Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Steelers Fondant Cake Design

With all the Steeler fans around here, I think I'll make for the next bake sale:

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Angelique Tulips for Kiwanis Fundraiser

Yes, I know I said no more fundraisers, but when there's a bake sale emergency (like a fireman when the alarm sounds) I usually have to respond.

This is an Angilique Tulip from my garden.

And these are the basic sugar cookie on a stick with marbled fondant decoration to look like a pink Angelique Tulip. The stems (sticks) are covered with floral tape and a silk flower is taped in to complete the look.

These went out the door with carrot cookies with fresh grated orange icing, black walnut banana bread, Key Lime Pie in an Oreo Crust & Key Lime Tarts.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

1st Spring Flower

Sometimes, we have to take a break from baking and go for a stroll in the garden.
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh . . .

Friday, April 17, 2009


There is a fundraiser this weekend for a young man who loves baseball. Two dozen special cookies cookies are our contribution. I'll post a picture of the finished basket presentation as soon as it is available.
Like the Easter cookies, this cookie is our basic sugar cookie topped with a thin layer of butter cream icing, then topped with fondant. The red stitches were piped on using royal icing.

Mumsie's Easter Cookies

Mom and I sat down and made some cookies for the family Easter. The best looking ones were made out of fondant.

We used the usual sugar cookie receipe and topped it with a thin layer of butter cream icing, then placed the fondant on top and decorated.

These were much, much easier to do than the dipped royal icing cookies and I believe they look better too. The downside is that not everyone likes fondant.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Easter Resolution: No more cookie fundraisers

The peeps are all baked and on their way to the Central PA Humane Society as I look forward to hosting the family Easter Dinner next weekend.

Mom is coming over some evening while we decorate our personal cookies, and we'll put the pictures up when they are complete.

Meanwhile, my next project is baseball cookies for a fundraiser on April 24. I have decided that cookies are for marketing purposes only. They are waaaaay too much work for what you get in return. I would really like to concentrate on upscale fondant cakes.

Right. We'll see how long I can hold that thought. Ha.