Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Fondant Birds - Cupcake Toppers

Two kinds of cupcake toppers - picks and circles:


These birds are as cute as can be, and are pretty easy to make.  I used two different sized leaf cutters(you can buy here) to make the body of the bird and the wing:

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Sweet Shortcuts - No-Bake Chocolate Pie

As I've said before, not everyone has the time to bake elaborate creations.  This recipe is perfect when you're in a rush, and I promise that it's delicious!

I got this recipe from a Keebler graham cracker crust, but decided to switch it up and do an Oreo crust.  All you need is:


Monday, July 8, 2013

Doctor Who TARDIS Cake!

I had lunch with my friend Cortnie yesterday - she's a great friend, and we share a love of books and baking.  (She's a co-founder and senior editor at BiblioFiend, an amazing resource for book lovers.)  We were talking about making cakes from our favorite books and movies, and how cool a Golden Snitch or Quidditch cake would be, and she said, "What about a TARDIS cake?"  We sort of grinned at each other and said, "Let's do it right now!"

For those of you unfamiliar with Doctor Who, a TARDIS is a machine that can transport the Doctor to any place or any time in the world.  On the outside, it looks like a London police box, and that's what we decided to make!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

4th of July Cookies!

I wanted to do something really simple for the 4th of July - these cookies are easily packaged and are portable for taking to your celebrations.  I adore cupcakes, but transporting them is not always easy, and the frosting can start to melt in the July heat.

I got this amazing sugar cookie recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction, and slightly altered it.  The cookies came out so moist and tender with a tiny bit of crunch.  Absolute heaven.

Instead of mixing the red, white, and blue sprinkles in the dough like she did, I just sprinkled them on top of the cookies before putting them in the oven.  I also added two minutes to the baking time, but perhaps my oven is finicky.

Aren't they cute? 

FYI - I made the circle around the plate out of cupcake wrappers - so adorable!  This type of wrapper goes around the cupcake when it comes out of the oven, and I got them here:  Bella Cupcake Couture.

Hope you have a fabulous 4th of July...be safe!
- Sugar Baby

Monday, July 1, 2013

Sweet Shortcuts - Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Ice cream sandwiches made with chocolate chip cookies are SO good, and they are easy to make!  This is a shortcut because I bought the jumbo chocolate chunk cookies at a bakery to save time.  Softer cookies work better for this project.

Just place the cookies face up:

Scoop some ice cream and place it on the cookie:

Then close it up, and press down lightly.  I also rolled the sides in mini chocolate chips!

Tomorrow, I'm going to post some 4th of July cookies that are super cute!
- Sugar Baby