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June 22, 2016

Brush Embroidery Poppy Cookies

I had some extra cookies and frosting leftover after making my Simple Cross Cookies.  It was also very close to my Grandma’s 89th birthday, I knew I wanted to make her something special that she could share with her friends.

I was a bit limited by the colors I had available, but once I started thinking, I realized that it was the perfect time to experiment with brush embroidery with royal icing.  For brush embroidery, some medium thickness icing is piped onto the cookie.  Immediately, a damp paintbrush is used to pull the icing away from the lines, leaving a delicate brushed look.

Once I started, I quickly realized that the colors lent themselves to poppies!  I love the contrast of the brushed poppies on the black and white backgrounds!

Oh, and Grandma loved them, so that makes me even happier!

June 21, 2016

Simple Cross Cookies

For the last day of school, I was asked to make 200 sugar cookies for the end of the year celebration/retirement party for the school’s principal!

June 20, 2016

Cub Scout Crossing Over Ceremony Cake

This cake was for my son’s Cub Scout Crossing Over Ceremony. 

That’s when, after a full year of hard work, they “cross over” to the next rank.  It’s an awesome ceremony and the kids are so proud!

This year, I was asked to make a cake representing each of the cub scout ranks, Tiger Scout, Wolf Scout, Bear Scout, and Weebelo (Dude was crossing from Wolf to Bear).

June 13, 2016

Chocolate & Peonies

A couple weeks ago, I had the pleasure of making a beautiful wedding cake for a couple!

The bride asked for a chocolate cake with chocolate frosting, decorated with fresh flowers.

June 6, 2016

Arrow of Light Cupcakes

These cupcakes were for a Cub Scout’s Arrow of Light Ceremony.  The Arrow of Light is one of the highest badges a scout can earn before becoming a Boy Scout. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication, so when one of the older boys in our pack achieved his Arrow of Light, the pack got together to celebrate!

Instead of making a cake, we decided to make cupcakes (because they’re so much easier to serve to a crowd!)  I simply frosted the cupcakes in the colors of the patch and then piped the Arrow of Light symbol over the top!

June 5, 2016

Firefly Blueprint Cake

One of our good friends got a job across the country, so we threw her a going away party.  And of course, a party in my house obviously means cake.

Since she is both a pilot and an engineer, I decided I wanted to paint airplane blueprints onto a cake.  I told Hubs my idea and he took it a step further.  Our friend also loves the now defunct TV show, Firefly.  So he thought that instead of an airplane, we needed to draw blueprints of the spaceship, Serenity onto the cake instead!

May 31, 2016

Watermelon Cupcakes

I first spied watermelon cupcakes on Pinterest ages ago (like years, seriously), but never had the opportunity to make them.  

Fast forward to today.  It’s the end of the school year and Dude’s class is having an end of the year celebration – with cupcakes!  We needed a lot (for kids and parents) and I knew I finally, finally had the chance to make these super cute cupcakes!

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