Saturday, February 6, 2010

Love is in the air!
I am pretty proud of these cookies.  I wanted to try out my flower cookie cutter and I was bound and determined to use it!  SO I set about trying to come up with a design that would let me achieve this.  I knew that I wanted to use black, white, and red because those 3 colors are amazing together.  I was a bit concerned because black is such a hard color to get right for me.  The design that I sketched, that only one other person knows about and she ain't talking, just would not work out.  I am going to have to keep working on that one.  Stay tuned!  
So after the 3rd try at the other design I knew I had to come up with something else fast.  I got to thinking about the client the cookies were for and decided polka dots were fitting.  Presto!  Here they are.
The cookie is a cinnamon allspice cookie and the icing is royal icing.  I rolled the cookies a little thicker because they felt like they needed the weight.
I am pretty happy with these lil darlings!    

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

You never bake for us anymore!
My family is always complaining that they feel left out and neglected because I don't make them goodies anymore.  Which in all honesty they are right.  I mean who has time to bake for your family when you are trying to get a business up and going?!  Well this last weekend we had a snow day on Friday and the roads were terrible!  So with the extra day I was actually caught up on everything that I have to do on the weekends.  I decided to treat my wonderful husband and kids to a chocolatety cupcake surprise!  
These wonderful little concoctions are cayenne pepper and cinnamon cupcakes with a chocolate ganache filling.  They are frosted with a dark and semisweet chocolate frosting infused with cayenne pepper.  The cayenne leaves almost a hot cinnamon feeling in your mouth.  It hits all areas of the tongue and it really wonderful!
Not long after my husband had eaten his 3rd cupcake he made the statement that it would be nice to have a wife that ironed his pants.  I simply stated, "It would be, maybe you should go find you one."  After a moments pause he said, "But I bet she wouldn't make delicious cupcakes."  He is such a terd. ;o)