Sunday, December 26, 2010

Holly Berry Cupcakes

Not wanting to arrive empty handed to my in-laws home for Christmas dinner, I whipped these cupcakes up after breakfast on Christmas morning.  I fashioned holly berries and leaves out of marzipan, which I brushed with luster dust. Placed on top of these yellow cupcakes piped with vanilla bean Swiss meringue buttercream, these were a delicious and festive treat.  I hope your holidays were just as sweet!  Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Chocolate Orange Peanut Bark

Delightful dark bittersweet chocolate is mixed with peanuts and orange zest to make this wonderful gift box with a healthy kick!  Flavonoids from the dark chocolate, monounsaturated fat and vitamin E from the peanuts and a little hit of vitamin C from the orange zest makes this an easy gift to give.  Available year-round, contact me for pricing.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Holiday Cookie Decorating Kit

What kid (or kid-at-heart) doesn't love to decorate Christmas cookies? The good news is the stores have been carrying the cookies since Halloween. Wait a minute! Who wants 2 month old cookies? And, have you ever checked out the ingredients? Bad news!

How's this for an alternative? My "Christmas Cookie Kit" comes complete with a piping bag of Royal Icing (simply sugar and meringue powder), small candies and dragees and freshly baked chocolate or gingerbread cookies (flour, sugar, butter, eggs, and chocolate or molasses and spices). The kit comes freshly made for you! All you need to do is sit back and enjoy the fun the kids are having. If you are lucky, you'll get to sneak a few delicious bites!

You might never consider store bought again! A kit contains 12 cookies in chocolate, gingerbread or both, 2 bags of royal icing (this allows two kids to decorate at the same time) and an assortment of seasonal candies.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Festive Snowflake Cookies

These delectable 5-inch Snowflake Cookies are available in chocolate or gingerbread, and are decorated with royal icing, sanding sugar and sometimes silver dragees. 

They come individually wrapped in a simple celophane bag and are finished with a seasonal closure which can be customized to your demands.

These cookies, made with the finest butters, spices and/or chocolate, make a great teacher's gift, gift for neighbour or grandparent, as well as a terrific stocking stuffer. Each cookie is unique and tastes terrific! Special shout-out to my hand model, Josie, for helping out by holding the cookie!