October brought a veritable menagerie to my kitchen. Yes, I said October; you know by now that I have a tendency to get behind schedule with my postings. I figure it's something you like about me...maybe.
Anywho, back to that menagerie. It started with the peacock.
I think I may have mentioned it before, but I can't wait for the chevron trend to die. I have a love/massive dislike (hate is such a strong word) relationship with the pattern. I love the way it looks, but hate applying it to cakes. Sooo many angles! But, maybe I just need more practice?
Yep, it's Christmas! If you consider my sharing July cake and cookie pics with you a gift. And, hopefully you do. Or at least, I hope they bring some joy to your day.
I love it when clients tell me to design whatever I'd like; this time around it was pineapples and glitter and bright spackled paint. Pineapples are seen as a sign of hospitality and friendship, did you know?
I'm not a huge beer fan, but I do tend to drink them more often in warmer weather. And, one of my favorite ways to partake of beer in the summer is to make a shandy mimosa or citrus beer or whatever you'd like to call it...
Favorite wheat beer or summer ale or shandy
Peach schnapps, if it's been one of those days
Mix equal parts beer/ale/shandy with orange juice; adjust to your taste preference. I usually end up with a bit more beer to orange juice.
If including the schnapps, add as much or as little as you'd like.
And, I'm back again today with December goodies. Which means, I have finally managed to get all the 2016 goodies edited and posted. Let's take a moment to appreciate this happening and to hope I don't get this far behind ever again.
Ok, moving on.
December is for Christmas goodies. These were my first attempt at petit fours. They were a pain. I'm not sure I ever want to make them again.
I apologize in advance for inundating the blog with photo heavy (and long) posts. But I'm finally (FINALLY!) catching up with posting some older goodies. I've back burnered doing so for too long and I need to get the task off my to-do list.
So, today we travel back to November of last year (2016). Hopefully, either tomorrow or by the end of the week, we'll get to re-visit December, too.
With it being roasty, toasty summer outside, why shouldn't we spend a few minutes imagining the cooler temps, shorter days, and winter weather? Maybe it will help us forget the heat for a few minutes.
May is always a crazy busy month, but this year it started off a little more hectic/more out of the ordinary from usual. We had a blizzard on April 29/30 that knocked out power.
So, I ended up caking by lantern light for several days. The show must go on! Luckily, Madre got power a few days before I did, so I was able to do the decorating on the cakes that follow where there was electric, but...taking the cake decorating show on the road presents it's own challenges. And, it's not a show that packs light.
The month of my birth. And nope, I'm not going to tell you what year.
These aren't Easter goodies: hopefully I'll have those for you next week though I make no promises. The next 6 to 8 weeks are nothing but cake, cookies, cupcakes, and more cake. It's a VERY busy time of year. Which reminds me I need to stock up on coffee...
For now though, please enjoy these that I do have ready to share.
I did warn you that I'd be continuing to post creations from 2016 that I hadn't gotten around to sharing yet. So, today, I have for you the goodies from September of last year, but only the first week.
which were decorated to match/complement these cookies.
Have I got a surprise for you! The January 2017 goodies. Now I know you may be thinking, "but wait, Sugared was on vacation in January," and you'd be correct. Annnd, that's why there's only one creation in this post...these gold, black, and white cookies for a pom squad attending a national competition.
Good luck at competition, ladies!
See you soon, readers; most likely with more 2016 posts... I'm trying, I'm trying!