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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!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Octsnowber!

Happy Octsnowber! Merry Halloween! 


It snowed here in Jersey this past Halloween weekend! 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Fall Leaves and Acorns



More delicious Fall cookies...oak leaves, maple leaves, and acorns!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Pumpkins and Jack-o'-lanterns

It finally hit me this weekend that Fall is in fact here, and here to stay. So it was about time to make a few batches of my favorite cookie of all time, my Sugar and Spice Cookies! They are a variation on the roll-out sugar cookie, and are perfect for decorating with Royal Icing

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Go Bears!! Megaphone Sugar Cookies

A friend of mine coaches the cheerleading team at my high school alma mater. A few weeks ago she asked me to make cookie favors to give out to her team to celebrate their pep rally. I delivered the cookies to their practice the night before the pep rally so I could see their routines and reminisce a little! This past weekend, I went back to see the girls and my fellow cheering alums at the homecoming football game, and I was reminded to post the Megaphone Sugar Cookies! 

The Freshmen and JV teams got Megaphone Favors with our
 school mascot, BEARS, and my favorite detail, the bear paw!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Baby Shower Cake Pops!

Baby Bonnet Cake Pops

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These cake pops were made for my sister-in-law Janet's baby shower, to go along with my Baby Bonnet Cookie favors. It was only fitting to make these cake pops for the occasion, since Janet is the one who first introduced the family to Bakerella's Cake Balls and Cake Pops
  
And since they are pretty much the most delicious sweet treat in existence. 

One of the amazing things about cake balls and cake pops is that you can use any flavor cake mix, and any flavor icing, and you can decorate them as simply or as lavishly as you like! To keep the Baby Bonnets pure and sweet, I used yellow cake, vanilla icing, and vanilla flavored candy melts. The bonnets are made from cupcake liners tied with ribbon, and the faces & pacifiers are piped on with royal icing. 

Monday, October 3, 2011

Baby Shower Sugar Cookies!

Now that my sister's surprise baby shower is over, I can share the baby shower cookies that I've been working on! I die for these baby bonnets and the onesies & bottles made perfect accents to the tablescape.