We've got some major catching up to do on the blog!
I've managed to post pictures to Facebook and Instagram, but our poor blog has taken a back seat!
So, we're back!
This fall I donated some cake pops to our church youth group's Speed the Light auction.
Speed the Light provides equipment for missionaries around the world.
The above photo was French vanilla cake dipped in white chocolate with some autumn leaf sprinkles.
These were also for the STL auction. These were a red velvet cake...half were dipped in white chocolate and the other half in red candy melts (vanilla). Sprinkles were added for fun, of course. ;)
I also did 2 platters of decorated cookies. These were a pumpkin spice flavor cookie.
I hunted down a "base" recipe, but put my own spin on it. They were quite tasty if I do say so myself!
I also did some red velvet cake pops for a birthday girl this fall. Kiddos always get a kick out of cake pops. They've become a popular request for many birthday parties I've done.
I did these autumn cookies for my aunt who lives in Illinois. My parents were going back to visit family in the area and I know my aunt has a sweet tooth, so I wanted to send her something special.
In December, we had our ladies Christmas tea at church. This was my first year hosting a table. As a little take-home "favor" for each guest at their place setting, I made little bags of cookies tied up with ribbons. Our theme was "Night of Hope" so I wanted to do a custom cookie to match.
I did a "candy cane" theme at my table, so I also did some candy cane cookies for each guest.
This was my table. Simple, but fun. I look forward to hosting again next year!
Our ladies Bible study group had a Christmas party in December and we had a White Elephant gift exchange. I had no idea what to bring...and then it hit me. WHITE ELEPHANT COOKIES! Hilarious. Yet adorable. I wanted to make them a little Christmas-y...so I added mistletoe/holly-berries to their booties, hehe! I think they turned out cute!
We also had to bring a snack or treat to the party...so I brought some cake truffles. French vanilla cake dipped in white chocolate with Christmas sprinkles. Yum.
My last project for the year was some snowflake cookies.
We had a going-away potluck for someone at work and I always love to bring a dessert.
Snowflake cookies are one of my favorite Christmas/holiday/winter cookies to make.
I love them because you really can't mess them up.
Each one is unique and different.
There's no rhyme or reason to the design...and that's what's so fun about making them.
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season.
May your 2017 be filled with blessings.