My daughter is at it again – designing her own cupcakes to take to school today. She picked it all out… and even helped me do them.
My daughter turns 8 next Friday – hard to believe another year has come and gone. It seems like I was just posting her birthday cake when she turned 7! This year she wanted a Barbie girl theme. I guess more “big girl” barbie? Anyway, we had family over one day and her friends over the next day so…of course 2 cakes. Here’s what she designed…she she designed them. Right down to every detail…every dot color, every shape placement and the request of the 8 on top. She even dipped into my colored pencil stash to help me sketch it. It was so fun to see her bring her ideas to life on paper for me to create. A budding cake designer!
This is February’s cake for my husband’s work meeting. Putting together V-day and some chocolate – what a pairing! The cake itself is covered in a chocolate ganache and then a heart is made on top with some chocolate truffles. Yum!
Yesterday I worked on these cookies for my 2 daughters to take to class for their valentine’s day parties. My oldest daughter (almost 8 yrs old) has grown very particular about her cake and cookie designs I find it both cute and humorous. She saw the bridal shower cookies I made last week and loved the designs. This past weekend I asked her what design/color she wanted for their v-day cookies. Her reply “I want the back to be light pink and I want a red heart in the middle and make it with the curl on the one side like that cookie. But I don’t want the crooked heart mom, I want a regular one [see previous post - I used a whimsical heart]. And do some of those little hearts up at the top too. That’s not too hard is it?” She makes me smile – her list of requests yet she wants to be sure its not going to take me a million years.
Well much to my delight it didn’t – I baked and completely iced these during the day on Wed while she was at school….all 55 of them! They went quite fast really. Both she and her sister loved them which made my day. Hopefully their friends love them too tomorrow – but then again, what’s not to love about cookies!
Long time no post! We are in the middle of a kitchen remodel here so I haven’t been doing many cakes lately. Mostly because so much of my stuff is packed or hard to find. I do have great work area though thanks to a temporary kitchen setup. Here are some cookies I did that were for a bridal shower. 70 cookies total… This was my first time playing with the tiered cake cookie cutter despite having it since last summer. So much fun! I can’t wait to do more designs with it.