Sunday, September 26, 2010

Birthday Cookies

I haven't done any decorated cookies in quite a while and I'm anxious to get back to it. Every three months at school, we have a birthday celebration for those whose birthday fell in the past three months. Each time a different group of teachers is responsible for the food and can choose any theme they want. This time it's our turn, the elementary teachers, and we decided to throw a real "kids" birthday party( elementary school, get it?!)
I'll be making marshmallow creme-filled cupcakes as well as these simple, but colorful, fun cookies. I actually had the round cookies frozen and was waiting for some opportunity to use them- this was the perfect excuse!

                                                All set up and ready to go

                                                dots and squiggly lines- fun to do!

                                         happy faces- frosting was a bit runny but they're still happy!

                                                  Hope the teachers like them!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The joy of my life

Almost the whole summer has passed without a post. I spent my entire summer with this gorgeous creature above! Who has time for cookies and cakes when that little girl is so delicious to kiss and hug!?
Ronny is 3 months old now , summer is over and school is back in session. How nice for me that my daughter lives so close to school- I can just drop in for my daily "fix" on the way home from work!
Actually, I've been fairly busy lately with some baking in the few "spare" hours I have between schoolwork , Ronny , husband and other children!
A colleague at school wanted a cake to celebrate a niece's entrance into first grade. I have been wanting to make a cupcake cake for a while now and this seemed like the perfect opportunity. The cake is made in the shape of an "alef"- the equivalent of "A" and also "first grade" in Hebrew. There were 30 chocolate cupcakes with a yellow tinted cheese buttercream frosting. The writing is cutout fondant letters.  It was a hit at the party (she requested two more(!) for other parties)  and I had lots of fun making it.Hopefully there will be more to come.