Back in June, my oldest daughter invited all her girls friends from her kindergarten class over for a "Girls Party". Since it was pretty much the start of summer vacation and it was warm outside, I made a little treat for all the kids.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
August 14th and 15th are two very special days in our household. They are my daughter's and my husband's birthdays. ( Yep, our first born was almost a exact birthday gift for my hubby) This year we are having my daughter's party in September so she can have it a a local roller skating rink that isn't open in the summer. I always make a little cake for her, along with her party cake, unless of course her party is the same day of her actual birthday. This year she handed me a sketch of what she wanted her cake to look like. Her vision included several tiers of cake covered in blue fondant, with a cheetah sitting on top.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
With summer vacation winding down and school supplies bought, I thought it would be a good idea to post some ice cream related goodies to savor the final days. I actually made these treats back in May for my daughter Samantha to take into celebrate her birthday. Being that she is a summer baby, she can either celebrate her birthday at school on her half birthday, or pick a day at the end of the school year. Well, her half birthday is Valentine's Day, so end of school it is. Samantha had asked for cake pops to share, and I ran with that, making them a little on the fun side by having them look like ice cream cones.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
So I'm back now. I really didn't mean to take the last two weeks off, but the time got away from me. This post is dedicated to all my friends who think they can never make the perfect cookies like they believe I make. Making treats may come easier for me because I have been doing it for so long. Even before I worked in the profession, I baked cookies and created cakes. It's in my blood...my Mom bakes, my Grandmothers baked, and I baked with them. And there are those times when a recipe just doesn't turn out like I hoped or planned. Even though my friends may not believe me, it has happened more then once. Take the cookies below. One day I felt like baking pretty much just to create something. So I checked out what I had in my pantry and thought Rocky Road cookies would be fun ( and tasty) to make. My recipe was to take a chocolate cookie recipe I have featured on here and then add marshmallows, chocolate chips and cocoa dusted almonds. Sounds yummy right? And they were, but some of the cookies didn't not come out looking all that great. My evidence is below.