Friday, September 24, 2010

Penguins Cupcakes!

My father-in-law attends a Pittsburgh Penguins Hockey party every year and this year he asked me if I could make some fun cupcakes for him to take along! Obviously loving the Pen's (and my F-I-L of course!) I said absolutely. I made two flavors- Chocolate Raspberry Cake with Amaretto Buttercream and Coconut Cake with Lime Rum Buttercream. Very delicious. Brandon helped me pick out some of the most well known Mike Lange quotes (not being from Pittsburgh, I find them very fascinating and odd...) so that's what's written on the little white plaques. "He doesn't know whether to cry or wind his watch!", "Get in the fast lane Grandma, the bingo game's ready to roll", "Lord Stanley Lord Stanley bring him the Brandy!" just to name a few. I painted the old school pen's logo with food coloring and then decorated all the mini's with sprinkles. I don't know why but I'm just loving mini cupcakes with sprinkles lately, so cute!


DMS Cookies for Spirit Day!

It was homecoming today at Dorseyville Middle School in Fox Chapel where I student teach so I made my home base kids cookies. Yum!

Twilight Cookies

I was excited to make these Twilight cookies as party favors for a girl's birthday party after having such a good time making the Twilight cupcakes I did for my cousin Sarah's birthday a little while ago. The black, white and red is pretty classic and who doesn't love Twilight?! ;)

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Catered Wedding Desserts

I had a wonderful experience making wedding desserts for a lady named Marlene who got married this past Friday/Saturday. What a beautiful fall weekend for such a happy event! She was having a Tuscan themed reception so the desserts were done with Italy in mind. On the menu: Italian Wedding cookies, Lemon Ricotta Cookies, Powder Sugared Pizzelles, Chocolate Hazelnut drop Biscotti Cookies, Amaretti Cookies, Honey Hazelnut Tart, and Mini Chocolate Truffle Cups. I had one extra Truffle cup to taste test- Yum!

The pictures I have are of a mock up display I set out before I delivered the desserts. I didn't get a chance to see them set up at the reception, but if I get any photos I will post an update later.

Special thanks to my two wonderful assistants (Mom and brother Eric!) for helping me pull everything together. You both are awesome!

Food For Thought...

Always approach love and cooking with reckless abandon. -Dalai Lama