Friday, August 22, 2014

Back to School theme cookies


Around here we have started our back to school count down. I can't believe my little girl is going to second grade!!
Seriously, where did the time go?

Is totally normal for me to introduce myself to the new teacher with bake goods,  do you send anything to the teacher the first day of school?

A nice set of back to school cookies is a great idea. This month, The Cookie Cutter Company is putting together a Back to School cookie set that I thought would be perfect for the beginning of the school year.
 


 
 
 
Let’s get some supplies and make some cookies:
-Or get the complete Back to School Cookie Cutter Set here.
-Americolor yellow, pink, red, black and green royal icing
-Couplers, pastry bags, tip #2 and squeeze bottles
-Leaf tip
-Black edible marker
-Black and pink sanding sugar
 
 

 





APPLE COOKIES

 

Start by outlining the cookie with black icing and then flooding with red. Add the green leaf and let the cookie dry for a few hours.

Once the icing has set, outline the apple and make the stem with black icing, sprinkle with black sanding sugar.
 
 
 
 
CATERPILLAR COOKIES
 

I am not into worms or caterpillars, but who wouldn’t like a cute pink caterpillar?



To make this cookie start by outlining the cookie with the pink icing and filling the body in alternating sections, letting the icing dry for a bit before flooding the tail and rest of the body.

Once the cookies are dry, add any details you might want. I only did a simple smile and eyes, but you can also add a fun bow or eye glasses. Add the tentacles and "feet" and sprinkle them with the pink sanding sugar.
 
 
 
CRAYON COOKIES
 
 

Crayon Cookies are super simple to make, I just  borrowed one of my kid’s crayons to get a similar design.
 
Outline the cookies with black icing; let the icing set a bit before flooding with the yellow color icing to avoid bleeding.

Let the cookie dry completely before adding the black details and the yellow squiggly lines. I used a black edible ink marker to write on the cookie.

 
 
 
 
 
 Happy cookie Decorating!!
I am curious, do you send anything to the teacher on the first day of school?
 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

August Marbled Cake for The Cake Slice Bakers




I have been baking with The Cake Slice Bakers on and off for quite some time. I promise myself to be more consistent as this is a great opportunity to try new recipes.

At this moment we our current book is Great Cakes – Carole Walter. Each month we have a choice of four recipes to bake, which is a great idea so you do not feel that you have to bake something that you are not really in the mood for.

Any way, this month I choose to bake the Marbled Cake, this cake should really be bake in a bundt cake pan, but I didn't have mine on hand so I opted to bake the cake in an 8 inch round cake pan.


 I have always love the combination of yellow cake with chocolate cake, this particular recipe has a tender and light crumb that is perfect for your morning or afternoon coffee.
I am not a fond of very sweet tasting cakes, so instead of using a chocolate glazed to drizzle over the cake, I just dusted mine with a little bit of confectioner's sugar.
 
The recipe doesn't disappoint, I will sure make it again.
 
 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Lalaloopsy Mermaid Theme Cookies

 
I adore how these cute Lalaloopsy Mermaid theme cookies turned out.
I am well aware of the Lalaloopsy show since I have two girls, but of course I had no idea that there were Lalaloopsy Mermaids!
 I think the Lalaloopsy dolls are cute, I just tend to be creep out a little bit about the eyes.



To make these cookies I used a Minnie Mouse cookie cutter for two designs and I hand cut the other two shapes for the other design.



Here is the complete set ready to party!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Fiesta Theme Cake


 Well, Happy Friday!
It's been over a month since my last post. What a busy Summer I have had around here.

I haven't baked a lot this Summer, after a back injury and other issues I decided to take some time off and just focus my "baking" time in other things.
I have done so much with the kids and I am sad that in just a few more weeks we will be welcoming cooler temperatures.

Any way, even if I haven't baked a lot lately, I still have a lot to share from past projects so today I want to start by sharing this festive and colorful cake with you.


 
  I made this Fiesta Theme Cake for one of my client's husband.
 The cake was lemon with raspberry buttercream covered in chocolate fondant.
 Details included festive maracas, Mexican hats  and a guitar.

 
I used yellow fondant for the maraca's colors and I use a small brush to pain some Americolor orange and green color on them .
 The guitar was pretty easy to make using a guitar cookie cutter.



Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Summer Luao Cookie Set "Sun-Flip Flop-Palm Tree"

 
Happy Summer !!
 
I hope you all are enjoying the warm weather and fun pool days. I am certainly soaking up as much as I can with my girls on the weekends.
 
Since Summer is in full swing, this month's tutorial for The Cookie Cutter Company is fun and bright letting you taste the beach and sunshine with this cookies.
  

To make these Summer Luau theme cookies you will need
 
-Couplers, pastry bags, tip #1,#2 and #3
-Black edible marker
-Black and white pearls
-Rolling pin
-Stitching tool
-Small brush
-Paring knife
-Small tweezers

 
 


-Royal icing in Americolor yellow, pink, brown and green

-Small amount of pink fondant with tools mentioned above

 
PALM TREEE COOKIE
 


Begin by outlining the palm tree’s leaves with green royal icing and tip #2.
Instead of flooding the cookie make a lot of small lines in different directions to create some texture and movement to the leaves.

To make the trunk, make V shapes as pictured above.


 
Wait a few minutes to complete the trunk to create a puffy and nice seam between the V shapes.
 

 
 
SUN FACE COOKIE
 
 

 
Outline and flood the sun cookies, while the icing is still wet, pipe 2 dots of pink icing for the chicks and drop to black pearls for the eyes.
 


 
Allow the cookies to dry completely
 before adding the mouth and eye details using the black food marker


 
 
 
PALM TREE COOKIES
 
I absolutely love the way these cookies turned out, and just a word of wisdom, these cookies are not mean to be ship; the strap would break in a heartbeat.
 

 
 
Outline and flood the cookies.
To make the Hibiscus flowers, while the icing is still wet simply pipe a circle shape using #1 tip and pink flood icing.  
 

 
 
Use a toothpick to drag from the outside edge of the circle, toward the inside, creating the Hibiscus flower.

 
Drop a white pear in the middle of each flower

 
 
Let the cookie dry completely overnight before making and attaching the flip flop’s straps.
Make a small tube using plastic wrap; you will insert this inside the rectangle to open up the straps.

 
Making the fondant Straps:
Roll out the pink fondant using a rolling pin to about 1/8" thickness, using the paring knife or a pizza cutter and a ruler as a guide, cut 4 strips of fondant of about ½ “ wide and 3” long.
This measurement is only a guide for this specific flip flop cookies cutter, if you are using a small cutter, you will certainly need smaller straps.
 


Attach straps to the cookies using a dot of royal icing




And there you have it!!
Thank you for your support and stopping by the blog!