Giveaway Results!

Just want to congratulate Lisa who won the Jessie Steele oven mit! Yay! 
Happy Baking...Happier Eating!
Lisa B. (Berksgirl) said...
Happy Blogiversary to you! :) I'm a new follower under GFC under Lisa B. and on Google Reader now...and can't wait to read all your posts. lisaberkery at gmail dot com


New Sandwich Cookies {Part 2}

Let me warn you, read this post quickly, preheat your oven now, and get out your supplies PRONTO because these are the best cookies you may ever taste! I was asked to make some sandwich cookies for a birthday gift and whenever I do an order I always try to find out a little about the gift receiver. So for these I was told that the birthday girls favorite candy was plain ole Hershey's chocolate bars. Yum!


New Sandwich Cookies {Part 1}

So, you may not have noticed from my last few months of blogging about sugar cookies, but my "thing" is actually SANDWICH COOKIES. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE decorating sugar cookies and seeing how happy they make people, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE creating delectable sandwich cookies! The enjoyment created from a sandwich cookie is two-fold: they offer nostalgia as they bring adults back to their childhood when eating sandwich cookies was a daily event (Oreos anyone), and they combine the best components of the sweets world, cookies and frosting! Seriously what is better?


Electric Pink!

I will let you in on a little secret, I have never been much of a pink girl, but that was before I met electric pink. Now after our meeting, I must say that Ms. Electric has become one of my favorite colors especially when it comes to decorating with her! I did three orders last week and what did they have in common you ask? Yep, that is right, electric pink! Enjoy a couple of pics and stay tuned for a post sometime this weekend with two of my new favorite recipes, since we are talking about favorites and all! 


Keeping With The Theme Of Birthdays!

So as you all read it was my blog birthday yesterday and it was my birthday over the weekend. How old you ask...the big 3-0! Yay for getting older, I love it, I feel like every year it gets better and better! So what was a gal to do on her 30th birthday...have a party filled with lots of food, family, & friends! And that is exactly what I did! It was so much fun, I have not done much in terms of celebrating for my birthday in the last 8 or so years (I blame it on med-school and residency) and let me tell you, I had so much fun! My hunny planned the menu, my wonderful mom and sister executed the menu to a tee, let me tell you the food was amazing! I of course had to make a couple of sweets (big surprise)! I thought I would post a couple of pics, please forgive me as they are not the best of quality given that I was taking them at night with artificial light, 5 minutes before the party started ;)

Snickerdoodle Cake with Marshmallow Creme Frosting
decorated with silver disco dust
 The most delicious Chocolate Marble Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
decorated with gold disco dust
Red Velvet Cake Pops with White Chocolate Coating dipped in yellow sanding sugar. 
Can I just say these were gone in about an hour!
 Lemon Poppy Seed Sandwich Cookies... recipe post & credit to Callye to follow!
Yellow & White Sugar Cookies
Happy Baking, Happier Eating!


{GIVEAWAY}Happy Birthday To My Blog!

Wowza! One year today, crazy! I started this little guy one year ago and how much fun we have had. It is amazing how many great people I have met through blogging and sharing similar likes in the baking world. It is truly lovely! And because it is so truly lovely, I want to give-away something truly lovely to celebrate one year!
I had a birthday just a few days ago and I received these ADORABLE oven mitts. They are by Jessie Steele and you simply must check out her site because she has by far the cutest things to make you fashionable in the kitchen. I am usually a folded-up-towel kind of gal when it comes to taking stuff out of the oven, but my knuckles are tired of being burned and these adorable mitts have saved my hands, I love them! And because I love them so much, I am offering a chance to win one of these adorable mitts for one of my followers.

How do you enter...it is as easy as 1-2-3:

  • To become eligible for one entry, become a follower on my blog or sign up to receive my posts via email/reader/RSS feed.
  • To become eligible for a second entry, become a fan of Sandwich Cookies & Cakes on facebook.
  • To be eligible for a 3rd & 4th entry, post a little something about my giveaway on your blog if you've got one and you get two entries for that!
Now to ensure that I am aware of all of your eligible entries, please include in your initial comment what other actions you took for more entries. Also you must include your email address!
The contest will close on Wednesday January 26th @ 11pm PST.
The winner will be chosen at random and announced via blog post on Thursday January 27th. Please make sure you check back, you will have 3 days to claim your prize.
Please note, contest is only open to US residents, sorry.
Happy Baking...Happier Eating!


Thoughts & Prayers

I am writing this post tonight to wish my godson the best of luck tomorrow morning for his surgery. I know that all will go just perfectly and he will be back to running, jumping and being a 3 1/2 year old boy in no time! Good luck Logan, I hope you will enjoy these treats I made for you and I hope they help to speed along your recovery! Please keep Logan and his family in your thoughts and prayers!
Happy Baking...Happier Eating!

{Recipe Share} Vanilla Pizzelle Sandwich Cookies

Hi all! So it is nearing my one year anniversary for this little blog, hard to believe where time goes but it has been one week short of a year. Since I have been posting a lot of sugar cookies as of late, I figure I needed to get back to my blog intentions of recipe sharing & reviewing, it has been a while! So what have I got for you today you say...PIZZELLES! And what good are pizzelles by themselves(they actually are good plain as well)...BUT they are so much better sandwich'd around thick creamy frosting! Deciding what frosting is the best match may just be your biggest challenge with these gems!



This set was done for a birthday gift. I got to be creative with the golf theme in mind and I really wanted to have a lot of texture going on so this is what I came up with...

Animal Cookies...

Here are two black and white animal cookies that are just too cute to eat...well almost! I am sure you could twist my arm! The first ones are a set I did for my sister. I found the cutter a few months ago and just knew I had to give them to her for Christmas. You can see in the below picture that my sister loves her sheep, so these were the perfect cookie for her!

New Years Cookies...

So here is my final holiday post...I could theoretically wait until next year to post these Christmas-New Years cookies, but I just love them too much to make them wait! So here they are. I got my inspiration from a kitchen towel that I got a few years back from Crate & Barrel (funny that much of my inspiration comes from there), and when I was pulling out my Christmas stuff this year I immediately knew I wanted to do cookies just like it! So here they are funky, retro & fun trees...