Sunday, April 24, 2011

Simple Balloon Birthday Cake

Here's a simple Balloon Birthday Cake I made last night.

Hope you had a Happy Birthday, Michael!!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Hydrangea Cupcakes

These hydrangea cupcakes were made for my sister's birthday as well. They were for the family party the day after our Tea Party. I guess forty is a milestone - we pretty much partied all week!

Here are a couple of close-ups. I used tip #2D. To get the variation in color, is layered blue and purple frosting in my bag.

These are one of my favorite cupcakes to make. So simple & quick! It's almost impossible to mess them up.

Credit for these beautiful cupcakes goes to Glorious Treats.

I also made them for Thanksgiving last year using fall colors. Here's the link to that post.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Tea Party Time!

My youngest sister turned forty last week. She wanted to celebrate with something simple, so I hosted a Tea Party for the ladies of our family. It was so much fun!

Our menu was Turkey & Wild Rice Soup, Spring Salad with Strawberry Poppyseed Dressing, Chicken Salad Sandwiches, Egg Salad Sandwiches, Scones with fresh Lemon Curd and decorated sugar cookies. Oh, and hot tea of course!!

I chose to use my grandmother's china which I inherited when she passed away.

Isn't it a beautiful pattern?

I also used this milkglass depression glass platter. It belonged to my great-grandmother who recieved it as a gift from my other great-grandmother after their home was destroyed by a fire! Quite a lot of history in that platter! My great-grandmother had given it to my great-aunt, but when my grandmother left the remainder of the set to me, my great-aunt decided I should have the platter as well. As you can imagine, I don't use it very often!

Here's the table all set and ready.

I forgot to take pics of the food, but here are some of the cookies I made and decorated, with the help of my sister and sister-in-law, for the occassion.

I hope you had a wonderful birthday, Becca!!

Teapot & Tea Cup Cookies

My youngest sister turned forty last week, so I hosted a Tea Party at my house in honor of the occasion.

Here are pics of some of the cookies I made:

I made both the regular and the chocolate variation. Around here, the chocolate wins hands down!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Wedding Cookies

What a busy week!! My daughter, Ruth, and I made three hundred wedding cookies for Ruth's brother-in-law's wedding!

Here are the pics I managed to get, although some are of the cookies already in their baggies.
We did sixty of each shape.

Entwined hearts:

I wasn't really excited about how these turned out. I'll definitely be trying different things with these next time.

Wedding Cakes:

I glazed these and Ruth did the detail work. I love how they turned out!!


I love these!! They're probably my favorites.

Diamond Ring:

I like how these turned out. I especially like the one with the pointed diamond.

Wedding Dress:

These are my next favorite. There were a couple other styles, but the pics didn't turn out.

This pic shows a few more styles.

These were so much fun to do! And, yes, I would definitely do it all again!!

Congrats, Jeremy & Calah!!