Archive | December, 2009

Merry Christmas!!!

25 Dec

I want to take the time this Christmas Eve to wish all my Sugar Friends a very Merry Christmas. To me Christmas is all about family and being thankful for all that I have in life! I have a great family who I love with all my heart and I am soo glad to be able to celebrate another Christmas with them all. My mom has been very sick this past year and I thank GOD that she is here with us for Christmas and I pray that she is here with us for many more!!! This past year has been very tough on my family as well as many of yours as well so I pray that the coming new year brings us a very blessed 2010!!

MERRY CHRISTMAS !!!

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Decorating Christmas Cookies with the Family and some great Friends

25 Dec

Last weekend me and the family got together to do our yearly tradition of decorating Christmas Cookies together…this year we had some of my cousins join us as well as my sons good friends from school. We had the time of our lives and this day will be one that I will forever remember! I love nothing better than to hang out with family and friends, to me there is just nothing better! For some of those who joined us for Cookie Decorating this was their very first time decorating cookies and I feel that they truly did a great job!! I worked all morning preparing my favorite sugar cookie recipe,  my homemade Cream Cheese recipe,  I also whippped up some poured fondant which is soo tasty on Cookies and  we also used Royal Icing too!  With lots of colored sprinkles and some pretty colored sugars we got busy decorating christmas cookies, ohh and eating a few in the process, lol.

Below are some of the photos from our fantastic day of Decorating Sugar Cookies 2009 ….I just love sharing photos with all of you so I hope that you enjoy looking at all of our them!!!!

 

Top Row….Mike D, Andy, Evan, Jake

Bottom Row…..Scott, Me  Jeff, Ryan

Me and my Cousin Greg he is sooo Cute isn’t he!!! 

Mike, Andy, Evan, Jake

Scott, Me, Jeff, Ryan

 

Scott, Andy and my Cousin Sue

Ohhh my gosh that table is such a mess…I will say the kitchen was a nightmare to clean up when we were finished..thanks to my mommy for cleaning it all up for me, I was soo wore out I did not have the energy to clean it up after working on everything all day long.

Evan, Andy and Jake

 

My cousin Kelly, She is into those Cookies

 

A little Chatting and Cookie Eating!!!

 

Jake with his Character Cookie that he decorated…he is soo proud!!

 

Me and my Favorite Cousin Sue

 

Me with my cousins Rachel, Kelly, and Rhonda

 

My mom Checking in on the Boys decorating their cookies

 

Evan and Andy working away on cookies!

 

Evan in a serious conversation here!

 

The following pics are some of the cookies the boys decorated!!

 

My little Gingerbread Cookie I did…he is soo cute!

 

Some of my other cookies

 

More cookies done by the kids!

 

Cookies my cousins decorated

 

My son Ryan’s cookie

 

My large cucake cookie!!

Sugar Cookie Christmas Scene makes a great Centerpiece for the Holidays

8 Dec

I taught my members how to create this Sugar Cookie Scene Centerpiece during one of my live web classes recently for my cake decorating friends over at www.cakedecoratingwithdonna.com

I baked 2 large square sugar cookies and cut a window in one of the cookies so that I could showcase my gumpaste Snowman…then I stood the 2 pieces of sugar cookie up to resemble an open book and secured them to my cake board with royal icing, ohh what would we do without royal icing at Christmas time….. once setup I covered them in white buttercream icing to give the look of snow….. I then added a gumpaste santa that is taking a break from delivering Christmas gifts so he is sitting back having some tasty snow cookies which the snowman is very busy making and selling…lol. The christmas tree is gumpaste and cut from a cookie cutter and small squares of gumpaste give the look of presents under the tree…and the snow cookies are just snowballs in a basket all made from gumpaste. I had the best time sharing with all my members how to create this adorable Cookie Scene that would make a great Centerpiece for the Holidays…..

This project is also something that I am sure the children would have a blast making and adding their own special touches. I hope that you enjoyed seeing my latest creation and I pray that all is well with you and your household this holiday season…. May you be Blessed!!!!!!!

                   

 

Snowmen Cupcake Toppers

8 Dec

I am soo excited to share with all of you…my sugar friends my latest creation, they are my adorable snowmen cupcake toppers that are just too cute to eat!  My Snowmen fondant toppers can be made to match any theme or decor for that special Holiday Celebration. They are so cute sitting on a soft base of sweet buttercream icing…..I will post pictures of them sitting on cupcakes for you to see a little later!

Gumpaste Gingerbread Man Figurine

2 Dec

Baking Gumpaste Gingerbread Man Figurine

With Christmas just around the corner I have been creating some Holiday Gumpaste Figurines and this baking gingerbread man is one of my first ones this season….I created a grey cookie sheet and used a pastry tip to cut out the round gumpaste cookies and a miniature flower blossom to create little gingerbread cookies….to create the icing for the gumpaste cookies I took gumpaste and tore it in small pieces then added water to it to create a look of royal icing for my gumpaste cookies. The sprinkles were the real sprinkles that you would use on real cookies, I had the best time with the gumpaste cookies I have always loves creating miniatures since I started working with fondant and gumpaste so they were alot of fun!!!

 

I have a dvd coming out very soon that will take you through the steps to create a Gumpaste Santa, the Gingerbread Man below and an Elf that is nothing but adorable…When the dvd is available the information will be posted here on my blog.