Monday, June 20, 2011

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have never really been a fan of raisins. When eating an oatmeal raisin cookie, I normally take the raisins out and eat the cookie. Kind of a waste. So, the other day I had a taste for oatmeal cookies but did not just want to eat them with the oatmeal only. I decided to make them with chocolate chips. So glad that I did! They were so yummy!
I tweeted about them and it was suggested to me to try them with bananas. Bananas? Hmmm...sounds very interesting. I will give it a try this week and let you know the out come.

Until then....

Love you to crumbs,

Friday, June 17, 2011

Here Comes the Bride...I Mean Cake!

A few months ago I made my FIRST wedding cake for my co-worker Jennie's wedding! Boy was I was a ball of nerves.

At first she said she and her groom just wanted anything chocolate.  Something simple. Cool...I can do that.  Then they changed it to chocolate cake with raspberry filling and cream cheese icing for their cake. Also, basic chocolate and vanilla for the cupcakes for the guests.  No sweat! Oh, and she wanted a fern on the cake to match her invitations. Ok...I can get that done with no problems.

Long story short, I sweated a lot when it came to that fern! I just didn't like anything that I tried. I tried it with fondant. I tried icing sheets. I tried icing it on the cake.  Nothing worked for me.  So, I called a local baker who owns a bakery and supply store.  She is a wealth of information and doesn't mind sharing her wisdom with us novices.  Well, she told me to use a silk fern.  Simple as that.  So off to Michaels I went.

Here are pictures taken at the wedding by the photographer. I didn't like the ones I took that much.

Huge thanks to my creative 7 year old assistant Naomi for arranging the cuppies!
Cupcake toppers

Sweet Hudsyn had to have her own special cupcake with pink, purple, and green sprinkles!

I enjoyed my first wedding cake experience and look forward to many more.  Yup, I will continue to practice, practice, practice!

Love you to crumbs,

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Pretty Purple Crown Cookies

Ok, so my cousin in Alabama texts me and asks for me to make purple crown cookies for the girls group at her church.  That would mean that I would have to ship the cookies! Eeekkkk!!!!  I have never shipped cookies or any perishable product for that matter.  So to the University of Cookie I go!

I watched the vlog and went shopping.  After I bagged, wrapped, boxed, and boxed the cookies again, I prayed.  Boy oh boy was I a nervous wreck!  I did feel a little better once I got them out of Michigan and on their way to Alabama.  Once the cookies arrived, my cousin let me know that there were only a couple of casualties. Whew! I was not happy about the broken cookies but I was sure happy that they all did not break and made it to her on time.

And here is one of them....

Would I do it again?  Yes!  My cousin said that the cookies were a hit and the girls loved them.

Thanks for stretching me Veronica.

Love you to crumbs!