Yes! Piñata cupcakes. No super bowl is complete without fabulous baked goods! I baked strawberry cupcakes and the cut the centers out. I filled the cavity with these CUTE sprinkles and then trimmed and replaced the top. Some homemade almonds buttercream frosting completely conceals the part that I cut out. Completely innocent regular cupcakes as… Continue reading Piñata Cupcakes
On the first Friday of the month I make macarons. This week I decided on these Tiramisu Macarons. They just look so pretty! How could I resist? I got called in at the last minute to play in my church’s handbell choir for rehearsal on Thursday evening. This put me in kind of a time crunch… Continue reading Tiramisu Macarons? Absolutely!
There are some advantages to being an engineer with the soul of a baker; one of those advantages is that I know how to figure quantities and pricing (I was a bridge engineer for a couple of years, and his is how new engineers get their feet wet.) But we aren’t all engineers, Elizabeth, how… Continue reading But How Much Do I Charge?
I have an order for a first birthday party…well, really the order is for the grown ups at the party. I want macrons and scones, said no child ever. I know how to make macarons, but I’ve never made scones “correctly”. I have been browsing blogs about baking and found this how-to on making flakey… Continue reading Mmmm, Scones
I don’t know if I’ve talked about my ultimate goal with my bakery or not. I’ll tell you about it, but first…I have my first standing order for cookies! I’m so excited (and nervous). My BIG goal (around September 2020, when I retire) is to have a space that has a bakery (with a full… Continue reading Cookies for Sale!
I made my samples to take to our local coffee house/comedy theatre on Saturday. I made chocolate chip and snickerdoodles “bakery sized” last night. The chocolate chip cookies have a ton of chocolate chips and are studded with mini M&Ms. The snickerdoodles are soft and delicious as usual (they always remind me of my mom;… Continue reading Monster Cookies
Pete’s birthday is today and his girlfriend Sara asked me to make his birthday cake. We decided on Black Forest cake because he’s been talking about some drink with cherry liquor and amaretto in it. And I know he loves chocolate! So, it should be perfect. I’ve only had Black Forest cake once and I… Continue reading Pete’s Birthday Cake