Friday, November 28, 2014

Baby Girl Shower Cake

One of my coworkers is about to give birth, so we threw her a surprise baby shower. Guess who volunteered to bring cake?


I made it to match the napkins. Chocolate cake, of course.

Here's a close-up of the bow (in a box and sitting on a non-skid mat for transport):


For some reason, I really, really like making fondant bows. I think it's because I loved Play Doh so much as a child. The bow was also sprinkled liberally with disco dust. Sparkly!

Here we are spread out over the filing cabinets. And there are the napkins!


Another coworker made a diaper cake and topped it with the cutest shoes ever:


Anyhoo, it was a fun time.  Lots of food and fun to break up the day.

That's all for now.

Enjoy!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Deconstructed Thanksgiving Turkey Sugar Cookies

Thanksgiving is almost upon us! (I am making a concerted effort to not panic.)

Before I get too busy with turkey and pie and stuffing and pie and sweet taters and pie, I decided to make some turkey cookies.  Because I can't remember if I've made turkey cookies before or not. I think maybe I have, but if I did, they were less than memorable.


These, on the other hand, came out pretty cute. You know what the best part is? I used this cutter set from Wilton:


That's right, I repurposed a snowflake into a turkey butt.

Anyhoo, these are for the kids' Thanksgiving feast at school. Hopefully the kids won't be traumatized by the headless turkeys!

Happy Thanksgiving...and remember to be thankful every day, not just once a year!

That's all for now.

Enjoy!