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” Party

I cannot believe summer vacation is over and it’s time to go back to school. This year, I volunteered to be on the PTA. My friend Erica and I are in charge of the hospitality committee. Every year, the week before school re-opens, the PTA throws a welcome back party for the teachers. We chose an “Apple” theme this time around and the last couple of weeks went by quickly with both of us busy planning and organizing the party. We are blessed with wonderful teachers at school and really wanted this to express our appreciation at this special event. We catered from a gourmet, Italian restaurant and lunch included garlic knots, 2 types of salad, Chicken Marsala, Penne a . . . CLICK TO READ MORE