Teacher Appreciation Cake And Cookies!

We are truly blessed to have some fine teachers in my daughter’s school! I made this three layer moist chocolate cake decorated with strawberry Swiss Meringue Buttercream! I love making a meringue based buttercream, either Swiss or Italian as I find it not overly sweet, fluffy and delicious!! I used a classic chocolate cake recipe, added fresh strawberry puree to SMBC, and finally poured a rich dark chocolate glaze over the top! My daughter’s class teacher loved it!These cookies were inspired by my favorite cookie decorator’s like Jill FCS and Sweetsugarbelle! My favorite are the apples! Which one do you like? . . . CLICK TO READ MORE

Teacher Appreciation- Rose Cake And Cookies

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

“Back to School” Cookies

I have always been fascinated with the art of cookie decorating and these days been obsessed with it. It’s about 3 years since I started baking and never in my wildest of dreams would I have imagined that I would bake sugar cookies and decorate them. I am inspired by many blogs and follow them religiously such as Sweetopia, Sweetapolita, Sweetsugarbelle, The Bearfoot Baker, One tough cookie, Sweetambs and the list goes on. I volunteered to bake these apple cookies for a teacher “back to school party”. I needed 65 cookies but ended up making 80 in case a few didn’t turn out as expected. I did lots of reading and research on all my favorite cookie blogs. They all . . . CLICK TO READ MORE