Saturday, February 27, 2010

Chocolate Dipped Oreos and A Soldier's Blessing Mix

Just some Bake Sale Items... guess this could be Cookie Ministry Week 3

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Cookie Ministry Week 2

Dry Roasted Peanut Butter Cookies

Hope they like them!

Tutorial: Cheater Petit Fours

Okay, so have you seen this! This super cheater petit four recipe?! Really it is all over the web. here, and here and now I am adding a tutorial as well.

Yes, you start with these:
Your children will squeal!
Trim them into squares, as the family waits for the bits of snacks.

Get your rolled fondant out (recipe here) Okay, so take my word on this...don't use the store bought fondant, make your own. You will love fondant if you make your own, if you use the store bought fondant you will not be happy!
The biggest part of this tip, don't roll the pieces out like I did. By the time you get to the last square it will be to dry to form around your bitty cake piece.
If you wrap your cake and it crack, don't cry. the warmth of your fingers will make it flexible and you will be able to have a smooth edge.
See, if you have a round of rolled fondant, you can form it over the cake much easier.
The bottoms don't have to be perfect...right?!

Color some fondant green for leaves, and pink and yellow for flowers

To get the tiny flowers to adhere to your fondant topped cakes, just use a little drop of water. Place in mini cupcake liners for presentation.

Are you surprised?! Total cheater, huh?! But big bang presentation!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Petit Fours (Cheater Style)

I have been making these sweet little treats this week. Will you join me tomorrow as I make two more dozen, and will tell you all the little secrets?! Yes, these are super cheater! You will love making these for the people you adore. I am sending them along for the Chaplain's Wives Dinner this week (although sadly I cannot attend).

Monday, February 8, 2010

Cookie Ministry Week 1

We are going to begin a weekly cookie ministry (aka bribery) for the Chaplain of the 3-1 125th BSB.
WEEK ONE: Loaded m&m Towne Cookies

You will Love these ideas for Made by Me Monday!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Homemade Cupcake Wrappers and Picks

Have you ever had a huge kitchen fail? After I spent the evening cleaning my oven from the cupcake fail (previous post) I started over, with a cheat (doctor mix) and home made Magnolia Buttercream Icing.

Creating your own picks is really easy, and you can customize with whatever your theme is... here we were cheering the Colts on for the Superbowl...sniff, sniff...

And to dress up a cupcake, making a sweet outfit for it is perfect (aka a cupcake wrapper)
When you are using writing on your paper (printed myself) make sure you label your template top and bottom (as you see in my picture, another fail!) It all worked out in the long run!
Oh, and you can make your own template with whatever size cupcake liner you are baking in, see, just cut a bit larger than the liner itself! Easy Peasy!
These were the supplies I used. Printed papers (the grass was purchased at Hobby Lobby) glue runner, paper cutter, card stock (for template) a 2D tip for the icing and paper shreds for the cupcake stand.

Keeping it real or Cupcake FAIL

Culinary School does not guarantee perfection every time. New recipe, new elevation, new oven for this recipe = cupcake fail. No tears like in Julie and Julia though, you see, because this is not the first time;) But it is only sugar, flour, salt and eggs, hmmmm, maybe the chocolate could make me cry. Clean up. Start over. The end.