Friday, December 25, 2009

Hello everyone! Merry Christmas! Hope everyone is having a great holiday, even with all this snow. I havent been on here for a bit, but have been a little busy. I made some goodies for our christmas that we had yesterday. luckily we made it home safe. It was horrible out.
Well this is what ive been doing. Last week i made a graduation cake for a girl i know. She did online schooling and also was working. What a great accomplishment!
Then my niece wanted me to make some cookies for her class. We made these cookies that are called i dont have a pic of them. but they were very good. We made them a little different because i didnt have any pb dough on hand. So we made the peanut butter cookies from another recipe from here and we used the coating recipe from the first link.
Then for christmas, i wanted to try some new things. I made some butter cookies(not pictured), they turned out pretty good. the recipe is from pamperd chef, good recipe, dont like the trigger cookie press. I also made a pumpkin roll(yummy!) and shepards pie for my dad. We had a good christmas, now are just waiting for the new year. is the pumpkin roll recipe.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Hi everyone! Hope everyone has been doing well with all this snow, if you are dealing with it that is. We got quite a bit, some drifts that were from 3ft - 6 ft around the house and in the front yard. I always think its looks neat until you have to try and get out in it. We were home from Monday evening til Thursday. It's hard being cooped up and not leaving the house and now i think im catching a cold. Blaahhh.
I did do a little baking yesterday. Didnt feel super good, but got cookies made and a cake baked and decorated by this morning. I was really pleased with the cake. and they also liked it too.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Hello everyone. Hope everyone is having a great weekend and are staying warm. Pictured below is most of the goodies that i made and decorated over the last couple days. Decorating sure takes a bit of time to do, but i like being creative with it. I wanted to note that on the xmas cupcakes with the candy canes on them are sugar cookies decorated with royal icing. I also had made some rice krispie treats and some cinnamon streusel muffins for the fundraiser too. I hope it went well for them today. Have a good rest of the weekend everyone!

Monday, November 30, 2009

I got more cupcake orders this week. I am also making some goodies for another bake sale. This time for a friends daughter who is going to be going to Australia next year. They are raising money for her to go, so i hope there bakesale goes well. The weather will be chilly, but sunny, so cross your fingers! They are also making other things for it too like bbq pork sandwiches and stuff. I hope they do great! Have more things coming up, another open house 2 birthday cakes and a graduation cake. Im excited that things are going well with the progress of trying to get somewhere with decorating. Will keep you all updated!
Hi everyone. i made this dolphin cake for a friend of mine that just loves dolphins. She really liked it. i tried to make the frosting look like water with waves in it. and the dolphins on the side and on top are made out of mmf. I have more work ahead of me with working with fondant. especially with trying to make things look smooth and good.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Hi everyone. I took part in a open house that wasnt to successful, but oh well. I made these cute cupcakes and some brownies sprinkled with powdered sugar, using a stencil. they turned out good. Today i am going to try to make a coconut cream pie with marangue, we'll see how that turns out, ill keep ya posted.

Friday, November 20, 2009

This is my first cake that i ever covered in fondant. Marshmellow Fondant. I made it myself using a recipe i found on the internet. i think i did pretty good for my first time making and covering a cake. i know its just a little one, but i'm still proud of myself. i took it along with the other cake for her to see and to have a choice. She went with both things. main wedding cake using the mmf and then sheet cakes using my buttercream frosting. So Awesome!!!!
these pics are the sample tier that i took to show the girl today. she liked it! and it was even prettier with the flowers that my friend added to it.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Hey everyone. My week will be a little busy. I made this very pretty birthday cake for a little girl named Emily. She really liked it, thought it was very pretty. I was pretty happy with it, except, i know i need more practice with my roses. I was also disappointed that the roses turned out darker than i wanted. The other roses in the picture looks blue, but they were a violet color. I even took a picture with the flash and those pictures still make them look blue. Oh well, the important thing is , is that the birthday girl liked it.
I also am kinda nervous. I am going to be meeting with a girl on thursday to show her a sample of a tier of the cake she wants for her wedding. I hope she likes what she sees and also likes how it tastes. (i will post pics of it later this week.) I am also going to be making stuff for my one sister, for a party that she's having and some stuff for a open house that i'm going to be attending this sat. I will, also, be making cream horns for my friend for her to take to her families house for Thanksgiving. I hope i get everything done, then i'll take a little break.

Friday, November 13, 2009

My sister got me a spot in a silent auction that is going on at my near by town. So i made some pretty winter time sugar cookies. I know its not even Thanksgiving yet, but i really wanted to make some snowflake cookies and use my new sprinkles. I hope whoever gets them enjoys them.

Hello everyone! My cupcakes turned out really good that i made for the little girl to take to her school. She just loved them when she seen them. It made me happy, hope everyone enjoys them at her school.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Hello everyone! Hope everyone had a great and safe Halloween. I did. We helped out our friends at their haunted house. We had lots of fun and hope to do it again next year. I also had my first cookie order. I was pretty excited about that. I think they turned out really and i was told that they were a hit at the school. I have an order for cupcakes coming up this next week. I get to decorate them how i want, which is cool. I get to be creative. I will be adding the photo(s) of those later.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

During my long weekend, a birthday cake was added to it. A cute Mickey Mouse head cake. I was told later that he really liked it. I think it turned out really well. The icing is buttercream and i used 2 - 6" pans for the ears and a 10" pan for the face.
Hello everyone! Had a long weekend. made some goodies for my friends haunted house, didnt sell much, but enjoyed being creative with the cupcakes. i made some spider cupcakes , they were awesome and were almost not going to get made. I had to hunt down some black cupcake liners and i didnt think i was going to get them, but i did. yeah! here's what they looked like.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Hello. i know its been a little bit since doing the event this past weekend. We had a good turn out, a good steady amount of people came through for most of the day. Cant wait to do the next one! Everybody that came did well and were pleased with the outcome of the day.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Hi everyone. what a week its been already. rainy and a little snow from time to time and just cold.brrrr. Getting excited about this upcoming weekend. Me, my sister, my mom and some friends and some other people are having a Fair event. There is going to be atleast 15 small business venders all together in one place. We've done this before but only had about 5 or 6 of us. Hope this turns out to be a good weekend, its suppose to be nice so i hope the weather stays. Also this past Monday i was asked to do a birthday cake for a friend of mines daughter. She turned 18 today. I made her the cake and it went over great! There was none left, it all got eaten, thats a good sign right? lol.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

This last week i've had a full plate. 2 birthday cakes, a baby shower cake and a early ann. cake for my sister and brother-in-law. this is my first attempt at doing a tiered cake. I think it turned out pretty good, but i still have some stuff to work on. The flowers on the cake are poinsettas and they are made out of fondant. the yellow in the middle is my frosting. My sister really liked it so that makes me happy.

baby shower cake

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Had a busy weekend. Made all those goodies for the bake sale that went over awesome. they raised a lot of money and that is awesome cause of what the money is going towards. I also made 2 birthday cakes and are currently working on my first attempt at a wedding/ anniversary cake. i will post pics of that when i am finished along with my baby shower cake that i need to finish tonight too. what a busy weekend. whew!!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Today , on this cold and rainy day, i finished decorating and delivered some goodies to a girl near by. She asked me to make her some baked goods for a bake sale that she is doing for her volunteer programs that she is involved with. besides the things pictured, i also made some pumkin bars and some cinnamon streusel and blue berry muffins. wish them luck.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

I also ventured more in the pastry area and made some cream puffs today. ive never had them before and they are good. the shell and filling is a recipe from my grandma. the filling is custard i discovered. Had never made it before and the recipe dont say what kind of filling it is. These are so easy to make, but they take a while to make, but well worth it.

these are from a different silicone pan in the shape of pumpkins and the one in the lower right is from a silicone pan that is made to make snowflakes, but i thought it was more fitting to make a spider in a web for now.
and i scooped out a little from the middle and added cream cheese. the stem and the vines are also cream cheese. i just dyed it.

This is what the pan makes
this is the new pan that my sister got me from avon. i used my own pumpkin bar recipe and the philidelphia cream cheese recipe. i think they turned out good.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

well the other day i tried a new recipe. making cream horns. the crust is from a box, but the filling is made from scratch. i coated the cones with an eggwash then topped it with raw sugar. they smelled good and tasted yummy too.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Hi everyone! I had a great weekend. I went garage selling on Saturday and also had a bday cake to make for a friend of mines daughter. I found a few things at the garage sales that i needed and some things that i thought i needed. lol. Later i decorated the birthday cake. It was a hit at the party. It was a webkinz theme and the cake was carrot with cream cheese frosting. If you notice on the computer monitor u can see a pic with the webkinz on that. Everyone thought that was cool. I printed off a pic from the webkinz website and put it on the monitor. It tasted very good, i know that cause we were also invited to the party as well. Hope everyone else had a great weekend too.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Here are my pretty flower cupcakes. Sorry the pic is a little blurry. At the event, i had about 4 or 5 kids ask me if they were real cupcakes. lol. i thought that was funny.

While making goodies for the event, i had some leftover brownie mix and created this. i dont know what to call it. i think i labeled it oreo bottom brownie or something like that. it is brownie with broken up pieces of oreos on the bottom, its mostly covered in ganache and then sprinkled with crushed oreo cookies(w/out the cream) What was surprising was that it wasnt very rich, but it was very good. would be awesome to have a dallop or 2 of ice cream or whip topping on it Yummmm!

Hello everyone. i have been been busy a little bit, had a couple cakes to make for over the weekend, plus had an event to go to for selling some of my goodies and promoting my business. I had a good time at the event. I got 2 cake orders. yeah!!! I made a birthday cake for a friend of mine and also a house warming cake. I, for some reason, cannot find the house warming cake, but a friend of mine took a picture of it, so when i get it from her i will put it on here, but here is the picture of the birthday cake. Annie and her family really enjoyed it.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

In my last blog, i wrote about the new brownie pan i got. made some brownies and they turned out pretty good. i added some goodies to most of the brownies like reeces pieces, reeces pb cups-broken up, broken up pieces of cookies and cream kisses, mini m&m's and white chips. they didnt turn out exactly how i was thinking but they still were good. i also added some of my homemade french vanilla ice cream on top of a few of the as well and then topped it off with the hardshell that i had made. that was a great combination, very yummy!