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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!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Strawberry Shortcake Sugar Cookies





A few months ago, I blogged about these adorable Berry Sugar Cookies that I made as alast minute project change due to Hurricane Sandy. 


I was supposed to make Strawberry Shortcake faces, but didn't have access to local stores to get supplies after the storm. So I shifted gears and made a strawberry instead. 

Well, this time I didn't have any good excuse not to attempt Strawberry Shortcake herself. 


And she turned out adorable, if I do say so myself! 



Faces require a lot of patience and waiting while each section or layer dries. For these, I worked from the top to the bottom. I started with her hat, doing one section at a time, and then moved on to the face, neck, clothes, and arms. Next I piped on the facial features. The hair was the last major section to be filled in. Then I finished it off with all the details on the clothes and the outline accents on the hat, hair, and shirt. 



























Overall I was happy with the outcome, despite my attachment to the 80's version of Strawberry. Maybe one day, just for fun, I'll make vintage Strawberry Shortcake Cookies for my sister & me, for old times' sake. 

Monday, May 20, 2013

Luau Birthday Sugar Cookies

These Luau-themed birthday cookies really put me in the mood for summer. 

Several of the cookies in these sets are designs of Sweet Sugarbelle. {Link to her blog here.}

For her tutorial on the Bamboo Border Cookies, click {here}.




To see her tutorial on Hibiscus Cookies, click {here}.



And, for her tutorial on the Tropical Leaf Cookies, the perfect simple accent for a luau cookie set, click {here}.


I can't wait for more summer parties so I can make these festive luau cookies again and again!  




Thursday, May 16, 2013

Cross Cookies and Cakes

'Tis the season for Catholic religious celebrations and rites-of-passage, and I've made quite a few Cross Sugar Cookies within the last few months for christenings, communions, and confirmations...















Sunday, May 12, 2013

The Ultimate Chocolate Chip M&M Cookies

This is the best chocolate chip cookie recipe in the world.

I know there are tons of recipes out there, but this is not an exaggeration. It's the absolute truth. 

Add M&Ms, and seriously, they are just the best cookie ever. 




You don't have to take my word for it, or that of all my family and friends. Just promise me you will make them for yourself and I guarantee you will agree with all of us.