Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Christmas Cookie Kit

Unlike any cookie kit available in the stores, my "Christmas Cookie Kit" comes freshly made for you with 12 ready-to-decorate chocolate or gingerbread cookies (flour, sugar, butter, eggs, and chocolate or molasses and spices), a piping bag of royal icing (simply sugar and meringue powder), small candies and dragees. This is very different from the store-bought variety which has been sitting around for months! 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! $20 per kit.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Christmas Sugar Cookies

The Christmas season is just about here, and I am now taking Christmas orders.  Over the next few days I will post the cookie packages available for order now and available for pick-up until December 23rd; cake and cupcake ideas to follow.  Today I am posting the two sugar cookie packages available.  These delicious all butter sugar cookies are flecked with vanilla bean seeds (so yummy!) and are individually iced with a sweet royal icing. 

The large platter (above) includes 20 cookies as shown, comes boxed and costs $44.

The small platter (above) includes 10 cookies as shown, comes boxed and costs $22.

If you are interested in individual cookies, they come packaged in a clear celophane bag and range in price from $2 to $3 each.  They make perfect stocking stuffers!

Contact me to place your order.  Tomorrow - the first of the gingerbread cookie options.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Baby Shower Cake for Twins

About to welcome twins to the family, grandmother Sandy and aunt Ali came to me with a very special cake request for the baby shower.  The father-to-be of the twin boys cannot wait to take his sons fishing.  He told his mom that he expects he will be spending a lot of time untangling fishing lines in the years to come and Sandy wanted this to be the inspiration for the cake!   I sculpted two adorable little babies in diapers with fishing rods in their hands.  Their lines are already tangled!    Since there is a long-standing hockey rivalry between Ali and her brother I created a Leaf mascot teddy bear and a Penquins mascot "stuffie" which I imagined the little boys would drag around everywhere. 

The "water" of the stream is full of fish and rocks and a pair of rubber ducks bob along too.  At the edge of the water sit a couple of turtles, reeds and rushes "grow" under the dock, yellow finches gather, and it appears the boys left their bouncy balls beside one of the evergreen bushes.

I made this cake in brown sugar marble, with brown sugar Swiss meringue buttercream under the homemade fondant and each slice was served with a delicious caramel sauce.  It was a real privilege to make this cake for the growing family and I wish them all much happiness and love in the months and years ahead!