Welcome to my Sweets Blog!

Welcome to my Sweets Blog!
I've been looking for a way to share my sweet creations with everyone, and I think I have found it--here is my sweets blog! As I experiment with delicious desserts & sweet treats, I will post pictures, recipes, and how-to tips & tricks. Hope you enjoy reading about my sweets as much I enjoy eating them!

Friday, September 30, 2011

30th Birthday Sugar Cookies

This week I made 30th Birthday Sugar Cookies decorated with Royal Icing and pink & purple colored sugar sprinkles. Simple design, girlie colors... I think they came out just adorable!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Starfish Sugar Cookies

I really loved making these Starfish Sugar Cookies, especially in mid-September. Summer is my favorite time of year, and I always hate to let go at the end of August.  While everyone is embracing the fall, during September I try desperately to enjoy the last few weeks of warm weather and summer sunshine in New Jersey.  

These were made for a bride who wanted a cookie favor to add to the welcome baskets that her wedding guests would receive at the hotel. What a great idea! Instead of (or maybe, in addition to) the gum, candy bars, and snacks that brides typically fill the baskets with, her guests will receive a beautiful, delicious, homemade treat! 

Monday, September 5, 2011

Whale Sugar Cookies

These Whale Sugar Cookies were made with my signature sugar cookie & royal icing recipes for a friend's son's 1st birthday. 

Unfortunately, I didn't have a whale-shaped cookie cutter, and the only one that I could find online that was the shape I wanted would have cost $12.95 plus shipping. That's way too much for me to spend on one cookie cutter! There were a few that looked less like cartoon whales and more like humpback whales, which wouldn't have made sense for a 1st birthday party. I would have bought the expensive one, as a last resort, but I had to try to be resourceful first.