Thursday, December 23, 2010

We noticed this sign from one of the ranches in our neighborhood. Love the simplicity of it, as well as, the message.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

This are the snowflake cookies that I made for our annual neighborhood cookie exchange. Even though I have my favorites, I change it up every year and challenge myself with a new cookie. I love the way they turned out. They are far from perfect, but it was my first attempt using royal icing. I bought the edible pearls from William Sonoma.
Taylor hosted her 3rd annual Christmas Caroling party at our house Friday night. I baked for five hours Friday, my first day off from school. We also set up a little hot chocolate bar, and of course, filled some candy jars and cookie trays.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Hello Cupcake!
Saturday I went to a cupcake decorating party. It was actually for a fundraiser. We each brought a dozen cupcakes and received a lesson from a professional cake decorator. Needless to say, it was not as easy as we thought it would be. We got to bring two of our own cupcakes home and donated the remaining ten for the fundraiser. I wish I had all of her tools so that I could make recreate them while I remember all of the techniques we learned.