Archive | January, 2011

Sheet Cakes for Everyone

31 Jan

Sheet cakes seems to be the favorite of everyone this January. Most had the same flavor, yellow butter cake with vanilla buttercream frosting. It’s sometimes hard to come up with different designs to go on them when I don’t have a special theme to work with. Here are 3 of them from this past weekend. All the flowers were buttercream and the church picture was a laminated drawing.

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A Good Cookie

20 Jan

Moving away from decorated cakes for now, I finally had a chance to make one of my favorite cookies. I wish I had a picture of them to post but take my word for it you can’t stop with just one and they will melt in your mouth. They are a lot like shortbread cookies but rolled in powdered sugar and with nuts. If you don’t have this recipe, try it I’m sure you’ll like it.

OLD FASHIONED WALNUT BALLS

1 cup butter (soft)

1/3 cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 cups plain flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 cups finely chopped walnuts

     Powdered sugar to roll cookies in.

    Cream butter and  brown sugar together. Add vanilla and stir.  Sift flour and salt together, add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in chopped nuts. Shape into walnut sized balls  and bake on ungreased cookie sheet 12 to 15 min. at 375.  Roll in powdered sugar. Roll again in sugar when cool. Makes about 4 doz.

Pink Roses for Karsyn Ann

16 Jan

My first cake for 2011.

What a nice way to start the new year, creating a cake for a baby girls baptism. The cake flavor was a family favorite, classic butter with raspberry buttercream filling and almond frosting. The flowers were buttercream and the cross is made using white chocolate. Monogram and numbers are fondant. Size: 2-10″ rounds.

Tiger Kitty & Sam

10 Jan

Having no cakes to post this week I am sharing  a photo of my cats .  Because of the snow that’s been falling here all day my cat TK was not happy. I caught her staring forlornly out the window, while Sam seemed very content to be inside. 

    

Here she’s giving me her surprise look.

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