Sunday, July 17, 2011

40th birthday cookies

I had a lot of fun making these cookies for a surprise 40th birthday party for my sweet neighbor Beth.   This was my first real party platter, and I was quite pleased with how they turned out.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Chocolate cake with strawberries

I made this cake for a coworker's brother's birthday.   She requested a dark chocolate cake with chocolate covered strawberries.   Since she won't be serving it til tomorrow, I did not put the strawberries on top yet - she can do that before serving.

The funny thing about this cake is it's actually the second one I made for this donation customer.   I had the date wrong, so I made a cake and strawberries LAST Friday and brought them into the office.  Once I realized my error, my coworkers were treated to an afternoon "mistake cake break".    No one seemed to mind - in fact, several of them said they hoped I made these kind of mistakes moer often!  It was a good trial run for the cake - and everyone seemed to like it.

Thank you for the donation, Mary T.!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July

Fourth of July has always been one of my favorite holidays.   This year was no exception - I got to make lots of red, white and blue treats for various holiday festivities this weekend! 

I made these flag cake bites for my block party - they were a big hit!   I saw the presentation idea here and immediately knew I had to do it.

The weekend festivities started out with a dessert potluck at work - the perfect excuse to try out the flag cake I'd been eying at Glorious Treats!     It was much easier to make than I thought - and a lot of fun to cut into.   I actually made three of these cakes - one for the potluck, one for a coworker (thank you for the donation, Marie!!), and one for our neighborhood block party.    Didn't get very good pix of the inside (as I've said before, my food photography needs some work).

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Graduation cookies

My nephew graduated from high school last weekend . . . I made these cookies for him to celebrate :)

Friday, July 1, 2011

Some recent cake bite orders!

Two wonderful co-workers ordered cake bites for events recently . . . .

Here are 12 dozen cake bites for Kathleen.  She was having a 60th anniversary party for her in-laws and ordered chocolate, lemon and strawberry cake bites.  She told me they were a hit at the party!

Becky ordered 4 dozen cake bites for her son's 2nd birthday this weekend.   She gave me the cute dinosaur sprinkles - I think they turned out cute!

Thank for your donations, Kathleen and Becky!