Sunday, December 13, 2009

Christmas Party


These were for our Sunday School party this weekend. Thanks for the great time everyone! The ornaments were inspired totally from Sweet Sugar Belle. Her cookies are gorgeous and amaze me every time.

My little ones insisted on modeling the cookies. I think they made the cookies look better, don't you?

Saturday, December 5, 2009



Happy Thanksgiving! These were inspired by Pam over at Cookie Crazy. Her turkey's are sooo cute. I found them in the nick of time. I thought I had a turkey cutter and didn't. She used a flower cutter and cut the bottom off...Brilliant!!!



Congratulations Jason and Kristy! Parker is beautiful!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Cowboy Day


Happy Cowboy Day EWA! Several years ago EWA celebrated Mr. Smith (the Headmaster) being recognized as the charter school principal of the year by having its very own Cowboy Day. Mr. Smith is a true blue cowboy (if you really know him) and it was a great event. So great that now the school celebrates it every year as a character development day. All the students get to dress's a great day! This year I made cookies for Sunshine's class. I'm pretty pleased with them. I was inspired by a member of Flicker and I'm so sorry I can't find their name.

Have a great weekend!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Happy Birthday Mom and Dad!


I made these for my parents for their birthday's, October 16th and 18th. I can't say they turned out as well as I had planned. I now know there is a reason most cookie decorators don't use white as the base color...I've never had cookies bleed on me like these did. I think it might also have something to do with being rushed and not letting the white set long enough. Anyway, here they are.

Thank You!


Craigslist is becoming my new best friend. I only had a small hand mixer (up until now, it was all I needed), but with the mixing required in royal icing, I needed something more high tech. Kitchenaids were only a dream...have you seen the price tag on one of those in the store?!? However, I started looking on craigslist and in just a few weeks, the Lord blessed me with this! Isn't it beautiful?!? I was blessed with this for only $80. I couldn't believe it. It works great! Thank you Karen of Cary for such a great find and thank you Lord for always providing beyond our dreams.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Caramel Apple Cake


Cakes aren't normally my thing. Well, let me rephrase, I love eating cake, but making, eh, not so much. This is in part to having a Mom who makes the most delicious cakes ever (and a Dad who makes a too die for pound cake).

However, I stumbled upon this and decided it looked good enough to try.

I kept to the basic recipe, but heeded a few of the reviewer's comments.

I used a bundt pan instead of a sheet ...chopped the apples instead of slicing them...and used a combination of cinnamon and nutmeg for the spice. We also used vanilla ice cream instead of the cool whip/icing combo.

It was fantastic! My only question now is...would it be better with apples chopped in the cake instead of on top?



I have to confess, I'm not much of a baseball fan. I love basketball and football, I'm sure it has nothing to do with not being able to hit that blasted ball with a long wooden stick when I was a kid. Anyway, I am not a big fan, but I have family who are and they mostly love the Red Sox. I had some extra icing so I tried my hand with these. I'm pretty pleased with the baseballs...the "B" on the other hand, needs a little work. Have you ever tried to free hand the 'B' for the Red Sox? WOW...that is some serious detail in that one lone letter.



Happy Birthday Isaac!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Fall is coming


I'm so excited the cooler weather is here. I love fall...bye bye bugs :) I wanted to play with a couple of ideas and came up with these this weekend. I didn't have a candy corn cutter and realize my improvising skills need a little work (I have since ordered a candy corn cutter :). These were for practice, so they're not perfect, but I learned the right and wrong with these and am ready to perfect them next time.



These were for my sister, AJ, for coming and taking care of the kiddos while I went to a parent conference. Thanks AJ!



So, for some reason, I've noticed many of my pictures have been taken in the future, i.e, 2139. I'm sure that has nothing to do with the camera being on the desk my 5 year old was playing on the other day. I've fixed the problem now, but there may be a few more pics posted from the future.



My daughter's teacher's birthday was a couple of weeks ago and I made these for her. Happy Birthday Mrs. Walker.