DO I KNOW YOU!?!
I think I do. You look awfully familiar.
Were you in my Stats class? With the guy? Always drank Tim Hortons during class? You know the one?
Ohhhh it wasn't you. My bad, yo, my bad.
I have not seen you in a MINUTE my foodie homie. Fomie? Hoodie? No. That combination does not work because both of those are actually words already.
Anyways the moral of this intro is that I stinkin' miss you. I have been having a butt-ton-of-fun frolicking around decorating cookies and cakes and sending them to their forever homes but I miss spending my weekend mornings crafting up crazy new recipes and de-glutenizing them, too!
Speaking of which, as I am sure you know already this is not another new healthy recipe but instead it's a glimpse into an order for a 'Fabulous at 50' birthday party.
I *SWEAR* I am still making new recipes and testing them out. Just need to...you know....photograph them and all that jazz :D
Pardon all my Iphone pics, too. Lately the whole setting up a pretty little photo set has been...well...just difficult to find time for. So it's usually a quick snap with the iphone before I package up the cookies/cakes/cupcakes/cake pops/ah you get it by now/right??!
The cookies were made for a lady with a passion for design and the colour turquoise! I decided to do an ombre effect using a few shades of turquoise throughout.
Using mostly gold accents -- each cookie had a totally different feel!
I am a huge spazz that way. I hate feeling confined. Willy nilly? That's my style :D
Martini glasses are always fun to make. I love rimming them with crystal sugar! The only downside is the base becomes VERY fragile at the skinny part. What's that called? Any ideas? So I always make extras of these bad boys. And good thing, too, because a few didn't make it during the packaging process!
The theme for this next set of cookies was a French store front design. I wasn't really sure where to start or what to do with the cookie. Initially I was going to cut the edges of the hexagon off but then I figured I could make an awning using the strange top edges!
I like how they turned out for the most part but this is a case where my willy nilly sensibility was frustrating. But in the end they turned out..fab ;)
I also created some shading to add a rustic vibe to the walls and swirled the doors to make them look more wooden.
Let's have a closer look, mmmmmk?
She also requested a vanilla cake with the birthday girls name on it and the number '50'. The rest was just me imagining up swirls of turqoise. I also wanted to stick with the ombre theme of colours and create something with a lot of whimsy, and of course, style.
This is a 6-inch cake, and after decorating many large cakes -- the 6-inch was a great change! You wouldn't believe there were a whopping 5 layers of the most delicious vanilla cake. Home made really does make the difference, not just for cakes, but especially the frosting.
And this one piped like a dream <3
Can you see the ombre?
The frosting on top reminds me of the ocean. Kind of like a mermaid cake. That's not a thing, I know. BUT IF IT WAS.
And here is what the top looked like :
Baubles and sprinkles and glitter and FUN :D!
Hopefully she is feeling very fabulous at 50 indeed! I hope that the treats were just as fab!
Fun fact: this was the first vanilla cake I ever made for an order. Lots of chocolate, nary a vanilla in site.
I wonder why this is? As a chocolate lover myself I only diverge from chocolate with ice cream and cake where I much prefer the delicate yet distinct vanilla flavour. It's just so light. It's as if it's telling you -- hey I can't be chock full of calories, I am so fluffy and vanilla-y!
If only that were true!
Hopefully you all are well! Anything new with you? Recipe requests? QUESTIONS?!
INQUIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW.