Tag Archives: decorating

DIY: Colored Sprinkles

For that same pink and grey baby shower, I was asked to make takeaway gifts. I decided sugar cookies were the best option because they taste great, and could easily be made colorful.  Unfortunately, I couldn’t find the shade of colored sprinkles I was looking for in any stores, but then the DIY gods smiled […]

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Pumpkin Macarons

Happy Halloween! I should start off by telling you there’s no pumpkin in this recipe, but a hefty amount of pumpkin pie spice. ‘Pumpkin Pie Spiced Macarons’ is just a super long and not catchy name for a cookie, so there ya go. Plus, well… they look like pumpkins! I’ve made french macarons before, so […]

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Rockstar Cupcakes

Check out some cute manly cupcakes I made for a Rock ‘n Roll birthday party for a totally rockin’ dude. I used my chocolate cupcake base with a vanilla buttercream frosting. I topped each cupcake with a skull and crossbones made from royal icing, and drew on their little, precious manly faces with edible marker. I […]

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Vanilla Cupcakes

I hope you all had a Merry Christmas, if you were celebrating, and otherwise I hope you had a lovely weekend. I’m on vacation with my family in Florida; 9 of us staying in a 3 bedroom house. The good news is there are plenty of people to feed, and seemingly endless requests for baked […]

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Peppermint Frosting

‘Tis  the season for all things minty, at least that’s how I feel. I had a holiday order for cupcakes recently, and I suggested chocolate cupcakes with peppermint frosting to the client. It didn’t take any persuading. This is a super simple peppermint buttercream that you can use to top your favorite chocolate cupcake recipe, this […]

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Belated Easter (and Passover) wishes

So I hope you and yours had a wonderful Easter and/or Passover. Here are some of the goodies I had at my Easter/Passover party, which included a decorate your own Easter Egg Cookie station (I made egg-shaped cookies and left out a smattering of frostings and sprinkles), matzah bark, and macaroons. Recipes for the latter […]

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Decorated Shortbread Sugar Cookies

I’ve always wanted to decorate sugar cookies, but I was pretty hesitant because it seemed kind of involved for something that would be eaten rather quickly. Now, I’m not going to say this was easy – though the cookies were super easy to make and YUMMMMMY! – but it was a lot of fun, and […]

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