Friday, January 25, 2013

New Year - New Logo!

It's a new year and it's time for a new Logo!

Please take a moment to look over the three Logos below and tell me which one you like best by leaving a comment!

Your opinion means a lot to me and will be a part of my final decision!

Logo #1

Logo #2

Logo #3


P.S. Shout-out to Nancy Riley for her talent! She created all three of these logos for me!

Christmas is a time for Giving.

My parents are two of the most thoughful and giving people I know.
They asked me to bake up a bunch of sweets - none for them, all for others.

They asked for three small cakes to give to their neighbors.
Each cake has French Vanilla and Red Velvet layers with a Chocolate Ganache Filling.

They are each covered in Vanilla Swiss Meringue Buttercream then decorated with homemade Marshmallow Fondant.

They also asked for 2 dozen cupcakes...something Christmas-ey for my father's old co-workers.

One dozen French Vanilla cupcakes with Vanilla Swiss Meringue Buttercream and White Chocolate snowflakes.

One dozen Devils Food cupcakes dipped in Chocolate Ganache with Vanilla Swiss Meringue wreaths and Sprinkles.

And lastly, they wanted some Cheesecake bites.
Man, I love Cheesecake - so I get excited anytime someone orders it, because I always make extra.

I made the bites a little bigger than usual...well, because...why the heck not?!

Hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

A December Wedding

Most of my customers are referrals from friends.
I have awesome friends.

A friend of a friend contacted me about her upcoming wedding.
She wanted an all buttercream cake and some egg-free cupcakes for some of her non egg-eating friends.

The cake was three tiers...
Red Velvet with Cream Cheese filling.
Chocolate with Fresh Strawberry Filling. (sorry, no picture.)
French Vanilla with Fresh Strawberry filling.

The entire cake was covered with Vanilla Swiss Meringue Buttercream and decorated with black fabric ribbon.

The flowers were provided by the bride's florist.

The cupcakes were White Chocolate Chunk with Caramel Buttercream and Drizzle...ALL EGG FREE.

Congratulations Jyoti!


Thanksgiving 2012 was hosted by myself again, meaning I managed to cram over 20 family members into my house and entertain them for a day.

Since our family is so GINORMOUS, we divide up food assignments for Thanksgiving.
Of course, mine has been dessert for the last five years or so...and this year was no different.

I pinned this recipe on Pinterest months ago that I planned to use for the Holidays.
We have some non-pumpkin eaters in my family so I made a double batch, half pumpkin swirl and the other half plain cheesecake.

As I cleaned and prepped my house for the big...I rewarded myself here and there for completing the tough tasks like mopping the kitchen floor and cleaning behind the toilets.

Best. Reward. Ever.

I also made some sugar cookies.
Fall Leaf shaped cookies.

It was a wonderful day...I am so thankful for my family.