Engagement Cookies

My friend got engaged and I want to make her a little gift basket.  So I put a few things together and knew I wanted to make her some special cookies.  The little stick people are my favorite.  I use these little sugar pearls for the engagement ring.

This was my first real experience with writing on cookies with royal icing. I also got this tool and I can’t believe I did cookies without this magic little tool. I also love Americolor color Soft Gel Paste it is what I use for cookies and cakes, the colors are so great and vibrant! Engagement Cookies.jpg

What are you favorite royal icing tools?

Baseball Stadium Cake

Yet another baseball cake!! What can I say my nephew really loves baseball.  This year I went for a stadium.

I wish I had gotten pictures of how I stacked the cakes but unfortunately I did not.  I used the grass tip for all the buttercream and fondant for the decorations.  The “stands” are rice krispie treats and fondant.  I used royal icing for my “glue” to get the sprinkles to stick.  I think I turned out pretty good although I would spend a little more time perfecting the stadium next time.

Hope this gives someone a different idea 🙂 dsc_0910

Starwars Cake

For my stepkids 11th and 13th birthday we did a Starwars theme this year.  I made the cake…this was the biggest, heaviest cake I’ve made yet.  

This was my first time making fondant myself and it was easy and tasted great!  Although I did not make the black fondant. Black fondant is a pain to tent. 

For the Yoda head I used half a ball cake and used fondant over it. On the Chewy part I used a grass tip to make his fur (this tip is amazing for a lot of things). R2-D2 was pretty easy. 

My stepkids loved it and I loved it!  I’ll be posting their party soon!  It was a really fun party to plan!

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Caramel Apple Cupcakes

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I have made A LOT of cupcakes.  This is by far one of my favorites!  Everyone loved them and I am so excited to make them for Thanksgiving (so is my husband:))

I got the recipe from Life, Love & Sugar.  The only modification I made was that I used store bought caramel and melted it down with a little milk, I was in a bit of a time crunch and did’t have time to mess with making it from scratch, yes I know it’s not that hard 🙂  I just chose to do this because I was in hurry!

You all should make these!!  SOO delicious!