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!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Winnie the Pooh First Birthday Cookies

I love making character cookies. Dont get me wrong, they are really hard and take a lot of planning, time, and patience. But the wow-factor far out-weighs all of that.

These happy little Winnie the Pooh Sugar Cookies were made for a friend’s son’s first birthday party. I’m thrilled with how they came out! The Wilton Gel Food Coloring in Buttercup Yellow is the perfect shade for Pooh Bear. And the design idea for the number ones came from a Google image search of Winnie the Pooh party decorations. I made the cookie cutter with my R&M Make-Your-Own Cookie Cutter kit that I wrote about in a previous post {click here}.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Mimi's Sour Cream Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

This Sour Cream Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake is one of our all-time family favorites. Its the perfect combination of tasting sweet and chocolaty without being too much. It has a perfectly crusty top and is the moistest coffee cake I’ve ever had the pleasure of eating (you can thank the sour cream for that). And it’s a breeze to make. So much so that I made three yesterday for my little sister’s birthday weekend. 

This recipe has been in my family for a looong time. We affectionately call it Mimi’s Cake in my family, since it was my grandmother’s (Mimi’s) signature dessert. The recipe came from her sister (my great-aunt) Connie, who adapted it from one of her friends. My mom tells me that the original recipe was for a cake from scratch, but Aunt Connie modified it to make it with a boxed cake mix. Turned out that was a genius shortcut. This cake is amazing.