Peppermint Marshmallows

Once you make homemade marshmallows, it really is quite hard to go back.  They are relatively quick to make and the result is some awesome fluffy goodness!  You can google a bunch of recipes online, I happened to use the recipe found on http://thecakeblog.com/2013/11/recipe-butters-famous-marshmallows.html, which states to be the recipe from the Butter Baked Goods, who…

Milk and Cookies Cookies!

Why is everything just cuter once you put a face on it?  These cookies are no exception, and I decided to make some fun cookies for a work craft/bake sale and thought these would be a fun treat people could buy for others (or themselves).  I packaged them as “Santa’s milk and cookies” but there’s…

Oreo Bears

How cute are these?  I stumbled upon these cute bears on everydaydishes.com and thought they would be such a fun addition to my annual baking haul.  I’m always a fan of something that is relatively simple to make, with really fun results! Ingredients are easy enough to get.  Oreos and mini marshmallows: Superstore.  White and Brown…

Great Eats and Treats in Ontario and NYC 2015!

This trip happened earlier in the spring, and I’ll admit that it took me forever to drag my fingers to the keyboard to write this thing up, because frankly, I ate a crapload of food on this trip. It was a great time of catching up with some familiar faces and stuffing our bellies with…

Mini Donut Cookies

If you’re anything like me, you probably subsrcibe/like/favorite/stalk a bunch of talented bakers out there. Or not.  Whatever. I recently had a go at these mini donut cookies that Sweetambs posted a tutorial on.  What is it about things being mini sized that make them so much more awesome? Seeing how adorable they are they were,…

Painted Bulldog Birthday Cake

I love, love LOVE bulldogs (what is it about those scrunched up faces??), and it’s been an ongoing debate with my husband on having one join our family.  So consider me super jealous when I learned a coworker got an English bulldog of her very own! Meet Clementine, and apparently she’s got quite the following on…

Peter Cottontail Painted Cake

A chocolate cake, with a filling made of coconut, pecans, condensed milk and egg yolks.  My simple version of a German chocolate cake. Covered in fondant and painted with edible food gels.  It was my first go at painting a full image on fondant so there’s no progress pics as I was too focused on…

Spiderman Inspired Birthday Cake

Kim was planning an Avengers themed birthday party for her son Nathan’s first birthday and asked if I could do a birthday cake as well as a smash cake, and I was happy to oblige! I baked up 2 8″ round cakes for the birthday cake, and 2 4″ round cakes for the smash cake, and…

Greats Eats and Sweets in Seattle 2014

I had the chance to hit up Seattle when J went on a conference back in the fall.  Seattle’s known for some having some great food and I took full advantage of my week there.  We stayed at the Hyatt Olive 8 downtown so I was in great walking distance of some great food places….

Dr. Who Tardis Birthday Cake

I’m just gonna say now that as I write this post out, I’m doing it with a British accent in my mind.  Bloody ‘ell. Justin always loved Dr. Who, but it seemed recently he went on a bit of a Dr. Who shopping spree, especially with our most recent trip to Seattle where he bought some Dr….

Silhouette Halloween Cookies

  Yes… I know it’s December and I’m a bit behind to be posting Halloween cookies during the Christmas season.  Ops, oh well.  Perhaps these techniques can help you out with some Christmas silhouette cookies 🙂 As much as I enjoy using lots of color in my cookie decorating, I sometimes forget how simplistic, minimalist…