07.09.14

70th Birthday Cookies

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My friend Kim ordered these cookies for her Dad’s 70th Birthday. The designs were selected by Kim after she saw them on the Vanilla Bean Baker and That Sweet Ang. I loved the idea. I hand cut the interstate cookies. I googled Interstate 70, saved the image and resized it to 3 inches. I then printed it, cut it out and stuck it on a thicker paper. I then placed it on the rolled dough and cut them using an X-acto knife. After the cookies had been baked and cooled, I first flooded the dark blue portion. Let it dry for 2-3 hours and then worked on the top red color leaving a little gap for the white. After the . . . CLICK TO READ MORE

07.06.14

Birthday Cookies

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I am back after an awesome vacation visiting family and friends in India. I wanted to post these pictures sooner and keep up with the blog posts but was busy with family. I do apologize for not been able to blog hop and see my fellow bloggers amazing creations. I do hope to catch up for all that I have missed. I truly appreciate your support and your kind words and comments. I made these cookies before I left for my vacation. Since the customer was not getting a cake and was only doing cookies I thought these were the perfect fit. I went with this cake design by Sweetambs. I added a few of these cookies to the . . . CLICK TO READ MORE

06.17.14

Butterfly Cookies – Happy Birthday Aishwarya!

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Butterfly CookiesI love trying out new techniques when decorating cookies. Using stencils, airbrushing and now painting. I was so intimidated to paint on cookies until I found this fantastic tutorial by Amber of Sweetambs. I made these for my gorgeous niece Aishwarya who turns 18 today! These cookies have travelled over 7000 miles all the way to India. I am holidaying with my family in India and decided this would be a special surprise for her along with some other goodies.The gold and white cookies have been airbrushed using a gold sheen and a butterfly stencil from the cookie countess. Number 18 and Aishwarya have been painted with edible gold dust. I also made some chocolate cake pops for them! . . . CLICK TO READ MORE

06.07.14

Minion Cookies

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Minion Cookies- Happy Birthday Max! One of my favorite characters are Minions and I was so thrilled when a friend asked me to make them for her son’s Birthday. I referred to Sweetambs video tutorial on how to make these. It’s so easy to follow Amber’s tutorials. In my next post, I have followed another technique by Amber and am so excited to share them soon.

06.02.14

40th Birthday Cookies

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I made 2 sets of 40th Birthday Cookies. One set was made where the brief was colors purple, pink, and orange. The other set, made last month was shocking pink, white and black. I really had fun using my stencils and airbrush gun to add more sparkle and detail to the cookie. The stencils were bought from The Cookie Countess. This is the second set: . . . CLICK TO READ MORE

05.22.14

Pink Rose Cake And a Photo Shoot

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Pink Rose Cake And A Photo shoot I had planned a completely different post for this week, but just had to share these gorgeous clicks by my dear friend and the amazingly talented Sherri of Sherrikellyphotography. Last week Sherri ordered a Pink Rose Cake for a smash cake photo shoot. Sherri takes the most amazing pictures ever! To see more of her work, please check her website. I ended up making two rose cakes. One was for this shoot and I had an extra layer of cake and lots of icing left so I made another cake for my daughter as a little surprise treat from school. Of course that picture is taken from my I-phone.         . . . CLICK TO READ MORE

05.16.14

Peter Pan Cookies And An Event

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Peter Pan Cookies And An Event Last month I was busy preparing for a big event “Peter Pan” play that was to be held in our community. I had the pleasure to be a part of this spectacular event! There were 4 shows, held over the course of a weekend. Over 450 people attended this. My daughter had taken part in the play too. All the kids did a fantastic job and all those involved in the making of it. The costumes were gorgeous, the props, the stage set up, organization of the whole event was done impeccably. It was a great success thanks to the countless hours and effort put in by tons of volunteers, parents and teachers. I . . . CLICK TO READ MORE

05.09.14

Teacher Appreciation- Rose Cake And Cookies

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A big Thank You to all the wonderful teachers out there. This week we celebrated teacher appreciation week at my daughter’s school. The kids took a flower on Monday, hand made card on Wednesday and Friday a special treat for their teachers. The PTA in the school also organized a special lunch for the teachers. Parents volunteered to make desserts as part of the luncheon. I made lots of different types of cookies to be given as a part of the special treat and for the luncheon I baked the famous rose cake originally created by the amazingly talented Amanda of I am a baker. Thank you teachers for all you do. You’ll are simply the best!! I baked two . . . CLICK TO READ MORE

04.21.14

Vegetable Pulao

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Vegetable Pulao- Serves 3This is one of my favorite to go recipes to make when I have kids coming over for dinner. This pulao is made with lots of veggies, is simple to prepare and is always relished by all! So last week I invited my friend and her kids over for dinner. Her husband was away on a business trip and since our kids were having a playdate, I asked her to join us for dinner too! My friend loves Indian food but this was the first time her kids (ages 6 and 4) were trying it out. I kept things simple by preparing chicken curry, eggplant fry, greek salad, chappati (Indian bread), and this pulao. The pulao is . . . CLICK TO READ MORE

04.13.14

Baby Shower Cookies

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Baby Shower CookiesI always wanted an airbrush gun and finally went ahead and invested in one. Lisa “The Bearfoot Baker“s gorgeous cookies inspired me to get one. She also has many wonderful tutorials on her blog on how to use and clean an airbrush. I bought the air brush gun from Karen’s cookies and the stencils from The Cookie Countess. Haven’t been able to stop using those stencils. Design inspiration by Sugared Hearts Bakery. She has an etsy shop and her work is just flawless. The invite The baby faces are my favorite. Which one is yours? . . . CLICK TO READ MORE