Saturday, January 29, 2011

Rubber Ducky!

I think Ernie from Sesame Street would definitely enjoy these tasty treats!

The cake is a 12" round chocolate cake, topped with a rubber ducky made with gluten free yellow cake.

I hope mom-to-be and guests are happy!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Chocolate Cookie Dough Experiment

I've had my eye out on several chocolate cookie dough recipes, but have been a little skeptical about how well they would roll out and of course taste. I finally took the challenge using Joyful Baker's recipe. I was really happy with the taste of the cookie. My husband said they tasted just like hot chocolate (I might just have to rename this recipe Hot Chocolate cookies). Rolling out the dough was a little trickier than my usual sugar cookie recipe, as the dough was much harder and rolled out better when it was room temperature. In the end I am excited to add this recipe to my recipe box.

Scandalious Valentine's Day Cookies

How fun are these little treats? My only trouble is who to share these with. Normally I give my practice cookies to my husband to share with the guys he works with at the shop. I'm not sure how comfortable he would be taking these "non mentionables" with him. Nonetheless, the sure do bring a smile to my face!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Love is in the Air!

I am very excited about all the goodies that I have planned for February.... so many that I had to get a headd start. Here are few samples of some projects that I have in the works!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Happy Birthday Friends!

Not only does January bring a New Year, it brings birthday celebrations for 5 of my dear friends. These cookies are inspired by Sugarbelle and turned out to be one of my new favorite cookie designs. I can't wait to share these with the birthday girls on Wednesday!

Ornament Snowmen

All the Christmas decorations are just about down, but every year there always seems be something that gets forgotten. This year, I found a few frozen ornament cookies that I had baked in one of my many midnight cooking marathons. Knowing that if I left them in the freezer until next Christmas, they would be more than freezer burnt, I pulled out one of my favorite snowmen cookie ideas and got busy decorating.

Chillin in the Sun

With the thermometer outside reading 12 degrees, I thought it would be fun to create a cookie that would help me think of warmer temperatures to come. I am always amazed at how many different ways there are to use a gingerbread cookie cutter.