruffles.  The coordinating cupcakes are topped with vanilla buttercream.
There was a Paw Patrol chocolate cake with peanut butter buttercream that was yummmmy!  Covered in fondant with fondant accents.  When I need the fondant to harden faster, I add a little Tylose powder to the mix. 

And then there were more babies!!!!  I'll tell you a little secret about this holiday baby gender reveal party....it's a girl!!!  I couldn't be more excited for the expecting parents.  Congrats!
 ...and more babies.  But this time instead of reindeer we have foxes.   Teal and orange may not photograph well, but they look amazing in person. 

 Seriously I just never know what you guys are going to ask me to make.  I was not expecting The Fast & The Furious or Nerf.  did. not. see. it. coming.

Now, I have talked about this before.  My sweet children do not get the cake attention they deserve from Mom.  They are insanely jealous of the treats I make for other kids, but when it's time for their birthday, I'm swamped with other orders.  We only ever have a handful of people over so it just doesn't make sense to make a giant cake!  But because I love my babies (even though they drive me insane most of the time) I put this Beetlejuice sand worm cake together in less than 3 hours - that includes bake time!  Is it my best work?  No.  Is it served on a pan covered in parchment paper?  Yes.  Does my son care?  Heck no!  He was just happy to get a sand worm cake!

I'm just a regular mom and our birthday parties don't look like Pinterest parties.  #reallife


....and these are the only photos I took on his birthday...lol  Happy Birthday to my sweet David.

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Most Requested Cookies 2017

Which cookies do get asked to do over and over again?  The Twinkle, Twinkle set.  I made them EVERY SINGLE MONTH in 2017.  I've made them in pale pink, hot pink, gold, silver, peach, and even navy.  But, no one has EVER asked for blue.  Are there no baby boys out there?  Can someone please have a shower or birthday and request these in blue?  I would love to make a baby blue set!  I wish I had taken photos of each color to make a neato photo collage, but alas I did not.
Original Colors from 2016
 

Coming in at a close second, Daniel Tiger cookies.  I had no idea this show was so popular!  It looks like it's going to be just as popular in 2018 as I already have 3 sets coming up!
Original Set
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