Friday, February 20, 2015

A Few Forgotten Belated Valentine Cookies...

 I always vowed that I would stay on top of my blogging and not be late.
However, we've had some personal/family/health issues going on.
My hubby spent a weekend in the hospital 2 weeks ago with some health concerns...
So I barely squeaked these cookies out on time for my daycare kids Valentine's Day party.
Admittedly, they are not my finest work...but I think my kiddos enjoyed them.
With all that's been going on, I considered postponing the kids party, but I just couldn't disappoint them, so I popped these cookies out pretty quick.  Like I said, not my finest...but the kids were happy...and that makes me happy.

 I run a childcare/preschool business by day and we always try to have special days on holidays.
We did Valentine's Day coloring, stories, treats, and exchanged cards.
The kids all wore red/pink/white.  It was a fun day.
These cookies were also done in my new flavor Raspberry Vanilla with Raspberry Glaze.
My hubby is not a "berry" kind of it wasn't his favorite flavor, but everyone else seemed to really enjoy it.
Things continue to be busy around here...gearing up for baby shower cookies and wedding cake pops!  I will also be taking St. Patrick's Day orders, so if you are in need of a dessert in us today to book your date!
Hope you all are staying warm this winter!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

A Bake Sale & A Birthday...

 This past week, our church had a bake sale to benefit the kids' ministry.
I don't have young children involved in the kids' ministry, but I feel strongly about reaching out to our children and young people if I can.  And with my passion for baking/decorating, I was so excited to jump at this opportunity to help out.
 I did a dozen heart mini-packs.  I always love doing mini-packs.  Minis are fun to make and fun to eat!  Some of my baking friends aren't fond of doing minis as they can be intricate and time-consuming, but I love them!  And people seem to really enjoy them too!
 I thought minis would be ideal for any of the kids who bought sweets, minis are just so much fun to pop into your mouth and eat on the go!
 Then I did some medium and large hearts.  These were all done with piped rosettes that I made ahead of time.  I also added some "lace-work" on a few of them.
 I did a little experimenting with my basic sugar cookie recipe and tried out a new flavor.
And as it turned out...I thought they were quite tasty!
The new flavor combination I did was Raspberry-Vanilla Cookies with Raspberry Glaze.
 This flavor will now be a part of my regular offering when clients order.
I had forgotten to share this cake pop bouquet I made last month for a birthday gift!
It was my pastor's wife's birthday and I decided to share a little sweetness with her because she is so sweet!
Happy birthday Ms. Amy!