Thursday, April 25, 2013
I had a customer request 75 Holy Communion Crosses for a boy. It took me two hours to make dough, cut the crosses out, and bake them. I used my air bake pan to bake these cookies. I am still trying to master that pan, as you can see I had a little spreading, but it makes a softer cookie. I also made my Royal Icing and tinted it with Wilton's Delphinium Blue. It took me an hour to pipe and an hour to flood my cookies (I also took the time to poke any air bubbles that would form on the cookie). At this point I let them dry overnight. The next day I added a silver luster dust to each cross and then piped on the details and added a sugar pearl in the middle (this took me an hour to do as well). The next day I cut ribbon and bagged each cross and then tied a bow and that took me 1 1/2 hours to complete. So all in all it actually took me 6 1/2 hours to make these cross cookies. Here are some photo's to show you my process. Thank you Monica for your order!!
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
My brother in law is a big fan of The Walking Dead comics! When I saw the silicone mold here, I knew I had to buy it and make something for Mike. The details in the mold are amazing!! Happy Birthday Mike!
|Chocolate Cupcakes with a Cookie's n Cream filling frosted with a Chocolate Buttercream swirl, topped with crushed Cookie's n Cream and chocolate zombie pieces|
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Eighteen years ago the queen of Tejano left this world. I first heard Como La Flor at my cousin's wedding and I instantly fell in love with Selena's music. Amor Prohibido was a cassette tape I played over and over. One of my best friends Brenda and I went to San Antonio to visit Selena's boutique. I was glad we got to experience that because there were so many people there and all the writings on the building were beautiful messages to Selena's family. My sister Becky is a huge fan as well. My mom took her out of school so they could go watch Selena at the movie theatre when it first came out. My parents even took us to Corpus Christi to pay our respects. Robert O, was another huge fan and also one of my best friends. Selena picked him out from the crowd and had him join her on stage when they came to San Angelo! Robert was absolutely star struck and has always cherished this picture. He is no longer with us, but he is here with us in spirit. This my tribute to the one and only Selena...
|Selen's Boutique in San Antonio, Tx|
|One of my best friends Brenda at Selena's Boutique in San Antonio, Tx|
|Robert and Selena at the River Stage in San Angelo Texas|
|Robert I wish you were here to share a slice of cake with me...|
|White Velvet Rose Cake with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting|
Selena portrait drawn by my cousin Chris Caballero
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
It's all about cleaning and getting organized for me today!! I decided to show you guys how I organize my beloved cookie cutters. Today I received my final cookie cutter order that I placed last week. Man do I love going through my order, they are so shiny! I go through a process for every cookie cutter I own. Here's a break down of what I do: I take a picture of each cutter (which I add to my cookie cutter folder aka ccf), measure from the highest to the lowest point of the cutter, put it in the storage container it belongs in, go to my spreadsheet add the name, add which season/theme/holiday it may be used in, add how many inches it is, and where I ordered it from. I do this because I shop online for most of my cutters, so it makes it easier to go to my ccf to see if I don't already have it. If I get a cookie idea, I just go to my ccf to see if I have a cutter in the particular shape I have in mind. If a client wants a certain cookie shape, I go to my ccf to see if I do have the shape and then I go to my spreadsheet to see how many inches it is. At that point I am able to quote a price instead of looking through the container and busting out the ruler. I have all my cutters in plastic storage containers that I have purchased at Target and Walmart. I just thought I would share this info with you guys!! This is what works for me! Thanks for stopping by!!! Spring Cleaning is fun, isn't in? :)
Monday, March 11, 2013
I thought I would share some pictures of some sweets I have made in honor of St. Patrick's Day. This particular day has always been one of my favorite days to celebrate! I was born on St. Patrick's Day, therefore I have always had a love for four leaf clovers, leprechauns, rainbows, and a pot of gold! One day I would love to go to Ireland to celebrate my birthday!! One day, one day...