Monday, November 17, 2014

Rocket Ship Cookies

I made rocket ship cookies for a space themed baby shower. "We love you to the moon and back," I love that! I had so much fun making these and loved getting a new cookie cutter - any excuse, right?  

Thank you Magan for your business! I enjoyed making these! 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Pumpkin Cookies

This year I decided to make some pumpkin cookies that look a bit more realistic. I love the 3D look with the leaves and vines. They turned out exactly how I planned.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Halloween Cats & Spider Webs

Saturday Central Texas SPCA hosts it's annual Barktoberfest this weekend.  This is such a fun day for people to come out with their dogs, dress up in costumes and visit booths for free goodies. The goal is to raise money for the SPCA and to find these dogs their forever homes!  I baked some cookies for the bake sale to help raise money!

(boo on the butter bleed - downfall of making cookies in a humid climate!)

Monday, September 1, 2014

Spiderman, Batman, and Princess Cookies

My cousins are turning the big 5 today and I decided to make them each a cookie to go with the presents my mom is sending them. I emailed their sister to get an inside on their current favorites and of course super heroes were at the top of the list for the boys, Jack and Cooper, and anything princess for Kate.  As per my usual, I sketched out my plans and went to work!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Wine Bottles & Wine Glass Cookies

I made two dozen cookies for a wine party for my mom this weekend! I am so excited to be baking and decorating again! I love seeing all my cookie ideas come to fruition and am so pleased when I can actually create what's in my head! Loving these!! 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Airplane Cookies

I made these cookies for my friend Katie's travel themed baby shower that I co-hosted with two other ladies. The invitations were plane tickets and the cookies were the favors, each had a sticker that said "thanks for flying with us." I love them! These cookies were made earlier this month and I completely forgot to post them. 

Monday, August 25, 2014

Butter Cream Rose Cookies

Another order of rose cookies! I baked quite a few cookies this weekend and among those were a dozen rose cookies for a friend. Her friend just welcomed a little granddaughter into the family and she wanted to give her some cookies as a small gift and congratulations!  I hope she loves them!  

Friday, August 22, 2014

Rose Cookies

I am slowly getting back into baking. I bake some cookies, wait 6 months and then bake some more.  Here are some rose, butter cream cookies that I made for a birthday party! These are so easy to do and I have made them before!  Really, i think these are my personal favorite cookies. I usually don't eat my own cookies, but I always try one of these! I have a lot of cookie ideas rolling around in my head and I hope to get back into gear and start decorating again! It's so fun and I love thinking of what to do next!  So for now, here are some pretty, pink roses!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Hand Print Christmas Ornaments

I have a Christmas in July post!  I ordered our family's Christmas stockings yesterday and I am already planning out Christmas gifts and cookie platters! I am getting a bit ahead of myself, but thought I would go ahead and post these ornaments that I made last year.

Last December I stopped by Michaels and purchased a package of 4 glass ball ornaments, some glue, ribbon, and glitter.  At the time our kids were not quite 11 months old and still liked to clinch their fists, so I knew this was going to be a difficult task, but it was so worth the effort.

I poured glue on paper plates and let them swirl around one hand in it. Then I carefully handed them the ball and tried to flatten out their fingers. T's (the red hand print) was perfect. She grabbed it and then let go. That ornament was done in one shot! C's (the green hand print) took two tries because he did clinch his fist immediately after letting go of the ball smearing the glue. I had to do the print again and he was totally up for playing with more glue so I heard no complaints from him.

Once you have the hand prints you can take a Q-Tip and touch up where glue didn't hit, like the center of their palms or right where the base of the finger meets the palm. After a few touch ups I dipped the ball in a pile of glitter I had poured onto separate plates. I rolled it back and forth insuring I covered all the glue with glitter.

These are by far my favorite ornaments on the tree now and I will always remember making these with them and will treasure seeing their tiny hand prints in the future as I unpack all of our Christmas ornaments!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

blueberry muffins

I have been on the look out for a healthier muffin recipe that I could make for breakfast for my kiddos and came across a whole wheat strawberry muffin recipe on pinterest, find it here. I thought I would take a shot at it Saturday morning before the kids got up. Well, my little girl was already wide awake so I enlisted her services to stir as I added ingredients to the mixing bowl. She did a fantastic job!  

This was a last minute decision so the first issue I ran into was the small, insignificant fact that I didn't have strawberries or strawberry yogurt. Hmm. I had to improvise with what I had so I made blueberry muffins, which turned out wonderful. I will say, while I think they are delicious because I do not particularly like sweet muffins, Husband did think they were a little bland.

Whole Wheat Strawberry Blueberry Muffins
1 cup of all-purpose flour
1 cup of whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
2 eggs
5 ounces blueberry yogurt ( my little container was 5 oz and it worked fine)
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
3 tablespoons melted butter
2 teaspoons vanilla (I added more because i love vanilla)
3/4 cup of small frozen blueberries

1. Preheat oven to 400*. Line muffin pan with wrappers and slightly grease.
2. in a large bowl combine both cups of flour, baking soda, baking powder, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Stir until well mixed. 
3. In another bowl whisk eggs, yogurt, vanilla, brown sugar, and butter. 
4. Combine both bowls together and stir until combined. 
5. Fold in blueberries. 
6. Scoop batter into muffin tray. 
7. Bake for 12-15 minutes.  

Enjoy!  I froze the rest so we will have them ready to go in a pinch in the future! 

Monday, April 28, 2014

Mickey & Minnie Themed 1st Birthday Party

My two turned one in January and I am just now getting around to posting this. I baked up a storm the Saturday before their party making both cupcakes and cookies. It started very simple, I thought to myself, "I want a minnie and mickey themed party and I will make some easy cupcakes with yummy frosting topped with mickey shaped sprinkles."  I found some mickey shaped sprinkles at a baking shop near me and had to buy them! 

And then I went crazy and spent way too much time in the kitchen making cookies and cupcakes, but they turned out adorable if I don't say so myself!  I used the mickey cookie cutter to make all the  mickeys and minnies and then hand cut and shaped each minnie bow for the cookies. I also made all the fondant pieces for the ears and bows. 

I ordered a bunch of signs off of Etsy and spent hours cutting out all the individual pieces, but they added so much to the party! I just loved them! My husband made the birthday invitations (which I do not have a picture of), the food signs, and the sign on the front door!I love that I got to re-use my holiday wreath.   I bought three plain condiment bottles and drew a mickey head on each one. I loved that little addition!

5/13/14 Update: I was contacted by a sweet lady from 1stWishes who is on the look out for great children's birthday parties. She let me know that my mickey and minnie mouse cookies were chosen to receive a Fabulous 1st badge!  That is so exciting!  

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Butter Cream Frosting Christmas Cookies

Hi World!  I am back, it may be fleeting, but I am here for now!  I feel like I have been away forever, when in reality it's only been a year.  Wow, a whole year!  I have taken a mild hiatus because Husband and I have been up to our elbows in babies, diapers, and laundry the past year. My two little ones will be one in a month!  Baby Girl is beautiful with strawberry hair and bright blue eyes; she is too smart for her own good and gets into everything, but is easily forgiven with a quick look at her toothy smile!  Baby Boy has dark hair and brownish green eyes, just like his mama, with a bashfully shy smile and has been trademarked by his "zombie" crawl.  Life is finally settling down and I wanted to practice baking again before their first birthday!

I made some cookies, but frosted them in a different, easier way than I normally do!  In about 2 hours I had 36 poinsettias and 36 Christmas Trees baked, frosted, and my kitchen cleaned. It worked out well and was a great way to make my way back in.  These are my regular sugar cookies with butter cream frosting. I made them to hand out to my awesome, amazing neighbors all over my neighborhood. I packaged up 10 little boxes of cookies and gave them out. These are some of my favorite cookies and I just love them with the butter cream.  If only they were a bit more sturdy and could be wrapped and given out as favors!  

I forgot how much I like baking until I was rolling out my dough and flour was, inevitably, all over me!  The oven was heating and it was a cool night, so it felt nice and the house smelled like warm sugar cookies.  

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Temporarily Not Taking Cookie Orders

I am sorry for my blogging absence the past couple of months.  Husband and I found out in June that I was pregnant and then a few weeks later found out it was twins.  I haven't been baking the past couple of months and with newborn twins  at home, I have decided to close up shop for now.  

I apologize for any inconvenience!

*Christine *

Friday, September 28, 2012


* 2012, 10th Annual Barktoberfest *
Saturday, September 29th 9:30a- 2 pm at Old Settlers Park

This is a wonderful event to help raise money and to help to save innocent pet lives and to find orphans a forever home!

What can you expect? Fun, games, food, cake walks, moonwalks, face painting, arts & crafts, a 3k walk and a dog costume contest!

Come out! Bring your dog! Support the SPCA!!

These are the cookies I made for tomorrow's bake sale! 

These cookies were made for last year and the year before! 

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Engagement Ring Cake

My sister and one of my best friends got engaged on Friday night and he really was able to surprise her!  After the engagement they come up to my parent's house where we were all able to help celebrate! In honor of the her engagement, I made a chocolate cake shaped into a ring with a big 'ole diamond on top!  The diamond was covered in edible glitter, but the picture really just doesn't do it any justice!  
Congratulations you two!!

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Whoopie Pies

I actually made these for a Memorial Day pool party, but these are also perfect for the 4th of July!  Here's the link on how to make them.  This time I used white cake mixes and dyed one red and one blue!  I used butter cream frosting, but cream cheese frosting would be just as delicious!  

Happy 4th of July!