Baby Shower Treats

For some reason I cannot think of an interesting title for this post...I am stumped! I wanted to name it 'clothesline baby' but then when I wrote it out, I realize I don't know how to spell clothesline! So I decided I don't want my title to have a poorly misspelled word and for anyone just looking at my post titles to be like "man this girls does not know how to spell!" So I figure the potentially misspelled word fits better in the body of the post. I know what you are thinking...wouldn't it have just been easier to Google the word and not write this whole paragraph on not being able to spell? Well yes, that would be easier, and yes I thought of that, but...this is a blog, and blogs are honest thoughts, and honestly, I am a terrible speller (? word probably not). It is sort of a trait you must exhibit to be a doctor, you pretty much have to be a poor spelling bee contestant. I blame it on the fact that we spend years learning these crazy Latin terms and names of things that have no "sounding out" ability. So I blame my lack of spelling on that! The other problem I had with this title is...doesn't it sort of sound like there would be a baby hanging on the clothesline, yeah, definitely not! The point of this whole post is to show you the treats I made for a dear friend of mine who is having a baby! Yay! And had the most sophisticated shower I've ever been to that happened to have a clothesline theme. So long story short, I tried to keep the clothesline theme in both the cake and the cookies I made for the shower.
The invitation was my inspiration. Initially I thought I would do some simple onesies, orange with white polka dots, but somehow I lost my onesie cutter. Losing it was a blessing in disguise because it forced me to do an even better idea! I loved how the clothesline cookies came out! They were placed at each person's place setting at the table which was perfect!
the invite 
As for the cake, the flavor was an easy decision...carrot cake with cream cheese frosting, the mother to be's fave. I had this great idea for the cake completely spacing out that it is near impossible to do anything too decorative with cream cheese frosting, so you just have to roll with the punches and go to plan B. So this is what I came up with. Blue sky with clouds and a little chickie standing beneath a clothesline that I crafted out of cake pillars, skewers & twine. So check, check, check it out!
Happy Baking, Happier Eating!


Wedding Bells

As you know, I have been a busy bee these last two months. The best part about my busy-ness is that I got to be a part of two of my bestest-friends' weddings: my sister & my sister-like childhood friend.
As you know, I am still waiting on cashing in on the photographer's pics of the awesome dessert spread I did (with a ton of help from my mom) for my sister's wedding, because silly me forgot to snap some shots...duh! Fortunately, I did manage to get a couple of shots of the cake I did for my friend's wedding but silly me again did not get a pic of the final set-up or of the 150 individual strawberry shortcakes that again my mom and I put together...duh!

Fire Truck Birthday Party

A few weeks ago I was asked to do some treats for a 3 year old's birthday party. The theme was fire trucks and his mom is a terrific party planner who had thought of everything! The set-up was adorable and she even had red and yellow chairs to match the red & yellow bouncy house that was shaped like a fire truck!
This kiddos mom wanted to stay away from cake so I did chocolate sandwich cookies with vanilla cream filling, vanilla bean sandwich cookies with vanilla cream and of course some fire truck sugar cookies. To make the sandwich cookies even cuter, his mom  had gotten these adorable fire truck pics that I placed in each of the sandwich cookies. Everything looked great and she was so nice to send me pictures of her final set-up. Good thing because I totally didn't! So here are the pics that she sent me, isn't her lil guy adorable? I don't think I've ever seen a face that wanted a cookie so bad, great marketing, lol!
Happy baking, happier eating! 


Almost Sugar-Free Cake

I know what you are thinking, seriously, what could be good without sugar...yeah yeah, I hear ya! But for some of us, the processing of sugar is not quite so easy and unfortunately if you are born with a sweet tooth yet don't process sugar well, you are well...in between a rock and a hard place. But...I have a little bit of a solution, baking sugar-free!


Catching Up...

Seriously?!?! Seriously?!?! How the heck is it September 1st 2nd and I am pretty sure I haven't posted at all in the last month! So saddening! Not to worry, I have been doing a LOT of baking but just haven't been doing much sharing :( sometimes there just aren't enough hours in a day, well there pretty much are never enough hours in my world!